13Slovan Bratislavaforward04.04.2001 (23 years)height 185weight 78nationality Slovakia
Club season 2023/2024
17 Jul 15:00
FC Struga Trim Lum
FC Struga Trim Lum
Slovan Bratislava
Slovan Bratislava
27 Jul 18:30
KFC Komarno
KFC Komarno
Slovan Bratislava
Slovan Bratislava


Birthplace: Nové Zámky, Slovakia
Career goals: 52Show more
Career matches: 192Show more

Written by Lukas Vrablik for the Guardian Experts’ Network:

Considered to be a major emerging talent of Slovak football, David Strelec was bought by the Italian side Spezia in 2021. However, he has struggled to break through in Serie A – and recently returned to Slovan Bratislava for a loan spell, where he again became one of Slovak league’s top players. Strelec still has a big future ahead of him, especially as he is versatile in attack, able to play as a lone striker and as an attacking midfielder. The Slovan coach, Vladimir Weiss Sr, described his talent as “given from God”, but has also publicly criticised Strelec. “He could have achieved more at an early age already. He has to work harder,” the manager said. “The world is easy for him, the dialogue with him sometimes turns into comedy. He doesn’t take things seriously, he’s like that. With a better attitude, he will become a better player.”