Filip Kiss (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈfilip ˈkiʃ], Hungarian: Kiss Fülöp [ˈkiʃ ˈfyløp]; born 13 October 1990) is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq.
|Full name||Filip Kiss|
|Date of birth||13 October 1990|
|Place of birth||Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2011–2012||→ Cardiff City (loan)||27||(1)|
|2014||→ Ross County (loan)||17||(6)|
|2014–2015||→ Ross County (loan)||31||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Haugesund (loan)||24||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2018
On 21 July 2011, Kiss joined Welsh club Cardiff City, who play in the Championship, on a season long loan. He made his debut for the club in a pre-season loss to Bournemouth coming as a substitute. After the game, both Kiss and Cardiff manager, Malky Mackay stated they wanted to extend the deal past the season long loan. His first start for the Bluebirds was against Yeovil Town and the following day he was given the number 4 shirt for the season. However Kiss missed the first six games of the season with a hamstring injury. On 26 August, Malky Mackay confirmed he would be part of the squad to play Portsmouth the following day Despite making the bench Kiss didn't make an appearance in the 1–1 draw. He made his debut in a 2–0 win over Doncaster Rovers, he came on as a substitute for Craig Conway. Kiss made his full debut the following game in a 1–1 draw with Blackpool. His first goal for the club came against Derby County on 2 November. Kiss was used as a substitute in the League Cup final against Liverpool, which ended in a 3–2 penalty shootout defeat. It was confirmed on 1 July that an agreement had been reached between Cardiff City and Slovan Bratislava to allow Kiss to sign for the Bluebirds on a permanent basis.
Kiss's first game as a permanent Cardiff player, came on 17 August 2012, against Huddersfield Town where he came on as a substitute for Jordon Mutch. He played 100th professional game on 5 January 2013, in the FA Cup against Macclesfield Town. Kiss's game-time for the first team was limited in 2012–13, as the Club won the Championship, though the midfielder was a regular in the club's development squad.
On 8 January 2014, Kiss signed for Scottish Premiership side Ross County on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut on 11 January 2014, scoring twice in a 3–3 draw against Partick Thistle. He scored two more in his next game, a week later: for the second, he "picked up the ball 30 yards (27 m) away from the Dundee United goal and sent a curling ball into the top right-hand corner." Kiss returned to Cardiff at the end of his loan having scored six times in 17 appearances. On 6 August 2014, Ross County announced they had re-signed Kiss on a season-long loan.
Kiss has represented both Slovakia U-19 and Slovakia U-21. He had a spell as the captain of the Under-21 team. Kiss made his debut for Slovakia's senior team in a 3–1 friendly victory over Israel on 5 March 2014.
- As of match played on 9 March 2018
|Cardiff City (loan)||2011–12||Championship||27||1||1||0||5||0||0||0||33||1|
|Ross County (loan)||2013–14||Scottish Premiership||17||6||0||0||0||0||—||17||6|
|Al-Ettifaq||2017–18||Saudi Professional League||21||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||22||4|
- "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Cardiff City complete Filip Kiss loan deal". BBC Sport. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "Filip Kiss and Malky Mackay both keen to make Slovakian's Cardiff City move permanent". Western Mail. South Wales Echo. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- "2011/12 Squad numbers announced". Cardiff City Football Club. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay faces selection dilemma". BBC Sport. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- "Blackpool 1 – 1 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
- "Derby v Cardiff". BBC Sport. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- "Kiss keen on Cardiff Stay". Sky Sports. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- "Kiss joins on loan". rosscountyfootballclub.co.uk. 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
- "Partick Thistle 3–3 Ross County". BBC Sport. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
- Thomson, Andrew (18 January 2014). "Ross County 3–0 Dundee United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- "Ross County: Filip Kiss among new trio of new signings". BBC Sport. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "LOAN DEAL: KISS TO FK HAUGESUND". Cardiff City. 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "Jönnek a határon túli focisták". global-soccer.eu (in Hungarian). telesport.hu. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
However, in the Slovakian national teams of younger age categories there are to find more ethnic Hungarian footballers, whom its worth to pay attention. [...] Fülöp Kiss won the gold medal with Slovan this year, and as a defensive midfielder he scored six goals on 29 matches. (A korosztályos szlovák válogatottakban azonban több magyar nemzetiségű játékos is akad, akire érdemes odafigyelni. [...] Kiss Fülöp idén aranyérmet nyert a Slovannal, és védekező középpályásként 29 bajnokin hatszor volt eredményes.)
- Filip Kiss at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 April 2018.