Thursday, June 20, 2013

MAREK HAMSIK - SLOVAKIAN SUPERSTAR




Marek Hamsik was born in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia in 1987. The Slovak player is 1.83 m in height. He plays for Napoli since 2007.


Marek started to play his club football in Jupie Podolavice FC in Slovakia. He was a captain of the Slovakia national team, when that nation was participating for the 1st time.

Marek has played for the Slovak national team 63 times, scoring a total of 10 goals. In 2013 Marek has not yet scored a goal for his nation.


Marek Hamsik. Photo: www.footballerpics.com


The year which he played many matches for his country was 2010, probably because of the world cup matches. In that year he made a total of 13 appearances.

Marek scored a second goal for his country in the FIFA 2010 World Cup qualifications, contributing to the 2-1 victory against Northern Ireland. The match was played on 6th September, 2008 in Bratislava-Slovakia. Marek scored his goal in the 70th minute of the second half.

In 5th September, 2009 Slovakia played against Czech Republic and the match ended on a 2-2 draw. This was a world cup qualifying match. Hamsik scored the second goal for Slovakia, in the 73 minute, out of a penalty spot.

Hamsik vs Zanetti when Napoli played Inter Milan

In the 2010 World Cup qualification campaign Slovakia was in Group 3, together with Czech Republic, Slovenia, San Marino and Northern Ireland. After all these games Marek Hamsik scored a total of 2 goals. In that group Slovakia finished at the top of the group with a total of 22 points just over Slovenia which had only 20 points. This meant Slovakia qualified for the 2010 world Cup in South Africa. Thanks for the two goals by Hamsik, as they contributed to that first ever qualification to the World Cup.

After playing for Jupie Podolavice FC, Marek joined another famous club in Slovakia called Slovan Bratislava in 2002. He scored only 1 goal in his 6 appearances for Slovan Bratislava.

In 2004 He went to play in the Serie A in Italy after joining Brescia FC. In Brescia Marek played 65 matches and netted a total of 10 goals.

In 2007 Marek was sold to Napoli FC on a transfer which cost Napoli 5.5 million euros. He has already played a total of 217 matches for Napoli and netted a total of  61 goals. Napoli signed Hamsik soon after its promotion from serie B to serie A and they wanted to build a competitive squad with his presence.

He is happy to finish his carrier with Napoli as he enjoys the weather and the warmth he is getting from teammates as well as the fans.

On 27th September 2011, Napoli played vs Villareal in the UEFA Champions League. It was a very competitive match, and Marek Hamsik scored a goal in contributing to the 2-0 victory for his team.