Aljaž Cotman

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Aljaž Cotman
Aljaž Cotman 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Aljaž Cotman[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Kranj, Slovenia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2][1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Maribor
Number 1
Youth career
2000–2010 Triglav Kranj
2010–2012 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
2013– Maribor 4 (0)
2014–2017 Maribor B 49 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Slovenia U16 3 (0)
2010 Slovenia U17 5 (0)
2011–2012 Slovenia U18 12 (0)
2012 Slovenia U19 6 (0)
2013–2015 Slovenia U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2017

Aljaž Cotman (born 26 April 1994 in Kranj[1]) is a Slovenian football goalkeeper who plays for Maribor in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.[1] He was also a member of the Slovenian youth national teams.[2]

Career[edit]

Cotman started his career in his hometown club Triglav from Kranj.[1] He joined the youth ranks of English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2010,[1] signing a professional deal in 2012.[3] However, he did not make an appearance for the senior team before his contract expired and he returned to his homeland.[4]

On 21 October 2013, he joined the Slovenian champions Maribor.[2][5] He made his Maribor debut in a cup match against Šenčur on 13 November 2013, where his team won the game 5–2.[6] He made his fully professional debut in the Slovenian PrvaLiga on 17 May 2014 in a match against Gorica.[7]

International career[edit]

Cotman was capped for Slovenia at all youth levels from U15 to U21.[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Aljaž Cotman - osebni karton" [Aljaž Cotman - personal card] (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Iz Wolverhamptona v Ljudski vrt" [From Wolverhampton to Ljudski vrt] (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wolves hand pro contract to youngsters". Shropshire Star. 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Former Wolves keeper Aljaz Cotman is delighted to join Maribor". Sky Sports. 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Š. Ro. (21 October 2013). "V Ljudskem vrtu odslej mladi Aljaž Cotman" [Young Cotman in Ljudski vrt] (in Slovenian). Delo. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Šenčur - Maribor 2:5 (0:2)". Football Association of Slovenia official website. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gorica - NK Maribor 1:2 (0:0)" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

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