Ermin Šiljak

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Ermin Šiljak
Personal information
Full name Ermin Šiljak
Date of birth (1973-05-11) 11 May 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
Ilirija
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Svoboda 40 (16)
1994–1996 Olimpija 78 (58)
1996–1998 Bastia 35 (15)
1998–2001 Servette 39 (13)
2001 Hammarby 8 (0)
2002–2003 Panionios 37 (13)
2003–2005 Dalian Shide 33 (25)
2005–2006 Mouscron 19 (7)
National team
1992–1995 Slovenia U21 14 (10)
1994–2005 Slovenia 48 (14)
2003 Slovenia B 2 (1)
Teams managed
2012 Olimpija Ljubljana
2015 Botev Plovdiv
2016 Dalian Transcendence
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ermin Šiljak (born 11 May 1973 in Ljubljana) is a former Slovenian football player. He is renowned as a great finisher, and has top off the ball instincts to get into scoring positions.

Club career[edit]

He started his professional career at NK Svoboda. Later he has played for clubs such as NK Olimpija, SC Bastia (France), Servette FC Geneva (Switzerland), Hammarby IF (Sweden), Panionios FC (Greece), Dalian Shide (China) and R.E.Mouscron (Belgium).

Managing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He managed Slovenian under-16 and under-19 national teams.

Ermin Šiljak was a manager of Olimpija Ljubljana in 2012.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

Ermin Šiljak joined Botev Plovdiv on July 2015.[1] He made a debut in a match against the local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Plovdiv derby ended in a 1-1 draw.[2]

Šiljak achieved 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his first 13 games as a manager of Botev Plovdiv in A Grupa.[3] On 27 October, Botev Plovdiv was shockingly eliminated on the 1/8 finals of the Bulgarian Cup after 0-1 defeat by the outsiders FC Sozopol.[4] After that Šiljak took the controversial decision to expel Yordan Hristov, Mariyan Ognyanov, Plamen Nikolov and Joël Tshibamba from the first team.[5] The changes did not lead to any positive results with young players and his team lost twice in a row in A Grupa: 2-0 away defeat from Slavia Sofia and 1-3 home defeat from Beroe Stara Zagora.[6][7]

After less than 6 months, at the end of November 2015, Ermin Šiljak resigned as manager of Botev Plovdiv.[8]

Dalian Transcendence[edit]

On April 21, 2016, China League One club Dalian Transcendence signed Ermin Šiljak as manager for two years.[9] By August however, Šiljak was sacked by the team.[10]

International career[edit]

Šiljak played for the Slovenia national football team and was a participant at the Euro 2000. He scored nine goals in nine games in UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying.[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 December 1995 Estadio Héroe de Nacozari, Hermosillo  Mexico 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
2 7 February 1996 Ta'Qali Stadium, Valletta  Iceland 7–1 7–1 Friendly match
3 21 May 1996 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  United Arab Emirates 1–2 2–2 Friendly match
4 18 March 1997 Linzer Stadion, Linz  Austria 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
5 11 November 2000 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana   Switzerland 1–1 2–2 FIFA World Cup 2002 qualification
6 7 September 2002 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Malta 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
7 2 April 2003 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Cyprus 1–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
8 2 April 2003 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Cyprus 2–1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
9 30 April 2003 Ta'Qali Stadium, Valletta  Malta 2–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
10 30 April 2003 Ta'Qali Stadium, Valletta  Malta 3–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
11 6 September 2003 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Israel 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
12 11 October 2003 Tsirion, Limassol  Cyprus 1–0 2–2 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
13 11 October 2003 Tsirion, Limassol  Cyprus 2–0 2–2 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
14 15 November 2003 Maksimir, Zagreb  Croatia 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2004 Play-offs

Honours[edit]

Olimpija Ljubljana[edit]

SC Bastia[edit]

Servette FC[edit]

Hammarby IF[edit]

Dalian Shide[edit]

R.E. Mouscron[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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