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FK Železiarne Podbrezová

Podbrezová
Full nameFutbalový klub Železiarne Podbrezová
Nickname(s)Železiari (Ironmongers)
Horehronci (People from Upper Hron Region)
Founded1920; 104 years ago (1920)
as RTJ Podbrezová
GroundZELPO Aréna
Capacity4,061
OwnerŽeleziarne Podbrezová a.s.[1] 35%
Stanislav Lobotka 35%
Other investors 30%
PresidentJúlius Kriváň
ManagerVladimír Cifranič
LeagueNiké liga
2023–24Fortuna liga, 6th of 12
WebsiteClub website

FK Železiarne Podbrezová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʐelezɪɐrɲe ˈpɔdbrezɔʋaː]) is a Slovak football team, based in the town of Podbrezová.

History

Podbrezová was formed in 1920 as RTJ Podbrezová. The club is also particularly famous for its youth program that has produced many Slovak talents over the years, including Juraj Kucka, Michal Breznaník, Róbert Pich, Peter Štyvar and Marek Bažík. Podbrezová has been cooperating with the Italian club Inter, in a worldwide social project – Inter Campus (2002–2008). Argentine midfielder Pablo Podio, who played for Podbrezová, is a product of the Inter Campus project. Major achievements in the history of the club include: second place in the I. liga in the 2007/2008 season and the semifinals of the Slovak Cup in the 2001/2002 season. In 2009–10, the club withdrew from the Slovak First League.[2]

Fortuna Liga promotion

In 2013–2014, Podbrezová were promoted to the top flight of Slovak football for the first time in their history. The success was born under the leadership of coach Jaroslav Kentoš. The keys players were Vratislav Greško, Blažej Vaščák, Jozef Hanák, Michal Pančík and others.

Events timeline

  • 1920 – Founded as RTJ Podbrezová[3]
  • 1930 – Merged with Tatran Horná Lehota and renamed ŠK Podbrezová
  • 1936 – Renamed ŠKP Podbrezová
  • 2006 – Merged with Brezno and renamed FO ŽP Šport Podbrezová
  • 2017 – Renamed FK Železiarne Podbrezová[4]

Affiliated clubs

The following clubs are affiliated with Podbrezová:

Honours

Domestic

Sponsorship

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1998–1999 Puma none
1999–2001 ATAK Sportswear
2001–2002 NIKE Železiarne Podbrezová
2002–2004 ŽP Trade
2004–2005 Puma none
2005–2006 NIKE ŽP Trade
2006–2007 ALEA none
2007–2010 Jako Železiarne Podbrezová
2010–2022 Adidas
2022–present Niké

Club partners

source[9]

Current squad

As of 16 March 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
3 DF Slovakia SVK Filip Mielke
4 DF Slovakia SVK Matej Oravec
5 DF Slovakia SVK Mário Mrva
6 MF The Gambia GAM Mahmudu Bajo
7 FW Slovakia SVK Roland Galčík
8 FW Nigeria NGA Lekan Okunola
11 FW The Gambia GAM Alasana Yirajang
13 MF Slovakia SVK Vincent Chyla
14 DF Slovakia SVK Matej Grešák
15 MF Slovakia SVK René Paraj
16 GK Slovakia SVK Lukáš Domaniský
17 MF The Gambia GAM Muhammed Hydara
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Hungary HUN Alex Marković
19 MF North Macedonia MKD Martin Talakov
25 MF Slovakia SVK Šimon Faško
27 FW Nigeria NGA Ridwan Sanusi
28 GK Slovakia SVK Adam Danko
30 FW Slovakia SVK Andy Masaryk
33 MF Ukraine UKR Maksym Khiminets
41 GK Slovakia SVK Ivan Rehák
FW Slovakia SVK David Depetris
FW Czech Republic CZE Daniel Smékal

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

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Slovakia SVK Richard Hečko (at Slovakia Pohronie until 30 June 2024)
MF Ghana GHA Derrick Bonsu (at Slovakia Pohronie until 30 June 2024)
MF Slovakia SVK Jozef Špyrka (at Slovakia 1. FC Tatran Prešov until 30 June 2024)
DF Slovakia SVK Dávid Ovšonka (at Slovakia Komárno until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Slovakia SVK Martin Lupták (at Slovakia Pohronie until 30 June 2024)
MF Slovakia SVK Patrik Blahút (at Czech Republic Slovácko until 30 June 2024)

Staff

Current technical staff

As of 6 July 2024
Staff Job title
TBA Manager
Slovakia Štefan Markulík Assistant manager
Slovakia Lukáš Ďuriška Assistant manager
Slovakia František Kunzo Team Leader
Slovakia Miroslav Seman Goalkeeping coach
Slovakia Ernest Caban Team Doctor
Slovakia Richard Horňák Fitness coach
Slovakia Dárius Kolodzej Masseur

Club officials

Position Name
President Slovakia Július Kriváň
Vice president Slovakia Marián Kurčík
Vice president Slovakia Vladimír Soták ml.

Notable players

Had international caps for their respective countries

For full list, see Category:ŽP Šport Podbrezová players

Notable managers

References

  1. ^ "Oslovil ho nastavený projekt. Stanislav Lobotka jedným z vlastníkov bývalého klubu Fortuna ligy".
  2. ^ Podbrezovú vylúčili z prvej ligy. Na vlastnú žiadosť Archived 2015-05-26 at the Wayback Machine 19.03.2012, aktualne.atlas.sk
  3. ^ "FO ŽP Podbrezová - História oddielu". Archived from the original on 2017-05-29. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  4. ^ "Podbrezová s novým názvom, podpísala zmluvu s juniorom Káčeríkom". ProFutbal.sk. Archived from the original on 2019-09-02. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  5. ^ "Podbrezová nechce ustúpiť z pozícií, črtá sa spolupráca s Turkami". ProFutbal.sk. Archived from the original on 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  6. ^ "Zhodnotenie jesennej časti a novinky v sezóne 2022/2023". 12 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Farmou FK Železiarne Podbrezová sa stalo TJ Baník Kalinovo". FK Železiarne Podbrezová (in Slovak). 2022-07-07. Retrieved 2024-06-28.
  8. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2024-06-28.
  9. ^ "Partneri". FK Železiarne Podbrezová.
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