Andraž Šporar

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Andraž Šporar
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Personal information
Full name Andraž Šporar
Date of birth (1994-02-27) 27 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Ljubljana, Slovenia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Basel
Number 9
Youth career
–2005 Olimpija
2005–2009 MNK Ljubljana
2009–2011 Interblock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Interblock 21 (10)
2012–2015 Olimpija Ljubljana 95 (46)
2016– Basel 15 (1)
National team
2011 Slovenia U18 1 (0)
2011–2012 Slovenia U19 17 (3)
2012 Slovenia U20 1 (1)
2013–2016 Slovenia U21 19 (7)
2016– Slovenia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2016

Andraž Šporar (born 27 February 1994) is a Slovenian footballer who plays for Basel in the Swiss Super League.

Club career[edit]

In July 2012 Šporar transferred from Interblock to Olimpija Ljubljana. In the 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga season, Šporar was named as team captain. During the first half of the clubs season he played 18 PrvaLiga games and scored 17 goals.

On 8 December 2015 Basel announced that Šporar had signed a four and a half year contract up until the end of June 2020.[1] He made his league debut for Basel on 14 February 2016 in the 4–0 away win against Grasshopper Club coming in as substitute in the 70th minute.[2] Šporar injured himself during warm-up before the away match against Saint-Étienne on 18 February 2016. He had to undergo a surgery which kept him out for the rest of the 2015–16 FC Basel season, in which his team won the 2015–16 Swiss Super League championship, their seventh national title in a row.[3][4]

International career[edit]

In November 2016 he received his first call-up to the senior Slovenia squad for matches against Malta and Poland.[5] He debuted against Malta, replacing Milivoje Novaković late in the second half.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 April 2017[7]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Interblock 2. SNL 21 10 3 1 24 11
2012–13 Olimpija 1. SNL 28 11 2 0 4 0 1 0 35 11
2013–14 17 5 3 3 2 1 1 0 23 9
2014–15 32 13 2 0 34 13
2015–16 18 17 2 0 20 17
Total 95 46 9 3 6 1 2 0 112 50
2015–16 Basel Super League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 14 1 3 0 4 0 21 1
Total 15 1 3 0 4 0 22 1
Career total 131 57 15 4 10 1 2 0 158 62

Personal life[edit]

He is a son of Olimpija's former captain Miha Šporar. Andraž Šporar has revealed that it is his ambition to earn a move to Liverpool at some stage in his career.[8]

Honours[edit]

FC Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Basel 1893 (8 December 2015). "FCB verpflichtet den Slowenen Andraz Sporar". www.fcb.ch. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Marti, Caspar (14 February 2016). "4:0-Erfolg bei GC: souveräner Sieg im Spitzenspiel". www.fcb.ch. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ FC Basel 1893 (24 February 2016). "Jean-Paul-Boetius-und-Andraz-Sporar-fallen-verletz". www.fcb.ch. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Marti, Casper (30 April 2016). "Es ist vollbracht ! Der FCB ist zum 19. Mal Meister". www.fcb.ch. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Katanec reagiral na epidemijo poškodb: naknadno je vpoklical Šporarja in Pihlerja" (in Slovenian). 24ur.com. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Prvenec Verbiča za pomembne tri točke" [First goal for Verbic for important three points] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia official website. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "A. Šporar". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Jure Bohoric (16 January 2013). "Olimpija forward Andraz Sporar hoping to turn out for Liverpool in the future". skysports.com. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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