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Lukáš Štetina (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɫukaːʃ ˈʃcɛcina]; born 28 July 1991) is a Slovak football central defender who currently plays for Czech First League club Sparta Prague. He was a member of the Slovakia U21 and is currently a member of the broader squad of Slovakia.

Lukáš Štetina
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Personal information
Full name Lukáš Štetina
Date of birth (1991-07-28) 28 July 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sparta Prague
Number 19
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Nitra 41 (2)
2011–2013 Metalist Kharkiv 2 (0)
2012Tatran Prešov (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013Dukla Prague (loan) 21 (0)
2013–2017 Dukla Prague 85 (6)
2017– Sparta Prague 39 (3)
National team
2009–2010 Slovakia U19 3 (0)
2010–2013 Slovakia U21 21 (3)
2013– Slovakia 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019


Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Štetina made his Corgoň Liga debut for FC Nitra in a 1–1 draw against MŠK Žilina on 11 July 2009. He scored his first goal in a 2–0 win against Dunajská Streda. He played 24 matches in his first Corgoň Liga season. In the next season he made 18 appearances for Nitra and then was transferred to Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv in March 2011.

Metalist KharkivEdit

Štetina debuted in the Ukrainian Premier League in a 0–0 draw against Vorskla on 5 March 2011. He played only two matches in the 2010–11 season and failed to make a league appearance in the 2011–12 season. He returned to Slovakia in February 2012, signing a half-year loan deal with Tatran Prešov.[1] Štetina joined Czech club Dukla Prague on a year's loan in July 2012,[2] making his Czech First League debut on 28 July 2012, playing four minutes as a substitute in a 1–1 draw against Sparta Prague.

International careerEdit

Štetina represented Slovakia in the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship elite round, making his competitive debut against Serbia on 26 March 2008.[3] He subsequently played for his country at under-19 and under-21 level.

Štetina made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Gibraltar in November 2013.[4] He only returned to the national team match four years later, when he played the first half of a friendly match against Ukraine, giving Slovakia the lead in the 10th minute, by a tap-in, which followed Albert Rusnák's free kick, Hamšík's header and a failed save by Andriy Pyatov.

He only made a return to the national team in March 2019, after the international retirement of Martin Škrtel, having been nominated for a double UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying fixture against Hungary and Wales. [5]

International goalsEdit

International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 November 2017 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine 2   Ukraine 1–0 1–2 Friendly


  1. ^ "Lukáš Štetina na polročné hosťovanie do Prešova". (in Slovak). 22 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ Novák, Jaromír (9 July 2012). "Fotbalová Dukla získala vedle Kaloudy také španělského zadáka Romeru". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). Czech Republic. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. ^ Lukáš Štetina Profile at
  4. ^ "Gibraltar draws 0-0 with Slovakia in UEFA debut". New Zealand Herald. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Hapal oznámil nomináciu bez Škrtela a spol. Kapitánsku pásku prevzal Hamšík". (in Slovak). 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2019-03-12.

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