|Date of birth||15 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Esztergom, Hungary|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|1985–1993||Zoltek SE Nyergesujfalu|
|1998–2004||FC Schalke 04||8||(0)|
|1999–2002||→ FC Schalke 04 II||72||(28)|
|2006–2007||1. FC Kaiserslautern||32||(7)|
|2009–2010||→ Borussia Dortmund II||2||(0)|
|2013–2014||FC Ingolstadt 04||9||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013
- 1 Career
- 2 Statistics
- 3 International career
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Hajnal started playing football at the local Zoltek SE in his hometown Nyergesújfalu.
Ferencvárosi TC and Dunakanyar Vác FC
At the age of nine, the very gifted young lad was swooped by one of Hungary's most famous clubs Ferencvárosi TC. He played two matches in the Hungarian National Championship I for Ferencvárosi TC. In the same year, he moved to Dunakanyar-Vác FC as part of an exchange deal. Actually he did not play any matches in the Dunakanyar-Vác FC. Next year he headed for the German Bundesliga.
FC Schalke 04
Then Dunakanyar-Vác FC made a lot of money by quickly selling him to FC Schalke 04. He found it hard to make the breakthrough with the Royal Blues, and after a mere seven Bundesliga appearances he moved to Belgium in 2004.
His performance in Dortumnd's 4–0 win against Frankfurt on 15 November 2008—scoring once and assists for three goals—earned him a place in the Bundesliga Team of the Week and made Hajnal Man of The Match. In the next round, Hajnal was again in the Team of the Week. He played 30 matches and scored five goals during the 2008–09 Bundesliga season. In the 2009–10 Bundesliga season he played 21 matches. He was injured in 2010, therefore he could not play in the 2010–11 Bundesliga season for Borussia Dortmund.
On 31 January 2011, Hajnal was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart. He scored his first goal against Eintracht Frankfurt on 27 February 2011. The final result was 2–0 for Stuttgart. On 7 May 2011, Hajnal moved permanently to VfB Stuttgart because the club avoided relegation.
Hajnal extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart on 7 January 2013 until June 2014 with an option for a further year.
On 1 August 2013, he moved to FC Ingolstadt 04. He made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga against Karlsruhe. In September 2014 he announced he would be leaving the club, and likely returning to his native Hungary.
On 12 December 2014, Hajnal returned to his former club Ferencvárosi TC after 17 years. Current manager of Ferencváros, Thomas Doll had been interested in signing Hajnal previously. However, Hajnal was unaware that Ferencváros intended to sign him a couple of weeks before the offer was made. When Hajnal was a free agent, he was training with Ferencváros. Therefore, it was obvious that he would join the club if he would return to Hungary.
|Schalke 04 ll||2000–01||28||9||0||0||0||0||28||9|
|FC Ingolstadt 04||2013–14||9||1||3||2||0||0||12||3|
On 9 October 2004, Hajnal played his first match for Hungary in Solna against Sweden and on 17 October 2007, he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Poland. The final result was 1–0 to Hungary. Hungary finished a disappointing sixth in their qualifying group for UEFA Euro 2008 and have been out of the running for a place in Austria and Switzerland next year since the beginning of the qualification period. The competition from Greece, Norway and Turkey was simply too strong for Hajnal and his team mates, who nevertheless beat Bosnia-Herzegovina home and away during the campaign. Hajnal scored twice against Montenegro in the Puskás Ferenc Stadium in a friendly match. The final result was 3–3. During the FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying he scored against Malta in Budapest. The final result was 3–0. This goal was the first goal scored in a qualifier. During the management of Sándor Egervári (2010–present), Hajnal played his first match in the Wembley Stadium against England. Hajnal scored a goal against Azerbaijan on 9 February 2011. Hungary defeated Azerbaijan 2–0 in a friendly match.
As of 9 September 2010[update].
- DFB-Ligapokal finalists with Schalke 04: 2001, 2002
- Hungarian Footballer of the Year: 2007, 2008
- Named in the 2007–08 Bundesliga all-star team (bundesliga.de)
- Pro Urbe Prize: 2008
- "Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Tamas Hajnal" [Borussia Dortmund signs Tamás Hajnal] (in German). bvb.de. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
- "Die Top-Elf des 14. Spieltags!" [The Top Eleven of the 14th Matchday!] (in German). bundesliga.de. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "VfB sign Tamas Hajnal on loan". VfB Stuttgart. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- "Tamas Hajnal moves on loan to VfB Stuttgart". Borussia Dortmund. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- "Tamas Hajnal extends until 2014". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "Tamas Hajnal signs for FC Ingolstadt". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Hajnal a Szalai-ügyről: "Kicsit szerencsétlen az időpontválasztás"" (in Hungarian). csakfoci.hu. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- "FTC: Hajnal Tamás aláírta a szerződését - hivatalos" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- "FTC: Hajnal Tamás akár holnap aláírhatna, de nem kapkod" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- "Ferencváros: Hajnal Tamás a zöld-fehérekkel edz" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- "Kilencezer néző előtt nyert rangadót a Fradi" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
- "Tamas Hajnal". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "Hajnal, Tamas" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "Hajnal retains Hungarian award". FIFA.com. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "Nyergesújfalu: Hajnal Tamás Pro Urbe Díjat kapott" (in Hungarian). nemzetisport.hu. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
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