János Balogh (footballer)

János Balogh (born 29 November 1982 in Debrecen) is a Hungarian football goalkeeper who is currently playing for Csenger FC.[1]

János Balogh
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Personal information
Full name János Balogh
Date of birth (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Debrecen, Hungary
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Csenger FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Debrecen 37 (0)
2004–2005 Sopron 30 (0)
2005–2006 Nyíregyháza 3 (0)
2006–2009 Debrecen 23 (0)
2008–2009Heart of Midlothian (loan) 19 (0)
2009–2011 Heart of Midlothian 16 (0)
2012–2015 Nyíregyháza 88 (0)
2015–2017 Debrecen 0 (0)
2017– Csenger FC ? (?)
International career
1996–1997 Hungary U-14 1 (0)
1998–1999 Hungary U-16 6 (0)
1999–2000 Hungary U-17 2 (0)
2002–2003 Hungary U-21 8 (0)
2007 Hungary 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Balogh began his career with hometown club Debreceni VSC, picking up a Magyar Kupa winner's medal in 2001. In 2004, he joined FC Sopron for a season where he won the Hungarian cup for a second time, before spending a brief spell with Nyíregyháza Spartacus and then returning to Debreceni VSC. The following seasons proved to be very successful domestically as Balogh won the Hungarian League and the Szuperkupa in 2007 and the Hungarian cup for a third time in 2008. In August 2008 he left to join Heart of Midlothian.

HeartsEdit

Balogh signed for Hearts on an initial six-month loan in August 2008, where he was expected to compete with Marian Kello and Jamie MacDonald for a place in the starting line-up.[2] On 19 October 2008 he made his debut as a half time replacement for the injured Marian Kello in an Edinburgh derby at Easter Road. The match ended 1–1 with Balogh making a crucial save to deny Derek Riordan a winning goal in the dying minutes.[3] He signed for the Jambos on a permanent deal on 2 February 2009 from Debreceni VSC for a fee of £185,000.[4] After spending the early part of his career battling Kello for a place in the first-team he eventually lost out to the Slovakian and spent much of his time on the bench and with the emergence of Jamie MacDonald he slipped to third-choice, making only one appearance in the 2011–12 season. As his contract with the club was set to expire in January 2012 he was widely expected to depart Tynecastle in the new year, however on 7 December 2011 he left the club early by agreeing to terminate his contract. He left having made 41 appearances in all competitions for Hearts and described his performances in Edinburgh derbies as personal highlights.[5][6]

International careerEdit

Balogh made his debut for the Hungary national team on 12 September 2007, in Istanbul against Turkey.

(Statistics correct as of 20 July 2009)

National Team Performance
Team Year Friendlies International
Competition
Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hungary 2007 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0

International matchesEdit

International Matches
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 12 September 2007 Istanbul   Turkey 0–3 UEFA Euro 2008 Qual.

HonoursEdit

Debreceni VSC

FC Sopron

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Korábbi válogatott kapus Csengerben‚ szon.hu, 4 August 2017
  2. ^ "Balogh completes Hearts loan deal". 25 August 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Hibernian 1–1 Hearts". 25 October 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Paperwork completed". 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Janos heading home". Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Balogh leaves Hearts". Retrieved 7 December 2011.

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