Roman Bezjak

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Roman Bezjak
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Personal information
Full name Roman Bezjak
Date of birth (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ludogorets Razgrad
Number 9
Youth career
Korotan Prevalje
Dravograd
Celje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Celje 108 (34)
2012– Ludogorets Razgrad 49 (19)
National team
2006 Slovenia U17 3 (0)
2007 Slovenia U19 2 (0)
2013– Slovenia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2014

Roman Bezjak (born 21 February 1989) is a Slovenian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Bulgarian A Group side Ludogorets Razgrad and the Slovenian national team.[1]

Club Career[edit]

Celje[edit]

Bezjak made his debut for Celje on 9 April 2008 against Maribor coming on as a substitute for the last 6 minutes.[2] The following season he made his first start for Celje, on 2 August 2008, in a 0–0 home draw against Domžale before being substituted by Saša Bakarič.[3] Two weeks later, Bezjak scored his first goal in a 2–2 away draw against Primorje. He began to establish himself in the Celje first team from the 2009–10 season, making 24 appearances (15 starts) and scoring 6 goals.

Ludogorets Razgrad[edit]

On 22 August 2012, Bezjak signed a four-year contract with Bulgarian A Group side Ludogorets Razgrad.[4] He made his debut for Ludogorets against CSKA Sofia on 22 September where he came on as a substitute in a 1–0 home win. His first goals for Ludogorets came on 3 May 2013 when he scored twice in a 3–0 home win over Chernomorets Burgas. He made 14 appearances during the 2012–13 season finishing with 5 goals.

In the following season Bezjak became a first team regular. He scored his first goal of the season in the second league game, a 1–0 win at home to Chernomorets Burgas on 27 July 2013. On 27 October, he scored his first-ever career hat-trick, netting four goals in a 5–1 league win over Lyubimets 2007. He also scored three goals in two matches against PSV Eindhoven in the group stage of the Europa League. In February 2014, he netted in both legs of the 4–3 aggregate victory over Lazio in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League. On 13 March 2014, he earned а penalty kick in the 0–3 home loss against Valencia CF, but missed from the spot.[5] On 15 May 2014, Bezjak scored the winning goal in the 1–0 victory over Botev Plovdiv in the 2014 Bulgarian Cup Final to help his team achieve a double.[6] He ended the season as the club's top scorer, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.

International career[edit]

Bezjak earned his first cap for his country on 14 August 2013, after coming on as a substitute in the 0–2 loss against Finland in a friendly match.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ludogorets

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 September 2014
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celje 2007–08 1. SNL 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 11 1 0 0 11 1
2009–10 24 6 3 1 27 7
2010–11 32 7 0 0 32 7
2011–12 34 16 6 1 40 17
2012–13 6 4 0 0 2 0 8 4
Ludogorets 2012–13 A Group 14 5 0 0 0 0 14 5
2013–14 31 13 5 1 15 6 51 20
2014–15 4 1 1 0 5 2 10 3
Total Slovenia 108 34 9 2 2 0 119 36
Bulgaria 49 19 6 1 20 8 75 28
Career total 157 53 15 3 22 8 194 64

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