Dejan Školnik

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Dejan Školnik
Personal information
Full name Dejan Školnik
Date of birth (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Maribor, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
Železničar Maribor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Maribor 72 (6)
2010– Nacional 44 (4)
National team
2009 Croatia U20 3 (0)
2009–2010 Croatia U21 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1:25, 15 November 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:51, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Dejan Školnik (born 1 January 1989 in Maribor),[1] is a Croatian football midfielder who plays for Portuguese first division club C.D. Nacional and for the Croatian under-21 team.

Club career[edit]

Školnik started his career in Maribor and then transferred to Železničar Maribor youth sides at the age of 14.[2] He played there for 3 years before returning to his home club where he signed his first professional contract.

Školnik then played for NK Maribor in the Slovenian top division, 1.SNL for three seasons, earning 72 appearances and scoring 6 goals in the process.[3] His talent was then spotted by Portuguese first division team Nacional, where he joined his teammate from Maribor Rene Mihelič, signing a 5-year contract until 1 July 2015.[4]

International career[edit]

Currently Školnik is a member of Croatia U21 team. Before his international debut for Croatia he was offered a place in Slovenia U21 but Školnik turned down the offer and decided in favour of his parents homeland.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Školnik was born in Maribor, present day Slovenia and lived there his whole life. He is of Croatian ancestry as his parents originate from northeastern Croatia. According to him he started playing football on the streets of Maribor and only joined NK Maribor youth sides after he was convinced to join by his friends he played with after school and one of which was Rene Mihelič.[7]


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