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MŠK Žilina

MŠK Žilina
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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: 19/04/2014 02:00 CET
Torpedo KutaisiTorpedo Kutaisi0-3ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina3-3Torpedo KutaisiTorpedo Kutaisi
RužomberokRužomberok2-2ŽilinaŽilina
Olimpija LjubljanaOlimpija Ljubljana3-1ŽilinaŽilina
Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda0-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-0Olimpija LjubljanaOlimpija Ljubljana
ŽilinaŽilina3-1Zlaté MoravceZlaté Moravce
RijekaRijeka2-1ŽilinaŽilina
Banská BystricaBanská Bystrica3-3ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-1RijekaRijeka
ŽilinaŽilina4-4NitraNitra
Spartak TrnavaSpartak Trnava1-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-0Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava
Dolný KubínDolný Kubín0-2ŽilinaŽilina
SenicaSenica2-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-3TrenčínTrenčín
Spartak MyjavaSpartak Myjava1-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-0KošiceKošice
Slovan NemsovaSlovan Nemsova0-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina2-3RužomberokRužomberok
ŽilinaŽilina0-0Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda
Zlaté MoravceZlaté Moravce2-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-3Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava
ŽilinaŽilina1-2Banská BystricaBanská Bystrica
NitraNitra0-2ŽilinaŽilina
Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava2-0ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina0-0Spartak TrnavaSpartak Trnava
Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava2-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-3SenicaSenica
TrenčínTrenčín2-1ŽilinaŽilina
Spartak MyjavaSpartak Myjava2-2ŽilinaŽilina
KošiceKošice1-0ŽilinaŽilina
RužomberokRužomberok3-2ŽilinaŽilina
Dunajská StredaDunajská Streda2-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina1-0Zlaté MoravceZlaté Moravce
Banská BystricaBanská Bystrica4-1ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina17:30NitraNitra
Spartak TrnavaSpartak Trnava16:00ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina17:30Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava
SenicaSenica17:30ŽilinaŽilina
ŽilinaŽilina17:30TrenčínTrenčín
ŽilinaŽilina17:30Spartak MyjavaSpartak Myjava
ŽilinaŽilina17:30KošiceKošice

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)
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