Martin Škrtel (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmartin ˈʃkr̩cel]; born 15 December 1984) is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Fenerbahçe and captains the Slovakia national team.
He previously played for Trenčín and Zenit Saint Petersburg, before joining Liverpool for £6.5 million in January 2008. After eight-and-a-half years with Liverpool, where he played 319 official games and scored 18 goals, he joined Fenerbahçe. He has won the Russian Premier League and the League Cup, as well as being named Slovak Footballer of the Year four times.
Škrtel made his international debut for Slovakia in 2004, and has since earned 83 caps. He represented the country as they reached the last 16 at both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.Close