Marko Pridigar

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Marko Pridigar
Personal information
Full name Marko Pridigar
Date of birth (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Maribor, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rudar Velenje
Number 1
Youth career
Železničar Maribor
–2004 Maribor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2014 Maribor 117 (0)
2005 Paloma (loan) 8 (0)
2006 Aluminij (loan) 8 (0)
2015 Zavrč 7 (0)
2015–2016 Ayia Napa 13 (0)
2016 Fylkir 6 (0)
2017– Rudar Velenje 0 (0)
National team
2004 Slovenia U19 1 (0)
2005 Slovenia U20 2 (0)
2005–2006 Slovenia U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2017.

Marko Pridigar (born 18 May 1985) is a Slovenian footballer goalkeeper who plays for Rudar Velenje.

Club career[edit]

Pridigar started his career in the youth squads of Maribor where he also signed his first professional contract. He made his debut in the Slovenian PrvaLiga at the age of 20 in a game against Nafta Lendava.[1] During his first years as a professional he was competing for the place in the first team with another goalkeeper Marko Ranilović. He was the first choice goalkeeper for the club during 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons as he played most of the matches in 1. SNL at that time. In the next season (2009–10) he lost his place in the starting eleven to Ranilović and played a total of 11 matches in the first league.[2] During this period he was also injured for couple of months.

He was the first choice goalkeeper in Maribor at the start of 2010–11 season and his performances has been impressive. However, he suffered another injury halfway through the first part of the season and was again sidelined. At the beginning of the second part of the season Pridigar was unfortunate again, when he was on goal during his first league appearance after the injury in the first part. During a match against Olimpija he made a save, but an opponent player stepped on his hand in the process, which fractured a bone in his palm on three different places. Pridigar was operated on 17 March 2011, and was sidelined for the rest of the season.[3]


  1. ^ "Nafta 1–0 Maribor" (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. 13 May 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "1 Marko Pridigar" (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pridigar uspešno operiran" [Pridigar's surgery was successful] (in Slovenian). 17 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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