MFK Ružomberok

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MFK Ružomberok
MFK Ruzomberok logo.svg
Full nameMestský futbalový klub Ružomberok a.s.
Nickname(s)Ruža (The Rose)
Founded1906;115 years ago (1906)
as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
Ground Štadión pod Čebraťom,
Ružomberok
Capacity4,876
OwnerMilan Fiľo
ChairmanĽubomír Golis
Head coach Ján Haspra
League Slovak Super Liga
2019–20 Slovak First Football League, 5th
Website Club website

MFK Ružomberok (Slovak pronunciation:  [ˈɾuʒɔmbɛɾɔk] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of Ružomberok.

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History

Established in 1906, the club's colours have been traditionally white, yellow and red, which are also featured on the town's flag. However, the sponsor Mondi Business Paper SCP introduced new colours in 2005: orange, black and white.

In 1993 the club gained promotion to the Slovak Second Division for the first time and a second promotion to the Corgoň Liga in 1997. The club's trophy cabinet stayed empty until their centenary year, when in 2006 they lifted both the Corgoň Liga title and the Slovak Cup with the help of 21 goals from the league's joint top scorer Erik Jendrišek. Other stars of the team in this successful season were Jan Nezmar and Marek Sapara. The team was coached at that time by František Komňacký who in February 2007 went on to SKVO Rostov-on-Don.Corgoň liga: Komňacký v Ružomberku skončil

The league win gained them entry into the Champions league second qualifying stage, there they met Swedish side Djurgårdens IF, Ružomberok lost the first leg 1–0 but managed to pull back the deficit to win 3–2 on aggregate. The next round saw them meet Russian champions CSKA Moscow, the team lost conceding 5 goals without reply.

Events timeline

Honours

Domestic

Slovak League Top Goalscorer

Slovak League Top scorer since 1993–94

YearWinnerG
2003–04 Flag of Slovakia.svg Roland Števko 17
2005–06 Flag of Slovakia.svg Erik Jendrišek 211
2011–12 Flag of Slovakia.svg Pavol Masaryk 18
1Shared award

Transfers

MFK have produced numerous players that have gone on to represent the Slovak national football team. Over the last period there has been a steady increase of young players leaving Ružomberok after a few years of first-team football and moving on to play football in leagues of a higher standard, mostly Czech First League (Igor Žofčák [1] and Juraj Kucka to Sparta Prague [2] in 2007 and 2009, Maroš Klimpl and Tomáš Oravec [3] to Viktoria Žižkov in 2001 and 2002, Dušan Švento to SK Slavia Prague in 2005, [4] Marián Had to Brno in 2004, [5] Marek Bakoš to Viktoria Plzeň in 2009, [6] and Tomáš Ďubek to Slovan Liberec in 2014 [7] ). In 2005–06 best goalscorer Erik Jendrišek moved to German Hannover 96. [8] In 2017 Michal Faško moved to Swiss Grasshopper. [9] The top transfer was agreed in 2006 when 24 years old attacking midfielder Marek Sapara moved to Norwegian champion Rosenborg BK for a fee €1.3 million. [10]

Record transfers

RankPlayerToFeeYear
1. Flag of Slovakia.svg Marek Sapara Flag of Norway.svg Rosenborg BK €1.3 million2006 [11]
2. Flag of Slovakia.svg Ján Maslo Flag of Ukraine.svg FC Volyn Lutsk €0.5 million2011 [12]
Flag of Slovakia.svg Erik Jendrišek Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Kaiserslautern €0.5 million2007 [13]
Flag of Slovakia.svg Erik Jendrišek Flag of Germany.svg Hannover 96 €0.5 million loan2006 [14]

Sponsorship

PeriodKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
1998–99 Erreà SCP
1999–2002 Adidas
2002–04 Diadora NEUSIEDLER
2004–07 Umbro NEUSIEDLER SCP
2007–08 Legea Mondi SCP
2008–12 Umbro
2012–13 Adidas
2013– MAESTRO

Club partners

source [15]

Current squad

As of 20 March 2021Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Jakub Červeň
2 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Alexander Mojžiš
3 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Ján Maslo
4 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Oliver Luterán
5 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Mário Mrva
7 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Jakub Rakyta
8 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Dalibor Takáč
9 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Martin Regáli
11 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Matej Kochan
13 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Matej Madleňák
14 FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Tomáš Bobček
15 FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Štefan Gerec
16 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Adrián Macejko
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Martin Boďa
19 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Matej Čurma
20 MF Flag of North Macedonia.svg  MKD Tihomir Kostadinov
24 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Marek Zsigmund
26 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Timotej Múdry
28 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Dávid Filinský
29 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Adam Brenkus
30 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Lukáš Kojnok
32 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Peter Ďungel
34 GK Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Tomáš Frühwald
35 GK Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Ivan Krajčírik
39 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Tomáš Kubík
99 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Jakub Luka

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2020 and
List of Slovak football transfers winter 2020-21

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
31 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Alex Holub (at Flag of Slovakia.svg Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš until 30 June 2021)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Ladislav Almási (at Flag of Russia.svg Akhmat Grozny until 30 June 2021)

Retired number(s)

Staff

PositionName
Owner Flag of Slovakia.svg Milan Fiľo
General director Flag of Slovakia.svg Ľubomír Golis
Sport director Flag of Slovakia.svg Dušan Tittel
Head Coach Flag of Slovakia.svg Ján Haspra
Assistant Coach Flag of Slovakia.svg Marek Sapara
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Slovakia.svg Milan Penksa, Marek Rodák
Youth Coach Flag of Slovakia.svg Ľuboš Hajdúch
Medical Staff Flag of Slovakia.svg MUDr. František Rigo, MUDr. Tibor Letko
Masseur Flag of Slovakia.svg Juraj Hervartovský
Custodian Flag of Slovakia.svg Drahomír Bobák

Results

League and Cup history

Slovak League only (1993–present)

SeasonDivision (Name)Pos./TeamsPl.WDLGSGAP Slovak Cup EuropeTop Scorer (Goals)
1993–94 2nd (1. Liga)11/(16)3012513485329
1994–95 2nd (1. Liga)6/(16)3014214473344First round
1995–96 2nd (1. Liga)6/(16)3014511544447First round Flag of Slovakia.svg Eduard Mydliar (13)
1996–97 2nd (1. Liga)1/(18)342356781978Semi-finals Flag of Slovakia.svg Viliam Hýravý (18)
1997–98 1st (Mars Superliga)11/(16)309912354936First round Flag of Slovakia.svg Eduard Mydliar (7)
1998–99 1st (Mars Superliga)7/(16)3012108313146Quarter-finals Flag of Slovakia.svg Eduard Mydliar (9)
1999–00 1st (Mars Superliga)7/(16)3013710292646Second round Flag of Slovakia.svg Eduard Mydliar (7)
2000–01 1st (Mars Superliga)3/(10)36151011514855Runners-up Flag of Slovakia.svg Tomáš Oravec (11)
2001–02 1st (Mars Superliga)4/(10)3615912494154Second round UC R1 ( Flag of France.svg Troyes) Flag of Slovakia.svg Tomáš Oravec (9)
2002–03 1st (Slovak Super Liga)8/(10)3612717456043First round Flag of Slovakia.svg Roland Števko (12)
2003–04 1st (Corgoň Liga)3/(10)36151011534755First round Flag of Slovakia.svg Roland Števko (22)
2004–05 1st (Corgoň Liga)7/(10)36111015505743Second round Flag of Slovakia.svg Roland Števko (11)
2005–06 1st (Corgoň Liga)1/(10)362628652880Winners Flag of Slovakia.svg Erik Jendrišek (21)
2006–07 1st (Corgoň Liga)4/(12)2810711252937Second round CL
UC
QR3 ( Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow)
R1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (Club Brugge)
Flag of Slovakia.svg Róbert Rák (11)
2007–08 1st (Corgoň Liga)7/(12)3310149464344Third round Flag of Slovakia.svg Marek Bakoš (10)
2008–09 1st (Corgoň Liga)5/(12)33121110483447Semi-finals Flag of Slovakia.svg Miloš Lačný (11)
2009–10 1st (Corgoň Liga)5/(12)3313812333547Third round Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Pyschur (11)
2010–11 1st (Corgoň Liga)7/(12)33101112233341Quarter-finals Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Kroupa (5)
2011–12 1st (Corgoň Liga)6/(12)33111111393444Second round Flag of Slovakia.svg Pavol Masaryk (18)
2012–13 1st (Corgoň Liga)6/(12)3312912364645Quarter-finals Flag of Slovakia.svg Tomáš Ďubek (13)
2013–14 1st (Corgoň Liga)4/(12)3315513565150Semi-finals Flag of Cameroon.svg Léandre Tawamba (13)
2014–15 1st (Fortuna Liga)7/(12)33101013414540Second round Flag of Slovakia.svg Pavol Masaryk (9)
2015–16 1st (Fortuna Liga)6/(12)3312912424145Semi-finals Flag of Slovakia.svg Miloš Lačný (10)
2016–17 1st (Fortuna Liga)3/(12)301578553852Fifth Round Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jakub Mareš (14)
2017–18 1st (Fortuna Liga)6/(12)31101011363540Runners-up EL Q3 ( Flag of England.svg Everton F.C.) Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Nermin Haskić (7)
2018–19 1st (Fortuna Liga)3/(12)3215116503165Fifth Round Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Flag of the United States.svg Izzy Tandir (9)
Flag of Albania.svg Kristi Qose (9)
2019–20 1st (Fortuna Liga)5/(12)277119283332Runners-up EL Q1 ( Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Filip Twardzik (7)

European competition history

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of Belarus.svg FC Belshina Bobruisk 3–10–03–1
First round Flag of France.svg Troyes AC 1–01–62–6
2006–07 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgarden 3–10–13–2
Third qualifying round Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow 0–20–30–5
2006–07 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge 0–11–11–2
2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Serbia.svg FK Vojvodina 2–01–23–2
Second qualifying round Flag of Norway.svg SK Brann 0–12–02–1
Third qualifying round Flag of England.svg Everton 0–10–10–2
2019–20 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia 0–20–20–4
2020–21 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Switzerland.svg Servette N/A0−3N/A

Player records

Most goals

#Nat.NameGoals
1 Flag of Slovakia.svg Roland Števko 59
2 Flag of Slovakia.svg Tomáš Ďubek 45
3 Flag of Slovakia.svg Miloš Lačný 44
4 Flag of Slovakia.svg Eduard Mydliar 36
5 Flag of Slovakia.svg Erik Jendrišek 30
6 Flag of Slovakia.svg Pavol Masaryk 28
7 Flag of Slovakia.svg Štefan Zošák 27
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg Viliam Hýravý 26

Players whose name is listed in bold are still active.

Notable players

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for MFK.

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.

Managers

Reserve team

MFK Ružomberok B is the reserve team of MFK Ružomberok. They currently play in the Slovak 2. liga.

History

Ružomberok B's best result in Slovak 2. liga was a 7th position in 2009–10 season and 2011–12 season. In May 2012 the club withdrew from the Slovak 2. liga. Their place in the league was taken by FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín. Notable former players which later played First league were: Štefan Pekár, Libor Hrdlička, Juraj Dovičovič, Lukáš Greššák, Juraj Dovičovič and Roland Števko.

Current squad

As of 25 February 2020Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Pavol Kohár
2 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Martin Huba
4 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Vladimír Bajtoš
DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Tomáš Filipiak
DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Dávid Filinský
DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Matej Madleňák
No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Lukáš Ondrek
MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Miroslav Almaský
MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Jakub Kudlička
MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Peter Ďungel
FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Rastislav Kružliak
FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Rastislav Švec

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2019.

Season to season

SeasonDivisionPlace
2007–08 3. liga 1st (promoted)
2008–09 2. liga 8th
2009–10 2. liga 7th
2010–11 2. liga 10th
2011–12 2. liga 7th

Former managers

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