Vanja Džaferović

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Vanja Džaferović
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-19) 19 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Bosanski Brod, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Inter Zaprešić
NK Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 HNK Segesta ? (?)
2005–2007 Beroe Stara Zagora 64 (8)
2008–2010 Lokomotiv Sofia 43 (0)
2010 Ethnikos Achna 0 (0)
2011–2012 Beroe Stara Zagora 22 (5)
Total 129 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2012.

Vanja Džaferović (born 19 March 1983) is a former Croatian footballer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Džaferović was born in Bosanski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and moved with his family in his childhood to Croatia due to the Bosnian War.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Džaferović began his career in the local NK Inter Zaprešić.[4] In June 2002, he transferred to HNK Segesta from Croatian town Sisak.

In July 2005 he signed for Beroe Stara Zagora in the Bulgarian A PFG, for an undisclosed fee. On 7 August 2005, he made his league debut in a 3–1 away loss against Vihren Sandanski. Džaferović scored his first ever goal for Beroe on 18 March 2006 against Litex Lovech; Beroe won 3–1. On 26 October 2006, Beroe manager Ilian Iliev chose Vanja as his club captain.[5]

In 2008 Džaferović signed with Lokomotiv Sofia. He remained at Lokomotiv until July 2010 when he joined Ethnikos Achna after his contract expired, but he never played for the Cyprus team.[6] The following month, he suffered a severe injury and was ruled out for nine months.[7]

Džaferović was out of contract with Ethnikos when he was signed by the Beroe manager Ilian Iliev on 15 December 2010.[8] Džaferović's first appearance back at Beroe was as a substitute against Akademik Sofia on 8 May 2011. Unfortunately, he sustained another injury during his time with Beroe and eventually did not return to football. Džaferović has made 129 appearances in the A PFG, being in the "top 20 club" for foreign players in the top flight of Bulgarian football.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Džaferović is married to Evgeniya. As of 2012 he is completing paperwork to allow him to stay in Bulgaria.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 October 2011
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Beroe Stara Zagora 2005–06 24 1 2 0 26 1
2006–07 27 5 2 0 29 5
2007–08 13 2 1 0 14 2
Total 64 8 5 0 0 0 69 8
Lokomotiv Sofia 2007–08 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2008–09 25 0 1 0 2 0 28 0
2009–10 13 0 0 0 13 0
Total 43 0 1 0 2 0 46 0
Ethnikos Achna 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beroe Stara Zagora 2010–11 4 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12 11 5 0 0 11 5
Total 15 5 0 0 0 0 15 5
Career total 121 13 6 0 2 0 129 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Vanja Džaferović Facts". guardian.co.uk. 
  2. ^ "Дзаферович: бих играл за Босна" (in Bulgarian). beroe.eu. Retrieved 22 September 2006. 
  3. ^ "Vanja Dzaferovic: I Always Do my Best When Playing". bbrod-online.com. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Džaferović Profile" (in Bulgarian). beroe.eu. 
  5. ^ "Ваня Дзаферович – капитан на Берое" (in Bulgarian). beroe.eu. Retrieved 26 October 2006. 
  6. ^ "Дзаферович ще играе в Кипър" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Дзаферович се връща на терена след 9 месеца" (in Bulgarian). dariknews.bg. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ваня Дзаферович се върна в Берое" (in Bulgarian). livesport.bg. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Топ-Клуб 100 за чуждестранни футболисти". bgfootball.eu. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ваня Дзаферович: мъчим се да извадим виза" (in Bulgarian). football.sportal.bg. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 

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