Boštjan Cesar

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Boštjan Cesar
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Personal information
Full name Boštjan Cesar[1]
Date of birth (1982-07-09) 9 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chievo
Number 12
Youth career
Olimpija
Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Dinamo Zagreb 56 (3)
2001 Croatia Sesvete (loan) 8 (0)
2005 Olimpija (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2009 Marseille 24 (0)
2007–2008 West Bromwich Albion (loan) 20 (1)
2009–2010 Grenoble Foot 40 (1)
2010– Chievo 115 (4)
National team
2001–2003 Slovenia U21 15 (1)
2003– Slovenia 76 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Boštjan Cesar (born 9 July 1982 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian international footballer, currently playing for Italian club Chievo.

Career[edit]

He signed a three year-deal with Olympique de Marseille in 2005. He joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan in August 2007, with a view to a permanent move.[2] He made his debut for Albion in a 1–0 League Cup victory over Bournemouth on 14 August 2007.[3] His league debut came more than two months later when Albion beat Blackpool 2–1 on 23 October 2007.[4] He scored his only Albion goal on 2 February 2008 in a 2–1 win against Burnley.[5] Cesar made 24 appearances for Albion in all competitions, but returned to Marseille at the end of the season after Baggies boss Tony Mowbray decided against pursuing a permanent deal for the player.[6] He signed a two year-deal with Grenoble Foot 38 in January 2009 and scored his first goal for the club in his second appearance; a 1–1 draw against Girondins de Bordeaux. In May 2010, Chievo announced the capture of his signature on free transfer and he will officially join his new club on 1 July.[7]

On 31 May he signed a new 2-year contract.[8]

International goals[edit]

Score and result lists Slovenia's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 October 2004 Arena Petrol, Celje, Slovenia  Italy 1–0 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 11 October 2006 Dynama Stadium, Minsk, Belarus  Belarus 1–1 2–4 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3. 3 March 2010 Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia  Qatar 2–0 4–1 Friendly
4. 17 November 2010 Bonifika, Koper, Slovenia  Georgia 1–0 1–2 Friendly
5. 15 August 2012 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Romania 1–0 4–3 Friendly
6. 7 June 2013 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 3–2 4–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

Olympique de Marseille[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Baggies sign Marseille defender". BBC Sport. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "WBA vs Bournemouth". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  4. ^ "WBA vs Blackpool". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  5. ^ "WBA vs Burnley". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Boss won't pursue Cesar deal". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  7. ^ "CESAR BOSTJAN: UN ALTRO NAZIONALE SLOVENO PER IL CHIEVO" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-23. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Cesar e Chievo insieme fino al 2013". AC ChievoVerona (in Italian). 31 May 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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