Marek Hamsik is a Slovak footballer who plays for Italian outfit Napoli and he currently captains his national side Slovakia. Known to be one of the best Slovak footballers ever hamsik possesses world class passing, dribbling and free kick abilities.
Hamsik was born on the 27th of July 1987 and he began his club career at local club Slovan Bratislava in 2004 before moving to Italian club Brescia in the same year. He moved from Slovan to Brescia in 2004 as a 17-year old young talent at a transfer fee of Ã¢â€šÂ¬500,000. His first match in Serie A with Brescia was against Chievo Verona on 20 March 2005 when he was 17 years and 237 days old.
On 28 June 2007 newly promoted Serie A club Napoli announced that HamÃ…Â¡ÃƒÂk had signed a five-year contract with them. The transfer cost Napoli Ã¢â€šÂ¬5.5 million. He played his first major match with Napoli against Cesena in the first round of the Italian Cup. He scored his first goal in the Serie A on 16 September 2007 in the match against Sampdoria. Following impressive performances for the club he attracted a lot of attention from other European clubs.
Having represented Slovakia at youth levels he made his senior debut in February 2007 in a friendly against Poland which ended 2-2. HamÃ…Â¡ÃƒÂk captained his country in their first World Cup experience in South Africa in 2010, where the team made it to the first knockout stage after defeating then world champions Italy 3-2.