Bojan Jokić (born 17 May 1986) is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a left back or left defensive midfielder for Ufa.

Bojan Jokić
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With Ufa in 2017
Personal information
Full name Bojan Jokić[1]
Date of birth (1986-05-17) 17 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Ufa
Number 5
Youth career
1994–2002 Kranj
2002–2003 Triglav Kranj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Triglav Kranj 56 (0)
2005–2007 Gorica 64 (1)
2007–2010 Sochaux 42 (0)
2010Chievo (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2013 Chievo 55 (0)
2013–2016 Villarreal 24 (0)
2016Nottingham Forest (loan) 20 (0)
2017– Ufa 67 (2)
National team
2004 Slovenia U18 1 (0)
2005 Slovenia U20 1 (0)
2005–2006 Slovenia U21 8 (0)
2006– Slovenia 100 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Jokić made his senior debut in 2003 with local club Triglav Kranj, and moved to Gorica in 2005. He appeared regularly for the side during his two-year spell, also being a part of the squad which was crowned champions in the 2005–06 campaign.

On 5 July 2007 Jokić moved abroad for the first time in his career, after agreeing to a four-year deal with Ligue 1's Sochaux.[2] He made his debut in the competition on 11 August, starting in a 1–3 home loss against Le Mans.[3]

On 30 January 2010 Jokić joined Chievo on loan until June.[4] On 22 May, after appearing regularly, he joined the Gialloblu permanently.[5]

On 5 July 2013 Jokić moved to La Liga side Villarreal, signing a four-year deal with the club, after his link with Chievo expired.[6] He made his debut in the competition on 29 September, starting in a 0–1 loss at Real Betis.[7]

On 8 January 2016, Jokić moved to Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.[8] He made his debut on 9 January, as a substitute in the FA Cup Third Round victory over Queens Park Rangers.

On 21 January 2017, Jokić signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with the Russian Premier League side FC Ufa.[9] On 2 August 2018, he scored a late equalizer that made the score 1–1 against the Slovenian club NK Domžale in an away leg of their UEFA Europa League qualifier. As the first leg ended with a score of 0–0, this goal allowed Ufa to advance on away goals rule. It was also the club's first goal in European competition, as they were making their debut on that level.

International careerEdit

Jokić made his international debut with the Slovenia national football team on 28 February 2006, in a 1–0 win against Cyprus.[10] He featured regularly for the national side, and scored his first international goal on 3 March 2010, scoring the last of a 4–1 routing over Qatar.[11]

On 1 June 2010, Jokić was named among the 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[12] He appeared in all three matches during the tournament, as Slovenia were knocked out in the group stage.

On 16 November 2019, Jokić played his 100th match for Slovenia against Latvia.[13]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 March 2010 Ljudski vrt, Maribor   Qatar 4–1 4–1 Friendly match

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 13 May 2018[14]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Triglav 2003–04 Slovenian Second League 28 0 0 0 28 0
2004–05 28 0 1 0 29 0
Total 56 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 57 0
Gorica 2005–06 Slovenian PrvaLiga 31 1 4 0 0 0 35 1
2006–07 34 0 3 0 4 0 41 0
Total 65 1 7 0 4 0 0 0 76 1
Sochaux 2007–08 Ligue 1 17 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 21 0
2008–09 19 0 1 0 1[b] 0 21 0
2009–10 6 0 1 0 1[c] 0 8 0
Total 42 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 50 0
Chievo 2009–10 Serie A 9 0 - - - 9 0
2010–11 15 0 3 0 - - 18 0
2011–12 20 0 1 0 - - 21 0
2012–13 20 0 1 0 - - 21 0
Total 64 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 69 0
Villarreal 2013–14 La Liga 15 0 4 0 - - 19 0
2014–15 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 7 0
2015–16 2 0 1 0 4 0 - 7 0
Total 24 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 33 0
Nottingham Forest 2015–16 EFL Championship 20 0 1 0 - - 21 0
Ufa 2016–17 Russian Premier League 11 0 1 0 - - 12 0
2017–18 26 2 0 0 - - 26 2
Total 37 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 38 2
Career total 308 3 24 0 9 0 3 0 344 3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ One appearance in Trophée des Champions
  2. ^ One appearance in Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ One appearance in Coupe de la Ligue

HonoursEdit

GoricaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  2. ^ Bojan Jokic signe quatre ans (Bojan Jokic signs for four years); Sochaux's official website, 5 July 2007 (in French)
  3. ^ FC Sochaux-Montbéliard – Le Mans FC; Ligue 1, 11 August 2007
  4. ^ Football: le Sochalien Bojan Jokic prêté au Chievo Vérone (Football: Sochaux player Bojan Jokic loaned to Chievo Verona); Reuters, 30 January 2010 (in French)
  5. ^ Bojan Jokic reste au Chievo Vérone (Bojan Jokic remains in Chievo Verona); Sochaux's official profile, 22 May 2010 (in French)
  6. ^ Villarreal Sign Slovenian International Bojan Jokic Archived 12 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Villarreal's official website, 5 July 2013
  7. ^ El Villarreal pierde el duende en Sevilla (Villarreal loses luck in Sevilla); Marca, 29 September 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "Reds complete Jokic signing". Nottingham Forest F.C.
  9. ^ Защитник сборной Словении пополнил состав ФК «Уфа» (in Russian). FC Ufa. 21 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Bojan Jokić – Nogometna zveza Slovenije". www.nzs.si. Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  11. ^ Slovenia 4–1 Qatar: Hosts Continue Hot Streak; Goal.com, 3 March 2010
  12. ^ Slovenia 23-Man, World Cup 2010 Roster Finalized: No Alarms, No Surprises; SB Nation, 1 June 2010
  13. ^ "Kek tesno ugnal Stojanovića: Slovenci so se poslovili z zmago nad Latvijo". delo.si (in Slovenian). 16 November 2019.
  14. ^ Bojan Jokić at Soccerway

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