Player Details


Albert Rusnák


5' 9"


135 lbs

Date of Birth

7.7.1994 (27)


Vyškov, Slovakia



Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side


Roster Category


Player Category

Designated Player
MLS Regular Season
MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Acquired: Transferred from Groningen and signed on January 6, 2017.

Professional Career

2020 Real Salt Lake: Rusnák started 15 of his 16 matches for Real Salt Lake. The attacking midfielder scored three goals and recorded two assists in 1,291 minutes. Rusnák wore the captain’s armband nine times in 2020.

2019 Real Salt Lake: The Slovakian international led RSL with a team-high 10 goals and five assists in 2019. Rusnák played 2,635 minutes and started in 29 of his 31 appearances.

2018 Real Salt Lake: Again playing an integral role for RSL, Rusnák reached double digit goal scoring in 2018, scoring 10 goals while providing seven assists in 31 appearances.

2017 Real Salt Lake: In his first season with Real Salt Lake, Rusnák led the team in scoring to win the club's Golden Boot with seven goals in 30 matches played. The Slovakian international totaled 2,975 minutes for the club while providing 14 assists.

2015-2016 FC Groningen (Netherlands): Rusnák played with FC Groningen in the Netherlands’ top flight, logging 61 appearances. In addition to starting regularly in the attacking midfield role in league play, he also started six matches in Europa League in 2015.

2014 SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden (Netherlands): Following his loan to Birmingham City, Rusnák once again left on loan to SC Cambuur. While at the club, Rusnák scored four goals and recorded five assists in 1,614 minutes played across 19 appearances, 18 of which were starts.

2014 Birmingham City (England): In 2014, Rusnák went on loan to Birmingham City and started in all four of his appearances for the Championship club.

2013 Oldham Athletic (England): On loan to Oldham Athletic, Rusnák made his first senior level appearance on August 31 in a 1-0 loss to Tranmere Rovers. He made two more appearances for Oldham before his loan was ended. 

2010-2014 Manchester City (England): The Slovakia international started his senior professional career with England’s Manchester City in the 2012-13 season after spending three seasons as a product of the international powerhouse’s youth academy. He made his first appearance for City U-23s on August 17, 2012 in a scoreless draw against Chelsea U-21. He played in a total of 23 matches for Manchester City U-23, recording five goals and five assists. 

International Career (Slovakia)

2016-2020: After receiving the call-up to the senior side of the Slovakian National Team, Rusnák made his first appearance on November 15, 2016 in a scoreless draw against Austria. Over the next four years, Rusnák recorded five goals and five assists in 20 starts across 30  total appearances. His first goal with the senior team was the opener in a 2-1 victory over United Arab Emirates on March 22, 2018. 

2014-2016: Rusnák began making appearances for the Slovakian U-21s, scoring four goals and tallying four assists in all competitions. He played 1,150 minutes in 14 starts across the 15 appearances.

2010-2013: Rusnák made two appearances for the Slovakian U-17s, scoring two goals in two starts. During the same period, the attacking midfielder played in four matches for the U-19s, scoring two goals with three starts, including wearing the captain’s armband for the club in a 1-1 draw on March 27, 2013 against Italy U-19.