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Ľubomír Moravčík

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Full nameĽubomír Moravčík
Height1.72 m
Playing positionMidfielder

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Ľubomír "Lubo" Moravčík (born 22 June 1965) is a football manager and former footballer from Slovakia, who played internationally for Czechoslovakia (42 caps, seven goals) and Slovakia (38 caps, six goals). He was a member of the Czechoslovakian team at Italia 90, where he was sent off against Germany in the quarter-final in Milan.

He was a creative midfield player, reminiscent of the old-fashioned Inside forward. Renowned for his technical ability, Moravčík was capable of unleashing powerful, accurate shots, and pinpoint crosses with both feet.

The 1990s saw him moving to Western Europe to play for Saint-Étienne, Bastia and MSV Duisburg before moving to Scottish side Celtic in November 1998. Signed by fellow Slovakian Dr Jozef Vengloš for a fee of just £300,000, he became a hero in the eyes of the Parkhead faithful, forming an outstanding partnership with Henrik Larsson.

Moravčík's first two goals for Celtic came against their arch-rivals Rangers on 21 November 1998, in what turned out to be a memorable 5 - 1 victory in the midst of a very poor season. He stayed at Celtic Park for a total of four seasons, winning two SPL championships, one Scottish Cup and two CIS Insurance Cups.

Moravčík is one of his country's most capped player, with a total of 79 appearances for Czechoslovakia and Slovakia. He played for Czechoslovakia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals in Italy.

He started a career of coach as a manager of Slovak national U-17 team. Popular 'Ľubo' was later coaching FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce, the team from highest Slovak league - Corgoň Liga.

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