Martin Šarić

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Martin Šarić
Martin Saric TFC 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Martin Šarić
Date of birth (1979-08-18) 18 August 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1999 San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Sportivo Luqueño
2001 Nueva Chicago
2002 NK Zagreb 1 (0)
2002–2004 NK Rijeka 22 (1)
2004–2005 NK Ljubljana 11 (0)
2005 Hapoel Beer Sheva (1)
2006–2007 Politehnica Iaşi 28 (2)
2007–2008 Oţelul Galaţi
2008–2009 NK MIK CM Celje 25 (0)
2010 Toronto FC 17 (0)
2011 Sportivo Luqueño 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Šarić (born 18 August 1979 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer of Croatian descent.

Career[edit]

Šarić began his career in his native Argentina in the youth system of San Lorenzo. He went on to play for the club's reserve side before being released in 1999.[1] He went on to play for Sportivo Luqueño in Paraguay and Nueva Chicago, whom he helped return to the top flight in 2001, before moving to further his career in Europe in 2002.

He played in the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Croatian club NK Rijeka in 2002, played with FC Ljubljana in the Slovenian PrvaLiga in 2003, and played with FC Politehnica Iași in Romania in 2006/2007, as well as a short spell in Israel.

Šarić played 25 matches for NK Celje in the 2008/09 season before leaving the club shortly after the beginning of the 2009/10 season. He signed with Toronto FC on 26 March 2010 after a successful trial.[2] He made his debut for Toronto FC on 27 March 2010 in a 2–0 loss to Columbus Crew. Saric scored his first goal for Toronto in a 2–1 home victory over Cruz Azul in the CONCACAF Champions League 17 August 2010.[3] After making 23 appearances and scoring 1 goal in all competitions in the 2010 season with Toronto he was released by the club on 24 November.[4]

His older brother was San Lorenzo's former player, Mirko Šarić, one of big hopes of Argentine football,[5] who committed suicide in 2000.

On 11 May 2011, Saric was arrested for shoplifting in Orange County.[6] Months later Saric signed for Sportivo Luqueño in the Paraguayan Primera División.

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://enunabaldosa.com/?p=609; enunabaldosa.com, 2 December 2005
  2. ^ Saric signs with Toronto FC; TorontoFC.ca, 26 March 2010
  3. ^ Saric's first goal in Champions League; TorontoFC.ca, 18 August 2010
  4. ^ Toronto Waives Five Players; Toronto FC, 24 November 2010
  5. ^ (Spanish) Terra Sólo tenía 21 años, 3 Apr 2001
    "y estaba proyectado como una figura excluyente en el equipo, al punto que los dirigentes cotizaron su pase en 10 millones de dólares. ", accessed 29 March 2011
  6. ^ [1] Florida Arrests, 11 May 2011
    "Martin Saric", accessed 11 May 2011

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