Duda playing for Hertha in 2019
|Full name||Ondrej Duda|
|Date of birth||5 December 1994|
|Place of birth||Snina, Slovakia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
Norwich City |
(loan from Hertha BSC)
|2020–||→ Norwich City (loan)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 January 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019
Ondrej Duda (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɔndɾɛj ˈduda]; born 5 December 1994) is a Slovak football midfielder who currently plays for Premier League club Norwich City on loan from Hertha Berlin, and the Slovak national team.
Duda began his football career at his hometown club MFK Snina. He later moved to Košice, where he rose through the youth team ranks, making his first-team debut for the club at the age of 17 as a late substitute during a 1–0 home win against Slovan Bratislava.
In the winter of 2013-2014, Duda decided to not extend his contract with Košice, which would expire the following summer. In February 2014, Duda then joined Legia Warsaw on a four-and-a-half year deal.
On 30 July 2015, Duda was hit by a stone in Legia's UEFA Europa League qualifier away at Kukesi in Albania, being stretchered off and the match abandoned. The game was awarded as a 3–0 Legia victory and their opponents were fined €70,000 and forced to play their next European home match behind closed doors.
On 20 July 2016, Duda signed for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a five-year deal. After being sidelined with a knee injury shortly after signing and also undergoing knee surgery in November 2016, Duda made his competitive debut for Hertha on 25 February 2017 in a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt as an 89th-minute substitute, 7 months after signing with the club.
Duda experienced a good season with Hertha in 2018–2019 season. He played in 32 of the 34 Bundesliga games, scoring 11 goals and adding 6 assists. Even though Hertha had failed to qualify for any European competitions in the subsequent season, finishin 11th and 11 points behind Europa League positions, Duda was spotted and inquired about by Sevilla, as reported in mid-May 2019. Sevilla was to send an offer to Berlin, even meeting with Duda's father.
Duda's 2019–2020 season with Hertha was not as good, as the previous one. Duda started the season with a new manager. Pál Dárdai, who led Hertha from the time of Duda's arrival, was replaced over the summer by Ante Čović. He was fielded in the starting line-up in the first five rounds of Bundesliga, following the trend from last seasons. Of the following twelve games, however, Duda only starred in two, recording a total of just over 94 minutes in these matches agaisnt Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt. Appointment of Jürgen Klinsmann, a former World Cup winner and a successful international manager, on 29 November 2019, was traced to be a partial reason for Duda's absence from the first team. After Duda was left off the bench for four games, being relegated to reserves for one of them, it was revealed that Klinsmann did not include Duda in his plans for Hertha, despite Duda's intention to remain with the side. Duda was subsequently free to look for a different club. Before his departure, Duda was fielded in seven Bundesliga games and two Pokal fixtures. He scored his only goal in a cup fixture against Dynamo Dresden.
Loan at Norwich City
Duda was loaned to Norwich City for the rest of the 2019–20 season on 12 January 2020. He had commented, that he intends to be entertained by the game again and is happy about a move to an even better league, hoping for notable play-time.
He made his debut and first starting line-up appearance on a first possible occasion, on 18 January 2020, in a home fixture against Bournemouth. After some 30 minutes of play, Duda had made a goal-bound shot, that had beaten Cherries' goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. His premier goal was however denied, after a handball by Steve Cook, who was subsequently sent-off. Teemu Pukki had converted the resulting penaty with his 10th goal of the season, to secure a narrow 1–0 victory for the home side. In a post-match interview, Duda had stated he was relieved that Pukki had converted the penalty and was glad about the victory. He was applauded for smart play with other attacking players and his debut was commented on as "impressive".
- As of 13 December 2019.
|Hertha BSC II||2017–18||Regionalliga Nordost||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|
- 1.^ Includes Polish Super Cup.
- As of match played 21 March 2019. Slovakia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Duda goal.
|1||31 March 2015||Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia||2||Czech Republic||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2||11 June 2016||Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France||12||Wales||1–1||1–2||UEFA Euro 2016|
|3||8 October 2017||Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia||19||Malta||3–0||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||25 March 2018||Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||23||Thailand||1–0||3–2||2018 King's Cup|
|5||21 March 2019||Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia||31||Hungary||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
- Peter Dubovský Award: 2014
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- "Debiut Ondreja Dudy i występ Kaspera Hämäläinena w meczu Słowacja - Finlandia" [Debut of Ondrej Duda and performance of Kasper Hämäläinen in the match Slovakia vs Finland]. 90minut.pl (in Polish). 18 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
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