Rajko Rep

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Rajko Rep
SC Wiener Neustadt vs. SK Austria Klagenfurt 2015-10-20 (055).jpg
Rep with Austria Klagenfurt in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rajko Rep
Date of birth (1990-06-20) 20 June 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Rogatec, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
LASK Linz
Youth career
1996–2004 Mons Claudius
2004–2008 Celje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Celje 44 (6)
2008 MU Šentjur (loan)
2010–2013 Maribor 32 (2)
2011–2012 Mura 05 (loan) 23 (3)
2013 Mura 05 (loan) 11 (1)
2014–2016 Austria Klagenfurt 72 (29)
2016– LASK Linz 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Slovenia U17 5 (0)
2007–2008 Slovenia U18 7 (1)
2008–2009 Slovenia U19 12 (6)
2009 Slovenia U20 1 (0)
2009–2012 Slovenia U21 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2012

Rajko Rep (born 20 June 1990 in Rogatec[1]) is a Slovenian football midfielder who is currently playing for LASK Linz.

Club career[edit]

Rep started his career at Mons Claudius from Rogatec and was then transferred to Celje youth sides, where he signed his first professional contract. For a short period of time he also played for MU Šentjur on loan. He was named a team captain during his time in Celje at the age of 19 and was the youngest captain in the history of the club.[2]

In late August 2010 he signed a four-year contract with Slovenian giants Maribor.[1][3] In August 2011, he was loaned to Mura 05 until the end of the 2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga season.[4]

International career[edit]

Rep played for Slovenia U19 through qualifications for 2009 UEFA U–19 Championship where he scored five out of six Slovenia goals in the final phase of qualifications including a hattrick against Russia U19.[5] He also scored a goal against Netherlands U19[6] and Belarus U19.[7] He was the best goalscorer in whole 2009 UEFA U–19 Championship during this phase of the qualifications campaign. On the final tournament, Rep failed to score a goal and Slovenia finished the tournament with one point in the last (eight) place.

Personal life[edit]

Rep was born in Rogatec and started to play football at a local club when he was six years old.[8] He is a declared Maribor supporter as he started to support the team during 1999 when The Violets were playing in the group stages of the elite UEFA Champions League.[9][10] During his time as captain in Celje he was criticized by local fans for publicly stating on Facebook that he is a fan of NK Maribor and even for wearing purple/yellow football shoes during matches, which are the traditional colours of NK Maribor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Osebni karton: Rajko Rep" [Personal card: Rajko Rep] (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rajko Rep postal kapetan Celjanov" [Rajko Rep became Celje's captain] (in Slovenian). kozjansko.info. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rajko Rep v Maribor" [Rajko Rep to Maribor] (in Slovenian). Nogomania. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Smiljan Kuhar (23 August 2011). "Dodlek in Rep v Muro" [Dodlek and Rep to Mura] (in Slovenian). Nogomania. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hat-trick Repa premalo za zmago nad Rusi" [Rep's hat-trick not enough for victory over Russia] (in Slovenian). Ekipa. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mladi Slovenci remizirali z Nizozemci" [Youth Slovenian team draw with the Netherland] (in Slovenian). Ekipa. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mladi upi potujejo na evropsko prvenstvo!" [Youth Slovenian team is going to the European Championship!] (in Slovenian). Ekipa. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Spoznajte udeleženca Eura U19 – Rajko Rep" [Meet a member of the Euro U19 squad - Rajko Rep] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia official website. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Rep: Kje pa, točka ne bo dovolj" [One point will not be enough] (in Slovenian). Siol. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Za vijoličaste od malih nog" [For The Violets since youth] (in Slovenian). Nogomania. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 

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