Peter Dubovský (footballer)
|Full name||Peter Dubovský|
|Date of birth||7 May 1972|
|Place of birth||Bratislava, Czechoslovakia|
|Date of death||23 June 2000(aged 28)|
|Place of death||Ko Samui, Thailand|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Dubovský died in 2000 at only 28, while on vacation in Thailand.
Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Dubovský made his professional debut with local ŠK Slovan Bratislava, for whom he signed at the age of 13. Only four years later he made his first Czechoslovak First League appearance, and went on to score 51 goals in only 59 appearances in his last two seasons combined (leading the scoring charts on both occasions), being an instrumental offensive figure as his hometown club won the national championship in 1992.
After being named the Slovak Footballer of the Year in 1993, Dubovský moved to Spain and signed for La Liga giants Real Madrid. He appeared in 26 games in his first season but was completely ostracized by new manager Jorge Valdano in his second and last, his options being further diminished at the club following the emergence of 17-year-old Raúl.
Dubovský remained in the country – and its top division – in the following five years, playing for Real Oviedo and scoring a career-best in Spain seven goals in 31 matches in the 1995–96 campaign, helping the Asturians to the 14th position.
Dubovský made his debut for Czechoslovakia on 13 November 1991 at the age of 19, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Spain for the UEFA Euro 1992 qualifiers. He went on to appear in a further 13 internationals in the following two years, scoring six goals.
On 23 June 2000, Dubovský was on vacation in Thailand with his fiancée, in the southern resort of Ko Samui. While taking pictures of a waterfall, he tumbled and fell to his death, succumbing to "heavy loss of blood and severe brain injuries". He was only 28 years old.
- Scores and results list Czechoslovakia and Slovakia's goal tally first.
|1.||23 September 1992||Všešportový areál, Košice, Czechoslovakia||Faroe Islands||4–0||4–0||1994 World Cup qualification|
|2.||2 June 1993||Všešportový areál, Košice, Czechoslovakia||Romania||3–2||5–2||1994 World Cup qualification|
|5.||8 September 1993||Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales||Wales||2–2||2–2||1994 World Cup qualification|
|6.||27 October 1993||Všešportový areál, Košice, Czechoslovakia||Cyprus||1–0||3–0||1994 World Cup qualification|
|1.||20 April 1994||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Croatia||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|3.||13 November 1994||Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, Romania||Romania||1–2||2–3||Euro 1996 qualifying|
|4.||8 March 1995||Všešportový areál, Košice, Slovakia||Russia||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|6.||29 March 1995||Všešportový areál, Košice, Slovakia||Azerbaijan||3–0||4–1||Euro 1996 qualifying|
|7.||11 October 1995||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Poland||1–1||4–1||Euro 1996 qualifying|
|8.||31 August 1996||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Faroe Islands||2–1||2–1||1998 World Cup qualification|
|9.||22 September 1996||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Malta||5–0||6–0||1998 World Cup qualification|
|10.||23 October 1996||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Faroe Islands||1–0||3–0||1998 World Cup qualification|
|11.||5 September 1998||Lokomotíva Stadium, Košice, Slovakia||Azerbaijan||2–0||3–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|12.||10 October 1998||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||2–0||4–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
- Slovan Bratislava
- Real Madrid
- Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů [Czech and Czechoslovak football – a lexicon of personalities and clubs] (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 232. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
- "Peter Dubovsky critica a Jorge Valdano y anuncia que quiere irse del Madrid" [Peter Dubovsky criticizes Jorge Valdano and announces he wants to leave Madrid]. El País (in Spanish). 30 November 1994. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- ""Lo que necesito es jugar"" ["What i need is to play"]. El País (in Spanish). 10 April 1995. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- "Dubovsky llega a un acuerdo con el Oviedo" [Dubovsky reaches agreement with Oviedo]. El País (in Spanish). 25 July 1995. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- "Resolvió la zurda de Dubovsky" [Dubovsky's left the decider]. El País (in Spanish). 6 November 1995. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- Tomasz Klukowski (21 April 2003). "Peter Dubovský – International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- Italy's Lazio eyes Argentine striker Crespo; Sports Illustrated, 23 June 2000
- "Peter Dubovský". European Football. Retrieved 13 March 2017.