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Ondrej Duda (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɔndɾɛj ˈduda]; born 5 December 1994) is a Slovak football midfielder who currently plays for German club Hertha BSC and Slovakia.[1]

Ondrej Duda
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Duda playing for Hertha BSC in 2019
Personal information
Full name Ondrej Duda
Date of birth (1994-12-05) 5 December 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Snina, Slovakia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hertha Berlin
Number 10
Youth career
Snina
Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Košice 33 (5)
2014–2016 Legia Warsaw 67 (10)
2016– Hertha BSC 52 (12)
National team
2012–2013 Slovakia U19 1 (1)
2013–2017 Slovakia U21 7 (3)
2014– Slovakia 32 (5)
* 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

Duda began his football career at his hometown club MFK Snina. He later moved to MFK Košice, where he rose through the youth team ranks, making his first-team debut for the club at the age of 17 as a late substitute during a 1–0 home win against ŠK Slovan Bratislava.[2]

In the winter of 2013-2014, Duda decided to not extend his contract with Košice, which would expire the following summer.[3] In February 2014, Duda then joined Legia Warsaw on a four-and-a-half year deal.[4][5]

On 30 July 2015, Duda was hit by a stone in Legia's UEFA Europa League qualifier away at FK Kukesi in Albania, being stretchered off and the match abandoned. The game was awarded as a 3–0 Legia victory and their opponents were fined £49,160 and forced to play their next European home match behind closed doors.[6]

Hertha BSCEdit

On 20 July 2016, Duda signed for Bundesliga side Hertha BSC on a five-year deal.[7] After being sidelined with a knee injury shortly after signing and also undergoing a knee operation in November 2016, Duda made his competitive debut for Hertha on 25 February 2017 in a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt as an 89th-minute substitute, 7 months after signing with the club.[8]

Duda experienced a good season with Hertha in 2018–2019 season. He played in 32 of the 34 Bundesliga games, scoring 11 goals and adding 6 assists. Even though Hertha had failed to qualify for any European competitions in the subsequent season, finishin 11th and 11 points behind Europa League positions, Duda was spotted and inquired about by Sevilla, as reported in mid-May 2019. Sevilla was to send an offer to Berlin, even meeting with Duda's father.[9]

International careerEdit

Duda made his international debut for Slovakia on 18 November 2014, replacing Marek Hamšík in the 59th minute of a 2–1 friendly win over Finland in Žilina.[10][11]

Duda scored Slovakia's first goal in their UEFA Euro 2016 campaign with an equalising goal to make it 1–1 against Wales. Slovakia went on to lose 2–1.[12]

His first goal in any of the qualifying competitions was scored in the 10th game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification against Malta (3-0 win), sealing the 2nd place in the group for Slovakia.

Career statisticsEdit

Club statisticsEdit

As of 22 January 2019.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other1 Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Košice 2012–13 Super Liga 13 0 0 0 13 0
2013–14 19 5 0 0 19 5
Totals 32 5 0 0 32 5
Legia Warsaw 2013–14 Ekstraklasa 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
2014–15 27 5 5 0 12 3 44 8
2015–16 27 2 4 1 11 2 1 0 43 5
2016–17 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 67 10 9 1 24 5 1 0 101 16
Hertha Berlin 2016–17 Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2017–18 17 1 2 0 4 0 23 1
2018–19 32 11 3 0 35 11
Totals 52 12 5 0 4 0 61 12
Hertha BSC II 2017–18 Regionalliga Nordost 1 0 1 0
Career totals 136 25 13 1 28 5 1 0 178 31
Source:[13]
  • 1.^ Includes Polish Super Cup.

International goalsEdit

As of match played 21 March 2019. Slovakia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Duda goal.[14]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 March 2015 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia 2   Czech Republic 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 11 June 2016 Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 12   Wales 1–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016
3 8 October 2017 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia 19   Malta 3–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 25 March 2018 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 23   Thailand 1–0 3–2 2018 King's Cup
5 21 March 2019 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia 31   Hungary 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

HonoursEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Koźmiński, Piotr (5 November 2014). "'Dudinho' looking lively for Legia". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Košičania prekvapili belasých, získali tri body" [Košice surprised "the blues" and obtained three points] (in Slovak). profutbal. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Košičan Duda zmenil názor: Zmluvu už nebudem predlžovať" [Košice's Duda changed mind: I won't extend the contract] (in Slovak). profutbal. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Ondrej Duda piłkarzem Legii Warszawa" [Ondrej Duda became a player of Legia Warsaw] (in Polish). Onet Sport. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Ondrej Duda piłkarzem Legii!" [Ondrej Duda became a player of Legia] (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Legia Warsaw awarded 3-0 win after player hit by stone". BBC Sport. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.herthabsc.de/de/intern/verpflichtung-ondrej-duda/page/11000--17-17-.html
  8. ^ http://www.herthabsc.de/de/profis/nachbericht-frankfurt/page/12486--10276-10276-.html
  9. ^ a.s, Petit Press. "FC Sevilla chce Ondreja Dudu, od klubu vraj dostal ponuku na prestup". sport.sme.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Slovensko opäť vyhralo, v Žiline si poradilo s Fínmi" [Slovakia won again, in Žilina they defeated Finland]. profutbal.sk (in Slovak). Profutbal. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Debiut Ondreja Dudy i występ Kaspera Hämäläinena w meczu Słowacja - Finlandia" [Debut of Ondrej Duda and performance of Kasper Hämäläinen in the match Slovakia vs Finland]. 90minut.pl (in Polish). 18 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Wales 2–1 Slovakia". BBC Sport. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Ondrej Duda » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  14. ^ Ondrej Duda at Soccerway

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