Predrag Pažin

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Predrag Pažin
Personal information
Full name Predrag Pažin
Date of birth (1973-03-14) 14 March 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Nevesinje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1987—1991 FK Velež Nevesinje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Sutjeska Nikšić 36 (2)
1993–1995 Rudar Pljevlja 40 (4)
1995–1999 Partizan 63 (7)
1999–2000 Levski Sofia 34 (2)
2001 Kocaelispor 31 (6)
2002 Spartak Pleven 9 (0)
2002 Beijing Guoan 26 (4)
2003–2005 Shakhtar Donetsk 22 (1)
2005–2007 Shandong Luneng 62 (5)
2008–2010 Lokomotiv Mezdra 46 (4)
Total 369 (35)
National team
2000–2004 Bulgaria 32 (0)
Teams managed
2011 Botev Kozloduy
2015 Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Predrag Pažin (Bulgarian and Serbian: Предраг Пажин) (born 14 March 1973) is a naturalized Bulgarian former football player of Bosnian Serb descent who played as a defender.

Pazin had a decent spell at FK Partizan, before moving on to Levski Sofia in 1999. He spent two seasons in Bulgaria during which he was offered citizenship and a chance to play for the country's national team - both of which he took.

International career[edit]

Between 2000 and 2004 Predrag Pažin played for Bulgaria national football team. He was part of the Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team, which was eliminated in the first round, finishing bottom of Group C, having finished top of Qualifying Group 8 in the pre-tournament phase. Pažin is the most capped non-Bulgarian-born player to appear for the national side.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Профил на Предраг Пажин" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Иван Чворович стана 4-и сърбин в националния отбор" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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