Peter Dubovsky, The mythical 10 from Real Oviedo

Peter Dubovsky, The mythical 10 from Real Oviedo
Peter Dubovsky with the Real Oviedo shirt in a match against Real Madrid. PHOTO: Brand

Definitely, in the memory of many of the fans of a historic club like the Real Oviedo there is the figure of one of the best players that Slovak football has given. We talk about Peter Dubovsky.

Peter Dubovsky, the idol of old Tartiere

Born on 7 May in the city of Bratislava, Peter Dubovsky began his career as a professional footballer in the Slavic Bratislava, Local team that city. There he garnered his first major footballing success: the league championship this season 1991-1992. Sobrado his talent and quality with the ball made the inexperience and youth were never a problem for him. With only 19 years was summoned for the first time with the national team of Czechoslovakia, and two years later he would be named best player of the year in his country.

Their findings and football did not go unnoticed around the old continent. Many of the big European teams wanted to dress him in their colors, but finally it was Real Madrid who managed to convince. The step of Dubovsky for the white team it was rather discreet, but he managed to be part of the conquest league 1995. In that same year, and more specifically in that summer, the player left the capital of Spain to put towards Asturias and donning the shirt of Real Oviedo.

Peter Dubovsky
Peter Dubovsky in his time as a Real Madrid player. PHOTO: Brand

It was in the Oviedo group where Peter Dubovsky reached football maturity, from being a young talent to become a reality. In the Asturian set he played nothing more and nothing less than 120 matches in a total of five seasons. Besides, he managed to throw back the number 10, with all the weight and responsibility that comes with carrying this dorsal. He became the banner and handle equipment, day after day doing the delight of thousands of fans every weekend to Carlos Tartiere peeped.

Unfortunately, the sports career of Dubovsky came to an end in the worst way. And 23 June year 2000, was the victim of a tragic accident while visiting the falls on the Thai island of KoSamui. Injuries eventually take his life with only 28 years. The football world mourned his death, but today your image, his passes and his goals are still very much alive.

Carlos Garrido

Behind every pass, regattas, stop and goal there is always a story, and I like to write. Follow me on @carlos_vianos
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