Srđan Baljak

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Srđan Baljak
Srdjan Baljak 2012 2.jpg
Baljak with MSV Duisburg in 2012
Personal information
Full name Srđan Baljak
Date of birth (1978-11-25) 25 November 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Sremska Mitrovica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
TSV Schott Mainz
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Teleoptik 29 (9)
1999–2000 Partizan 1 (0)
2000 Radnički Kragujevac (loan) 15 (0)
2000–2002 Teleoptik 34 (16)
2002 Budućnost Banatski Dvor (loan) 21 (20)
2002 Consadole Sapporo 13 (3)
2003–2006 Budućnost Banatski Dvor 66 (33)
2005 Olimpik Bakı (loan) 10 (3)
2006–2007 Banat Zrenjanin 30 (18)
2007–2009 Mainz 05 58 (17)
2010–2013 MSV Duisburg 73 (17)
2013–2014 Wormatia Worms 19 (1)
2014– TSV Schott Mainz 50 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2016.

Srđan Baljak (Serbian Cyrillic: Срђан Баљак; born 25 November 1978) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for TSV Schott Mainz in Germany.

Career[edit]

Born in Sremska Mitrovica, Baljak made his senior debut at Teleoptik, before being promoted to Partizan. He made one league appearance with the Crno-beli in the 1999–2000 season. Additionally, Baljak appeared as a substitute in a 0–1 loss to Leeds United in the second leg of the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup first round.[1] He was subsequently sent on a six-month loan to Radnički Kragujevac during the 2000 winter transfer window, eventually failing to make an impact at the club.

In June 2002, Baljak moved abroad for the first time to join Japanese club Consadole Sapporo. He scored three league goals from 13 appearances until the end of the 2002 campaign.

In the 2003 winter transfer window, Baljak returned to his homeland and rejoined Budućnost Banatski Dvor. He helped them win the Second League of Serbia and Montenegro (Group North) that year, thus gaining promotion to the First League for the first time in the club's history. They eventually suffered relegation from the top flight in their debut season.[2] Likewise, the club simultaneously reached the Serbia and Montenegro Cup final,[3] 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,[4] thus saving the club from relegation. He also helped the club 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.[5] He was the team'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.[6] He was subsequently officially named the team's captain ahead of the 2010–11 campaign,[7] leading the club to the DFB-Pokal final that season.

In July 2013, Baljak signed with Wormatia Worms on a free transfer.[8] He left the club after only one season and joined TSV Schott Mainz.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Partizan 1999–00 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Radnički Kragujevac (loan) 15 0 1 0 16 0
Consadole Sapporo 2002 13 3 13 3
Olimpik Bakı (loan) 2005–06 10 3 10 3
Banat Zrenjanin 2006–07 30 18 4 1 34 19
Mainz 05 2007–08 23 6 1 0 24 6
2008–09 31 11 4 0 35 11
2009–10 4 0 0 0 4 0
MSV Duisburg 2009–10 17 6 0 0 17 6
2010–11 25 9 4 1 29 10
2011–12 8 0 0 0 8 0
2012–13 23 2 1 0 24 2
Wormatia Worms 2013–14 19 1 0 0 19 1
TSV Schott Mainz 2014–15 20 6 0 0 20 6
2015–16 23 7 0 0 23 7
Career total 262 72 15 2 1 0 278 74

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Budućnost Banatski Dvor
MSV Duisburg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huckerby seals it for Leeds". bbc.co.uk. 30 September 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Serbia and Montenegro 2003/04". rsssf.com. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Humska u crveno-belom" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 13 May 2004. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Baljak, ipak, najbolji strelac lige" (in Serbian). b92.net. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mainz verpflichtet Stürmer Baljak aus Serbien" (in German). espnfc.com. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "MSV VERPFLICHTET SRDJAN BALJAK VON MAINZ 05" (in German). msv-duisburg.de. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "SRDJAN BALJAK IST DER NEUE KAPITÄN" (in German). msv-duisburg.de. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Transfercoup: Wormatia Worms verpflichtet Srdjan Baljak vom MSV Duisburg" (in German). nibelungen-kurier.de. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Srdjan Baljak" (in German). fupa.net. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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