Bojan Zajić

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Bojan Zajić
Bojan Zajić 01.jpg
Zajić with Vålerenga in 2009
Personal information
Full name Bojan Zajić
Date of birth (1980-06-17) 17 June 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Kruševac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sandnes Ulf
Number 36
Youth career
Napredak
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Napredak 70 (9)
2001–2005 Obilić 110 (10)
2006 BASK 14 (2)
2006–2007 Partizan 25 (3)
2007–2013 Vålerenga 143 (26)
2014–2015 Sarpsborg 08 56 (12)
2016– Sandnes Ulf 28 (2)
National team
2004–2008 Serbia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2016.

Bojan Zajić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бојан Зајић; born 17 June 1980) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf. He previously spent seven seasons at Vålerenga and two seasons at Sarpsborg 08.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kruševac, Zajić came through the youth system of his hometown club Napredak, making his first team debut in 1998. He was transferred to Obilić in the summer of 2001. Zajić made 110 league appearances and scored 10 goals for the Knights, before leaving the club in the 2006 winter transfer window, due to the club's financial problems. He subsequently joined BASK, playing in the second tier until the end of the 2005–06 season.

On 7 July 2006, Zajić signed a four-year contract with Partizan.[1] He scored a brace in a 4–2 home victory over Groningen in the first leg of the UEFA Cup first round on 14 September 2006. In total, Zajić made 33 appearances and scored six goals in all competitions during the 2006–07 season.

In August 2007, Zajić moved to Norwegian club Vålerenga, on an initial three-month loan.[2] He made seven league appearances and scored once until the end of the season, before signing a permanent contract with the club. In the following years, Zajić became one of the team's most important players, making 170 competitive appearances and scoring 37 goals.

On 6 January 2014, Zajić signed a two-year contract with Sarpsborg 08.[3] He was the club's top scorer in the following two seasons (2014 and 2015). On 18 January 2016, Zajić signed a two-year contract with Sandnes Ulf.[4]

International career[edit]

Zajić played one match for the national team of Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Kirin Cup against Slovakia. He also made one appearance for the Serbia national team in a friendly match against Poland in December 2008.

Statistics[edit]

As of 11 November 2016

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Napredak 2000–01 32 6 1 0 4 0 37 6
Total 32 6 1 0 4 0 37 6
Obilić 2001–02 27 0 2 0 4 0 33 0
2002–03 19 2 1 0 2 0 22 2
2003–04 24 2 - - 0 0 24 2
2004–05 26 2 - - 0 0 26 2
2005–06 14 4 - - 0 0 14 4
Total 110 10 3 0 6 0 119 10
Partizan 2006–07 25 3 1 0 7 3 33 6
2007–08 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 25 3 1 0 8 3 34 6
Vålerenga 2007 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
2008 21 3 6 4 0 0 27 7
2009 22 5 6 3 2 0 30 8
2010 20 4 1 1 0 0 21 5
2011 28 8 2 1 4 0 34 9
2012 26 1 3 1 0 0 29 2
2013 19 4 3 1 0 0 22 5
Total 143 26 21 11 6 0 170 37
Sarpsborg 08 2014 28 6 5 4 0 0 33 10
2015 28 6 6 2 0 0 34 8
Total 56 12 11 6 0 0 67 18
Sandnes Ulf 2016 28 2 3 0 0 0 31 2
Total 28 2 3 0 0 0 31 2
Career total 394 59 40 17 24 3 458 79

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Serbia and Montenegro 2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
Serbia 2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Vålerenga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potpisao Bojan Zajić" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Zajić u Valerengi na pozajmici!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 23 August 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bojan Zajic klar for Sarpsborg 08" (in Norwegian). sarpsborg08.no. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Her er Bojan Zajic i lyseblått for første gang" (in Norwegian). sandnesulf.no. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 

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