Milan Škriniar

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Milan Škriniar
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Personal information
Full name Milan Škriniar
Date of birth (1995-02-11) 11 February 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Žiar nad Hronom, Slovakia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 37
Youth career
Žiar nad Hronom
2007–2012[1] Žilina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Žilina 93 (13)
2013 Zlaté Moravce (loan) 7 (0)
2016– Sampdoria 29 (0)
National team
2011 Slovakia U17 3 (0)
2012–2013 Slovakia U18 5 (0)
2013–2014 Slovakia U19 3 (0)
2012–2016 Slovakia U21 16 (3)
2016– Slovakia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Milan Škriniar (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmilan ˈʃkriɲiar]; born 11 February 1995) is a Slovak football player who currently plays for the Italian club Sampdoria and the Slovakia national football team. He was named Slovakia's the best U21 player for 2016, receiving Peter Dubovsky Award.

Club career[edit]

He grew up in hometown club FK Žiar nad Hronom. In 2011, he was transferred to Slovak giant MŠK Žilina.

MŠK Žilina[edit]

Škriniar began his career with FK Žiar nad Hronom, before joining the youth setup of Slovak giants MŠK Žilina at age 12. Škriniar made his official Corgoň Liga debut for the first team on 27 March 2012 aged 17 years and 49 days, in a match against FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce. On 23 November 2012 he scored his first goal in the Corgoň Liga against FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce which MŠK Žilina won 4–1.[2]

FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce[edit]

He was loaned out to FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce in February 2013, to gain more first-team experience.


On 29 January 2016, Sampdoria announced the signing of Milan Škriniar on a four-and-half year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

Škriniar represented various youth Slovak teams, and made his debut for the Slovakia national football team in a friendly 3-1 win over Georgia on May 27, 2016.[4] By the end of the year, he was a part of a number of different games and became a notable part of the squad in the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification, usually playing as a defensive midfielder.

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