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 24 Decrease 1 (4 May 2017)
Highest 14 (August 2015)
Lowest 150 (December 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 31 Steady (30 April 2017)
Highest 25 (June 2015)
Lowest 71
First international
First Slovak Republic:
 Slovakia 2–0 Germany 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 27 August 1939)
Second Slovak Republic:
Unofficial:
 Lithuania 0–1  Slovakia
(Vilnius, Lithuania; 14 October 1992)
Official:
 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
Official:
 Argentina 6–0 Slovakia 
(Mendoza, Argentina; 22 June 1995)
Unofficial:
 Sweden 6–0 Slovakia 
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 12 January 2017)
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 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. The nation 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 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 fourth place. They also only scored seven goals in the group, only more than minnows Andorra. Slovakia then failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, but secured a spot in France for Euro 2016 under head coach 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 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 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 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 50 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 UEFA Euro 1976 (8 of the 11 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 1996 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 number 17.

Repre before match against Italy at 2010 FIFA World Cup

Slovakia participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time as an independent nation after finishing in first 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, at the tournament proper, Slovakia finished second in the group stage after defeating reigning champions Italy in a game which ESPN dubbed "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 had been eliminated from the first round, champion Italy and runner-up France.[6][7]

In the round of 16, Slovakia played the Netherlands in the round of 16, falling behind 2–0 only to score a late goal from the penalty spot by striker Róbert Vittek, the last kick of the game in a 2–1 defeat.[8] Despite elimination, the goal returned Vittek to the top of the goalscoring charts joint top with David Villa until Villa himself later scored against Portugal in Spain's 1–0 win in the same stage of the tournament.

For Euro 2012 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Russia, the Republic of 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. In October, however, the nation's form slipped steadily, as Repre was easily beaten in Armenia (3–1) and could not do better than a 1–1 home draw against the Republic of Ireland. At that point, Russia topped the group charts with nine points, with Slovakia, Armenia and Ireland all within a two-point gap of the leaders.

2011 was 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, despite creating better chances, Slovakia earned a goalless draw which kept both teams two points behind Russia, and leading Armenia by three. Four days later, however, Slovakia had its most disastrous performance in years: after creating chances in a goalless first half, Slovakia conceded four goals to Armenia in what effectively destroyed the team's confidence in securing a tournament spot. In the final two group matches, Slovakia was beaten at home by Russia (1–0) and drew 1–1 in Macedonia, finishing in a mediocre fourth-place position and scoring only seven goals in the entire process. Also, for the first time since Euro 1996 qualifying, Slovakia finished a qualifying campaign with a negative goal differential. As a result of this outcome, Vladimír Weiss left his job after four full years, being replaced by his assistants Michal Hipp and Stanislav Griga, although both themselves were later replaced due to poor results. By late June, former Czechoslovakia national team footballer Ján Kozák became the head coach and followed-up the unsuccessful qualification campaign with a victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina following by two defeats against Bosnia and one against Greece.

Celebration of Slovak players after match against Russia at UEFA EURO 2016

For 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 six-straight wins 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 second place in qualification group and qualified to their first European Championship.

Slovakia was 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 European Championship in an eventual 2–1 defeat. Slovakia then defeated Russia 2–1 with goals from Vladimír Weiss and Marek Hamšík, then drew 0–0 against England to qualify for the round of 16 as one of the tournament's 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
16 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava 24 April 1996 11 November 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]

Traditionally in Slovakia the team is typically referred to as the Repre (short for Reprezentácia – translates into national team). However, in 2016, during the build up to Slovakia's first appearance at the European Championship, SFZ introduced a new nickname for the team. National team was given the nickname Slovenskí sokoli (Slovak falcons). U15 through to U21 national teams were given the nickname Slovenskí sokolíci (Slovak little falcons). Despite lack of immediate identification with the nickname by the fans, it went into usage during the tournament and the subsequent qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and is now often used, especially in the media, along with Repre, which still remains to be preferred in an informal conversation.[9]

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. Until recently, the official shirt supplier was Puma, which had signed a long-term agreement with the Slovak Association until 2026, but in 2016 the Association announced the contract had been terminated and that the national team would be supplied by Nike, which had previously supplied the team from 1995–2005.[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
Russia 2018 To be determined TBD 5 3 0 2 10 3
Total Round of 16 1/5 4 1 1 2 5 7 59 29 14 16 103 60

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
27 May 2016 Renner-Arena Wels, Linz, Austria  Georgia International Friendly 3–1 Nemec Goal 5'57'
Zreľák Goal 70'
800
29 May 2016 WWK ARENA, Augsburg, Germany  Germany International Friendly 3–1 Hamšík Goal 41'
Ďuriš Goal 44'
Kucka Goal 52'
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 Duda Goal 61' 37,831
15 June 2016 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France  Russia UEFA Euro 2016 2–1 Weiss Goal 32'
Hamšík Goal 45'
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 0–1 10,492
11 October 2016 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Scotland 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 3–0 Mak Goal 18'56'
Nemec Goal 68'
11,097
11 November 2016 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Lithuania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 4–0 Nemec Goal 12'
Kucka Goal 15'
Škrtel Goal 36'
Hamšík Goal 86'
9,653
15 November 2016 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Austria International Friendly 0–0 14,200
8 January 2017 Armed Forces Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE  Uganda Unofficial International Friendly 1–3 Vavro Goal 57' 4,000
12 January 2017 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE  Sweden Unofficial International Friendly 0–6 100
26 March 2017 Ta'Qali National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta  Malta 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 3–1 Weiss Goal 2'
Greguš Goal 42'
Nemec Goal 84'
4,980
10 June 2017 LFF Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania  Lithuania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
1 September 2017 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Slovenia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 September 2017 Wembley Stadium, London, England  England 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 October 2017 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 October 2017 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Malta 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

* 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 stage[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  England 5 4 1 0 8 0 +8 13 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 4 Sep 5 Oct 3–0 2–0 2–0
2  Slovakia 5 3 0 2 10 3 +7 9 Possible second round[a] 0–1 1 Sep 3–0 4–0 8 Oct
3  Slovenia 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 0–0 1–0 8 Oct 4 Sep 10 Jun
4  Scotland 5 2 1 2 7 8 −1 7 10 Jun 5 Oct 1–0 1–1 4 Sep
5  Lithuania 5 1 2 2 5 9 −4 5 8 Oct 10 Jun 2–2 1 Sep 2–0
6  Malta 5 0 0 5 2 13 −11 0 1 Sep 1–3 0–1 1–5 5 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 26 March 2017. 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 26 March 2017 after a match against  Malta.
Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro are no longer active. At the time of the match against Gibraltar, it was a member of UEFA, but not FIFA.

Opponents Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Algeria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6
 Armenia 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
 Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Austria 4 1 2 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 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
 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 13 2 3 8 17 33 -16
 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 11 3 0 8 12 25 −13
 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
 Kuwait 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Latvia 6 3 3 0 12 6 +6
 Lebanon 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
 Liechtenstein 9 7 2 0 26 1 +25
 Lithuania 5 2 3 0 9 4 +5
 Luxembourg 5 4 0 1 15 5 +10
 Macedonia 8 6 2 0 16 3 +13
 Malta 7 6 1 0 18 3 +15
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 2 5 −3
 Moldova 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 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 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
 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
 Scotland 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Slovenia 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2
 South Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Spain 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9
 Sweden 5 0 2 3 1 10 −9
  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
 Thailand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Turkey 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5
 Uganda 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2
 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 283 107 66 110 392 392 0

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against  Lithuania on 10 June 2017.

Caps and goals as of 26 March 2017, after the match against  Malta.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Matúš Kozáčik (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 33) 26 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
23 1GK Martin Dúbravka (1989-01-15)15 January 1989 (aged 28) 3 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
1GK Miloš Volešák (1984-04-20)20 April 1984 (aged 33) 0 0 Slovakia Žilina
1GK Martin Polaček (1990-04-02)2 April 1990 (aged 27) 0 0 Poland Zaglebie Lubin

3 2DF Martin Škrtel (captain) (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 (aged 32) 89 6 Turkey Fenerbahçe
4 2DF Ján Ďurica (1981-12-10)10 December 1981 (aged 35) 87 4 Turkey Trabzonspor
2 2DF Peter Pekarík (1986-10-30)30 October 1986 (aged 30) 74 2 Germany Hertha BSC
15 2DF Tomáš Hubočan (1985-09-17)17 September 1985 (aged 31) 51 0 France Marseille
16 2DF Kornel Saláta (1985-01-24)24 January 1985 (aged 32) 40 2 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
5 2DF Norbert Gyömbér (1992-07-03)3 July 1992 (aged 24) 16 0 Russia Terek Grozny
18 3MF Erik Sabo (1991-11-22)22 November 1991 (aged 25) 12 0 Israel Beitar Jerusalem
14 2DF Milan Škriniar (1995-02-11)11 February 1995 (aged 22) 8 0 Italy Sampdoria

17 3MF Marek Hamšík (vice-captain) (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 (aged 29) 96 20 Italy Napoli
7 3MF Vladimír Weiss (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 27) 59 6 Qatar Al-Gharafa
20 3MF Róbert Mak (1991-03-08)8 March 1991 (aged 26) 35 9 Russia Zenit
13 3MF Patrik Hrošovský (1992-04-22)22 April 1992 (aged 25) 17 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
3MF Ondrej Duda (1994-12-05)5 December 1994 (aged 22) 14 2 Germany Hertha BSC
6 3MF Ján Greguš (1991-01-29)29 January 1991 (aged 26) 12 1 Denmark Copenhagen
8 3MF Filip Kiss (1990-10-13)13 October 1990 (aged 26) 11 0 Norway Haugesund
9 3MF Matúš Bero (1995-09-06)6 September 1995 (aged 21) 3 0 Turkey Trabzonspor
10 3MF Albert Rusnák (1994-07-07)7 July 1994 (aged 22) 2 0 United States Real Salt Lake
18 3MF Stanislav Lobotka (1994-11-25)25 November 1994 (aged 22) 1 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
3MF László Bénes (1997-09-09)9 September 1997 (aged 19) 0 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach

21 4FW Michal Ďuriš (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 29) 35 4 Russia Orenburg

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ján Novota (1983-11-29)29 November 1983 (aged 33) 4 0 Austria Rapid Wien v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
GK Adam Jakubech (1997-01-02)2 January 1997 (aged 20) 1 0 Slovakia Spartak Trnava v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
GK Ján Mucha (1982-12-05)5 December 1982 (aged 34) 46 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava v.  Malta, 26 March 2017ALT
GK Michal Šulla (1991-07-15)15 July 1991 (aged 25) 1 0 Slovakia Senica v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017

DF Lukáš Pauschek (1992-12-09)9 December 1992 (aged 24) 5 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
DF Martin Šulek (1998-01-15)15 January 1998 (aged 19) 2 0 Slovakia Trenčín v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
DF Lukáš Štetina (1991-07-28)28 July 1991 (aged 25) 1 0 Czech Republic Dukla Prague v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
DF Jakub Holúbek (1991-01-12)12 January 1991 (aged 26) 4 0 Slovakia Žilina v.  Malta, 26 March 2017
DF Denis Vavro (1996-04-10)10 April 1996 (aged 21) 2 1 Slovakia Žilina v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
DF Ján Krivák (1993-11-10)10 November 1993 (aged 23) 1 0 Slovakia Podbrezová v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
DF Juraj Kotula (1995-09-30)30 September 1995 (aged 21) 1 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
DF Martin Králik (1995-04-03)3 April 1995 (aged 22) 1 0 Slovakia Žilina v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
DF Dominik Kružliak (1996-07-10)10 July 1996 (aged 20) 1 0 Slovakia Ružomberok v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
DF Matúš Čonka (1990-10-15)15 October 1990 (aged 26) 1 0 Slovakia Spartak Trnava v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017

MF Jakub Považanec (1991-01-31)31 January 1991 (aged 26) 0 0 Czech Republic Jablonec v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
MF Róbert Pich (1988-11-12)12 November 1988 (aged 28) 0 0 Poland Śląsk Wrocław v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
MF Jaroslav Mihalík (1994-07-27)27 July 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 Poland Cracovia Krakow v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
MF Juraj Kucka (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 (aged 30) 55 6 Italy Milan v.  Malta, 26 March 2017
MF Miroslav Káčer (1996-01-02)2 January 1996 (aged 21) 2 0 Slovakia Žilina v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Dávid Guba (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 (aged 25) 2 0 Poland Termalica Nieciecza v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Roman Gergel (1988-02-22)22 February 1988 (aged 29) 2 0 Poland Termalica Nieciecza v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Martin Bukata (1993-10-02)2 October 1993 (aged 23) 2 0 Poland Piast Gliwice v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Tomáš Huk (1994-12-22)22 December 1994 (aged 22) 2 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Filip Hlohovský (1988-06-13)13 June 1988 (aged 28) 2 0 Slovakia Žilina v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Michal Škvarka (1992-08-19)19 August 1992 (aged 24) 2 0 Slovakia Žilina v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Filip Oršula (1993-02-25)25 February 1993 (aged 24) 2 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Patrik Mišák (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 26) 1 0 Poland Termalica Nieciecza v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Jakub Paur (1992-07-04)4 July 1992 (aged 24) 0 0 Slovakia Trenčín v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
MF Dušan ŠventoINJ (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 31) 47 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Austria, 15 November 2016
MF Viktor Pečovský (1983-05-24)24 May 1983 (aged 34) 35 1 Slovakia Žilina v.  England, 4 September 2016
MF František Kubík (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 (aged 28) 3 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava v.  England, 4 September 2016
MF Miroslav Stoch (1989-10-19)19 October 1989 (aged 27) 55 6 Turkey Fenerbahçe UEFA Euro 2016
MF Stanislav ŠestákRET (1982-12-16)16 December 1982 (aged 34) 66 13 Slovakia Poprad UEFA Euro 2016

FW Marek Bakoš (1983-04-15)15 April 1983 (aged 34) 14 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Lithuania, 10 June 2017ALT
FW Adam Nemec (1985-09-02)2 September 1985 (aged 31) 28 9 Romania Dinamo București v.  Malta, 26 March 2017
FW Jakub Sylvestr (1989-02-02)2 February 1989 (aged 28) 6 0 Denmark Aalborg v.  Malta, 26 March 2017ALT
FW Adam ZreľákINJ (1994-05-05)5 May 1994 (aged 23) 2 1 Czech Republic FK Jablonec v.  Malta, 26 March 2017ALT
FW Tomáš Malec (1993-01-05)5 January 1993 (aged 24) 2 0 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
FW Pavol Šafranko (1994-11-16)16 November 1994 (aged 22) 2 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda v.  Sweden, 11 January 2017
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • ALT Alternate - replaces members of the current squad, if necessary.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from international football.

Player statistics[edit]

Players in bold are still active.

As of 26 March 2017.