Benjamin Verbič

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Benjamin Verbič
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Verbič with Copenhagen in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-11-27) 27 November 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Celje, Slovenia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Number 7
Youth career
0000–2011 Celje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Celje 103 (29)
2012Šampion (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2017 Copenhagen 69 (16)
2018– Dynamo Kyiv 35 (11)
National team
2012 Slovenia U19 3 (0)
2013 Slovenia U20 2 (0)
2013–2014 Slovenia U21 5 (1)
2015– Slovenia 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2019

Benjamin Verbič (born 27 November 1993) is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays for the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv as a left winger.

He began his career at NK Celje, where he made 126 total appearances and scored 35 goals, helping his team to runner-up position in the Slovenian PrvaLiga once and the Slovenian Football Cup twice. In 2015, he joined FC Copenhagen, where he won the double of Danish Superliga and Danish Cup in both of his full seasons. In January 2018, he signed for Dynamo Kyiv.

Verbič made his senior international debut for Slovenia in 2015 and has earned over 20 caps.

Club career[edit]

Celje[edit]

Born in Celje, Verbič made his debut for hometown club Celje on 29 May 2011 in a 3–2 Slovenian PrvaLiga home defeat to Primorje at the Arena Petrol, replacing Iztok Močivnik for the last 24 minutes in his only appearance of the season.[1]

He made 12 league appearances the following season (8 starts), contributing a first career goal on 3 April 2012, a consolation goal in a 2–1 home defeat against Olimpija Ljubljana.[2] In the Slovenian Football Cup final against already-crowned league winners Maribor at Stožice Stadium in Ljubljana on 23 May, Verbič scored in extra time in a 2–2 draw but missed the first penalty as his team lost in a shootout.[3]

Verbič made 26 league appearances for Celje in the 2012–13 season, scoring 3 goals.[4][5] On 24 August he was loaned to Šampion of the Slovenian Second League, where he made three appearances, two as a starter.[5] Celje again reached the cup final, losing 1–0 to Maribor at the Bonifika Stadium in Koper on 29 May 2013, with Verbič playing the entire match.[6] In the quarter-final first leg on 24 October 2012, he scored both of the team's goals to defeat Dravinja, netting in the second minute and in added time.[7]

On 25 October 2014, Verbič scored a first career hat-trick in a 5–0 home win against Radomlje.[8]

Copenhagen[edit]

On 27 April 2015, Verbič signed a four-year contract with Copenhagen, to join at the end of the season.[9] He scored two minutes into his debut on 16 July, a 2–0 home win over Newtown of Wales in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.[10] His Danish Superliga debut came ten days later, playing the entirety of a 3–1 win at Esbjerg on the first day of the season,[11] and his first league goal on 16 September, opening their 3–0 home win over Randers.[12]

Copenhagen won the Danish Superliga and Danish Cup double in both of Verbič's full seasons.[5] On 17 April 2017, he scored the only goal in a Copenhagen Derby win against Brondby.[13]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

On 23 December 2017, Verbič signed a five-year contract with the Ukrainian Premier League side Dynamo Kyiv.[14]

International career[edit]

On 30 March 2015 Verbič made his debut for the Slovenia national football team, starting in an eventual 1–0 friendly defeat to Qatar at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha.[15] He scored his first international goal on 11 November 2016, the only one in an away win over Malta in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 May 2019[5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celje 2010–11 Slovenian PrvaLiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 12 1 3 2 0 0 15 3
2012–13 26 3 6 3 2[a] 0 34 6
2013–14 32 10 3 0 2[a] 0 37 10
2014–15 32 15 7 1 0 0 39 16
Total 103 29 19 6 4 0 126 35
Šampion (loan) 2012–13 Slovenian Second League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
København 2015–16 Danish Superliga 26 3 2 0 4[a] 2 32 5
2016–17 27 6 3 0 10[b] 0 40 6
2017–18 16 7 0 0 11[c] 4 27 11
Total 69 16 5 0 25 6 99 22
Dynamo Kyiv 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League 12 4 2 1 0 0 14 5
2018–19 21 7 1 0 12[d] 5 34 12
Total 33 11 3 1 12 5 48 17
Career totals 208 56 27 7 41 11 276 74
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Nine appearances in the UEFA Champions League, one appearance in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Six appearances in the UEFA Champions League, five appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Four appearances in the UEFA Champions League, seven appearances in the UEFA Europa League, one appearance in the Ukrainian Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 24 March 2019[17]
Slovenia
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
2016 8 1
2017 6 1
2018 6 1
2019 2 0
Total 23 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.[17]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 November 2016 Ta'Qali National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta 8  Malta 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 4 September 2017 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia 13  Lithuania 3–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 16 November 2018 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia 20  Norway 1–0 1–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League C

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Copenhagen
Dynamo Kyiv

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celje 2–3 Primorje". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Celje 1–2 Olimpija". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Mariborčani po 11-metrovkah do dvojne krone" [Maribor are double champions via penalties] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Benjamin Verbič – Statistika sezone 2012/13" [Benjamin Verbic – 2012–13 season statistics] (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "B. Verbič". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Maribor 1–0 Celje" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Celje 2–0 Dravinja Kostroj" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Celje 5–0 Radomlje". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  9. ^ "F.C. København henter Benjamin Verbic" [FC Copenhagen sign Benjamin Verbič] (in Danish). FC Copenhagen. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  10. ^ "FC Copenhagen 2–0 Newtown: Danish giants take first leg advantage ahead of Latham Park return". Wales Online. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  11. ^ "FCK indleder sæsonen med sejr i Esbjerg" [FCK start season with victory in Esbjerg]. Fyens (in Danish). 27 July 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  12. ^ "FCK sætter kurs mod toppen med klar sejr over Randers" [FCK goes top with clear win over Randers]. Fyens (in Danish). 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  13. ^ "0–1: Se Benjamin Verbic blive matchvinder mod Brøndby" [0–1: See Benjamin Verbič score matchwinner against Brøndby] (in Danish). FC Copenhagen. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  14. ^ Rok Viškovič (23 December 2017). "Zdaj je uradno, Ukrajinci odšteli milijone za slovenskega reprezentanta" (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Qatar 1–0 Slovenia". European Football. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Benjamin Verbic's goal gives Slovenia win in Malta". ESPN FC. PA Sport. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Verbič, Benjamin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 July 2017.

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