Juraj Piroska (born 27 February 1987) is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Petržalka.

Juraj Piroska
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 36)
Place of birth Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, forward
Team information
Current team
FC Petržalka
Number 33
Youth career
1993–2004 Slovan Bratislava
2004–2005 Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 AS Trenčín 3 (0)
2006–2008 Petržalka 43 (6)
2006SFM Senec (loan)
2009 Sparta Prague 1 (0)
2009–2014 Senica 139 (42)
2012Slovan Bratislava (loan) 12 (1)
2015 Kaisar 5 (0)
2015 Spartak Myjava 9 (1)
2016 Skalica 8 (1)
2016 Petržalka 4 (2)
2017 Vibonese 7 (1)
2017–2020 Petržalka 54 (13)
2020–2022 Senica 44 (6)
2022– Petržalka 15 (2)
International career
2005–2006 Slovakia U19 ? (?)
2007–2008 Slovakia U21 7 (2)
2011 Slovakia 3 (1)
Managerial career
2019–2020 Petržalka (assistant)
2020– Senica (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23 May 2023
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 October 2011

Club career edit

Piroska began playing football in Slovan Bratislava at the age of 6. He joined German side SC Freiburg youth squad in 2004. There he spent one-and-a-half years and came back to Slovakia, signing for AS Trenčín. He missed most of the time in Trenčín due to a backbone injury.

In January 2006, he moved to Artmedia Petržalka. His breakthrough came in 2007–08, winning the double.

On 16 February 2009, he signed a three-year contract for Sparta Prague.[1] He played only 16 minutes for Sparta in the Gambrinus liga and moved on loan to Senica in July 2009.

His good form in Senica switched to transfer in June 2010. He scored his first hat-trick in a 5–0 away win against Nitra on 4 March 2011.

International career edit

Piroska made his debut for the Slovakia national team in a 1–0 away win against Andorra on 26 March 2011. He netted his first goal on 11 October 2011 in a 1–1 away draw with Macedonia in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

Affiliated activities edit

Piroska appears in RTVS, Slovak public broadcaster, during televised national team or club international fixtures as well as major tournaments, like UEFA Euro 2020, as an expert analyst and panel member.[2]


Career statistics edit

Score and result list Slovakia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after Piroska goal.
International goal scored by Juraj Piroska
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 October 2011 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia   Macedonia 1–0 1–1 Euro 2012 qualifier

Honours edit

Artmedia

References edit

  1. ^ "Sparta na poslední chvíli získala slovenského útočníka Piroska" (in Czech). Sport.cz. 16 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2009.
  2. ^ "ME vo futbale - Experti - RTVS.sk". www.rtvs.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 7 December 2022.

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