Slovakia national football team
|Nickname(s)||Sokoli (The Falcons) |
Repre (The Representatives)
|Association||Slovenský futbalový zväz (SFZ)|
|Head coach||Pavel Hapal|
|Most caps||Marek Hamšík (117)|
|Top scorer||Marek Hamšík (24)|
|Home stadium||Tehelné pole|
Štadión Antona Malatinského
|Current||31 2 (24 October 2019)[A]|
|Highest||14 (August 2015)|
|Lowest||150 (December 1993)|
|Current||33 (18 October 2019) [B]|
|Highest||14 (August 1939)|
|Lowest||67 (October 2011)|
|First Slovak Republic (1939–1945): |
Slovakia 2–0 Germany
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 27 August 1939)
Second Slovak Republic (1993–present):
Lithuania 0–1 Slovakia
(Vilnius, Lithuania; 14 October 1992)
United Arab Emirates 0–1 Slovakia
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 2 February 1994)
| Slovakia 7–0 Liechtenstein |
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 8 September 2004)
Slovakia 7–0 San Marino
(Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia; 13 October 2007)
Slovakia 7–0 San Marino
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 6 June 2009)
Argentina 6–0 Slovakia
(Mendoza, Argentina; 22 June 1995)
Sweden 6–0 Slovakia
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 12 January 2017)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2010)|
|Best result||Round of 16 (2010)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2016)|
|Best result||Round of 16 (2016)
The Slovakia national football team (Slovak: Slovenské národné futbalové mužstvo) represents Slovakia in international football competition and is controlled by the Slovak Football Association (SFZ), the governing body for football in Slovakia. Slovakia's home stadium from 2019 is the reconstructed Tehelné pole in Bratislava. Their head coach is Pavel Hapal. Slovakia is one of the newest national football teams in the world, having split from the Czechoslovakia national team after the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Slovakia maintains its own national side that competes in all major tournaments since.
Slovakia qualified for two major international tournaments, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. Slovakia qualified to the FIFA World Cup in 2010 after winning their qualifying group, despite two defeats against Slovenia. At the World Cup, Slovakia progressed beyond the group stage after a 3–2 win against Italy, before bowing out of the tournament after a 2–1 defeat in the knockout stage against the eventual runners-up Netherlands. It was the first time the national team ever played in a major football competition, after playing every FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign since 1998 and every UEFA European Football Championship qualifying campaign since 1996, after a 50-year absence from international football due to representing part of the Czechoslovakia team. The nation did come close to securing a berth at the 2006 finals in Germany, after finishing second in their group ahead of Russia and behind Portugal, before drawing Spain in their qualification play-off, in which the Slovaks lost by a wide margin on aggregate (1–5, 1–1).
The national team have achieved some noteworthy results such as the aforementioned win over the then title holders Italy at the 2010 World Cup, and a 1–0 win against Russia in September 2010. Despite this success however, the team later dropped down the rankings and a considerable drop in form went with this, as the team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 finishing their group in fourth place. They also only scored seven goals in the group, only more than minnows Andorra. Slovakia then failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, but secured a spot in France for Euro 2016 under head coach Ján Kozák which helped the team reach their best ever position of 14th in the FIFA World Rankings.
Slovakia's traditional rival is the Czech Republic which they played twice in the qualification for the 1998 World Cup in 1996 and 1997, winning 2–1 in Bratislava before losing 3–0 in Prague with both teams already eliminated, before playing each other again in 2008 and 2009 in the qualifying round for the 2010 World Cup. In these two meetings, the teams drew 2–2 in Bratislava with the Slovaks winning 2–1 in Prague. But before that, they also played each other in Euro 2008 qualifying, and they lost 3–1 in Prague and 0–3 in Bratislava.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadiums
- 3 Nickname
- 4 Kit
- 5 Tournament records
- 6 Results and schedule
- 7 Performance in recent major competitions
- 8 All-time team record
- 9 Players
- 10 Coaching staff
- 11 Player statistics
- 12 Managers
- 13 Honours
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- 16 External links
The first official match of the first Slovak Republic (1939–1945) was played in Bratislava against Germany on 27 August 1939, and ended in a 2–0 victory for Slovakia. After the Second World War, the national football team was subsumed into the team of Czechoslovakia, and for over 50 years Slovakia played no matches as an independent country. During this period, they contributed several key players to the Czechoslovak team, including the majority of the team that won the UEFA Euro 1976 (8 of the 11 players who defeated West Germany in the final were Slovak).
Slovakia's first official international after regaining independence was a 1–0 victory in Dubai over the United Arab Emirates on 2 February 1994. Their match back on Slovak soil was the 4–1 win over Croatia in Bratislava on 20 April 1994. Slovakia suffered their biggest defeat since independence (6–0) on 22 June 1995, in Mendoza, against Argentina. Their biggest wins (7–0) have come against Liechtenstein in 2004 and San Marino (twice) in 2007.
Slovakia played in a major championship as an independent team for the first time in Euro 1996 qualifying, but finished in third place in their qualifying group, behind Romania and France, having recorded wins against Poland, Israel and Azerbaijan, twice. In the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, Slovakia finished fourth in their six-team group with five wins, one draw and four defeats. Their first four games in this were all wins, with one of these against their Czech neighbors, helping the team reach their highest FIFA World Ranking to date of number 17.
Slovakia participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time as an independent nation after finishing in first in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3 ahead of Slovenia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Poland. On 14 October 2009, they clinched qualification with a 1–0 away win against Poland. On 24 June 2010, at the tournament proper, Slovakia finished second in the group stage after defeating reigning champions Italy in a game which ESPN dubbed "epic": the game saw three goals being scored after the 80th minute, two by Italy and one by Slovakia, as well as a disallowed goal by Italy flagged offside by "the tightest of decisions". The result led Slovakia to the knockout stage and eliminated Italy, who finished last in the group. The result of this match meant that for the first time in World Cup history, both finalists from the previous tournament had been eliminated from the first round, champion Italy and runner-up France.
In the round of 16, Slovakia played the Netherlands in the round of 16, falling behind 2–0 only to score a late goal from the penalty spot by striker Róbert Vittek, the last kick of the game in a 2–1 defeat. Despite elimination, the goal returned Vittek to the top of the goalscoring charts joint top with David Villa until Villa himself later scored against Portugal in Spain's 1–0 win in the same stage of the tournament.
For Euro 2012 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Russia, the Republic of Ireland, Armenia, Macedonia and Andorra. The good campaign in South Africa boosted team performance ahead of the qualifiers, which started in September with two 1–0 wins against Macedonia in Stadion Pasienky and Russia away. In October, however, they were easily beaten in Armenia (3–1) and drew 1–1 against the Republic of Ireland at home. In February 2011, the team was stunned in a 2–1 friendly defeat against Luxembourg and could only beat group minnows Andorra by one goal. Despite creating better chances, Slovakia earned a goalless draw with Ireland away. Four days later, after creating chances in a goalless first half, Slovakia conceded four goals to Armenia in a match that eliminated the team. In the final two group matches, Slovakia was beaten at home by Russia (1–0) and drew 1–1 in Macedonia, finishing in a mediocre fourth-place position and scoring only seven goals in the entire process. Also, for the first time since the Euro 1996 qualifying process, Slovakia finished a qualifying campaign with a negative goal differential. As a result of this outcome, coach Vladimír Weiss left his job after four full years, being replaced by his assistants Michal Hipp and Stanislav Griga, although both themselves were later replaced due to poor results. By late June, former Czechoslovakia national team footballer Ján Kozák became the head coach and followed-up the unsuccessful qualification campaign with a victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina following by two defeats to Bosnia and Greece.
For Euro 2016 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Spain, Ukraine, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg. Slovakia began the qualifying campaign with a 1–0 victory against Ukraine in Kiev. On 9 October 2014, Slovakia beat Spain 2–1 in a shock victory and claimed the first place. Slovakia's 3–1 victory over Belarus confirmed their status as group leaders. Later on, they won 2–0 against Macedonia in the Philip II Arena, beat Luxembourg with a score of 3–0 in Žilina, and beat Macedonia 2–1 on 14 June 2015, also in Žilina. The next matches were a 2-0 defeat against Spain, a goalless draw against Ukraine and a shocking 0–1 home defeat against Belarus. The team finished qualification by defeating Luxembourg 4–2 and got the second place, qualifying to their first European Championship.
Slovakia was drawn in Group B of Euro 2016 alongside England, Russia and Wales. Slovakia began their tournament against Wales where Ondrej Duda scored Slovakia's first goal in the history of the European Championship in an eventual 2–1 defeat. Slovakia then defeated Russia 2–1 with goals from Vladimír Weiss III and Marek Hamšík, then drew 0–0 against England to advance to the round of 16 as one of the tournament's best third-placed teams. They were eliminated at this stage by world champions Germany with a 3–0 defeat.
During the qualification campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Slovakia was drawn in UEFA Group F. They were third in the group after the penultimate match ended in a 1–0 defeat to Scotland, who moved up to second place. Slovakia won their final group match 3–0 against Malta, and overtook Scotland after they failed to beat Slovenia, but missed out on a play-off place as the other second teams' results meant Slovakia finished as the worst group runners-up.
The Slovakia national football team currently plays its home matches at the Tehelné pole in Bratislava and the Štadión Antona Malatinského in Trnava. Štadión pod Dubňom in Žilina was used from 2003 to 2015, but will not be used in the future because of the artificial grass installed in 2016. In the past, home games have occasionally been played at other venues as Všešportový areál and Štadión Lokomotívy in Košice, Štadión pod Zoborom in Nitra, Mestský štadión in Dubnica, and Tatran Stadion in Prešov.
Stadiums which have hosted Slovakia international football matches:
|Slovakia national football team home stadiums|
|Stadium||Capacity||Location||First match||Last match|
|52||Tehelné pole||22,500||Bratislava||v. Germany, 27 August 1939 (2–0)||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019 (1–1)|
|27||City Arena||19,200||Trnava||v. Bulgaria, 24 April 1996 (0–0)||v. Wales, 10 October 2019 (1–1)|
|21||Štadión pod Dubňom||11,258||Žilina||v. Greece, 30 April 2003 (2–2)||v. Iceland, 17 November 2015 (3–1)|
|9||Pasienky||11,591||Bratislava||v. Israel, 18 August 1999 (1–0)||v. Greece, 16 October 2012 (0–1)|
|4||Všešportový areál||30,312||Košice||v. Russia, 8 March 1995 (2–1)||v. Romania, 15 November 1995 (0–2)|
|2||Štadión pod Zoborom||7,480||Nitra||v. Belarus, 27 March 1996 (4–0)||v. Saudi Arabia, 24 May 2000 (1–1)|
|Štadión Lokomotívy||9,000||Košice||v. Finland, 19 August 1998 (0–0)||v. Azerbaijan, 5 September 1998 (3–0)|
|Mestský štadión||5,450||Dubnica nad Váhom||v. Liechtenstein, 8 September 1999 (2–0)||v. San Marino, 13 October 2007 (7–0)|
|1||Tehelné pole||22,500||Bratislava||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019 (?–?)|
|MOL Aréna||12,700||Dunajská Streda||v. Lithuania, 30 March 1993 (2–2)|
|Futbalový štadión Prievidza||9,000||Prievidza||v. Slovenia, 16 November 1993 (2–0)|
|Štadión na Sihoti||4,500||Trenčín||v. Moldova, 5 September 2001 (4–2)|
|Štadión Tatranu||5,410||Prešov||v. Uzbekistan, 14 May 2002 (4–1)|
|Štadión FC ViOn||3,787||Zlaté Moravce||v. Iceland, 26 March 2008 (1–2)|
|NTC Senec||3,264||Senec||v. Montenegro, 23 May 2014 (2–0)|
Traditionally in Slovakia the team is typically referred to as the Repre (short for Reprezentácia – translates into national team). However, in 2016, during the buildup to Slovakia's first appearance at the European Championship, SFZ introduced a new nickname for the team. National team was given the nickname Slovenskí sokoli (Slovak falcons). U15 through to U21 national teams were given the nickname Slovenskí sokolíci (Slovak little falcons). Despite lack of immediate identification with the nickname by the fans, it went into usage during the tournament and the subsequent qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and is now often used, especially in the media, along with Repre, which still remains to be preferred in an informal conversation.
Slovakia's home kit since the 1993 was blue, but currently Slovakia changed their home kit from blue to white. The team wears either a set of white jerseys, shorts and socks or a set of blue jerseys, shorts and socks. A combination of a blue jersey and white shorts has also been used in some matches. Until recently, the official shirt supplier was Puma, which had signed a long-term agreement with the Slovak Association until 2026, but in 2016 the Association announced the contract had been terminated and that the national team would be supplied by Nike, which had previously supplied the team from 1995 to 2005.
|Le Coq Sportif||1993–1995|
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1994||Part of Czechoslovakia||Part of Czechoslovakia|
|1998||Did not qualify||4th||10||5||1||4||18||14|
|2010||Round of 16||16th||4||1||1||2||5||7||1st||10||7||1||2||22||10|
|2014||Did not qualify||3rd||10||3||4||3||11||10|
|2022||To be determined|
|Total||Round of 16||1/6||4||1||1||2||5||7||-||64||32||14||18||110||64|
|List of FIFA World Cup matches|
|2010||Round 1||New Zealand 1 – 1 Slovakia||Draw||Vittek|
|Round 1||Slovakia 0 – 2 Paraguay||Loss|
|Round 1||Slovakia 3 – 2 Italy||Win||Vittek (2), Kopúnek|
|Round of 16||Netherlands 2 – 1 Slovakia||Loss||Vittek|
UEFA European Championship
|UEFA Euro record||UEFA European Championship qualifying record|
|1960 to 1992||Part of Czechoslovakia||Part of Czechoslovakia|
|1996||Did not qualify||3rd||10||4||2||4||14||18|
|2016||Round of 16||14th||4||1||1||2||3||6||2nd||10||7||1||2||17||8|
|2020||To be determined||TBD||6||3||1||2||10||8|
|Total||Round of 16||1/6||4||1||1||2||3||6||-||66||31||11||24||104||85|
|List of UEFA Euro matches|
|2016||Round 1||Wales 2 – 1 Slovakia||Loss||Duda|
|Round 1||Russia 1 – 2 Slovakia||Win||Weiss, Hamšík|
|Round 1||Slovakia 0 – 0 England||Draw|
|Round of 16||Germany 3 – 0 Slovakia||Loss|
UEFA Nations League
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2020–21||C||To be confirmed|
|Host nation(s) / Year||Result||GP||W||D*||L||GS||GA|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2004||Did not qualify|
Results and schedule
The box below, show the results of all A-level matches played within the last 12 months, and the scheduled matches for the upcoming 12 months.
|16 November 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Slovakia||4–1||Ukraine||Trnava, Slovakia|
|20:45||Albert Rusnák 6'
Juraj Kucka 26'
Adam Zreľák 52'
Róbert Mak 61'
|Report||Yevhen Konoplyanka 47'||Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
|19 November 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Czech Republic||1–0||Slovakia||Prague, Czech Republic|
|20:45||Patrik Schick 32'||Report||Stadium: Eden Arena|
Referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (Spain)
|21 March 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Slovakia||2–0||Hungary||Trnava, Slovakia|
|20:45||Ondrej Duda 42'
Albert Rusnák 85'
|Report||Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
|24 March 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Wales||1–0||Slovakia||Cardiff, Wales|
|20:45||Daniel James 5'||Report||Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium|
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
|7 June 2019 International Friendly||Slovakia||5–1||Jordan||Trnava, Slovakia|
|20:30||Lukáš Haraslín 50'
Martin Chrien 55'
Ján Greguš 71' (pen.)
Samuel Mráz 74'
Jaroslav Mihalík 84'
|Report||Musa Al-Taamari 39'||Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Referee: Tomasz Musial (Poland)
|11 June 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Azerbaijan||1–5||Slovakia||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|15:00||Ramil Sheydayev 29'||Report||Stanislav Lobotka 8'
Juraj Kucka 27'
Marek Hamšík 30', 57'
Dávid Hancko 85'
|Stadium: Bakcell Arena|
Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)
|6 September 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Slovakia||0–4||Croatia||Trnava, Slovakia|
|20:45||Report||Nikola Vlašić 45'
Ivan Perišić 47'
Bruno Petković 72'
Dejan Lovren 89'
|Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
|9 September 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Hungary||1–2||Slovakia||Budapest, Hungary|
|20:45||Dominik Szoboszlai 50'||Report||Róbert Mak 40'
Róbert Boženík 56'
|Stadium: Groupama Arena|
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
|10 October 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Slovakia||1–1||Wales||Trnava, Slovakia|
|20:45||Juraj Kucka 53'||Report||Kieffer Moore 25'||Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
|13 October 2019 International Friendly||Slovakia||1–1||Paraguay||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|20:45||Róbert Boženík 59'||Report||Kaku 85'||Stadium: Tehelné pole|
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
|16 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Croatia||–||Slovakia||Rijeka, Croatia|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Stadion Rujevica|
|19 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying||Slovakia||–||Azerbaijan||Trnava, Slovakia|
|20:45||Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Performance in recent major competitions
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying
|1||England||10||8||2||0||18||3||+15||26||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup||—||2–1||3–0||1–0||2–0||2–0|
2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
|1||Ukraine||4||3||0||1||5||5||0||9||Promotion to League A||—||1–0||1–0|
- Due to revamp of the format for the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, no teams were eventually relegated.
2020 UEFA Euro qualifying
|1||Croatia||7||4||2||1||14||6||+8||14||Qualify for final tournament||—||3–0||16 Nov||2–1||2–1|
|5||Azerbaijan (Y)||6||0||1||5||5||14||−9||1||1–1||1–3||1–5||16 Nov||—|
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, but may still advance to play-offs.
All-time team record
The following table shows Slovakia's all-time international record, correct as of 13 October 2019 after a match against Paraguay.
Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro are no longer active. At the time of the match against Gibraltar, it was a member of UEFA, but not FIFA.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||4||1||0||3||4||6||−2|
|Republic of Ireland||5||0||4||1||5||6||−1|
|Serbia and Montenegro||1||0||0||1||0||2||−2|
|United Arab Emirates||3||3||0||0||5||2||+3|
Caps and fixtures correct as of 13 October 2019, after a match against Paraguay.
The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia squad within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Dušan Kuciak||21 May 1985||10||0||Lechia Gdańsk||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|GK||Matúš Putnocký||1 November 1984||0||0||Śląsk Wrocław||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|GK||Dominik Holec||28 July 1994||0||0||Žilina||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|GK||Matúš KozáčikINJ||27 December 1983 (aged 34)||29||0||Viktoria Plzeň||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019|
|GK||Adam Jakubech||2 January 1997||1||0||Kortrijk||v. Azerbaijan, 11 June 2019 ALT|
|DF||Róbert Mazáň||9 February 1994||8||0||Tenerife||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|DF||Branislav Niňaj||17 May 1994||2||0||Fortuna Sittard||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|DF||Boris Sekulić||21 November 1991||2||0||Górnik Zabrze||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|DF||Michal Sipľak||2 February 1996||0||0||Cracovia||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|DF||Martin ŠkrtelRET||15 December 1984||104||6||Başakşehir Istanbul||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019|
|DF||Tomáš HubočanRET||17 September 1985||65||0||Omonia||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019|
|DF||Lukáš Štetina||28 July 1991 (aged 26)||3||1||Sparta Prague||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019 ALT|
|DF||Kristián Koštrna INJ||15 December 1993||0||0||Dunajská Streda||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019 ALT|
|DF||Tomáš Huk||22 December 1994||0||0||Piast Gliwice||v. Azerbaijan, 11 June 2019 ALT|
|DF||Branislav Sluka||23 January 1999||0||0||Žilina||v. Azerbaijan, 11 June 2019 ALT|
|MF||László BénesINJ||9 September 1997||3||0||Borussia Mönchengladbach||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019|
|MF||Miroslav Stoch||19 October 1989||59||6||PAOK||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|MF||Roman Procházka||14 March 1989||3||0||Viktoria Plzeň||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|MF||Jakub Považanec||31 January 1991||0||0||Jablonec||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|MF||Jaroslav Mihalík||2 July 1994||6||1||Lechia Gdańsk||v. Hungary, 9 September 2019 ALT|
|MF||Róbert Pich||12 November 1988||0||0||Śląsk Wrocław||v. Hungary, 9 September 2019 ALT|
|MF||Martin Chrien||8 September 1995||1||1||Benfica B||v. Azerbaijan, 11 June 2019|
|MF||Erik Sabo||22 November 1991||17||0||Fatih Karagümrük||v. Azerbaijan, 11 June 2019 ALT|
|MF||Vladimír Weiss RET||30 November 1989 (aged 28)||66||7||Al-Gharafa||v. Czech Republic, 19 November 2018|
|MF||Filip Kiss||13 October 1990||13||0||Al-Ettifaq||v. Czech Republic, 19 November 2018 ALT|
|FW||Pavol Šafranko||16 November 1994||6||0||Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|FW||Erik Pačinda||9 May 1989||4||1||Korona Kielce||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2019 ALT|
|FW||Adam NemecRET||2 September 1985||43||13||Pafos||v. Paraguay, 13 October 2019|
|FW||Erik Jendrišek||26 October 1986||37||4||Volos||v. Azerbaijan, 11 June 2019 ALT|
|FW||Ľubomír Tupta||27 March 1998||0||0||Hellas Verona||v. Wales, 24 March 2019 ALT|
|FW||Adam Zreľák INJ||5 May 1994||4||2||1. FC Nürnberg||v. Czech Republic, 19 November 2018|
- INJ Withdrew/Unavailable due to an injury or illness.
- ALT Alternate - replaces a member of the squad in case of injury/unavailability
- RET Retired from international football
- As of 6 November 2018
|Assistant Coach||Oto Brunegraf|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Miroslav König, Miroslav Seman|
|Fitness Coach||Peter Boďo|
|Doctor||Zsolt Fegyveres, Ivan Štefanov|
|Physiotherapist||Marián Drinka, Martin Nozdrovický|
|Custodians||Marek Košáň, Patrik Fedor|
|Technical manager||Jakub Kojnok|
Players in bold are still active.
- As of 13 October 2019.
Most capped players
- As of 13 October 2019
|Jozef Vengloš||6 Apr 1993 – 15 Jun 1995||16||5||4||7||21||30||−9||1.19|
|Jozef Jankech||4 Jul 1995 – 23 Oct 1998||34||18||6||10||51||33||+18||1.76|
|Dušan Radolský||10 Nov 1998||1||0||0||1||1||3||−2||0.00|
|Dušan Galis||1. 1. 1999 – 23. 2. 1999||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Jozef Adamec||26 Feb 1999 – 30 Nov 2001||34||13||11||10||38||31||+7||1.47|
|Anton Dragúň||17 Nov 1999 – 25 Nov 2001||4||1||0||3||2||7||−5||0.25|
|Stanislav Griga||21 Jun 2001 – 25 Jun 2001||3||1||0||2||2||3||−1||1.00|
|Ladislav Jurkemik||1 Feb 2002 – 31 Dec 2003||19||6||5||8||27||26||+1||1.21|
|Dušan Galis||1 Jan 2004 – 12 Oct 2006||31||12||12||7||53||36||+17||1.55|
|Ján Kocian||2 Nov 2006 – 30 Jun 2008||17||3||5||9||30||28||+2||0.82|
|Vladimír Weiss||7 Jul 2008 – 31 Jan 2012||40||16||8||16||56||53||+3||1.40|
|Michal Hipp||1 Jan 2012 – 29 Feb 2012||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1||3.00|
| Stanislav Griga
|26 Apr 2012 – 13 Jun 2013||12||3||4||5||11||14||−3||0.92|
|Ján Kozák||2 Jul 2013 – 14 Oct 2018||56||29||10||17||81||57||+24||1.73|
|Štefan Tarkovič||15 Oct 2018 – 21 Oct 2018||1||0||1||0||1||1||0||1.00|
|Pavel Hapal||22 Oct 2018 –||9||4||2||3||14||12||+2||1.56|
- FIFA World Cup
- Appearances (1): 2010
- UEFA European Championship
- Appearances (1): 2016
- Football at the Summer Olympics
- Appearances (1): 2000
- King's Cup
- Kirin Cup
- Shanghai International Football Tournament
- Runner-up (1): 1992
- Copa Ciudad de Valparaíso
- Runner up (1): 2000
- Cyprus International Football Tournaments
- Friendship Tournament (UAE)
- Third place (1): 1994
- FIFA Best Mover of the Year
- Runner-up (1): 2014
- Slovak Sportsperson of the Year - Team Award
- Winners (4): 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
- Runner-up (1): 2016
As a part of Czechoslovakia (1918-1939 and 1945-1993), Slovak footballers achieved multiple major successful campaigns with the Czechoslovakia national team. Notably, for example, 16 of the 22 players on the Czechoslovak squad playing in the final tournament of UEFA Euro 1976 in Yugoslavia were Slovak. In both the semi-final against Netherlands and the final match against West Germany 9 of the 13 fielded players were Slovak.
The following table shows the major international successes of the Czechoslovak national team, with participation of Slovak footballers.
- FIFA World Cup:
- UEFA European Championship:
- Slovakia national under-21 football team
- Slovakia national under-19 football team
- Slovakia national under-18 football team
- Slovakia national under-17 football team
- Slovakia national under-16 football team
- Slovakia national under-15 football team
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- "Italy and France make unwanted history". AFP. 24 June 2010.
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- managed the team against Poland at 10 November 1998 on a caretaker basis
- As Assistant coach he managed the team during the tour of Central and South America
- Led the team during 2001 Merdeka Tournament in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
- managed the team against Turkey on 29 February 2012 on a caretaker basis
- managed the team against Sweden on 16 October 2018 on a caretaker basis
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- "Kirin Cup 2002". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Kirin Cup 2004". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Shanghai - International Tournaments". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Chile - Ciudad de Valparaíso Tournament 2000". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Cyprus International Tournament 1998". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Cyprus International Tournament 2003". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Friendly Tournaments (UAE) 1994-2004". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
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