|Full name||Matúš Kozáčik|
|Date of birth||27 December 1983|
|Place of birth||Dolný Kubín, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|1998–2000||1. FC Košice|
|2000–2002||1. FC Košice||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2019
In June 2010 he agreed a two-year contract with the Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta until the summer of 2012. He took the Number 1 shirt from the previous Anorthosis goalkeeper Arjan Beqaj. Kozáčik made his debut for Anorthosis Famagusta in the First qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League against Banants. He kept two clean sheets.
Kozáčik lost his place into the starting eleven to the second goalkeeper of the team Marcos Argüello a 0-2 loss against HNK Šibenik at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium. After the January transfer period Argüello moved to Club Bolivar and Kozáčik returned to the starting line-up for the rest of the season.
Kozáčik started as first-choice goalkeeper for the club's European matches. Then, Kozáčik lost his position to other club goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov for the next two matches. After two matches Ivankov left the club and from this point Kozáčik continued as first-choice goalkeeper.
FC Viktoria Plzeň
In June 2012, Kozáčik signed a three-year deal with Viktoria Plzeň. He quickly established himself as the starting goalkeeper for the club, with which he won the Czech league title in the 2012–2013 season. In February 2014, Kozáčik extended his contract with Plzeň until June 2017.
On 10 December 2006, Kozáčik made his debut for Slovakia when he played in the first half of a friendly against the United Arab Emirates. However, his next game for the national team came almost seven years later when he started in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Latvia.
Kozáčik had been Slovakia's number one goalkeeper in the successful qualification campaign for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying and was the primary choice of coach Ján Kozák. He continued to be preferred in the first half of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, however an injury suspended him from the remainder of the group matches. He only returned on 14 November 2017 to a friendly match against Norway. Since the injury, Kozáčik was only a second goalkeeper to Martin Dúbravka, making sporadic appearances only.
For example, Kozáčik played 90 minutes of a controversial friendly against Denmark (Danes had arrived with a squad of lower division players and futsal internationals), maintaining a clean sheet in the 3:0 win. After that, he appeared over almost a year later, in a friendly against Jordan (5:1 win). In this match, Kozáčik had conceded a goal from Musa Al-Taamari after his solo run. In the second half, Kozáčik gave way to an international debutant Dominik Greif.
As of 1 June 2017
|1. FC Košice||2000–01||0||0||0|
- Statistics on SK Slavia Praha website
- Matúš Kozáčik – Czech First League statistics at Fotbal DNES (in Czech)
- Matúš Kozáčik at National-Football-Teams.com
- "TRIALIST UPDATE". leedsunited.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Termination of agreement with Dimitar Ivankov". anorthosis.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- "Kozáčik bude v Plzni súperiť s Bolekom o post jednotky" (in Slovak). Profutbal. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "Čišovský aj Kozáčik predĺžili zmluvy s Viktoriou Plzeň" (in Slovak). Futbal SFZ. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "Dánsky trapas v Trnave. Proti SR nastúpia futsalisti i treťoligisti". Pravda.sk (in Slovak). 2018-09-04. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
- a.s, Petit Press. "Slováci zdolali Jordánsko, v druhom polčase strelili päť gólov". sport.sme.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2019-06-08.