Goran Blažević

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Goran Blažević
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-06-07) 7 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Levski Sofia
Number 1
Youth career
–2004 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Hajduk Split 0 (0)
2004–2006 Trogir (loan)
2007 Zagora Unešić
2007–2008 Junak Sinj
2008–2011 Šibenik 93 (0)
2012–2013 Hajduk Split 41 (0)
2013– Levski Sofia 21 (0)
National team
2002 Croatia U16 4 (0)
2003 Croatia U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 February 2003

Goran Blažević (born 7 June 1986), nicknamed Šiljo, is a Croatian football goalkeeper, currently playing for Levski Sofia in Bulgaria.

Club career[edit]

A product of the famous HNK Hajduk Split youth academy and one-time Croatian U16, U17 and U19 national team player, Goran began his senior career in 2004 on loan at HNK Trogir, then playing in the 1. Županijska liga Splitsko-dalmatinska. The club topped the table and moved to the 3. HNL – South and Goran played another season there. Dismissed from Hajduk as surplus, Goran played two more seasons in 3. HNL – South, first for NK Zagora Unešić and then NK Junak Sinj, where he was the star player in a season that resulted in their promotion to 2. HNL, catching the attention of some 1. HNL clubs.

He moved to HNK Šibenik, quickly becoming a first team player (50 first team caps in his first two seasons at the club).

In May 2010 he received his first call-up for Croatia, for friendly matches vs. Austria, Wales, and Estonia, following the injury of Vedran Runje. Being the third choice, after Danijel Subašić and Stipe Pletikosa, he didn't get his cap that time.

With HNK Šibenik in financial difficulties, Blažević cancelled his contract with the club in December 2011. In January 2012, Blažević signed a four-year contract with Hajduk Split.[2] As Hajduk's former first choice goalkeeper Subašić had just left the club for French Ligue 2 side AS Monaco, Blažević immediately was bestowed the first choice at the historic club.

In September 2013 Blažević passed successfully his medical and signed a 2-year contract with Bulgarian side Levski Sofia. He quickly became first choice at the expense of Plamen Iliev, but gradually lost his starting spot following the appointment of Antoni Zdravkov.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sportnet.hr/Klub.aspx?igracID=2461
  2. ^ Pavković, Božo (11 January 2012). "Blažević novi vratar Hajduka: Dat ću sve od sebe da opravdam povjerenje!". dalmacijanews.com (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

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