Miroslav König

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Miroslav König
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-06-01) 1 June 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1988–1991 FC Nitra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 FC Nitra 0 (0)
1993–1995 Spartak Trnava 22 (0)
1995–2000 Slovan Bratislava 105 (0)
2000 Grasshopper 8 (0)
2000–2002 FC Basel 32 (0)
2001–2002 Concordia (loan) 6 (0)
2002–2003 FC Zürich 28 (0)
2003–2004 Elazığspor 26 (0)
2004–2005 Baník Ostrava 6 (0)
2005–2006 MŠK Žilina 27 (0)
2006–2008 Panionios 31 (0)
Total 291 (0)
National team
1997–2004 Slovakia 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2008

Miroslav König (born 1 June 1972) is a retired Slovak football goalkeeper of German descent, who played during the 1990s and 2000s. He played for a number of clubs in Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Greece.

Career[edit]

König began his career with FC Nitra in 1991 but never played any games at the club and moved to FC Spartak Trnava in 1993. He impressed during his two season at Spartak and was noticed by ŠK Slovan Bratislava whom he signed for in 1995. He went on to play over 100 matches for Slovan over five seasons and earned his place in the Slovak national team. In 2000, he signed for Swiss giants Grasshopper Club Zürich but failed to make his mark in the first-team and left to join rivals FC Basel he played just one season and went on to play for FC Concordia Basel on loan[1] and FC Zürich before leaving Switzerland for Turkey's Elazığspor in 2003. The Czech Republic was König's next destination as he signed for FC Baník Ostrava in 2004 before returning to Slovakia with MŠK Žilina in 2005. Greek side Panionios F.C. signed him in 2006 and he retired in the Summer of 2008 after making 31 appearances for the club, at the age of 36.

König was capped 43 times by the Slovak national team between 1997 and 2004.

Honours[edit]

Slovan Bratislava
1995, 1996, 1999
1997, 1999
1995, 1996
1996
MŠK Žilina
2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2001). "König leihweise zu Congeli" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2001-09-05. 

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