Albin Pelak

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Albin Pelak
Personal information
Full name Albin Pelak
Date of birth (1981-04-09) 9 April 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Novi Pazar, Serbia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FK Olimpik Sarajevo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1997 NK Varteks 3 (1)
1997–2003 FK Sarajevo 107 (21)
2003 Cerezo Osaka 3 (1)
2003–2004 NK Dinamo Zagreb 0 (0)
2004–2005 FK Sarajevo 52 (14)
2006–2007 FK Željezničar 19 (7)
2007 FK Zvezda Irkutsk 6 (0)
2007–2009 FK Željezničar 23 (6)
2009–2010 FK Olimpik Sarajevo
National team
2002 Bosnia and H. U-21
2002–2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014.

Albin Pelak (born April 9, 1981 in Novi Pazar) is a Bosnian football player.

Career[edit]

Albin Pelak is a current FK Olimpik Sarajevo and former FK Željezničar football player. He is most famous in Bosnian and Sarajevo circles for signing with Željezničar after making an explicit promise to Sarajevo supporters that he would never play there.

Prior to signing with Željezničar, Pelak was one of the most popular players for Sarajevo, earning the praise of the press as well supporters for his high work rate and leadership ability. He was a key part of Sarajevo's exceptionally talented youth squad composed of players born in 1981/1982 that was one of the most talented squads in Bosnia-Herzegovina's history. Many players from that generation such as Alen Škoro, Džemal Berberović, Damir Mirvić went on to have relatively successful careers in Europe.

Pelak himself also made several tries, albeit unsuccessful at playing abroad, going to Cerezo Osaka of Japan in 2002 and Dinamo Zagreb of neighboring Croatia in 2003. While he did not stay at either club for very long, it has been reported that he has been paid handsomely for his failed bids abroad; his deal with Cerzo Osaka reportedly netted him €1 million. On April 4, 2009 Pelak ended his contract with FK Željezničar and signed a contract with FK Olimpik Sarajevo, playing in Premier League.

Club statistics[edit]

[1]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina League
1999/00 Sarajevo Premier League 8 0
2000/01 35 10
2001/02 24 1
2002/03 17 7
Japan League
2003 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 3 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina League
2003/04 Sarajevo Premier League 20 4
2004/05 11 3
2005/06 12 4
2005/06 Željezničar Sarajevo Premier League 6 2
2006/07 13 5
Russia League
2007 Zvezda Irkutsk First Division 6 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina League
2007/08 Željezničar Sarajevo Premier League 11 3
2008/09 12 3
2009/10 Olimpik Sarajevo Premier League
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina 129 37
Japan 3 1
Russia 6 0
Total 138 38

National team statistics[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 1 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 1 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albin Pelak at National-Football-Teams.com

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