Baljak with MSV Duisburg in 2012
|Full name||Srđan Baljak|
|Date of birth||25 November 1978|
|Place of birth||Sremska Mitrovica, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2000||→ Radnički Kragujevac (loan)||15||(0)|
|2002||→ Budućnost Banatski Dvor (loan)||21||(20)|
|2003–2006||Budućnost Banatski Dvor||66||(33)|
|2005||→ Olimpik Bakı (loan)||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Sremska Mitrovica, Baljak made his senior debuts at Teleoptik, before being promoted to Partizan. He recorded one league appearance with the Crno-beli during the 1999–2000 season. Baljak also appeared as a substitute in a 0–1 away loss to Leeds United in the second leg of the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup first round. He was subsequently sent on a six-month loan to Radnički Kragujevac in the 2000 winter transfer window, but failed to make an impact at the club.
In the 2003 summer transfer window, Baljak returned to his homeland and rejoined Budućnost Banatski Dvor, after the club won promotion to the First League for the first time in its history. They eventually suffered relegation from the top flight in their debut season. Simultaneously, the club surprisingly reached the Serbia and Montenegro Cup final, thus securing a spot in the 2004–05 UEFA Cup.
While playing for Banat Zrenjanin, Baljak became the Serbian SuperLiga top scorer with 18 goals in the 2006–07 season, thus saving the club from relegation. He also helped the side reach the Serbian Cup semi-final that year, being eliminated by Vojvodina.
In June 2007, Baljak moved to Germany and signed with Mainz 05 on a three-year deal. He was the club's second-highest scorer in the 2008–09 2. Bundesliga with 11 goals, as they won promotion to the Bundesliga. After making his debut in the top flight of German football, receiving limited playing time, Baljak was transferred to MSV Duisburg in January 2010. He was subsequently officially named the team's captain ahead of the 2010–11 campaign, leading the side to the DFB-Pokal final that season.
In July 2013, Baljak signed with Wormatia Worms on a free transfer. He left the club after only one season and joined Schott Mainz. In April 2017, it was revealed that Baljak would be retiring at the end of the season.
|Radnički Kragujevac (loan)||1999–2000||15||0||1||0||—||16||0|
|Olimpik Bakı (loan)||2005–06||10||3||—||10||3|
- Budućnost Banatski Dvor
- MSV Duisburg
- Schott Mainz
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