Stanislav Varga

Date of birth08 October 1972
Place of birthLipany
NationalitySlovak
Weight93 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A giant central defender who joined Sunderland from Slovan Bratislava in the 2000 close season, Stan made his debut in the opening game against Arsenal and his first contribution was a 40-yard pass in the opening minutes to set up an attack.

Not surprisingly dominant in the air, his distribution from the back was excellent, but his season was turned on its head in the very next game at Manchester City when he was stretchered off with a torn leg muscle.

The injury developed complications due to internal bleeding and led ultimately to Stan requiring four operations.

He returned to first-team action by the end of October and scored his first goal for the Black Cats at West Ham United in January.

Stanislav returned to Sunderland in August 2006 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tatran Presov 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1998
Slovan Bratislava 01 Jul 1998 14 Aug 2000
Sunderland 14 Aug 2000 14 Feb 2003
West Bromwich Albion 19 Mar 2002 22 Apr 2002 L
Celtic 14 Feb 2003 31 Aug 2006
Sunderland 31 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2008
Burnley 04 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Sunderland FA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Sunderland League Cup 2
1
2
2000-01 Sunderland Premier League 9
3
1
2
1
2001-02 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Sunderland League Cup 1
2001-02 Sunderland Premier League 9
1
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 3
1
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup
1
2002-03 Sunderland League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Cup 4
1
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 34
3
2
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 6
1
1
2006-07 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Sunderland League Championship 20
1
6
2007-08 Burnley FA Cup 1
2007-08 Burnley League Championship 10
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Aug 2000 Sunderland v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Manchester City v Sunderland L 4-2 Premier League
31 Oct 2000 Bristol Rovers v Sunderland W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
28 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Manchester United W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
04 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
19 Dec 2000 Crystal Palace v Sunderland L 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final
30 Dec 2000 Arsenal v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 4-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 West Ham United v Sunderland W 0-2 Premier League
17 Jan 2001 Crystal Palace v Sunderland W 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
27 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Derby County v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Sunderland v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
17 Feb 2001 Sunderland v West Ham United L 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
31 Mar 2001 Sunderland v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Coventry City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland L 4-2 League Cup 2nd round
29 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland W 0-2 Premier League
13 Oct 2001 Sunderland v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
22 Oct 2001 Middlesbrough v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Sunderland v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Leicester City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
05 Jan 2002 Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2002 Everton v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
19 Jan 2002 Sunderland v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
29 Jan 2002 Sunderland v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
02 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Sunderland L 4-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Arsenal v Sunderland W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
03 Dec 2002 Sheffield United v Sunderland L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
14 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
09 Sep 2006 Derby County v Sunderland W 1-2 League Championship
13 Sep 2006 Leeds United v Sunderland W 0-3 League Championship
16 Sep 2006 Sunderland v Leicester City D 1-1 League Championship
23 Sep 2006 Ipswich Town v Sunderland L 3-1 League Championship
30 Sep 2006 Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Championship
14 Oct 2006 Preston North End v Sunderland L 4-1 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Stoke City v Sunderland L 2-1 League Championship
21 Oct 2006 Sunderland v Barnsley W 2-0 League Championship
28 Oct 2006 Hull City v Sunderland W 0-1 League Championship
31 Oct 2006 Sunderland v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Championship
18 Nov 2006 Sunderland v Colchester United W 3-1 League Championship
24 Nov 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sunderland D 1-1 League Championship
28 Nov 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland W 1-2 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Sunderland v Luton Town W 2-1 League Championship
16 Dec 2006 Burnley v Sunderland D 2-2 League Championship
22 Dec 2006 Crystal Palace v Sunderland L 1-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2006 Sunderland v Leeds United W 2-0 League Championship
30 Dec 2006 Sunderland v Preston North End L 0-1 League Championship
01 Jan 2007 Leicester City v Sunderland W 0-2 League Championship
06 Jan 2007 Preston North End v Sunderland L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
03 Feb 2007 Sunderland v Coventry City W 2-0 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Slovakia International Friendly 1
1
1997-98 Slovakia Cyprus Tournament 1
1997-98 Slovakia International Friendly 2
1998-99 Slovakia International Friendly 3
1998-99 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 7
1999-00 Slovakia A v B 1
1999-00 Slovakia International Friendly 8
1999-00 Slovakia Kirin Cup 2
1999-00 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 3
2000-01 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 4
2000-01 Slovakia International Friendly 4
2001-02 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 3
1
2003-04 Slovakia International Friendly 3
1
2003-04 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 1
2004-05 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 7
3
2004-05 Slovakia International Friendly 1
2005-06 Slovakia FIFA World Cup
1
2006-07 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Feb 1997 Costa Rica v Slovakia D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Mar 1997 Bulgaria v Slovakia W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Feb 1998 Slovakia v Iceland W 2-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
15 Apr 1998 Slovakia v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
29 May 1998 Croatia v Slovakia W 1-2 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Slovakia v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Slovakia v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Oct 1998 Liechtenstein v Slovakia W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1998 Slovakia v Portugal L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Nov 1998 Slovakia v Poland L 1-3 International Friendly
03 Mar 1999 Bulgaria v Slovakia L 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Romania v Slovakia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
31 Mar 1999 Slovakia v Hungary D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
05 Jun 1999 Portugal v Slovakia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Jun 1999 Hungary v Slovakia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 1999 Slovakia v Israel W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Slovakia v Romania L 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Sep 1999 Slovakia v Liechtenstein W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Oct 1999 Azerbaijan v Slovakia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
20 Nov 1999 Colombia v Slovakia L 1-0 International Friendly
20 Nov 1999 Colombia v Slovakia L 1-0 International Friendly
23 Nov 1999 Guatemala v Slovakia W 0-1 International Friendly
25 Nov 1999 Costa Rica v Slovakia L 4-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 2000 Slovakia v Germany W 4-1 A v B
24 May 2000 Slovakia v Saudi Arabia D 1-1 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Norway v Slovakia L 2-0 International Friendly
31 May 2000 Russia v Slovakia D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Japan v Slovakia D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
14 Jun 2000 Slovakia v Bolivia W 2-0 Kirin Cup
16 Aug 2000 Slovakia v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Greece v Slovakia W 0-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Turkey v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2001 Slovakia v Azerbaijan W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
25 Apr 2001 Romania v Slovakia D 0-0 International Friendly
29 May 2001 Germany v Slovakia L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Sweden v Slovakia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
06 Jun 2001 Azerbaijan v Slovakia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Sep 2001 Slovakia v Turkey L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Slovakia v Moldova W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2001 FYR Macedonia v Slovakia W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2003 Liechtenstein v Slovakia W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
31 Mar 2004 Slovakia v Austria D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Ukraine v Slovakia D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Croatia v Slovakia L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Slovakia v Luxembourg W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Sep 2004 Russia v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Oct 2004 Slovakia v Latvia W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Feb 2005 Romania v Slovakia D 2-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Estonia v Slovakia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
30 Mar 2005 Slovakia v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Jun 2005 Portugal v Slovakia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Jun 2005 Luxembourg v Slovakia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Sep 2005 Latvia v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2006 Wales v Slovakia W 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Oct 2006 Slovakia v Germany L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.