Aleksander Šeliga

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Aleksander Šeliga
Aleksander Šeliga 2009.jpg
Šeliga with Slovenia in 2009
Personal information
Full name Aleksander Šeliga[1]
Date of birth (1980-02-01) 1 February 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Celje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Olimpija Ljubljana
Number 1
Youth career
–1997 Kovinar Štore
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 Celje 121 (0)
2005–2006 Slavia Prague 2 (0)
2006–2009 Celje 68 (0)
2009–2011 Sparta Rotterdam 32 (0)
2011– Olimpija Ljubljana 89 (0)
National team
2010 Slovenia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2010

Aleksander Šeliga (born 1 February 1980, in Celje) is a Slovenian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Slovenian club Olimpija Ljubljana.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Šeliga played most of his career for hometown club Celje in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. With this club, he also participated in the UEFA Cup. In 2005, he joined Slavia Prague, but after an unsuccessful period with the Czech side, he returned to Celje.

Sparta Rotterdam[edit]

In the summer of 2009, Šeliga was tested by two clubs in the Netherlands. The first club, SC Heerenveen, was in desperate need for a keeper. After training with the side, he did not get a contract. The second club where he tried his luck was Sparta Rotterdam. The club also needed a keeper, after Cássio Ramos returned to PSV Eindhoven after an ended loan-period. After a brief internship, Šeliga signed a contract for two years. In his first season with Sparta (2009–10), he was chosen as first keeper by a manager Frans Adelaar.

International career[edit]

As of 2007, Šeliga has been a constant feature of the Slovenian national team as either a recall or a call-up reserve. He earned his first and more than deserved cap for the Slovene national side on 3 March 2010, after taking the field as a substitute in an international friendly against Qatar in Maribor, which Slovenia had subsequently won 4–1.




  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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