- Born: 05/12/1982
- Birthplace: Belá nad Cirochou, Slovakia
- Nationality: Slovakian
- Apps/ Goals: 10 (0) / 0
Slovakia international Jan Mucha joined Everton in July 2010 after starring in his country’s run to the last 16 at the World Cup in South Africa.
The Blues had wrapped up a pre-contract deal to bring the highly-rated keeper to Goodison Park from Legia Warsaw on a free transfer long before the tournament began.
He put pen to paper on a three-year deal, keeping him on Merseyside until the summer of 2013.
He arrived having impressed for Legia after becoming the first-team regular in the wake of Lukasz Fabianksi's switch to Arsenal in 2007.
The stopper, who began his career in his homeland with Inter Bratislava, earned his move to Warsaw in 2005 after twice winning the Slovakian double with his second club MSK Zilina.
In his time in the Polish capital, the 6ft 3in custodian added further league and cup triumphs to his list of honours and earned a first international outing against Hungary in February 2008.
Mucha is expected to provide competition for current first-choice Tim Howard and made a couple of decent appearances in pre-season.
The Slovakian made his full Everton debut in the 5-1 thumping of Huddersfield Town in the Carling Cup second round in August 2010 and also started in the third against Brentford.
The 2011/12 season offered similar opportunities for Mucha, starting all three of the Blues' League Cup fixtures - and he also lined up in the same competition in the 2012/13 campaign against Leyton Orient.
Following an injury to Howard, Mucha made his first Premier League start appearance on 2 March 2013 by starting the 3-1 win over Reading.
He then made his FA Cup debut in the 3-0 quarter-final defeat to Wigan, but kept an impressive clean sheet the following week during the 2-0 win over champions Manchester City.
Contracted until: June 2013.
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