Maximiliano Bajter

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Maximiliano Bajter
Personal information
Full name Maximiliano Bajter Ugollini
Date of birth (1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Pereira
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Peñarol 51 (4)
2010–2011 Fénix (loan) 24 (4)
2011 Brann (loan) 8 (0)
2012 Fénix 19 (0)
2013 Unión La Calera 32 (9)
2014–2015 Veracruz 8 (0)
2015 The Strongest 24 (6)
2015–2016 Unión La Calera 23 (2)
2016- Deportivo Pereira 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2014.

Maximiliano 'Pipi' Bajter Ugollini (born 1 March 1986 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan football player currently playing for colombian club Deportivo Pereira. He is also known as "Pipi", or "Pitón", [1] nickname given to him by his former coach at Peñarol, Julio Ribas, since he consider Pipi "was not a proper nickname for a gladiator"[2]



Bajter began his professional career at Montevideo-based club Peñarol where he played between 2006 and 2010, winning the Primera División in his last year. Despite being successful, in terms of trophies and personal performance, he was plagued with injuries in his later years at Peñarol. The club, therefore, allowed him to rebuild form at another Montevideo club Fénix on loan, where he played until early summer of 2011.[3]


On 18 July 2011, Bajter arrived in Bergen where he signed a loan contract until the end of the 2011 Norwegian Premier League season with SK Brann. Uruguay-based Norwegian football agent Terje Liverød — who has previously been involved in several transfers of Uruguayan players to Europe, including Bajter's new Brann team mate Diego Guastavino — was the main driving force behind the transfer.[4]

He made his debut for the Bergen club on 4 August 2011 in the Vestlandsderby against Viking after coming on for an injured Zsolt Korcsmár in the second half.[5] At the end of the year, Brann had the option to make Bajter a permanent signing,[6] but opted against doing so after Bajter's last game against Aalesund.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011 Norway Brann Tippeligaen 6 0 2 0 8 0
2011–12 Uruguay Fénix Primera División 8 0 0 0 8 0
2012–13 11 0 0 0 11 0
2013 Chile La Calera Primera División 15 5 2 0 17 5
2013–14 17 4 0 0 17 4
Career Total 57 9 4 0 61 9


Bajter has a wife and a two-year-old daughter who both moved to Norway with him.[8]

He signed his contract with Brann on 18 July, Jura de la Constitución de la República Oriental del Uruguay (Uruguay's constitution day). So, when he was offered 18 as his squad number, he said that "it felt completely natural."[9]


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