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MŠK Žilina

MŠK Žilina
Žilina celebrate a European goal ©Getty Images

MŠK Žilina

Formed: 1908
Nickname: Šošoni (Shoshone, a Native American tribe)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• none

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 5 (2010)
• Slovakian Cup: 1 (2012)

History
• Originally founded under the Hungarian name Zsolnai TK, Žilina were among the strongest teams in Slovakia in their earliest years and were featured in 31 of the 48 top division seasons in the former Czechoslovakia between 1945 and 1993, when the Czech Republic and Slovakia went their separate ways.

• Their best Czechoslovakian season was in 1946/47, when they finished third behind the two powerful Prague sides AC Sparta Praha and SK Slavia Praha; in their best Czechoslovak Cup performance, the then SK Dynamo Žilina lose 3-0 to Dukla Praha in the 1960/61 final, a result that earned them a first tilt at UEFA competition, since their conquerors were Czech champions too.

• Entering the 1961/62 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Žilina eliminated Greece's Olympiacos FC in the first round, but in the next stage – the quarter-finals – they bowed out to ACF Fiorentina, winning 3-2 at home but going down 2-0 in Italy.

• Also known as TJ ZVL Žilina and ŠK Žilina in Czechoslovakia, Žilina's stock rose after independence; a side assembled by Ladislav Jurkemik won their first Slovakian title in 2001/02, though he had left to become national-team coach before his replacement Leoš Kalvoda actually confirmed top spot. They retained the title under Milan Lešický the following season, Marek Mintál finishing as top scorer for the second season in succession.

• Jurkemik led the Šošoni to a third consecutive crown in 2003/04, and a fourth came in impressive style under Pavel Vrba three years later; former Czech international midfielder Pavel Hapal helped them win a fifth title in 2009/10, matching SK Slovak Bratislava's post-independence record.

Club records
Most appearances: Milan Staškovan (286)
Most goals: Štefan Slezák (80)
Record victory: MŠK Žilina 7-0 Orebro SK (Intertoto Cup, 1970)
Record defeat: MŠK Žilina 0-7 Olympique de Marseille (UEFA Champions League group stage, 3 November 2010)

* Last updated 9 May 2012

Last updated: 09/05/12 19.19CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/05/2016 02:00 CET
GlentoranGlentoran1-4ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina3-0GlentoranGlentoran
DaciaDacia1-2ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina4-2DaciaDacia
ŽilinaŽilina5-1Zlaté MoravceZlaté Moravce
ŽilinaŽilina2-0VorsklaVorskla
Spartak MyjavaSpartak Myjava1-4ŽilinaŽilina
VorsklaVorskla3-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-1Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda
FC StrážskeFC Strážske0-9ŽilinaŽilina
RužomberokRužomberok2-2ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina3-2AthleticAthletic
ŽilinaŽilina4-1SenicaSenica
AthleticAthletic1-0ŽilinaŽilina
Spartak TrnavaSpartak Trnava2-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina3-0Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava
PodbrezováPodbrezová2-3ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-2SkalicaSkalica
TrenčínTrenčín1-4ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-0MichalovceMichalovce
Tatran LiptovskýTatran Liptovský0-4ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-3PodbrezováPodbrezová
Zlaté MoravceZlaté Moravce4-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina3-0Spartak MyjavaSpartak Myjava
BorciceBorcice0-3ŽilinaŽilina
Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda1-0ŽilinaŽilina
FK Vyšné OpátskeFK Vyšné Opátske0-5ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-0RužomberokRužomberok
SenicaSenica2-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-0Spartak TrnavaSpartak Trnava
Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava2-1ŽilinaŽilina
SkalicaSkalica1-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-3MichalovceMichalovce
ŽilinaŽilina2-3TrenčínTrenčín
PodbrezováPodbrezová2-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina3-0Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda
ŽilinaŽilina6-0Zlaté MoravceZlaté Moravce
Spartak MyjavaSpartak Myjava0-0ŽilinaŽilina
Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava0-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina4-1Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda
ŽilinaŽilina1-1Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava
RužomberokRužomberok0-2ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina0-0SenicaSenica
Spartak TrnavaSpartak Trnava3-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina0-0Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava
ŽilinaŽilina1-0SkalicaSkalica
TrenčínTrenčín5-2ŽilinaŽilina
MichalovceMichalovce20:30ŽilinaŽilina

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    04/07/2013, Torpedo Kutaisi 0-3 Žilina, Kutaisi
    21/07/2010, Žilina 3-0 Birkirkara, Zilina
  • Biggest defeat:
    03/11/2010, Žilina 0-7 Marseille, Zilina
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  6
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  6
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 32
    Róbert Jež (  SVK)
    Jozef Piaček (  SVK)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 7
    Tomáš Majtán (  SVK)