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Playerguide - Marek Hamsik
Posted on 26th March 2008

A bit about Marek Hamsik

Marek was born in Slovakia and currently plays for Napoli in Seria A. He made his move to Italian initially moving to Brescia in 2004 at 17 for around £250,000. Marek joined Napoli in 2006-07 for 5.5m Euro's and scored in his debut.


Player Details

Position: Defensive Midfielder
Date of birth: 27.7.1987
Languages: Slovak and Czech
Contact End: 30.6.2012
Realease clause: None


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Marek Hamsik FM2008 screenshots

Valuation and contract

Marek was valued at £2.4m in the test game played however what needs to be pointed out is he had only really just signed for Napoli and this will play a big factor if you want to buy him early on.

I did a test and placed a bid for Marek for £3.6m and this was


In our test game we had a look at his stats and have written a bit about each one. What are his strengths.

Ever heard of a defensive midfielder that can't pass? Ok I have before and maybe he plays for my local lower league team but in the top flight you don't see it. Very important for any midfielder.
In a league like the Italian one technique is very important and Marek has the qualities here. Mixed with composure its a good combination.
To be honest I don't know many defensive midfielders who have a lot of creativity but in this test game Marek did. If you have someone who can hold the ball, pass it well and create space for others thats some player...
This is a key stat for a defensive midfielder but can lead to cards being dealt but his aggression rating was low so maybe not.
You won't need to sub Marek and thats what you want to hear, unless he is injured or overplayed.

The Gaffa's opinion

Marek has a lot of potential but he is like many other players and it will require a bit of much to start off with very good stats. In our test game I would say I would buy him without question for the future as he is a hot talent but its not 100% certain he will be in all games.

Rating: Next Vieira? Possiblity.

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