Andraž Kirm

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Andraž Kirm
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Personal information
Full name Andraž Kirm[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-06) 6 September 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
free agent
Youth career
1991–2002 Šmartno[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Slovan 17 (1)
2004–2005 Svoboda 38 (4)
2005–2009 Domžale 127 (22)
2009–2012 Wisła Kraków 83 (16)
2012–2014 FC Groningen 56 (3)
National team
2006 Slovenia U21[nb 1] 1 (0)
2007– Slovenia 62 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2014

Andraž Kirm (born 6 September 1984 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian footballer, who plays as a midfielder for the Slovenia national football team. He is currently without a club after he was released by FC Groningen.

Club career[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

After starting his career at a small club Šmartno he moved to Slovan in 2002, a club renowned for good work with young players. In 2004 he left for his third club from Slovenian capital Ljubljana Svoboda, where he established himself as a first team player. His talent didn't go unnoticed and he subsequently joined the Slovenian first division club Domžale in the summer of 2005. In his first 2005–06 season, he made 29 league appearances for the eventual league runners up. In the following campaigns 2006–07 and 2007–08 he won back to back titles with Domžale as well as winning Slovenian Supercup in 2007[3] In the 2008–09 season, Kirm led the league in assists.[4]

Wisła Kraków[edit]

On 2 July 2009, he moved to Ekstraklasa champions Wisła Kraków for an undisclosed fee from Domžale and signed for five years.[5] He immediately established himself as a regular in the team, playing in all 37 competition matches in the 2009-10 season, while Wisła finished second in the league. In the following campaign, he won the Ekstraklasa championship with Wisła Kraków and was the club's top goalscorer with 9 goals in the league.

FC Groningen[edit]

On 30 August 2012, Kirm was transferred to Eredivisie club FC Groningen. He has a contract till 2014 and the option till 2015.

International career[edit]

Kirm made his debut for the national side in August 2007 in a friendly game against Montenegro in Podgorica. In his second appearance for the national team Kirm assisted for Milivoje Novakovič in a 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying win over Luxembourg.[6] Since then, he has become one of the most important players of the team led by Matjaž Kek.[7] Kirm was the only player, besides Novakovič, who played in all 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[8] He also appeared in the starting lineup in both play-off matches with Russia, after which Slovenia qualified for the final tournament. At the World Cup he played in all three group stage games.[7]

International goals[edit]

Score and result lists Slovenia's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 August 2009 Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia  San Marino 3–0 5–0 2010 World Cup qualification
2. 3 March 2010 Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia  Qatar 3–0 4–1 Friendly
3. 4 June 2010 Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia  New Zealand 3–1 3–1 Friendly
4. 29 February 2012 Bonifika Stadium, Koper, Slovenia  Scotland 1–0 1–1 Friendly
5. 15 August 2012 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Romania 4–2 4–3 Friendly
6. 7 June 2013 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 1–0 4–2 2014 World Cup qualification

Statistics[edit]

(correct as of 2 September 2012)
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Slovan 2002–03 3. SNL 7 1 7 1
2003–04 3. SNL 10 0 10 0
Svoboda 2003–04 2. SNL 8 0 8 0
2004–05 2. SNL 30 4 1 0 31 4
Domžale 2005–06 Prva Liga 29 0 1 0 1 0 31 0
2006–07 Prva Liga 31 6 1 0 2 0 34 6
2007–08 Prva Liga 32 9 3 0 4 0 39 9
2008–09 Prva Liga 35 7 2 0 4 0 41 7
Wisła Kraków 2009–10 Ekstraklasa 30 3 5 0 2 0 37 3
2010–11 Ekstraklasa 25 9 3 0 2 0 30 9
2011–12 Ekstraklasa 27 4 4 0 12 2 43 6
2012–13 Ekstraklasa 1 0 0 0 1 0
Groningen 2012–13 Eredivisie 31 1 2 0 33 1
2013–14 Eredivisie 25 2 2 0 27 2
Total Slovan 17 1 17 1
Total Svoboda 38 4 1 0 39 4
Total Domžale 127 22 7 0 11 0 145 22
Total Wisła Kraków 83 16 12 0 16 2 111 18
Total FC Groningen 56 3 4 0 0 0 60 3

Honours[edit]

Domžale[edit]

Wisła Kraków[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only official UEFA competition matches included

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Andraz Kirm". altomfotball.no. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Andraž KIRM". nkdomzale.si. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Słoweńcy już wiedzą ile będzie zarabiał Kirm". wislaportal.pl. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Reprezentant Słowenii w Wiśle!" (in Polish). Wisła Kraków official website. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Pričakovana zmaga, a bleda igra". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "17 Andraz KIRM". fifa.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kirm: Ne smemo dopuščati preveč dvobojev ena na ena". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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