MFK Ružomberok

MFK Ružomberok (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɾuʒɔmbɛɾɔk] (About this soundlisten)) is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of Ružomberok.

MFK Ružomberok
MFK Ruzomberok logo.svg
Full nameMestský futbalový klub Ružomberok a.s.
Nickname(s)Ruža (The Rose)
Founded1906; 114 years ago (1906)
as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
GroundŠtadión pod Čebraťom,
Ružomberok
Capacity4,876
OwnerMilan Fiľo [sk]
ChairmanĽubomír Golis
Head coachJán Haspra
LeagueSlovak Super Liga
2019–20Slovak First Football League, 5th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Established in 1906, the club's colours have been traditionally white, yellow and red, which are also featured on the town's flag. However, the sponsor Mondi Business Paper SCP introduced new colours in 2005: orange, black and white.

In 1993 the club gained promotion to the Slovak Second Division for the first time and a second promotion to the Corgoň Liga in 1997. The club's trophy cabinet stayed empty until their centenary year, when in 2006 they lifted both the Corgoň Liga title and the Slovak Cup with the help of 21 goals from the league's joint top scorer Erik Jendrišek. Other stars of the team in this successful season were Jan Nezmar and Marek Sapara. The team was coached at that time by František Komňacký who in February 2007 went on to SKVO Rostov-on-Don.Corgoň liga: Komňacký v Ružomberku skončil

The league win gained them entry into the Champions league second qualifying stage, there they met Swedish side Djurgårdens IF, Ružomberok lost the first leg 1–0 but managed to pull back the deficit to win 3–2 on aggregate. The next round saw them meet Russian champions CSKA Moscow, the team lost conceding 5 goals without reply.

Events timelineEdit

  • 1906 – Founded as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
  • 1948 – Merged with SBZ Ruzomberok and Sokola SBZ Ružomberok
  • 1953 – Renamed DSO Iskra Ružomberok
  • 1955 – Revocation of the merger and renamed Iskra Ružomberok
  • 1957 – Renamed TJ BZVIL Ružomberok
  • 1989 – Renamed TJ BZ Ružomberok
  • 1992 – Renamed ŠK Texicom Ružomberok
  • 1995 – Renamed MŠK Ružomberok
  • 1996 – Renamed MŠK SCP Ružomberok, Slovak 2nd League champion
  • 2001 – First European qualification, 2001–02 UEFA Cup
  • 2003 – Renamed MFK Ružomberok
  • 2006 – Slovak champion, Slovak FA Cup winner
  • 2006 – Champions League qualification, 3rd round
  • 2017 - European League qualification, 3rd round

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Slovak League Top GoalscorerEdit

Slovak League Top scorer since 1993–94

Year Winner G
2003–04   Roland Števko 17
2005–06   Erik Jendrišek 211
2011–12   Pavol Masaryk 18
1Shared award

TransfersEdit

MFK have produced numerous players that have gone on to represent the Slovak national football team. Over the last period there has been a steady increase of young players leaving Ružomberok after a few years of first-team football and moving on to play football in leagues of a higher standard, mostly Czech First League (Igor Žofčák[1] and Juraj Kucka to Sparta Prague[2] in 2007 and 2009, Maroš Klimpl and Tomáš Oravec[3] to Viktoria Žižkov in 2001 and 2002, Dušan Švento to SK Slavia Prague in 2005[4], Marián Had to Brno in 2004[5], Marek Bakoš to Viktoria Plzeň in 2009[6], and Tomáš Ďubek to Slovan Liberec in 2014[7]). In 2005–06 best goalscorer Erik Jendrišek moved to German Hannover 96[8]. In 2017 Michal Faško moved to Swiss Grasshopper[9]. The top transfer was agreed in 2006 when 24 years old attacking midfielder Marek Sapara moved to Norwegian champion Rosenborg BK for a fee €1.3 million.[10]

Record transfersEdit

Rank Player To Fee Year
1.   Marek Sapara   Rosenborg BK €1.3 million 2006[11]
2.   Ján Maslo   FC Volyn Lutsk €0.5 million 2011[12]
  Erik Jendrišek   1. FC Kaiserslautern €0.5 million 2007[13]
  Erik Jendrišek   Hannover 96 €0.5 million loan 2006[14]

SponsorshipEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1998–99 Erreà SCP
1999–2002 Adidas
2002–04 Diadora NEUSIEDLER
2004–07 Umbro NEUSIEDLER SCP
2007–08 Legea Mondi SCP
2008–12 Umbro
2012–13 Adidas
2013– MAESTRO

Club partnersEdit

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Current squadEdit

As of 13 August, 2020 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SVK Jakub Červeň
2 DF   SVK Alexander Mojžiš
3 DF   SVK Ján Maslo
4 MF   SVK Matúš Kmeť
5 DF   SVK Mário Mrva
8 MF   SVK Dalibor Takáč
9 MF   SVK Martin Regáli
11 MF   SVK Matej Kochan
13 DF   SVK Matej Madleňák
14 FW   SVK Tomáš Bobček
15 FW   SVK Štefan Gerec
18 FW   SVK Martin Boďa
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   SVK Matej Čurma
20 MF   MKD Tihomir Kostadinov
24 MF   SVK Marek Zsigmund
26 MF   SVK Timotej Múdry
28 DF   SVK Dávid Filinský
29 MF   SVK Adam Brenkus
30 MF   SVK Lukáš Kojnok
31 DF   SVK Alex Holub
32 MF   SVK Peter Ďungel
33 GK   SVK Matúš Macík
35 GK   SVK Ivan Krajčírik
99 FW   SVK Ladislav Almási

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2020.

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SVK Milan Ferenčík (at MFK Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš)
GK   SVK Tomáš Pažítka (at ŠK Tvrdošín)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   SVK Michal Kutlík (at TJ Tatran Oravské Veselé)
MF   SVK Mikuláš Bumbera (at ŠKM Liptovský Hrádok)

Retired number(s)Edit

StaffEdit

Position Name
Owner   Milan Fiľo
General director   Ľubomír Golis
Sport director   Dušan Tittel
Head Coach   Ján Haspra
Assistant Coach   Marek Sapara
Goalkeeping Coach   Milan Penksa, Marek Rodák
Youth Coach   Ľuboš Hajdúch
Medical Staff   MUDr. František Rigo, MUDr. Tibor Letko
Masseur   Juraj Hervartovský
Custodian   Drahomír Bobák

ResultsEdit

League and Cup historyEdit

Slovak League only (1993–present)

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Slovak Cup Europe Top Scorer (Goals)
1993–94 2nd (1. Liga) 11/(16) 30 12 5 13 48 53 29
1994–95 2nd (1. Liga) 6/(16) 30 14 2 14 47 33 44 First round
1995–96 2nd (1. Liga) 6/(16) 30 14 5 11 54 44 47 First round   Eduard Mydliar (13)
1996–97 2nd (1. Liga) 1/(18) 34 23 5 6 78 19 78 Semi-finals   Viliam Hýravý (18)
1997–98 1st (Mars Superliga) 11/(16) 30 9 9 12 35 49 36 First round   Eduard Mydliar (7)
1998–99 1st (Mars Superliga) 7/(16) 30 12 10 8 31 31 46 Quarter-finals   Eduard Mydliar (9)
1999–00 1st (Mars Superliga) 7/(16) 30 13 7 10 29 26 46 Second round   Eduard Mydliar (7)
2000–01 1st (Mars Superliga) 3/(10) 36 15 10 11 51 48 55 Runners-up   Tomáš Oravec (11)
2001–02 1st (Mars Superliga) 4/(10) 36 15 9 12 49 41 54 Second round UC R1 (  Troyes)   Tomáš Oravec (9)
2002–03 1st (Slovak Super Liga) 8/(10) 36 12 7 17 45 60 43 First round   Roland Števko (12)
2003–04 1st (Corgoň Liga) 3/(10) 36 15 10 11 53 47 55 First round   Roland Števko (22)
2004–05 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(10) 36 11 10 15 50 57 43 Second round   Roland Števko (11)
2005–06 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1/(10) 36 26 2 8 65 28 80 Winners   Erik Jendrišek (21)
2006–07 1st (Corgoň Liga) 4/(12) 28 10 7 11 25 29 37 Second round CL
UC
QR3 (  CSKA Moscow)
R1   (Club Brugge)
  Róbert Rák (11)
2007–08 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 14 9 46 43 44 Third round   Marek Bakoš (10)
2008–09 1st (Corgoň Liga) 5/(12) 33 12 11 10 48 34 47 Semi-finals   Miloš Lačný (11)
2009–10 1st (Corgoň Liga) 5/(12) 33 13 8 12 33 35 47 Third round   Oleksandr Pyschur (11)
2010–11 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 11 12 23 33 41 Quarter-finals   Karel Kroupa (5)
2011–12 1st (Corgoň Liga) 6/(12) 33 11 11 11 39 34 44 Second round   Pavol Masaryk (18)
2012–13 1st (Corgoň Liga) 6/(12) 33 12 9 12 36 46 45 Quarter-finals   Tomáš Ďubek (13)
2013–14 1st (Corgoň Liga) 4/(12) 33 15 5 13 56 51 50 Semi-finals   Léandre Tawamba (13)
2014–15 1st (Fortuna Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 10 13 41 45 40 Second round   Pavol Masaryk (9)
2015–16 1st (Fortuna Liga) 6/(12) 33 12 9 12 42 41 45 Semi-finals   Miloš Lačný (10)
2016–17 1st (Fortuna Liga) 3/(12) 30 15 7 8 55 38 52 Fifth Round   Jakub Mareš (14)
2017–18 1st (Fortuna Liga) 6/(12) 31 10 10 11 36 35 40 Runners-up EL Q3 (  Everton F.C.)   Nermin Haskić (7)
2018–19 1st (Fortuna Liga) 3/(12) 32 15 11 6 50 31 65 Fifth Round    Izzy Tandir (9)
  Kristi Qose (9)
2019–20 1st (Fortuna Liga) 5/(12) 27 7 11 9 28 33 32 Runners-up EL Q1 (  Levski Sofia)   Filip Twardzik (7)

European competition historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round   FC Belshina Bobruisk 3–1 0–0 3–1
First round   Troyes AC 1–0 1–6 2–6
2006–07 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round   Djurgarden 3–1 0–1 3–2
Third qualifying round   CSKA Moscow 0–2 0–3 0–5
2006–07 UEFA Cup First round   Club Brugge 0–1 1–1 1–2
2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   FK Vojvodina 2–0 1–2 3–2
Second qualifying round   SK Brann 0–1 2–0 2–1
Third qualifying round   Everton 0–1 0–1 0–2
2019–20 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Levski Sofia 0–2 0–2 0–4
2020–21 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Servette N/A 0−3 N/A

Player recordsEdit

Most goalsEdit

# Nat. Name Goals
1   Roland Števko 59
2   Tomáš Ďubek 45
3   Miloš Lačný 44
4   Eduard Mydliar 36
5   Erik Jendrišek 30
6   Pavol Masaryk 28
7   Štefan Zošák 27
8    Viliam Hýravý 26

Players whose name is listed in bold are still active.

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for MFK.

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.

ManagersEdit

Reserve teamEdit

MFK Ružomberok B is the reserve team of MFK Ružomberok. They currently play in the Slovak 2. liga.

HistoryEdit

Ružomberok B's best result in Slovak 2. liga was a 7th position in 2009–10 season and 2011–12 season. In May 2012 the club withdrew from the Slovak 2. liga. Their place in the league was taken by FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín. Notable former players which later played First league were: Štefan Pekár, Libor Hrdlička, Juraj Dovičovič, Lukáš Greššák, Juraj Dovičovič and Roland Števko.

Current squadEdit

As of 25 February 2020 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SVK Pavol Kohár
2 DF   SVK Martin Huba
4 DF   SVK Vladimír Bajtoš
DF   SVK Tomáš Filipiak
DF   SVK Dávid Filinský
DF   SVK Matej Madleňák
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   SVK Lukáš Ondrek
MF   SVK Miroslav Almaský
MF   SVK Jakub Kudlička
MF   SVK Peter Ďungel
FW   SVK Rastislav Kružliak
FW   SVK Rastislav Švec

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2019.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Division Place
2007–08 3. liga 1st (promoted)
2008–09 2. liga 8th
2009–10 2. liga 7th
2010–11 2. liga 10th
2011–12 2. liga 7th

Former managersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ "MFK Ružomberok | Partneri". www.mfkruzomberok.sk.

External linksEdit

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