Birth date 15 Dec 1984 (35 years)
Nationality Slovakia Slovakia
Height 191 cm
Position Defender
Team history
İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. 2019 - present
Fenerbahçe S.K. (football) 2016 - 2019
Atalanta 2019
Liverpool 2008 - 2016
Zenit 2004 - 2008
FK Trenčín 2001 - 2004

Martin Skrtel is a Slovakia international football player who currently features for the English and European giants Liverpool. He plays as a central defender and is considered as one of the best in the world in his position.

Skrtel commenced his professional club football career at Slovakian club Trencin in 2001 and played for them for the next three years, scoring eight goals in 44 league appearances. He was then signed by Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, scoring thrice in 74 league matches.

Skrtel won the Russian Premier League with Zenit in 2006-07 and his success and his performances earned him a move to Liverpool in January 2008 on a four-and-a-half year contract for a transfer fee of £6.5 million.

He was an instant success at Anfield and quickly established himself as one of the best central defenders on the planet. He has made over 120 Premier League appearances for Liverpool so far.

Skrtel made his international debut for Slovakia in 2004 and played for his country at the 2010 World Cup finals.