Petar Stojanović (footballer)

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Petar Stojanović
Personal information
Full name Petar Stojanović[1]
Date of birth (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 18)
Place of birth Ljubljana, Slovenia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Right-back / midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maribor
Number 30
Youth career
–2010 Slovan
2010–2011 Interblock
2011–2013 Maribor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Maribor 15 (1)
2013–2014 Veržej (loan) 11 (3)
National team
2011 Slovenia U16 2 (0)
2011–2012 Slovenia U17 18 (2)
2012–2013 Slovenia U18 9 (1)
2013– Slovenia U19 4 (0)
2014– Slovenia U21 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2014

Petar Stojanović (born 7 October 1995 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian football defender who plays for Maribor in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.[1]

Club career[edit]

He began his career in his native Ljubljana playing for Slovan and later transferring to Interblock youth selections, where he remained until 2011, when he was acquired by top Slovenian club, Maribor.[2] Stojanović, who is right footed, primarily plays in midfield and is praised for his technique and playmaking skills.[2] After his transfer to Maribor Joc Pečečnik, owner of Interblock, accused Zlatko Zahovič, director of football at the Styrian club, of going behind his back and stealing from them one of the biggest Slovenian talents of his age.[2] During his first year in Maribor he mostly played for the U17 team. However, due to the league dominance of the club which plays their matches at the Ljudski vrt stadium, he got his chance to play for the main squad in the second part of the 2011–12 season and made his first appearance in the Slovenian top division, 1. SNL, on 25 March 2012.[3] At the time of his debut, he was 16 years, five months and 18 days of age and set a new club record as the youngest player to appear in the top division.[3] He surpassed the previous record, held by Luka Krajnc and set one season earlier, by exactly two months and 23 days.[3]

International career[edit]

Stojanović was a member of the Slovenia national under-17 football team and appeared with the squad at the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, where he scored one goal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c NK Maribor. "Petar Stojanović - osebni karton" [Petar Stojanović - personal profile] (in Slovene). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Jan Krstovski, M. P. (8 June 2011). "Ukradeni talent – 16-letni Stojanovič" (in Slovene). Žurnal24. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Soigralci in navijači odnesli tremo" (in Slovene). NK Maribor official website. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  4. ^ T.O. (10 May 2012). "Nobeden izmed želenih scenarijev se kadetom ni izpolnil" (in Slovene). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 14 May 2012.