Marek Hamsik

2010-05-13 18:00
Age: 22
Position: Midfield
Club: Napoli

A versatile, high-scoring midfielder, he made an immediate impact at Serie A side Napoli after joining them in June 2008 from fellow Italians Brescia, where he scored 10 goals in 40 matches in the second division in the 2006-07 season. He has also scored eight goals in 29 appearances for his country, two of them in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Hamšík represented Slovakia at junior level, playing in the UEFA Under-17 European Championships qualifiers and the UEFA Under-19 European Championships. He played also for the Slovak U-21 national team.

He is a regular member of the Slovak national team. He made his debut on 7 February 2007 in the friendly match against Poland which ended 2-2. He played his second match against Germany in the Euro 2008 qualification, which Slovakia lost 2-1. He has become the key member of the attack in the national team, usually playing as a left or middle attacking midfielder.

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