(Slovakia), Inter Bratislava (Slovakia), Middlesbrough (England),
Szilard Nemeth (born August 8, 1977 in Komárno) is a
professional footballer from Slovakia, he currently plays in
France for RC Strasbourg.
Németh started his career with Slovan Bratislava, before moving
to eastern Slovakian club FC Košice. At both of these clubs he
achieved impressive goalscoring feats and earned a loan move to
the giants of the region, Czech team Sparta Prague.
From here he moved back to Slovakia with one of the top teams of
the country, Inter Bratislava. It was here that he started to
impress Western European scouts. Amid rumours of interest from
Inter Milan, he eventually signed for English Premiership side
Middlesbrough in 2001.
His four years at the club were frustrating. He scored twenty-eight
goals in nearly one hundred and fifty appearances, but never
commanded a regular starting place.
The 2005/2006 Premiership season saw Németh turn down numerous
transfer offers, including a rumoured two million pound bid from
UEFA Cup champions CSKA Moscow. Németh suffered an early injury
against Liverpool, which ruled him out for several months.
Following his return from injury, he was allowed to move to
Strasbourg for a nominal fee in January 2006.
Németh has impressed at international level, scoring sixteen
times in thirty-eight appearances for Slovakia.