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FC Košice (2018)

FC Košice
Full nameFootball Club Košice[1]
Founded27 April 2018; 6 years ago (2018-04-27) (as FC Košice)
GroundKošická futbalová aréna
OwnerArago group - 50% Local investors - 50%
ChairmanDušan Trnka[3]
Head coachGergely Geri
LeagueNiké Liga
2023–24Niké Liga, 10th of 12
WebsiteClub website

FC Košice is a Slovak association football club based in Košice, that currently plays in the Niké Liga, the highest tier of Slovak football. FC Košice was founded in 2018. They merged into a new club with FK Košice-Barca. From a historical and traditional point of view, the club follows the first football club from Košice, Kassai Athletikai Club from 1903, later known as FC VSS Košice, but from a legal point of view it is a new club with a clean slate. [4]

Previous names

  • ŠK Vyšné Opátske (1921)
  • TJ Sokol Vyšné Opátske (1948)
  • TJ FK Turkon Vyšné Opátske (2006)
  • TJ FK Vyšné Opátske (2014)
  • FK Košice (2017, new club)
  • FC Košice (merger with FK Košice-Barca) (2018–present, new club)


Affiliated clubs

The following clubs were affiliated with FC Košice:



Slovakia Slovakia


Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018–2019 Adidas MAXIMA BROKER
2019–2021 BMW Regnum Košice
2021-2022 FASTAV
2022-2023 HELL
2023– niké


League and domestic cup history

Season League Slovak Cup Top goalscorer(s)[6]
Division (Name) Pos/T Pld W D L Score Pts Name(s) Goals
2018–19 3rd (3. Liga) 1/(16) 26 25 0 1 90:9 75 QF, 0–0 (3–4 p) (Spartak Trnava) Slovakia Filip Serečin 26
2019–20 2nd (2. Liga) 10/(16) 17 5 6 6 22:18 21 R4, 2–2 (1–4 p) (AS Trenčín) Slovakia Erik Liener 5
2020–21 2nd (2. Liga) 5/(15) 28 15 4 9 40:27 49 SF, 3-8 agg. (MŠK Žilina) Slovakia František Pavúk /Slovakia Boris Gáll 6
2021–22 2nd (2. Liga) 5/(16) 30 17 5 8 73:38 56 Ro16, 1–2 (Spartak Trnava) Slovakia Erik Pačinda 17
2022–23 2nd (2. Liga) 1/(16) 30 20 6 4 61:21 66 R4, 2–3 (Komárno) Senegal Landing Sagna 15
2023–24 1st (Fortuna liga) 10/(12) 32 7 6 19 27:56 27 Ro16, 2–3 (Trnava) Slovenia Žan Medved 9

Current squad

As of 14 July 2024.

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 Slovakia SVK Frederik Valach
2 DF Slovakia SVK Dominik Veselý
5 DF Slovakia SVK Jakub Jakubko
7 DF Slovakia SVK Ján Mizerák
8 MF Slovakia SVK Dávid Gallovič
9 FW Slovakia SVK Erik Pačinda (Vice-Captain)
10 MF United States USA Zyen Jones
13 GK Portugal POR Cristiano
15 MF Slovakia SVK Miroslav Sovič
19 DF Slovakia SVK Lukáš Fabiš
20 DF Slovakia SVK Ján Krivák (Captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Slovakia SVK Matúš Kira
23 MF Slovakia SVK Michal Faško
24 DF Slovakia SVK Dominik Kružliak
55 FW Slovenia SVN Žan Medved
66 MF Slovakia SVK Peter Varga
77 FW Gabon GAB Moussango Obounet (on loan from Diósgyőr)
88 DF Argentina ARG Nicolás Gorosito
90 DF France FRA Nassim Innocenti
TBA MF Slovakia SVK Marek Zsigmund
TBA DF Slovakia SVK Daniel Magda
TBA MF Slovakia SVK Dalibor Takáč
TBA GK Slovakia SVK Dávid Šípoš
TBA MF Croatia CRO Karlo Miljanić
TBA DF Hungary HUN Szilárd Bokros (on loan from Diósgyőr)

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2024

Out on loan 2023–24

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF Slovakia SVK Erik Liener (at Petržalka until 30 June 2024)
80 FW Senegal SEN Landing Sagna (at Vysočina Jihlava until 30 June 2024)
FW Slovakia SVK Boris Gáll (at Tatran Prešov until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Slovakia SVK Matúš Smieško (at Trebišov until 30 June 2024)
FW Slovakia SVK Samuel Gladiš (at Tatran Prešov until 30 June 2024)
DF Slovakia SVK Samuel Magda (at Komárno until 30 June 2024)
DF Slovakia SVK František Pavúk (at Trebišov until 30 June 2024)

Technical staff


Position Staff
Manager Slovakia Gergely Geri
Assistant coach vacant
Assistant coach vacant
Goalkeeping Coach Slovakia Marián Kello
Fitness Coach Slovakia Rastislav Švický
Sport Director Hungary Balázs Farkas
Team chef Slovakia Roman Šimko
Team doctor Slovakia MUDr. Ronald Polomský
Team doctor Slovakia MUDr. Peter Polan
Physiotherapist Slovakia Bohuslav Antolík
Physiotherapist Slovakia Miroslav Iľko
Masseur Slovakia Dominik Lukáč
  • Last updated: 10 June 2022

Notable players

The following players had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for FC Košice.


Year Name
2017 – 2019 Slovakia Miroslav Sovič
2019 Slovakia Gejza Farkaš
2019 - 2020 Slovakia Marek Fabuľa
2020 - 2021 Slovakia Peter Šinglár (interim)
2021 - 2022 Slovakia Jozef Vukušič
2022 - 2023 Slovakia Anton Šoltis
2023 - 2024 Slovakia Ján Kozák jr.
2024 – cur. Slovakia Gergely Geri


  1. ^ Všetci Spolu Silnejší, FC Košice bude úzko spolupracovať s West Hamom United June 21, 2018
  2. ^ "Hlavná stránka". Košice Online. 3 January 2024. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  3. ^ Všetci Spolu Silnejší. FC Košice avizuje prvú ligu do piatich rokov June 21, 2018
  4. ^ "Adresár klubov súťažný ročník 2010/2011" (PDF) (in Slovak). website FUTBALVSFZ.SK. 2011-03-27. Retrieved 2011-03-27.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Vznikol FC Košice, do piatich rokov chce byť prvoligový a bude spolupracovať s West Ham United". 22 June 2018.
  6. ^ League matches only.
  7. ^ "FC Košice | Realizačný tím".
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