Marc Janko

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Marc Janko
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs. Germany 2012-09-11 - Mark Janko 01.JPG
Janko with Austria in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-25) 25 June 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Basel
Number 21
Youth career
2000–2004 Admira Wacker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Admira Wacker 13 (2)
2005–2010 Red Bull Salzburg 107 (75)
2010–2012 Twente 45 (24)
2012 Porto 10 (4)
2012–2014 Trabzonspor 23 (2)
2014–2015 Sydney FC 24 (16)
2015– Basel 3 (3)
National team
2006– Austria 46 (21)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2015
Marc Janko at a match Austria vs. Iceland (2014)

Marc Janko (born 25 June 1983) is an Austrian footballer who plays as a striker for Swiss Super League club FC Basel and currently captains the Austrian national team.

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.

Club career[edit]

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

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,[citation needed] and in the end of the 2005 season he scored 11 goals in 10 matches.

2008–09 season[edit]

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.[citation needed]

He scored 5 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.[citation needed] His success caught the attention of several English Premier League clubs and Celtic,[citation needed] 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.

2009–10 season[edit]

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.[1]

Janko was also an integral part of the Salzburg team that enjoyed success in its pool play in the UEFA Europa League.[citation needed] 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.[2]

FC Twente[edit]

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.[3]

2010–11 season[edit]

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 in the third match of the Eredivisie season.[4] In the club's next Eredivise match, Janko bagged a brace and notched an assist as Twente defeated FC Utrecht 4–0.[5]

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.[6] On 23 January, Janko scored both goals for Twente as they came from a goal down to defeat FC Groningen.[7] 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.[8][9][10]

2011–12 season[edit]

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.[11] In the first match of the 2011–12 Eredivisie season, Janko scored the game's only goal as Twente defeated NAC Breda.[12]

Janko scored twice on 28 August 2011, scoring Twente's third and fifth goals as they defeated Heerenveen by a score of 5–1.[13] 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.[14]

On 15 October, Janko scored a hat-trick as Twente defeated RKC Waalwijk 4–0 in an Eredivisie match.[15] 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.[16]

FC Porto[edit]

On 30 January 2012, it was announced that Janko would sign for Porto.[17] 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.[17][18] 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.

Trabzonspor[edit]

On 28 August 2012, after just half a year at Porto, he signed for Turkish club Trabzonspor for a €2.4 million fee.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21]

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.[22] 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.[23] He scored just his second league goal during his time in Turkey on 23 February 2014, netting the game winner against Kayserispor.[24] 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.[25]

Sydney FC[edit]

On 31 July 2014, Janko was announced as the club's new marquee signing for the 2014–15 A-League season,[26] 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.[27] 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.[28] 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.[29] He scored another two goals during Sydney FC's 5-1 rout of Central Coast Mariners on January 24.

Janko was awarded the Professional Footballers Australia 'player of the month' for February, following a run of 6 goals in 4 games during the month.[30]

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.[31] 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.[32]

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.

FC Basel[edit]

On the 25th of June 2015, Janko signed for FC Basel on a free contract for one year.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 April 2015.[33][34]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Austria League Austrian Cup Europe 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
2006–07 8 2 0 0 3 1 11 3
2007–08 14 5 0 0 0 0 14 5
2008–09 34 39 1 1 3 2 38 42
2009–10 34 18 0 0 11 4 45 22
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Twente Eredivisie 29 14 4 2 9 1 42 17
2011–12 16 10 3 3 9 5 28 18
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Europe Total
2011–12 Porto Primeira Liga 10 4 2 1 0 0 12 5
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2012–13 Trabzonspor Süper Lig 14 1 3 0 0 0 17 1
2013–14 9 1 1 1 3 1 13 3
Australia League FFA Cup Asia Total
2014–15 Sydney FC A-League 24 16 1 0 25 16
Total Austria 121 77 1 1 9 5 131 83
Netherlands 45 24 7 5 18 6 70 35
Portugal 10 4 2 1 0 0 12 5
Turkey 23 2 4 1 3 1 30 4
Australia 24 16 1 0 25 16
Career total 223 123 15 7 30 12 268 142

International career[edit]

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. As of 2014, Janko has scored 17 goals in 40 matches for the team.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 August 2008 Stade du Ray, Nice, France  Italy
2–0
2–2
Friendly
2. 6 September 2008 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  France
1–0
3–1
2010 World Cup qualification
3. 15 October 2008  Serbia
1–3
1–3
4. 5 September 2009 UPC-Arena, Graz, Austria  Faroe Islands
2–0
3–1
5.
3–0
6. 10 October 2009 Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria  Lithuania
1–0
2–1
7. 14 October 2009 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  France
1–2
1–3
8. 7 October 2011 Dalga Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan
2–0
4–1
Euro 2012 qualifying
9.
3–0
10. 15 November 2011 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Ukraine
1–1
1–2
Friendly
11. 6 February 2012 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales  Wales
1–2
1–2
12. 29 February 2012 Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt, Austria  Finland
1–0
3–1
13. 16 October 2012 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Kazakhstan
1–0
4–0
2014 World Cup qualification
14.
2–0
15. 7 June 2013  Sweden
2–0
2–1
16. 19 November 2013  United States
1–0
1–0
Friendly
17. 5 March 2014 Wörtherseestadion, Klagenfurt, Austria  Uruguay
1–0
1–1
18. 9 October 2014 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldavia  Moldova
2–1
2–1
Euro 2016 qualifying
19. 27 March 2015 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein
2–0
5–0
20. 31 March 2015 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Bosnia and Herzegovina
1–0
1–1
Friendly
21. 14 June 2015 Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Russia  Russia
1–0
1–0
Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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