Slovakia national football team

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Slovakia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Repre[1]
Slovenskí sokoli (falcons)[2]
Association Slovenský futbalový zväz (SFZ)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ján Kozák
Captain Martin Škrtel
Most caps Miroslav Karhan (107)
Top scorer Róbert Vittek (23)
Home stadium Štadión Antona Malatinského
FIFA code SVK
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 28 Decrease 4 (15 September 2016)
Highest 14 (August 2015)
Lowest 150 (December 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 28 (10 July 2016)
Highest 25 (June 2015)
Lowest 71 (October 2011)
First international
 Slovakia 2–0 Germany 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 27 August 1939)
Second Slovak Republic:
 United Arab Emirates 0–1 Slovakia 
(Dubai, UAE; 2 February 1994)
Biggest win
 Slovakia 7–0 Liechtenstein 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 8 September 2004)
 Slovakia 7–0 San Marino 
(Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia; 13 October 2007)
 Slovakia 7–0 San Marino 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 6 June 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 6–0 Slovakia 
(Mendoza, Argentina; 22 June 1995)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2010)
Best result Round of 16, 2010
European Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2016)
Best result Round of 16, 2016

The Slovakia national football team (Slovak: Slovenské národné futbalové mužstvo) represents Slovakia in association football and is controlled by the Slovak Football Association (SFZ), the governing body for football in Slovakia. Slovakia's home stadium from 2016 is reconstructed Štadión Antona Malatinského[3] in Trnava and their head coach is Ján Kozák. Slovakia is one of the youngest national football teams in the world, having split from the Czechoslovakia national football team after the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Slovakia maintains its own national side that competes in all major professional tournaments since.

Slovakia qualified for two major national tournaments, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. Slovakia qualified to the FIFA World Cup in 2010 after winning their qualifying group despite two defeats against Slovenia, and progressed beyond the championship group stage after a 3–2 win against Italy, before bowing out of the tournament after a 2–1 defeat in the second round against eventual runners-up the Netherlands. It was the first time the team have ever played in a major football competition, after playing every FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign since 1998 and every UEFA European Football Championship qualifying campaign since 1996, after a 50-year absence from international football due to representing part of the Czechoslovakia team. They did come close to securing a berth at the 2006 finals in Germany, after finishing second in their group ahead of Russia and behind Portugal, before drawing Spain in their qualification play-off, in which the Slovaks lost by a wide margin on aggregate (1-5, 1-1). The team have achieved some noteworthy results, however, such as the aforementioned win over the then title holders Italy at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and a 1–0 win against Russia in September 2010. Despite this success however, the team later dropped down the rankings and a considerable drop in form went with this, as the team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 finishing in their group in 4th place. They also only scored seven goals in the group, only more than minnows Andorra. Slovakia then failed to qualify to Brazil for 2014 FIFA World Cup, but secured a spot in France for UEFA Euro 2016 under Ján Kozák which helped the team reach their best ever position of 14th in the FIFA World Rankings.

Slovakia's traditional rival is the Czech Republic which they played twice in the qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in 1996 and 1997 winning 2–1 in Bratislava, before losing 3–0 in Prague with both teams already eliminated, before playing each other again in 2008 and 2009 in the qualifying round for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In these two meetings the teams drew 2–2 in Bratislava with the Slovaks winning 2–1 in Prague. But before that, they also playing each other in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying, and they lost 3–1 in Prague and 0–3 in Bratislava.

History[edit]

The first official match of the first Slovak Republic (1939–1945) was played in Bratislava against Germany on 27 August 1939, and ended in a 2–0 victory for Slovakia. After the Second World War, the national football team was subsumed into the team of Czechoslovakia, and for over fifty years Slovakia played no matches as an independent country. During this period they contributed several key players to the Czechoslovak team, including the majority of the team that won the 1976 European Championships (eight of the eleven players who defeated West Germany in the final were Slovak).

Former Slovakia national team before 1945

Slovakia's first official international after regaining independence was a 1–0 victory in Dubai over the United Arab Emirates on 2 February 1994. Their match back on Slovak soil was the 4–1 win over Croatia in Bratislava on 20 April 1994. Slovakia suffered their biggest defeat since independence (6–0) on 22 June 1995, in Mendoza, against Argentina. Their biggest wins (7–0) have come against Liechtenstein in 2004 and San Marino (twice) in 2007.

Slovakia played in a major championship as an independent team for the first time in Euro '96 qualifying, but finished in third place in their qualifying group, behind Romania and France, having recorded wins against Poland, Israel and Azerbaijan, twice. In the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, Slovakia finished fourth in their six-team group with five wins, one draw and four defeats. Their first four games in this were all wins, with one of these against their Czech neighbors, helping the team reach their highest FIFA World Ranking to date of No. 17.

Repre before match against Italy at 2010 FIFA World Cup

Slovakia participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history as an independent nation after finishing in first place in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3 ahead of Slovenia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, and Poland. On 14 October 2009, they clinched qualification with a 1–0 away win against Poland.[4] On 24 June 2010, Slovakia finished second in the group stage after defeating World Cup titleholders Italy in a game which ESPN called "epic". The game saw three goals being scored after the 80th minute, two by Italy and one by Slovakia, as well as, a disallowed goal by Italy flagged offside by "the tightest of decisions". The result led Slovakia to the knockout stage and eliminated Italy, which finished last in the group.[5] The result of this match meant that for the first time in World Cup history both finalists from the previous tournament have been eliminated from the first round, champion Italy and runner-up France.[6][7] From here the Slovaks played the Netherlands in the round of 16, Slovakia were complete underdogs going into the game, but for most of the match until conceding their first goal were creating chances. From here Slovakia lost belief they could go back into the match and then fell 2–0 behind only to score a late goal from the penalty spot which turned out to be the last kick of the game.[8] This returned Róbert Vittek to the top of the goalscoring charts joint top with David Villa until Villa himself scored against Portugal in a 1–0 win.

Captain of Slovakia national team Martin Škrtel

For UEFA Euro 2012 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Russia, Ireland, Armenia, Macedonia and Andorra. The good campaign in South Africa boosted team performance ahead of the qualifiers, which started in September with two 1–0 wins against Macedonia in Stadion Pasienky and Russia away, this one in particular giving Slovakia the perfect start. However, October came and team form slipped steadily, as Repre was easily beaten in Armenia (3–1) and couldn't do better than a 1–1 home draw against Ireland. At that point, Russia topped the group charts with 9 points, with Slovakia, Armenia and Ireland all in 2-point-gap of the leaders.

However, 2011 got terribly worse. In February, the team was stunned in a 2–1 friendly defeat against Luxembourg, before needing to fight hard for two 1–0 wins against group minnows Andorra, who had conceded 11 goals in the previous four matches. Playing in Ireland in a six-point match, Slovakia got a goalless draw, despite having better chances, which kept both teams two points behind Russia, and leading Armenia by three. Four days later, even though, Slovakia had its most disastrous performance in years, as, after creating chances in a goalless first half, went on to concede four goals to an effective and brave Armenian team, what definitely ended team confidence in the tournament spot. In the final two matches, Slovakia was beaten at home by Russia, 1–0, despite playing much better than against Armenia, and drew in Macedonia 1–1, to a mediocre fourth place, and scoring only seven goals in the whole process. For the first time since UEFA Euro 1996, Slovakia finished a qualifying campaign with a negative goal difference. Vladimír Weiss left his job after four full years, being replaced by his assistants Michal Hipp and Stanislav Griga. Both were later replaced due to poor results. By late June, former Czechoslovakia national football team footballer Ján Kozák became the head coach and finished the already lost qualification with one victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina following with two defeats, one against Bosnia and Herzegovina and one against Greece.

For UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Spain, Ukraine, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg. Slovakia began the qualifying campaign with a 1–0 victory against Ukraine in Kiev. On 9 October 2014, Slovakia beat Spain 2–1 in a shock victory and claimed the first place. Slovakia's 3–1 victory over Belarus confirmed their status as group leaders. Later on, they won 2-0 against Macedonia in the Philip II Arena, Luxembourg with a score of 3-0 in Žilina, and Macedonia again with a score of 2-1 on 14 June 2015, also in Žilina. Till that day, Slovakia had 6 wins in row in qualification. They were followed by expected defeat in Spain 0-2, goalless match against Ukraine and shocking home defeat 0-1 against Belarus. 'Repre' finished qualification by defeating Luxembourg 4-2 and kept 2nd place in qualification group and qualified to their first UEFA European Championship.

Slovakia were drawn in Group B of Euro 2016 alongside England, Russia and Wales. Slovakia began their tournament against Wales where Ondrej Duda scored Slovakia's first goal in the history of the Euros in an eventual 2-1 defeat. Slovakia then beat Russia 2-1 with goals from Vladimir Weiss and Marek Hamsik and drew 0-0 against England to qualify for the round of 16 as one of the best third-placed teams.

Stadiums[edit]

The Slovakia national football team only uses one stadium at present: Štadión Antona Malatinského in Trnava. Štadión pod Dubňom in Žilina was used in 2003-2015, but will not be used in the future because of the artificial grass (built in 2016). The national team recently played, last in 2009, at the biggest Slovak stadium, Tehelné pole in Bratislava, but the stadium is currently undergoing major renovation. In the past, home games have occasionally been played at other venues as Všešportový areál and Lokomotíva Stadium in Košice, Štadión pod Zoborom in Nitra, Mestský štadión in Dubnica or Tatran Stadion in Prešov.

Stadiums which have hosted Slovakia international football matches:

Number of
matches
Stadium First international Last international
51 Tehelné pole, Bratislava 27 August 1939 14 November 2009
21 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina 30 April 2003 17 November 2015
14 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava 24 April 1996 4 September 2016
9 Pasienky, Bratislava 18 August 1999 16 October 2012
4 Všešportový areál, Košice 8 March 1995 15 November 1995
2 Štadión pod Zoborom, Nitra 27 March 1996 24 May 2000
2 Lokomotíva Stadium, Košice 19 August 1998 5 September 1998
2 Mestský štadión, Dubnica 8 September 1999 13 October 2007
1 Štadión na Sihoti, Trenčín 5 September 2001 5 September 2001
1 Štadión 1. FC Tatran Prešov, Prešov 14 May 2002 14 May 2002
1 Štadión FC ViOn, Zlaté Moravce 26 March 2008 26 March 2008
1 NTC Senec, Senec 23 May 2014 23 May 2014

Nickname[edit]

In Slovakia, the team is typically referred to as the Repre (Representation) or Slovenskí sokoli (Slovak falcons).

Kit[edit]

Slovakia kits from 1939–45 era

Slovakia's home kit since the 1993 was blue, but currently Slovakia changed their home kit from blue to white. The team wears either a set of white jerseys, shorts and socks or a set of blue jerseys, shorts and socks. A combination of a blue jersey and white shorts has also been used in some matches. The official shirt supplier is Puma which has signed a long-term agreement with the Slovak Association until 2026, but in 2016 announced that Association has been terminated with Puma and returned to Nike which was in the past for 10 years as supplier.[citation needed]

Name Duration
France Le Coq Sportif 1993–1995
United States Nike 1995–2005
Germany Adidas 2006–2011
Germany Puma 2012 – 2016
United States Nike 2016-

Tournament records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
France 1998 Did not qualify 4th 10 5 1 4 18 14
South KoreaJapan 2002 3rd 10 5 2 3 16 9
Germany 2006 2nd 14 6 6 2 26 14
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 16 4 1 1 2 5 7 1st 10 7 1 2 22 10
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify 3rd 10 3 4 3 11 10
Total Round of 16 1/5 4 1 1 2 5 7 54 26 14 14 93 57

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA Euro record UEFA Euro Qualification record
Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
England 1996 Did not qualify 3rd 10 4 2 4 14 18
Belgium Netherlands 2000 3rd 10 5 2 3 12 9
Portugal 2004 3rd 8 3 1 4 11 9
Austria Switzerland 2008 4th 12 5 1 6 33 23
Poland Ukraine 2012 4th 10 4 3 3 7 10
France 2016 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 3 6 2nd 10 7 1 2 17 8
Total Round of 16 1/6 4 1 1 2 3 6 60 28 10 22 94 77

Olympic Games[edit]

Host nation(s) / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 6
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Total 1/4 3 1 0 2 3 6

Results and schedule[edit]

The box below, show the results of all A-level matches played within the last 12 months, and the scheduled matches for the nearest future.

Date Venue Opponent Competition Score* Goalscorer(s) Attendance
9 October 2015 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia  Belarus UEFA Euro 2016 qualification 0–1 9,859
12 October 2015 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg UEFA Euro 2016 qualification 4–2 24' Goal, 90+1' Goal Hamšík, 29' Goal Nemec, 30' Goal Mak 2,512
13 November 2015 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia   Switzerland International Friendly 3–2 39' Goal, 48' Goal Ďuriš, 55' Goal Mak 17,582
17 November 2015 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia  Iceland International Friendly 3–1 58'Goal, 61' Goal Mak, 84' Goal Ďuriš 5,568
25 March 2016 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Latvia International Friendly 0–0 12,405
29 March 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2–2 14' GoalStoch, 45' Goal (o.g.) McShane 30,217
27 May 2016 Renner-Arena Wels, Linz, Austria  Georgia International Friendly 3–1 5' Goal, 57' Goal Nemec, 70' Goal Zreľák 800
29 May 2016 WWK ARENA, Augsburg, Germany  Germany International Friendly 3–1 41' Goal Hamšík, 44' Goal Ďuriš, 52' Goal Kucka 22,110
4 June 2016 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Northern Ireland International Friendly 0–0 18,111
11 June 2016 Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France  Wales UEFA Euro 2016 1–2 61' Goal Duda 37,831
15 June 2016 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France  Russia UEFA Euro 2016 2–1 32' Goal Weiss, 45' Goal Hamšík 38,989
20 June 2016 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France  England UEFA Euro 2016 0–0 39,051
26 June 2016 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France  Germany UEFA Euro 2016 0–3 44,312
4 September 2016 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  England 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 0–1 18,111
8 October 2016 Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 October 2016 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Scotland 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 November 2016 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
15 November 2016 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Austria International Friendly

* Slovakia score always listed first

2016 UEFA Euro qualifying[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Slovakia Ukraine Belarus Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia
1  Spain 10 9 0 1 23 3 +20 27 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 5–1
2  Slovakia 10 7 1 2 17 8 +9 22 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
3  Ukraine 10 6 1 3 14 4 +10 19 Advance to play-offs 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0
4  Belarus 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6 11 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–0
5  Luxembourg 10 1 1 8 6 27 −21 4 0–4 2–4 0–3 1–1 1–0
6  Macedonia 10 1 1 8 6 18 −12 4 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 3–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

2016 UEFA Euro[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

11 June 2016 (2016-06-11)
18:00
Wales  2–1  Slovakia
Bale Goal 10'
Robson-Kanu Goal 81'
Report Duda Goal 61'

15 June 2016 (2016-06-15)
15:00
Russia  1–2  Slovakia
Glushakov Goal 80' Report Weiss Goal 32'
Hamšík Goal 45'

20 June 2016 (2016-06-20)
21:00
Slovakia  0–0  England
Report

Knockout Phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
18:00
Germany  3–0  Slovakia
Boateng Goal 8'
Gómez Goal 43'
Draxler Goal 63'
Report
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Attendance: 44,312
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Scotland 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 3 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 10 Jun '17 26 Mar '17 8 Oct '16 5 Oct '17 4 Sep '17
2  England 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3 Possible second round[a] 11 Nov '16 5 Oct '17 26 Mar '17 4 Sep '17 8 Oct '16
3  Slovenia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 8 Oct '17 11 Oct '16 4 Sep '17 8 Oct '16 10 Jun '17
4  Lithuania 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 Sep '17 8 Oct '17 2–2 10 Jun '17 11 Oct '16
5  Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0 11 Oct '16 0–1 1 Sep '17 11 Nov '16 8 Oct '17
6  Malta 1 0 0 1 1 5 −4 0 1–5 1 Sep '17 11 Nov '16 5 Oct '17 26 Mar '17
Updated to match(es) played on 4 September 2016. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The eight best runners-up across all groups will advance to the second round (play-offs). The ninth-ranked runners-up will be eliminated.

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Slovakia's all-time international record, correct as of 5 September 2016 after a match against England. Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro are no longer active.

Opponents Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Algeria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
 Armenia 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
 Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Austria 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Azerbaijan 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8
 Belarus 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
 Belgium 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1
 Bolivia 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
 Bulgaria 7 4 1 2 10 5 +5
 Cameroon 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Chile 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
 Colombia 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1
 Croatia 6 2 2 2 8 8 0
 Cyprus 4 3 0 1 14 6 +8
 Czech Republic 10 3 2 5 10 21 −11
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 England 5 0 1 4 2 9 −7
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Finland 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
 France 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4
 Georgia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
 Germany 12 4 0 8 15 26 -11
 Gibraltar 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Greece 5 1 1 3 4 6 −2
 Guatemala 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Hungary 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2
 Iceland 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4
 Iran 2 1 0 1 6 6 0
 Republic of Ireland 5 0 4 1 5 6 −1
 Israel 4 3 1 0 7 3 +4
 Italy 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2
 Japan 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
 Latvia 5 2 3 0 9 5 +4
 Liechtenstein 9 7 2 0 26 1 +25
 Lithuania 2 0 2 0 2 2 0
 Luxembourg 5 4 0 1 15 5 +10
 Macedonia 8 6 2 0 16 3 +13
 Malta 6 5 1 0 15 2 +13
 Moldova 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
 Montenegro 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Morocco 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
 New Zealand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Northern Ireland 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2
 Norway 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3
 Paraguay 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Peru 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Poland 8 4 1 3 12 13 −1
 Portugal 4 0 1 3 1 7 −6
 Romania 11 1 5 5 12 20 −8
 Russia 9 3 3 3 8 8 0
 San Marino 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Slovenia 4 0 2 2 2 5 −3
 South Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Spain 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9
 Sweden 4 0 2 2 1 4 −3
  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
 Thailand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Turkey 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5
 Ukraine 5 1 3 1 5 5 0
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 United States 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Wales 3 1 0 2 8 8 0
 Yugoslavia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
Totals 259 101 63 95 363 336 +27

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against  Slovenia and  Scotland on 8 and 11 October 2016 respectively.

Caps and goals as of 4 September 2016, after the match against England.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Matúš Kozáčik (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 32) 22 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
12 1GK Ján Novota (1983-11-29)29 November 1983 (aged 32) 3 0 Austria Rapid Wien
23 1GK Martin Dúbravka (1989-01-05)5 January 1989 (aged 27) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec

2 2DF Peter Pekarík (1986-10-30)30 October 1986 (aged 29) 72 2 Germany Hertha BSC
3 2DF Martin Škrtel (captain) (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 (aged 31) 86 5 Turkey Fenerbahçe SUS
4 2DF Ján Ďurica (1981-12-10)10 December 1981 (aged 34) 84 4 Turkey Trabzonspor
14 2DF Lukáš Pauschek (1992-12-09)9 December 1992 (aged 23) 4 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav
15 2DF Tomáš Hubočan (1985-09-17)17 September 1985 (aged 31) 47 0 France Marseille
16 2DF Lukáš Štetina (1991-07-28)28 July 1991 (aged 25) 1 0 Czech Republic Dukla Prague
2DF Kornel Saláta (1985-01-24)24 January 1985 (aged 31) 38 2 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
2DF Jakub Holúbek (1991-01-12)12 January 1991 (aged 25) 0 0 Slovakia MŠK Žilina

6 3MF Ján Greguš (1991-01-29)29 January 1991 (aged 25) 9 0 Denmark Copenhagen
7 3MF Vladimír Weiss (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 26) 56 5 Qatar Al-Gharafa
8 3MF Filip Kiss (1990-10-13)13 October 1990 (aged 25) 9 0 Norway Haugesund
9 3MF Jakub Považanec (1991-01-31)31 January 1991 (aged 25) 0 0 Czech Republic Dukla Prague
13 3MF Patrik Hrošovský (1992-04-22)22 April 1992 (aged 24) 14 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
17 3MF Marek Hamšík (vice-captain) (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 (aged 29) 92 19 Italy Napoli
18 3MF Dušan Švento (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 31) 43 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
19 3MF Juraj Kucka (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 (aged 29) 51 5 Italy Milan
20 3MF Róbert Mak (1991-03-08)8 March 1991 (aged 25) 31 7 Russia Zenit
3MF Erik Sabo (1991-11-22)22 November 1991 (aged 24) 9 0 Israel Beitar Jerusalem

11 4FW Adam Nemec (1985-09-02)2 September 1985 (aged 31) 24 6 Romania Dinamo București
21 4FW Michal Ďuriš (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 28) 30 4 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
4FW Marek Bakoš (1983-04-15)15 April 1983 (aged 33) 13 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ján Mucha (1982-12-05)5 December 1982 (aged 33) 46 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava UEFA Euro 2016

DF Norbert Gyömbér INJ (1992-07-03)3 July 1992 (aged 24) 16 0 Italy Pescara v.  England, 4 September 2016
DF Milan Škriniar (1995-02-11)11 February 1995 (aged 21) 4 0 Italy Sampdoria UEFA Euro 2016
DF Lukáš Tesák (1985-03-08) 8 March 1985 (age 31) 4 0 Russia Arsenal Tula v.  Germany, 29 May 2016
DF Branislav Niňaj (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Belgium Lokeren v.  Georgia, 27 May 2016 PRE
DF Patrik Mráz (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 29) 0 0 Poland Piast Gliwice v.  Georgia, 27 May 2016 PRE
DF Ľubomír Michalík (1983-08-13) 13 August 1983 (age 33) 8 2 Slovakia Dunajská Streda v.  Ukraine, 8 September 2015
DF Peter Čögley (1988-01-26) 26 January 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Slovakia Spartak Trnava v.  Spain, 5 September 2015 PRE

MF Ondrej Duda (1994-12-05)5 December 1994 (aged 21) 14 2 Germany Hertha BSC v.  England, 4 September 2016 INJ
MF Miroslav Stoch (1989-10-19)19 October 1989 (aged 26) 55 6 Turkey Fenerbahçe UEFA Euro 2016
MF Viktor Pečovský INJ (1983-05-24)24 May 1983 (aged 33) 35 1 Slovakia Žilina v.  England, 4 September 2016
MF Stanislav Šesták RET (1982-12-16)16 December 1982 (aged 33) 66 13 Hungary Ferencváros UEFA Euro 2016
MF Matúš Bero (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Germany, 29 May 2016
MF Stanislav Lobotka (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark Nordsjælland v.  Georgia, 27 May 2016 PRE
MF Jaroslav Mihalík (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Georgia, 27 May 2016 PRE
MF František Kubík (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 (aged 27) 3 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava v.  England, 4 September 2016
MF Róbert Pich (1988-11-12)12 November 1988 (aged 27) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern v.  England, 4 September 2016
MF Albert Rusnák (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Netherlands FC Groningen v.  Georgia, 27 May 2016 PRE
MF Marek Sapara (1982-07-31) 31 July 1982 (age 34) 38 5 Slovakia Ružomberok v.  Belarus, 9 October 2015 PRE

FW Adam Zreľák (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 22) 2 1 Czech Republic FK Jablonec v.  Germany, 29 May 2016
FW Róbert Vittek (1982-04-01) 1 April 1982 (age 34) 82 23 Free agent v.  Georgia 27 May 2016 PRE / INJ
FW Jakub Sylvestr (1989-02-02)2 February 1989 (aged 27) 6 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg v.  England, 4 September 2016
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from international football.

Player statistics[edit]

Players in bold are still active.

As of 26 June 2016.