Milan Osterc

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Milan Osterc
Personal information
Full name Milan Osterc
Date of birth (1975-07-04) 4 July 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Murska Sobota, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Veržej
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Beltinci 50 (16)
1996–1998 Gorica 64 (19)
1998–1999 Hércules CF 23 (2)
1999–2000 Olimpija 16 (6)
2000–2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv 53 (10)
2002–2003 Le Havre AC 8 (0)
2003–2004 Bursaspor 15 (1)
2004–2005 Malatyaspor 26 (10)
2005 AEK Larnaca 7 (1)
2006 LASK Linz 11 (2)
2007–2010 Gorica 91 (43)
2010–2012 Koper 55 (22)
Total 414 (132)
National team
1994–1997 Slovenia U21 8 (1)
1997–2002 Slovenia 44 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 April 2009

Milan Osterc (pronounced [ˈmíːlan ˈòːstərt͡s];[1][2] born 4 July 1975 in Murska Sobota) is a retired Slovenian football striker. He is also known by the nickname Jagoda (pronounced [ˈjàːgɔda],[3] English: The strawberry).

Club career[edit]

He started his career at Veržej. In the 2009–10 season, he was the top scorer of the Slovenian first division, 1. SNL.

UEFA Cup run with Hapoel[edit]

Osterc is best known in Israel for his seven goals in Hapoel Tel Aviv's run to the quarter finals of the 2002 UEFA Cup. Crucial strikes against powerhouses Chelsea,[4] Parma, and Lokomotiv Moscow helped Hapoel defy the odds and achieve one of their greatest feats in European football.

International career[edit]

Osterc played 44 matches for the Slovenia and was a participant at the Euro 2000 and 2002 FIFA World Cup. On 10 November 2001 he scored a spectacular goal against Romania, helping to secure his country's first World Cup appearance as an independent nation.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 February 1999 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman 1–0 7–0 Friendly match
2 8 February 1999 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman 3–0 7–0 Friendly match
3 8 February 1999 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman 4–0 7–0 Friendly match
4 8 February 1999 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman 6–0 7–0 Friendly match
5 18 August 1999 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana  Albania 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualification
6 3 September 2000 Svangaskarð, Toftir  Faroe Islands 2–0 2–2 FIFA World Cup 2002 qualification
7 1 September 2001 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana  Russia 1–0 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2002 qualification
8 10 November 2001 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana  Romania 2–1 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2002 qualification
Correct as of 7 October 2015[5]

Honours[edit]

Olimpija[edit]

Hapoel Tel Aviv[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Milan". 
  2. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Osterc". 
  3. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: jagoda". 
  4. ^ "Sad Chelsea bow out". BBC. 1 November 2001. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Football PLAYER: Milan Osterc". eu-football.info. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

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