Mitja Viler

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Mitja Viler
Personal information
Full name Mitja Viler
Date of birth (1986-09-01) 1 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Koper, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Maribor
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Koper 141 (5)
2010– Maribor 103 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mitja Viler (born 1 September 1986 in Koper) is a Slovenian football defender who plays for Maribor in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.

Club career[edit]

He started playing football when his father, former footballer himself and later coach, introduced him to the game.[1] Although a universal player, he primarily plays on the left side of the pitch and is known for his pace, shoot and the ability to play both defensively and offensively.[1] Before moving to Maribor, he played for Koper and made a total of 141 appearances for the club in the Slovenian first division, 1. SNL, scoring five goals in the process.[2] He was part of the squad that won the 2009–10 season.[2] Since 2010 he is a member of Maribor, a club with whom he has won the league championship during 2010–11 season, his second consecutive championship. He won another league title in 2011–12, making it his third consecutive championship.[1] He is contracted with the club until 31 May 2013. [1] On the 21st October 2014, he came up against one of his toughest ever opponents in a 6-0 Champions League loss to Chelsea, having scored an own goal during the game. He was substituted minutes later. [3]

International career[edit]

Viler is the current member of the Slovenia national football team.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Besides Slovene, he is also fluent in Croatian and Italian.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d NK Maribor. "Osebni karton: Mitja Viler" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "28 Mitja Viler" (in Slovenian). PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29362738
  4. ^ "Nad Ferce tudi z Vršičem" (in Slovenian). Nogomania. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Miha Andolšek (3 June 2011). "Subjektiv: Mitja Viler" (in Slovenian). EKIPA.org. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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