|Full name||Stanislav Šesták|
|Date of birth||16 December 1982|
|Place of birth||Demjata, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|2010–2011||→ Ankaragücü (loan)||24||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Šesták made his first football steps in Demjata, where he played one season in local club FK Demjata, in team U15. His parents took him to youth camp of 1. FC Tatran Prešov. This was first step to professional football. Officially, Šesták started his career at Tatran Prešov. In December 2001, he moved to Slovan Bratislava. He only played two seasons in Bratislava and then moved on to MŠK Žilina in December 2003. In the 2005–06 season, Šesták took with 17 goals the fourth place in top goalscorer list of the Slovak league. One year later his club MŠK Žilina won the Slovak championship. Šesták scored 15 goals in that season and was second in the Slovak top goalscorer list.
On 7 June 2007, Šesták joined German Bundesliga side VfL Bochum. He signed a four-year contract at the club until 2011. At Bochum he was expected to replace the Greek international Theofanis Gekas who, after winning the top scorer crown in the previous season, had been transferred to Bayer Leverkusen.
Šesták made a total of 86 appearances for VfL Bochum and scored 28 goals (17 assists) during his three-year spell with the Ruhr valley outfit. In the 2007–08 season he was with 13 goals and 9 assists the third-best scorer in the league, behind FC Bayern Munich's Luca Toni and Werder Bremen's Diego. On 11 April 2009, Šesták marked within 27 minutes against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim a hat-trick (due to the half-time break between the first two goals, however, it could be counted as flawless).
After Bochum's relegation to the 2. Bundesliga he was loaned for the 2010–11 season for one year to Turkish side MKE Ankaragücü. During his one-year spell, he racked up 24 appearances for the club, scoring ten goals (two assists). In June 2011, Šesták was transferred permanently to the club for an undisclosed transfer fee. However, due to the financial troubles of that club, Bochum has (as of January 2013) never received the entire transfer fee and the MKE Ankaragücü still owes them about 2.374 Million Euro,3 Already three months later, in September 2011, Šesták moved to league rivals Bursaspor where he signed a three-year contract.4
Šesták plays regularly for the Slovak national team. His first opponent after his move to VfL Bochum was the German national team. He scored his first goals against San Marino on 13 October 2007. On 15 October 2008, Šesták scored two quick goals in the closing minutes against Poland to turn the game around from 0–1. He also scored the first goal in the match Czech Republic-Slovakia on 1 April 2009. He returned to international football on 14 August 2013, with a goal in a 1–1 away draw with Romania.
- "Sestak, Stanislav" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
- "Slovakia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "VfL Bochum feilscht mit Ankaragücü um Millionen" (in German). Der Westen. 28 Mach 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Aj Šesták v Ankaragücü končí, prestúpil do Bursasporu" (in Slovak). futbal.sme.sk. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.