Goran Blažević

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Goran Blažević
Goran Blažević 15032009.jpg
Blažević with Šibenik in 2009.
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-06-07) 7 June 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number TBD
Youth career
0000–2004 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Hajduk Split 0 (0)
2004–2006Trogir (loan)
2007 Zagora Unešić
2007–2008 Junak Sinj
2008–2011 Šibenik 93 (0)
2012–2013 Hajduk Split 41 (0)
2013–2014 Levski Sofia 24 (0)
2014–2015 Torpedo Moscow 1 (0)
2016–2018 Slaven Belupo 2 (0)
2018– Hajduk Split 0 (0)
National team
2002 Croatia U16 4 (0)
2003 Croatia U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 February 2003

Goran Blažević (born 7 June 1986), nicknamed Šiljo, is a Croatian football goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

A product of the famous HNK Hajduk Split youth academy and one-time Croatian U16, U17 and U19 national team player, Goran began his senior career in 2004 on loan at HNK Trogir, then playing in the 1. Županijska liga Splitsko-dalmatinska. The club topped the table and moved to the 3. HNL – South and Goran played another season there. Dismissed from Hajduk as surplus, Goran played two more seasons in 3. HNL – South, first for NK Zagora Unešić and then NK Junak Sinj, where he was the star player in a season that resulted in their promotion to 2. HNL, catching the attention of some 1. HNL clubs.

He moved to HNK Šibenik, quickly becoming a first team player (50 first team caps in his first two seasons at the club).

In September 2009 he received his first call-up for Croatia, for friendly match vs. Liechtenstein. However, he was on the bench, while Danijel Subašić played the whole match.

In May 2010 he received his second call-up, for friendly matches against Austria, Wales, and Estonia, following the injury of Vedran Runje. Being the third choice, after Danijel Subašić and Stipe Pletikosa, he didn't get his cap that time.

With HNK Šibenik in financial difficulties, Blažević cancelled his contract with the club in December 2011. In January 2012, Blažević signed a four-year contract with Hajduk Split.[2] As Hajduk's former first choice goalkeeper Subašić had just left the club for French Ligue 2 side AS Monaco, Blažević immediately was bestowed the first choice at the historic club.

In September 2013 Blažević passed successfully his medical and signed a 2-year contract with Bulgarian side Levski Sofia. He quickly became first choice at the expense of Plamen Iliev, but gradually lost his starting spot following the appointment of Antoni Zdravkov.

He played one game for FC Torpedo Moscow in the Russian Cup.


  1. ^ http://www.sportnet.hr/Klub.aspx?igracID=2461
  2. ^ Pavković, Božo (11 January 2012). "Blažević novi vratar Hajduka: Dat ću sve od sebe da opravdam povjerenje!". dalmacijanews.com (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.

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