Dušan Švento

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Dušan Švento
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Personal information
Full nameDušan Švento
Date of birth (1985-08-01) 1 August 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Ružomberok, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left winger, left-back
Youth career
1995–2003 Ružomberok
Senior career*
2003–2005 Ružomberok 38 (2)
2005–2009 Slavia Prague 82 (6)
2009–2014 Red Bull Salzburg 128 (13)
2014–2016 1. FC Köln 26 (1)
2016–2017 Slavia Prague 14 (0)
National team
2006 Slovakia U21 2 (0)
2006–2016 Slovakia 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club career

During summer 2007, Švento went to an English club Derby County for a trial and to take a look at the facilities there. Seemingly, more English based clubs were interested. However, this interest ended as he damaged his knee ligaments after returning to Prague. He has undergone surgery and has been out for almost a year.

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On 16 June 2009, Švento joined Red Bull Salzburg after signing a three-year contract for a transfer fee of €2 million. [1]

In June 2016, he returned to Slavia Prague. [2]

In early February 2019, it was announced that Švento would rejoin Red Bull Salzburg, however, he would no longer be an active player. Instead, he undertook the role of U12 manager. [3]

International career

Švento made his international debut for Slovakia in the friendly match against Malta on 15 August 2006, under coach Dušan Galis. He scored his first goal in the national team in an away game against Wales (5–1 win) on 7 October 2006.

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  1. "Švento podpísal kontrakt na tri roky s RB Salzburg" (in Slovak). profutbal. 16 June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2009.
  2. http://www.profutbal.sk/ligy/prestupy-a-spekulacie/clanok208951-Svento_sa_vratil_do_Slavie_Praha_podpisal_zmluvu_do_juna_2018.htm
  3. "FC Red Bull Salzburg - Dusan Svento returns". redbulls (in German). Retrieved 6 February 2019.
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