|Full name||Mestský futbalový klub Ružomberok a.s.|
|Nickname(s)||Ruža (The Rose)|
as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
|Ground|| Štadión pod Čebraťom, |
|Head coach||Ján Haspra|
|League||Slovak Super Liga|
|2019–20||Slovak First Football League, 5th|
MFK Ružomberok (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɾuʒɔmbɛɾɔk] ( listen )) is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of Ružomberok.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it.(July 2017)
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.
Slovak League Top scorer since 1993–94
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 Žofčákand Juraj Kucka to Sparta Prague in 2007 and 2009, Maroš Klimpl and Tomáš Oravec to Viktoria Žižkov in 2001 and 2002, Dušan Švento to SK Slavia Prague in 2005, Marián Had to Brno in 2004, Marek Bakoš to Viktoria Plzeň in 2009, and Tomáš Ďubek to Slovan Liberec in 2014 ). In 2005–06 best goalscorer Erik Jendrišek moved to German Hannover 96. In 2017 Michal Faško moved to Swiss Grasshopper. 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.
|1.||Marek Sapara||Rosenborg BK||€1.3 million||2006|
|2.||Ján Maslo||FC Volyn Lutsk||€0.5 million||2011|
|Erik Jendrišek||1. FC Kaiserslautern||€0.5 million||2007|
|Erik Jendrišek||Hannover 96||€0.5 million loan||2006|
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
As of 20 March 2021Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2020 and
List of Slovak football transfers winter 2020-21
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|General director||Ľubomír Golis|
|Sport director||Dušan Tittel|
|Head Coach||Ján Haspra|
|Assistant Coach||Marek Sapara|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Milan Penksa, Marek Rodák|
|Youth Coach||Ľuboš Hajdúch|
|Medical Staff||MUDr. František Rigo, MUDr. Tibor Letko|
Slovak League only (1993–present)
|Season||Division (Name)||Pos./Teams||Pl.||W||D||L||GS||GA||P||Slovak Cup||Europe||Top Scorer (Goals)|
|1993–94||2nd (1. Liga)||11/(16)||30||12||5||13||48||53||29|
|1994–95||2nd (1. Liga)||6/(16)||30||14||2||14||47||33||44||First round|
|1995–96||2nd (1. Liga)||6/(16)||30||14||5||11||54||44||47||First round||Eduard Mydliar (13)|
|1996–97||2nd (1. Liga)||1/(18)||34||23||5||6||78||19||78||Semi-finals||Viliam Hýravý (18)|
|1997–98||1st (Mars Superliga)||11/(16)||30||9||9||12||35||49||36||First round||Eduard Mydliar (7)|
|1998–99||1st (Mars Superliga)||7/(16)||30||12||10||8||31||31||46||Quarter-finals||Eduard Mydliar (9)|
|1999–00||1st (Mars Superliga)||7/(16)||30||13||7||10||29||26||46||Second round||Eduard Mydliar (7)|
|2000–01||1st (Mars Superliga)||3/(10)||36||15||10||11||51||48||55||Runners-up||Tomáš Oravec (11)|
|2001–02||1st (Mars Superliga)||4/(10)||36||15||9||12||49||41||54||Second round||UC||R1 ( Troyes)||Tomáš Oravec (9)|
|2002–03||1st (Slovak Super Liga)||8/(10)||36||12||7||17||45||60||43||First round||Roland Števko (12)|
|2003–04||1st (Corgoň Liga)||3/(10)||36||15||10||11||53||47||55||First round||Roland Števko (22)|
|2004–05||1st (Corgoň Liga)||7/(10)||36||11||10||15||50||57||43||Second round||Roland Števko (11)|
|2005–06||1st (Corgoň Liga)||1/(10)||36||26||2||8||65||28||80||Winners||Erik Jendrišek (21)|
|2006–07||1st (Corgoň Liga)||4/(12)||28||10||7||11||25||29||37||Second round|| CL |
|QR3 ( CSKA Moscow)|
R1 (Club Brugge)
|Róbert Rák (11)|
|2007–08||1st (Corgoň Liga)||7/(12)||33||10||14||9||46||43||44||Third round||Marek Bakoš (10)|
|2008–09||1st (Corgoň Liga)||5/(12)||33||12||11||10||48||34||47||Semi-finals||Miloš Lačný (11)|
|2009–10||1st (Corgoň Liga)||5/(12)||33||13||8||12||33||35||47||Third round||Oleksandr Pyschur (11)|
|2010–11||1st (Corgoň Liga)||7/(12)||33||10||11||12||23||33||41||Quarter-finals||Karel Kroupa (5)|
|2011–12||1st (Corgoň Liga)||6/(12)||33||11||11||11||39||34||44||Second round||Pavol Masaryk (18)|
|2012–13||1st (Corgoň Liga)||6/(12)||33||12||9||12||36||46||45||Quarter-finals||Tomáš Ďubek (13)|
|2013–14||1st (Corgoň Liga)||4/(12)||33||15||5||13||56||51||50||Semi-finals||Léandre Tawamba (13)|
|2014–15||1st (Fortuna Liga)||7/(12)||33||10||10||13||41||45||40||Second round||Pavol Masaryk (9)|
|2015–16||1st (Fortuna Liga)||6/(12)||33||12||9||12||42||41||45||Semi-finals||Miloš Lačný (10)|
|2016–17||1st (Fortuna Liga)||3/(12)||30||15||7||8||55||38||52||Fifth Round||Jakub Mareš (14)|
|2017–18||1st (Fortuna Liga)||6/(12)||31||10||10||11||36||35||40||Runners-up||EL||Q3 ( Everton F.C.)||Nermin Haskić (7)|
|2018–19||1st (Fortuna Liga)||3/(12)||32||15||11||6||50||31||65||Fifth Round|| Izzy Tandir (9) |
Kristi Qose (9)
|2019–20||1st (Fortuna Liga)||5/(12)||27||7||11||9||28||33||32||Runners-up||EL||Q1 ( Levski Sofia)||Filip Twardzik (7)|
|2001–02||UEFA Cup||Qualifying round||FC Belshina Bobruisk||3–1||0–0||3–1|
|First round||Troyes AC||1–0||1–6||2–6|
|2006–07||UEFA Champions League||Second qualifying round||Djurgarden||3–1||0–1||3–2|
|Third qualifying round||CSKA Moscow||0–2||0–3||0–5|
|2006–07||UEFA Cup||First round||Club Brugge||0–1||1–1||1–2|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||FK Vojvodina||2–0||1–2||3–2|
|Second qualifying round||SK Brann||0–1||2–0||2–1|
|Third qualifying round||Everton||0–1||0–1||0–2|
|2019–20||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Levski Sofia||0–2||0–2||0–4|
|2020–21||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Servette||N/A||0−3||N/A|
Players whose name is listed in bold are still active.
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for MFK.
MFK Ružomberok B is the reserve team of MFK Ružomberok. They currently play in the Slovak 2. liga.
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.
As of 25 February 2020Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2019.
|2007–08||3. liga||1st (promoted)|
MFK Dukla Banská Bystrica is a Slovak football club from the town of Banská Bystrica. The club plays at the SNP Stadium. After being relegated from the Slovak 2. liga in 2017, the team had financial problems.
MŠK Žilina is a Slovak football club based in the town of Žilina, that is playing in the Slovak Superliga. Since the league inception in 1993, the club has won 7 titles and comes second in All-time table that makes them one of the most successful teams in the competition. The club and their supporters alike are nicknamed Šošoni and play their home games in the Štadión pod Dubňom. In the 2016–17 season, Žilina won the Slovak League.
ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Slovak Super Liga. Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, the club changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953. Slovan is the most successful team in Slovakia with the most titles in both league and cup in the country.
Juraj Halenár was a Slovak football forward who was most famous for playing for Slovan Bratislava.
The Slovak Super Liga is the top level football league in Slovakia, currently known as the Fortuna liga due to a sponsorship arrangement. It was formed in 1993 following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The record for most titles is ten, held by Slovan Bratislava, who are the current title holders.
The 2003–04 Slovak Superliga was the 11th season of first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. This season started on 19 July 2003 and ended on 8 June 2004. MŠK Žilina are the defending champions.
FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda is a Slovak football team, based in Dunajská Streda. In the 2007 to 2008 season, the team were the west group champions of the Slovak Third League. In the 2008 to 2009 season, after merging with FC Senec, the team entered the Corgoň Liga. The club is strongly supported by the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.
The 2006–07 Slovak Superliga was the 14th season of first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. This season started on 14 July 2006 and ended on 30 May 2007. MFK Ružomberok were the defending champions.
Marek Sapara is a retired Slovak footballer who is currently an assistant manager at MFK Ružomberok.
Juraj Kucka is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian top division club Parma and the Slovak national team.
The 2010–11 season of the Slovak Superliga was the eighteenth season of the first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. It began on 17 July 2010 and was completed on 25 May 2011. MŠK Žilina were the defending champions, having won their fifth Slovak league championship the previous season.
Tomáš Ďubek is a Slovak football midfielder who most recently for ViOn Zlaté Moravce.
FK Poprad is a Slovak football team, based in the town of Poprad. The club was founded in 1906. The team play in the Slovak 2. liga, the second tier of Slovak football, having been there since promotion from 3. liga in 2014. The club have played home matches at the NTC Poprad.
The 2011–12 Slovak First Football League was the nineteenth season of the Corgoň Liga, the first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. It began on 15 July 2011 and was completed on 19 May 2012. Slovan Bratislava were the defending champions, having won their sixth Slovak league championship at the end of the 2010–11 season.
FK Železiarne Podbrezová is a Slovak football team, based in the town of Podbrezová.
The 2012–13 Slovak First Football League is the 20th season of first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. This season was started on 14 July 2012 and ended on 26 May 2013. MŠK Žilina are the defending champions.
The 2013–14 Slovak First Football League was the 21st season of first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. This season started on 12 July 2013. ŠK Slovan Bratislava are the defending champions.
The 2014–15 Slovak First Football League was the 22nd season of first-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993. This season started on 11 July 2014. ŠK Slovan Bratislava are the defending champions.
The 2015–16 Slovak First Football League was the 23rd season of the first-tier football league in Slovakia since its establishment in 1993. AS Trenčín were the defending champions, after winning their 1st Slovak championship.
The 2020–21 Slovak First Football League is the 28th season of first-tier football league in Slovakia since its establishment in 1993. ŠK Slovan Bratislava are the defending champions, having won their 10th Slovak league title in the previous season.
Other useful links:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to MFK Ružomberok .|