Patrick Farkas

Patrick Farkas (born 9 September 1992) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays for TSV Hartberg.[1]

Patrick Farkas
FC Admira Wacker Mödling vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg 2018-04-15 (070).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Oberwart, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Fullback
Club information
Current team
TSV Hartberg
Number 29
Youth career
2001–2004 ASK Oberdorf
2004–2006 SV Oberwart
2006–2009 AKA Burgenland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2017 SV Mattersburg 238 (9)
2017–2021 Red Bull Salzburg 48 (1)
2021–2022 Luzern 7 (0)
2022– TSV Hartberg 14 (0)
National team
2007 Austria U16 1 (0)
2008–2009 Austria U17 14 (0)
2009 Austria U18 1 (0)
2010 Austria U19 7 (0)
2011 Austria U20 3 (0)
2010–2014 Austria U21 24 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:03, 25 July 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

FC Red Bull SalzburgEdit

After spending the entirety of his career with SV Mattersburg since his debut in 2009, Farkas joined Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2017 and signed a three-year contract.[2]

In his first year at the club, Farkas made 16 league appearances and scored one goal as Salzburg won their fifth Austrian Football Bundesliga title in a row.[1]

Following a lengthy time on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament injury, Farkas returned to the squad for the final of the 2018–19 Austrian Cup on 1 May 2019. He scored the opening goal before Mu'nas Dabbur headed in minutes later to make it 2–0.[3] Farkas was dismissed early in the second half for a second yellow card, but Sazlburg held on for the win and lifted the trophy to secure a domestic double.[3]

2019–20 seasonEdit

On 19 July 2019, Farkas made his season debut in a match against Parndorf in the first round of the 2019–20 Austrian Cup; he scored two goals as Salzburg ran out 7–1 winners over the fourth division side.[4]

Farkas made his debut appearance in the UEFA Champions League proper with a substitute appearance against Genk on 17 September; a match that Salzburg won 6–2.[5]

On 23 December, it was reported that Farkas had suffered a stroke in training on 21 October.[6] In a video posted to the club's social media channels, Farkas said that he collapsed due to a hole in his heart caused the stroke when a blood clot shot to his brain.[6] He did not require surgery to close the hole and returned to training in late December with the goal of re-joining Salzburg's match-day squads by early 2020.[6]


In January 2022, Farkas returned to Austria after 6 months in Switzerland and signed with TSV Hartberg until June 2024.[7]


Red Bull Salzburg[1]


  1. ^ a b c Patrick Farkas at Soccerway
  2. ^ "FARKAS, BERISHA, LEITGEB, WOLF SIGN; IGOR, HAIDARA UP; DABBUR, YABO BACK". Red Bull Salzburg (in German). Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Domestic Year in Review". Red Bull Salzburg. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Favoritensiege im ÖFB-Cup: Salzburg schoss Parndorf 7:1 ab". TT (in German). 19 July 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg 6:2 Genk". Sky Sports. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "FC Salzburg defender Patrick Farkas suffered stroke in training". ESPN. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Patrick Farkas wechselt von Luzern nach Hartberg" (Press release) (in German). TSV Hartberg. Retrieved 2 February 2022.