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.

Filip Kiss
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Personal information
Full name Filip Kiss[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Ettifaq
Number 14
Youth career
Inter Bratislava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Inter Bratislava
2009–2010 Petržalka 24 (4)
2010–2012 Slovan Bratislava 30 (6)
2011–2012Cardiff City (loan) 27 (1)
2012–2016 Cardiff City 2 (0)
2014Ross County (loan) 17 (6)
2014–2015Ross County (loan) 31 (0)
2015–2016Haugesund (loan) 24 (4)
2016–2017 Haugesund 26 (4)
2017– Al-Ettifaq 52 (6)
National team
2008–2009 Slovakia U19 11 (2)
2010–2015 Slovakia U21 19 (1)
2014– Slovakia 13 (0)
* 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

CareerEdit

Kiss started his professional career at Inter Bratislava in 2008, before moving to Petržalka the following year where he made 23 league appearances. He again moved in 2010 to ŠK Slovan Bratislava.

Cardiff CityEdit

On 21 July 2011, Kiss joined Welsh club Cardiff City, who play in the Championship, on a season long loan.[2] 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.[3] His first start for the Bluebirds was against Yeovil Town and the following day he was given the number 4 shirt for the season.[4] 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[5] 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.[6] His first goal for the club came against Derby County on 2 November.[7] 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.[8]

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.

Ross CountyEdit

On 8 January 2014, Kiss signed for Scottish Premiership side Ross County on loan until the end of the season.[9] He made his debut on 11 January 2014, scoring twice in a 3–3 draw against Partick Thistle.[10] 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."[11] 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.[12]

FK HaugesundEdit

On 19 August 2015, Kiss joined Norwegian club FK Haugesund on a season-long loan.[13]

International careerEdit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

Kiss belongs to the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played on 9 March 2018[15]
Club League Cup League Cup Other Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Petržalka 2009–10 Superliga 24 4 2 0 26 4
Total 24 4 2 0 26 4
Slovan Bratislava 2010–11 Superliga 29 6 3 0 4 0 36 6
2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 30 6 3 0 0 0 5 0 38 6
Cardiff City (loan) 2011–12 Championship 27 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 33 1
Cardiff City 2012–13 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 29 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 36 1
Ross County (loan) 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 17 6 0 0 0 0 17 6
2014–15 31 0 0 0 2 0 33 0
Total 48 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 50 6
Haugesund (loan) 2015 Tippeligaen 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2016 27 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 31 9
Haugesund 2017 Eliteserien 14 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 21 3
Total 50 8 7 4 0 0 4 0 61 12
Al-Ettifaq 2017–18 Saudi Professional League 21 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 4
Total 21 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 4
Career total 202 28 15 5 7 0 9 0 233 33

HonoursEdit

Slovan Bratislava
Cardiff City

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Cardiff City complete Filip Kiss loan deal". BBC Sport. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "2011/12 Squad numbers announced". Cardiff City Football Club. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay faces selection dilemma". BBC Sport. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Blackpool 1 – 1 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Derby v Cardiff". BBC Sport. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Kiss keen on Cardiff Stay". Sky Sports. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Kiss joins on loan". rosscountyfootballclub.co.uk. 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Partick Thistle 3–3 Ross County". BBC Sport. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  11. ^ Thomson, Andrew (18 January 2014). "Ross County 3–0 Dundee United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Ross County: Filip Kiss among new trio of new signings". BBC Sport. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  13. ^ "LOAN DEAL: KISS TO FK HAUGESUND". Cardiff City. 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  14. ^ "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.)
  15. ^ Filip Kiss at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

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