Peter Brezovan

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Peter Brezovan
Peter Brezovan Brighton vs Spurs (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Peter Brezovan
Date of birth (1979-12-09) 9 December 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
MŠK Iskra Petržalka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FKM Vinohrady
ŠKP
Slovan Břeclav
2000–2002 1. HFK Olomouc 23 (0)
2002–2006 Brno 19 (0)
2004–2005 Inter Bratislava (loan)
2006 Swindon Town (loan) 14 (0)
2007–2009 Swindon Town 52 (0)
2009–2014 Brighton & Hove Albion 47 (0)
2014 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2014–2015 Tranmere Rovers 6 (0)
2015 Southport (loan) 6 (0)
National team
Slovakia U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:05, 29 March 2015 (UTC).

Peter Brezovan (born 9 December 1979) is a Slovak footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently a free agent, following his release from Tranmere Rovers at the end of the 2014–15 campaign.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Brezovan began his career in his native Slovakia with PS Bratislava followed by moves to Vinohrady Bratislava, SKP Devín, Slovan Břeclav, 1. HFK Olomouc before joining 1. FC Brno. Brezovan played for FK Inter Bratislava on loan before he was spotted by Swindon Town boss Dennis Wise during a trial at Crewe Alexandra.

Swindon Town (loan)[edit]

Wise signed the Slovak on a season long loan with view to make the deal permanent later. His Swindon debut came on the opening day of the 2006/07 campaign – away at Hartlepool United, Brezovan saved two Hartlepool penalties from Joel Porter and Ritchie Humphreys. Swindon finished 1–0 winners. Following his heroics in the game against Hartlepool and a string of impressive displays, Peter was awarded the PFA Player of the Month award for September[citation needed]. Falling awkwardly in the 76th minute of the home game against Grimsby Town on the 14 October 2006, which Swindon won 3–0, Brezovan suffered a broken arm.[1]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 29 March 2007 it was confirmed that he had signed a two-year contract with Swindon.[2] He saved two penalties on his debut for Swindon.[3][4]

In September 2007 he spent two days on trial with Everton.[5]

In October 2009 he was on trial at Crewe Alexandra but was not offered a contract.[6]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

He went on trial with Brighton and Hove Albion in December[7] He subsequently signed a short-term deal keeping him at the club until January 2010. He made an immediate debut on 5 December in a 1–0 away win against Exeter City; a game in which he also saved a penalty.[8][9] He stayed with the club for four and a half years before being released in May 2014.[10]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 18 August 2014 he signed for Portsmouth on a short-term, non-contract basis.[11] Mainly a backup to Paul Jones, he left the club on 1 September.

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

On 1 September 2014, transfer deadline day, Brezovan signed for League Two side Tranmere Rovers on a one-year deal.[12] He made his debut for the club on 6 September in a 3–2 loss to Accrington Stanley.[13] He made six more starts before losing his place for a long-serving Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams.

Peter joined Southport on a one-month loan on 27 February 2015.[14] He made his debut one day later, in a 5-3 loss at Forest Green. The teams form saw a turnaround with Brezovan in goal as he then kept 4 clean sheets in the next 5 games, helping Southport to 4 wins and 1 draw. He was recalled by Tranmere on the 21 March 2015, after Owain Fon Williams was called up to the Wales Squad. At the end of the season, that saw Tranmere Rovers relegate out of League Two, Brezovan was released by the club.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Peter is married and has one child named Samuel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broken arm for Brezovan
  2. ^ "Brezovan signs Swindon contract". BBC Sport. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_3/5226870.stm
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36179584
  5. ^ "Swindon keeper has Everton trial". BBC Sport. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Crewe Alex: Former Swindon stopper arrives on trial
  7. ^ "Brighton give trial to ex-Swindon keeper Peter Brezovan". BBC Sport. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Brezovan bags Brighton deal
  9. ^ Exeter 0 – 1 Brighton
  10. ^ "Brighton: Tomasz Kuszczak among six released by Seagulls". BBC Sport. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Peter Brezovan: Portsmouth sign ex-Brighton & Swindon keeper". BBC Sport. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Tranmere sign Donnelly and Brezovan". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Accrington 3–2 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Brezovan Loaned To Southport". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Rovers Release Seven". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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