Bojan Zajić

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Bojan Zajić
Bojan Zajić 01.jpg
Zajić with Vålerenga in 2009
Personal information
Full name Bojan Zajić
Date of birth (1980-06-17) 17 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Kruševac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sarpsborg 08
Number 36
Youth career
Napredak
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Napredak 70 (9)
2001–2005 Obilić 110 (10)
2006 BASK 14 (2)
2006–2007 Partizan 25 (3)
2007–2013 Vålerenga 143 (26)
2014– Sarpsborg 08 38 (7)
National team
2004–2008 Serbia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bojan Zajić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бојан Зајић; born 17 June 1980) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08. He previously spent seven seasons at Vålerenga.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kruševac, Zajić came through the youth system of his hometown club Napredak, making his first team debut in 1997. After good performances during the 2000–01 season, he was transferred to Obilić in the summer of 2001. Zajić made 110 league appearances and scored 10 goals for the Knights, before leaving the club in the 2006 winter transfer window, due to the club's financial problems. He then joined BASK, playing in the second tier until the end of the 2005–06 season.

On 7 July 2006, Zajić signed a four-year contract with Partizan.[1] He scored a brace in the first leg of the UEFA Cup first round versus Groningen, on 14 September 2006, in his club's 4–2 home win. Zajić made 33 appearances and scored six goals in all competitions during the 2006–07 season.

In the second half of 2007, Zajić moved to Norwegian club Vålerenga, initially on loan. He made seven league appearances and scored once until the end of the season, before signing a permanent contract with the club. In the following years, Zajić became one of the team's most important players, making 170 competitive appearances and scoring 37 goals.

On 6 January 2014, Zajić signed a two-year contract with Sarpsborg 08.[2]

International career[edit]

Zajić played one match for the national team of Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Kirin Cup against Slovakia. He also made one appearance for the Serbian national team in a friendly match against Poland in December 2008.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Napredak 2000–01 32 6 - - 4 0 36 6
Total 32 6 - - 4 0 36 6
Obilić 2001–02 27 0 - - 4 0 31 0
2002–03 19 2 - - 2 0 21 2
2003–04 24 2 - - 0 0 24 2
2004–05 26 2 - - 0 0 26 2
2005–06 14 4 - - 0 0 14 4
Total 110 10 - - 6 0 116 10
Partizan 2006–07 25 3 1 0 7 3 33 6
2007–08 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 25 3 1 0 8 3 34 6
Vålerenga 2007 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
2008 21 3 6 4 0 0 27 7
2009 22 5 6 3 2 0 30 8
2010 20 4 1 1 0 0 21 5
2011 28 8 2 1 4 0 34 9
2012 26 1 3 1 0 0 29 2
2013 19 4 3 1 0 0 22 5
Total 143 26 21 11 6 0 170 37
Sarpsborg 08 2014 28 6 5 4 0 0 33 10
Total 28 6 5 4 0 0 33 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potpisao Bojan Zajić" (in Serbian). partizan.co.rs. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bojan Zajic klar for Sarpsborg 08" (in Norwegian). sarpsborg08.no. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

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