Adam Szalai Biography

Adam Szalai

Quick Facts About Adam Szalai

Celebrated Name Adam Szalai
Age 33 Years
Nick Name Adam Szalai
Birth Name Adam Scuba Szalai
Birth Date 1987-12-09
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Hungarian
Birth Nation Hungary
Place Of Birth Budapest, Hungary
Horoscope Sagittarius
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Career Start 1994
Awards 2011, 2012 Hungarian Midfielder of the Year.
Father Csaba Szalai
Mother Anna Szalaine Domok
Brothers Vilmos Szalai and Bertalan Szalai
Marital Status Unmarried
Height 6 ft. 4 inches
Weight 90kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary £1.3 Million
Current Club 1. FSV Mainz 05
Position Forward
Jersey Number 28
Links Facebook Instagram

Adam Scuba Szalai is a Hungarian professional football player who plays for German club 1. FSV Mainz 05 and the Hungary national team as a forward. He started playing football for the youth team of Honved in 1994 and played until 2000. In 2000, he joined the youth team of Ujpest where he played until 2004. Later on, in 2004, he played to the youth team of VfB Stuttgart and began his career at the club. He has previously played for Real Madrid B, Schalke 05, 1899 Hoffenheim, and Hannover 96 (loan).

On the international level, he has represented Hungary at various age levels. He has represented Hungary at U20, U21, and the senior level. He made his intentional debut for Hungary on 11 February 2009. He was part of the Hungary squad that played in the 2016 UEFA Euro and 2020 UEFA Euro. Since making his debut, he has obtained over 70 caps and scored over 20 goals for his country, and has won 2011, 2012 Hungarian Player of the Year. 

What is Adam Szalai Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Awards 

  • Won 2011, 2012 Hungarian Player of the Year. 

Where is Adam Szalai From?

Adam Scuba Szalai was born on 9 December 1987. His birthplace is Budapest, Hungary. He was born to his father, Csaba Szalai, and his mother, Anna Szalaine Domok where he grew up with his two brothers, Vilmos Szalai and Bertalan Szalai. His brother, Vilmos Szalai is also a football player who plays for Diosgyori VTK in the Nemzeti Bajnoksag as a full-back. He holds Hungarian nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Sagittarius.

Adam Szalai VfB Stuttgart

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Adam Szalai Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Honved in 1994 and played until 2000. 
  • In 2000, he joined the youth team of Ujpest where he played until 2004. 
  • Later on, in 2004, he played to the youth team of VfB Stuttgart and began his career at the club. He made his senior debut in the 2006-07 season, playing with the reserves in Regionalliga Sud. During that season, he made 33 appearances and scored 5 goals for the club.
  • On 11 August 2007, he was transferred to Real Madrid Castilla, the reserve team of Real Madrid, for approximately €500.000. On 2 September 2007, he made his debut for Real Madrid Castilla in a 3-1 loss to Celta Vigo. On 23 September 2007, he scored his first goal for Real Madrid Castilla in a 1-0 win over San Isidro. In his first season, he made 29 appearances and scored 4 goals for the club in all the competitions.
  • During his 2008-09 season, he made 37 appearances and scored 16 goals for the club in all the competitions.
  • During his 2009-10 season, he made 13 appearances and scored 3 goals for the club in all the competitions.
  • On 9 January 2010, Real Madrid loaned him to 1. FSV Mainz 05 until June. He made his debut for 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 16 January 2010 in a 4-2 loss against Bayern 04 Leverkusen. On 10 April 2010, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 home win against Borussia Dortmund. During his loan spell at 1. FSV Mainz 05, he made 15 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.

Adam Szalai Real Madrid

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  • On 1 July 2010, he signed a permanent deal with 1. FSV Mainz 05 for approximately €600.000. On 29 January 2011, he suffered a knee injury cruciate ligament against 1. FC Kaiserslautern which sidelined him for the remainder of the 2010-11 campaign. During that season, he made 22 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 22 January 2012, he returned to action with Mainz after his injury, playing the second half of a 3-2 defeat to Leverkusen. During his 2011-12 season, he made 15 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 1 August 2012, he signed a contract extension with the club running until June 2015. On 27 October 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 3-0 home defeat to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. On 10 February 2013, he scored his 12th goal of the 2012-13 campaign against FC Augsburg, thereby becoming the most productive Hungarian goalscorer in a single German top-division season, surpassing both Lajos Detari and Vasile Miriuta, who netted 11 for Eintracht Frankfurt in 1987-88 and FC Energie Cottbus in 2000-01 respectively. During that season, he made 33 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 27 June 2013, he signed a four-year contract with Schalke and made his debut for the club on 5 August 2013 in a 2-0 win against FC Nottingen in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. On 11 August 2013, he played his first league and also scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw against Hamburger SV. During his 2013-14 season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as he helped his team to reach the last of 16 in the Champions League.

Adam Szalai Mainz

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  • On 3 July 2014, he was transferred to FC 1899 Hoffenheim for €6 million and scored on his debut for the club on 17 August 2014 in a 9-0 win against USC Paloma in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. On 22 November 2014, he was sent off for the first time in his career after committing a foul on Dante in the 90th minute of the league fixture in a 4-0 loss against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Stadium due to which he also got banned for two matches by the German Football Association. In his first season, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 4 January 2016, he was loaned out to Hannover 96 for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign where he made 12 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions as he failed to score a goal for the club.
  • During his 2016-17 season, he made 23 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • During his 2017-18 season, he made 20 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • During his 2018-19 season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 27 August 2019, he rejoined Mainz on a free transfer for a two-year contract. During his 2019-20 season, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • During his 2020-21 season, due to not been included in the squad and due to his injury, he made 20 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals in all the competitions.

Adam Szalai Hoffenheim

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Adam Szalai International Career

  • He has represented Hungary at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Hungary at U20, U21, and the senior level. 
  • He made his intentional debut for Hungary on 11 February 2009 in a 1-0 friendly loss against Israel.
  • On 8 October 2010, he scored his first international goal and a first international hat-trick for Hungary in an 8-0 win against San Marino in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium. 
  • He was part of the Hungary squad that played in the 2016 UEFA Euro and 2020 UEFA Euro. 
  • On 23 June 2021, he scored a goal and provided an assist to Andras Schafer's goal in a 2-2 draw against Germany in the Euro 2020 Tournament.
  • Since making his debut, he has obtained over 70 caps and scored over 20 goals for his country, and has won 2011, 2012 Hungarian Player of the Year. 

Adam Szalai Hungary team

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Adam Szalai Wife

Looking at his personal life, he maintains his personal life private as he hasn’t shared anything about his love life. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here. 

Adam Szalai Height and Weight

Adam Szalai stands at a height of 1.93m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 90kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Adam Szalai Net Worth and Salary

Adam Szalai earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2007, he was transferred to Real Madrid Castilla, the reserve team of Real Madrid, for approximately €500.000. In July 2010, he signed a permanent deal with 1. FSV Mainz 05 for approximately €600.000. In June 2013, he signed a four-year contract with Schalke. In July 2014, he was transferred to FC 1899 Hoffenheim for €6 million. In August 2019, he rejoined Mainz on a free transfer for a two-year contract. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is about $1 million-$5 million and his salary is £1.3 million. His market value is around €400 Th.  

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 7.
  • His brother, Vilmos Szalai is also a football player who plays for Diosgyori VTK in the Nemzeti Bajnoksag as a full-back.
  • He wears shirt number 28 for 1. FSV Mainz 05.
  • 2011, 2012 Hungarian Midfielder of the Year.