Miroslav Karhan (born 21 June 1976) is a Slovak football manager and former player. He played as a midfielder. Karhan played club football at the beginning and end of his career for Spartak Trnava; between times he played in Spain, Turkey and Germany, where he spent ten seasons. Karhan was a regular member of the Slovakia national team and with 107 appearances, has played the second most matches of any player to represent them.
|Full name||Miroslav Karhan|
|Date of birth||21 June 1976|
|Place of birth||Hlohovec, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Karhan began his career with local club Spartak Trnava. In 1999 he signed a four-year contract with La Liga club Real Betis, becoming the third Slovak player to join a Spanish league club in the 1990s after Peter Dubovský and Samuel Slovák. After a season he moved to Turkish side Beşiktaş, before joining German side VfL Wolfsburg in 2001. In 2002 he was named Slovak Footballer of the Year. Karhan joined Mainz 05 of the 2. Bundesliga on a free transfer from Wolfsburg in July 2007, signing a two-year contract.
He returned to Spartak Trnava in June 2011 having spent four seasons with Mainz. Karhan played for Trnava for two more seasons, taking on the role of club captain. In August 2013, he announced his retirement from playing, and that he would move to a role of sports director of Spartak Trnava.
Karhan made 107 appearances for Slovakia over a period of 16 years and was the most capped Slovak footballer of all time, until his record was surpassed by Marek Hamšík in October 2018. He captained the national team. He was an ever-present part of the side during the country's qualification for the 2010 World Cup for the first time in its history, but sustained an injury and was unable to feature during the actual tournament.
- Spartak Trnava
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