Janko with Austria in 2014
|Date of birth||25 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|2005–2010||Red Bull Salzburg||107||(75)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 August 2016.
Janko is a successful goal-scorer, particularly during his time at Austrian Bundesliga club FC Red Bull Salzburg where he scored 75 league goals in 108 matches including 39 goals in 35 games in the 2009–10 season. He is the son of Eva Janko, who won a bronze medal in the women's Javelin event at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
- 1 Club career
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 International career
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Red Bull Salzburg
Janko started his career playing at Admira Wacker from Mödling, Lower Austria. After successful years he came to Red Bull Salzburg. He was one of the most important players for the team, and in the end of the 2005 season he scored 11 goals in 10 matches.
He started the 2008–09 season scoring 5 goals in the first 2 games. On 16 November 2008, Janko became the all-time club leader for goals scored in one season for Salzburg. His 25 goals in less than half a season, surpassed previous record-holder Oliver Bierhoff, who scored 23 during the 1990–91 season. Janko continued his scoring streak with a four-goal performance against league rival Altach. On 6 December 2008, he surpassed Toni Polster as the all-time half-season scoring champion by registering 30 goals in 20 matches.
He scored five hat tricks in the league during the season, including a four-goal performance after coming on as a second-half substitute against SCR Altach (Salzburg won the game 4–3). In total he scored 39 goals (plus 9 assists) in 34 games as RB Salzburg won the league.
Due to his 39 goals scored in the 2008–2009 season, he became the goal leader for all leagues worldwide during the year. His success caught the attention of several English Premier League clubs and Celtic, however, he signed a new contract with Red Bull on 30 January 2009, which would have kept him in Salzburg until June 2013, if it had been kept.
Though there were rumors and speculation that Janko would sign with a different club, he stayed with the Red Bulls. Through 21 games that season, Janko scored 12 goals which currently[when?] puts him in second place in the Austrian Bundesliga behind teammate Roman Wallner. His best games were a 4-goal effort against FC Carinthia on 4 October, and a pair of goals scored against Josko Ried on 13 February 2010.
Janko was also an integral part of the Salzburg team that enjoyed success in its pool play in the UEFA Europa League. He had a strong performance against Standard Liege on 19 February 2010, scoring his side's 2 goals in a 3–2 loss in the first tie of the Round of 32.
Janko signed a four-year contract with Dutch club FC Twente on 21 June 2010 and was given the number 21 shirt, previously worn by fellow countryman Marko Arnautović. Twente paid Red Bull Salzburg 7 million euros for Janko's signature.
Janko scored his first goal for his new club on 21 August 2010, netting his side's first in a 3–0 win over Vitesse Arnhem in the third match of the Eredivisie season. In the club's next Eredivise match, Janko bagged a brace and notched an assist as Twente defeated FC Utrecht 4–0.
Janko scored four goals for Twente in a 5–0 rout of Heracles on 19 January 2011, while also providing an assist for Luuk de Jong's goal. On 23 January, Janko scored both goals for Twente as they came from a goal down to defeat FC Groningen. On 8 May 2011, Janko scored the winning goal of the 2011 KNVB Cup Final against Ajax in the 117th minute to seal a 3–2 victory.
In the Johan Cruijff Schaal on 30 July 2011, Janko scored from the penalty-spot as Twente defeated reigning league champions Ajax 2–1 to lift the cup. In the first match of the 2011–12 Eredivisie season, Janko scored the game's only goal as Twente defeated NAC Breda.
Janko scored twice on 28 August 2011, scoring Twente's third and fifth goals as they defeated Heerenveen by a score of 5–1. On 29 September, he scored twice to lead Twente to a first victory in the Europa League, a comfortable 4–1 win over Wisła Kraków.
On 15 October, Janko scored a hat-trick as Twente defeated RKC Waalwijk 4–0 in an Eredivisie match. On 1 December, Janko scored a goal in the final minute of normal time as Twente defeated English club Fulham 1–0 to secure first place in Group K of the UEFA Europa League.
On 30 January 2012, it was announced that Janko would sign for Porto. On 31 January, Janko was officially unveiled as a Porto player and was given the number 29 shirt, joining in a €3 million move and signing a contract until June 2015. On 5 February 2012, he scored his first goal for Porto against Vitória Setúbal in the Taça de Portugal, as Porto won the match 2–0. In FC Porto Janko did not get a chance and was sold to Trabzonspor
On 28 August 2012, after just half a year at Porto, he signed for Turkish club Trabzonspor for a €2.4 million fee. He made his debut for the club five days later, coming on for Paulo Henrique in the second half of a 0–1 loss to Gaziantepspor. Janko finally scored his first goal for Trabzonspor on 19 November 2012, opening the scoring for the club in their 2–1 victory over Orduspor.
Janko scored his first goal of the 2013–14 season on 24 October 2013, netting Trabzonspor's goal in a 2–0 victory over Legia Warsaw in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. On 4 December, he scored against Balıkesirspor in the fourth round of the Turkish Cup but the goal was not enough as Trabzonspor fell to a 1–3 defeat. He scored just his second league goal during his time in Turkey on 23 February 2014, netting the game winner against Kayserispor. At the end of the season, Janko was released from his contract, allowing the forward to move to a new club on a free transfer.
On 31 July 2014, Janko was announced as the club's new marquee signing for the 2014–15 A-League season, on a one-year deal, meaning that his wages are permitted to be paid outside the league's salary cap.
On 30 August 2014, Janko scored his first goal for Sydney FC during the final of the inaugural Townsville Football Cup in a 2–0 win against Brisbane Roar. On 24 October, Janko scored his first A-League goal against Brisbane Roar in a 2–0 victory. His 35-yard shot bounced into the top left corner to give Sydney a 1–0 lead. Janko scored his next two goals in the form of a brace against Melbourne City, after having turned down the opportunity to play for the national team against Brazil. He scored another two goals during Sydney FC's 5-1 rout of Central Coast Mariners on January 24.
Janko scored his first hat-trick for Sydney in their 5-4 win against Brisbane Roar on matchday 21 at Allianz Stadium in rather inclement conditions. His hat-trick also saw him become Sydney FC's highest season goalscorer with 16 goals (previously held by Alessandro Del Piero during the 2012-13 A-League season with 14). In addition to this Janko became the first ever player to score in 7 consecutive matches, the previous record has been held by ex-Brisbane Roar player Besart Berisha with 6.
It was announced via Janko's Twitter and Sydney FC on 26 May 2015 that he would be leaving Sydney due to difficulties with attending league matches and international duty.
On 25 June 2015, Janko joined Swiss side FC Basel on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal. He played his debut for Basel on 25 July 2015 in the away game in the Letzigrund against Grasshopper Club and in this game he scored his first goal for his new club. The game ended in a 3–2 victory for the visitors. Under trainer Urs Fischer Janko won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2015–16 Super League season. For the club it was the seventh title in a row and their 19th championship title in total.
|2004–05||Admira Wacker||Austrian Bundesliga||13||2||0||0||—||13||2|
|2005–06||Red Bull Salzburg||Austrian Bundesliga||18||11||0||0||—||18||11|
|Portugal||League||Taça de Portugal||Europe||Total|
|2015–16||FC Basel||Swiss Super League||20||16||1||1||11||3||32||20|
He made his debut for Austria in a May 2006 friendly match against Croatia and earned his second cap in October that year against Liechtenstein. In 2009, he scored one of Austria's two goals against Lithuania on 10 October 2009. Four days later, he scored Austria's lone goal against France.
- Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.
- Austrian Football Bundesliga Topscorer: 2008–09
- A-League Golden Boot: 2014–15
- Professional Footballers Australia Player of the Month: February 2015
- A League PFA Team of the Season: 2014-15
- Sydney FC Team of the Decade: 2015
- Most goals for Sydney FC in a league season: 16
- Most consecutive Sydney FC goalscoring appearances: 7
- "Österreichische Fußball-Bundesliga Top Scorers". Bundesliga.at. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- Red Bulls lose unbeaten record. Redbull.com.
- FC Twente heeft spits Janko binnen. Nu.nl (15 June 2010).
- "Vitesse vs. Twente 0–3". Soccerway. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Twente vs. Utrecht 4–0". Soccerway. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Twente vs. Heracles 5–0". Soccerway. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Groningen vs. Twente 1–2". 23 January 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- Match: Twente Enschede v Ajax Amsterdam – KNVB beker. ballsicher.com (8 May 2011).
- Hegarty, Peter-Joseph (8 May 2011). "Barcelona Moves Within a Point of Third Straight Spanish Title; Inter Wins". Bloomberg.
- Latest Football News, Results and Fixtures. TEAMtalk (7 February 2012).
- "FC Twente wint de Johan Cruijff Schaal". FC Twente (in Dutch). 30 July 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "NAC Breda vs. Twente 0–1". Soccerway. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Heerenveen 1–5 Twente". Mackolik. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Twente come from behind to tame Wisła". UEFA. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "RKC v. Twente". Sky Sports. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Jol returns to Twente with Fulham". UEFA. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Official: Porto sign striker Marc Janko from Twente". Goal.com. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Why Marc Janko is not the answer to Porto's goalscoring problems". Goal.com. 5 February 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "FC Porto gibt Marc Janko an Trabzonspor ab". Krone (in German). 28 August 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Gaziantepspor vs. Trabzonspor 1–0". Soccerway. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Orduspor vs. Trabzonspor 1–2". Soccerway. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Clinical Trabzonspor sink spirited Legia". UEFA. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Balıkesirspor vs. Trabzonspor 3–1". Soccerway. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Trabzonspor vs. Kayserispor 2–1". Soccerway. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Celts can snatch Janko for nothing". The Express. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Mark Janko to be announced as Sydney FC's marquee signing". Fairfax. 31 July 2014.
- "Match 6: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar". Townsville Football Cup. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Sydney FC beats Brisbane Roar 2–0 thanks to Marc Janko wonder-strike". ABC. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- Cordy, Neil (23 November 2014). "Marc Janko says he made right decision to snub Brazil friendly after match-winning performance". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "Janko Earns PFA A-League Player Of The Month". Sydney FC. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Bossi, Dominic (15 March 2015). "Marc Janko scores hat-trick as Sydney FC beat Brisbane Roar in nine-goal thriller". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Gatt, Ray (15 March 2015). "Marc Janko races past Del Piero's Sydney FC goal-scoring record". The Australian. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Janko trifft beim Liga-Debüt laola1.at, abgerufen am 26. Juli 2015
- Marti, Casper (2016). "Es ist vollbracht ! Der FCB ist zum 19. Mal Meister". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- Marc Janko. "Marc Janko Profile". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Marc Janko Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
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