Miran Pavlin

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Miran Pavlin
Personal information
Full name Miran Pavlin
Date of birth (1971-10-08) 8 October 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Živila Naklo 30 (8)
1993–1996 Olimpija 71 (9)
1996–1997 Dynamo Dresden 29 (6)
1997–2000 SC Freiburg 61 (5)
1999–2000 Karlsruher SC (loan) 13 (0)
2000–2002 Porto 12 (1)
2002–2003 Olimpija 6 (0)
2003–2004 Olympiakos Nicosia 7 (0)
2004–2005 APOEL 3 (0)
2005–2009 Olimpija Ljubljana 64 (34)
2009–2010 Koper 30 (11)
Total 326 (74)
National team
1992 Slovenia U21 1 (0)
1994–2004 Slovenia 63 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Miran Pavlin (born 8 October 1971 in Kranj) is a retired Slovenian football player.

Club career[edit]

He played for clubs such as Olimpija, SC Freiburg, Olympiakos Nicosia, APOEL, FC Porto and Olimpija Ljubljana.

After the original NK Olimpija went bankrupt in 2005, he joined the newly formed NK Bežigrad and successfully took them back to the top tier in record time. After a dispute in 2009, he left the club and joined FC Koper on a combined player-director of football contract. In his first season with Koper, he won the Slovenian PrvaLiga. His second season there started poorly – after a resounding 5–1 defeat away to NK Dinamo Zagreb in UEFA Champions League qualifiers, he announced his immediate retirement, only to return to the Koper team a week later for a single league match against NK Rudar Velenje. Soon, after another dispute with club leadership regarding player signings and departures, he left the club altogether.

International career[edit]

Pavlin made 63 appearances for the senior Slovenia national football team between 1994 and 2004.[1] He was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup[2] and UEFA Euro 2000. During the second leg of Slovenia's Euro 2000 play-off against Ukraine, it was Pavlin's goal which secured a 1–1 draw and an aggregate victory to send Slovenia to their first major tournament.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Luka Pavlin, who is also a footballer, is his nephew.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 1999 Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine 1–1 1–1 Euro 2000 Q.
2. 23 February 2000 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman 1–0 4–0 Friendly
3. 13 June 2000 Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium  Yugoslavia 2–0 3–3 Euro 2000
4. 16 August 2000 Bazaly, Ostrava, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 1–0 1–0 Friendly
5. 17 April 2002 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Tunisia 1–0 1–0 Friendly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miran Pavlin" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia official website. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Miran PavlinFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Slovenia face Ukraine with Milenko Acimovic's great goal fresh in the mind". espnfc.co.uk. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.