Džoni Novak

Džoni Novak (born 4 September 1969) is a Slovenian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He represented his country at Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup.

Džoni Novak
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Dzoni Novak
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-04) 4 September 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Olimpija 58 (4)
1990–1992 Partizan 20 (9)
1992–1994 Fenerbahçe 29 (4)
1994–1996 Olimpija 63 (10)
1996–1999 Le Havre 68 (0)
1999–2000 Sedan 11 (3)
2000–2002 SpVgg Unterhaching 37 (1)
2002–2003 Olympiacos 5 (0)
Total 263 (29)
National team
Yugoslavia U21
1991–1992 SFR Yugoslavia 4 (0)
1992–2002 Slovenia 71 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Ljubljana, he started his professional career playing at Olimpija in 1988. He played there two seasons before signing for Serbian club FK Partizan. He played in Belgrade for a season and a half, appearing in 20 matches and scoring nine league goals for the club before leaving it for Fenerbahçe SK. After only a season in Turkey, he returned to Olimpija. Playing for Olimpija, Novak appeared in 63 league matches and scored ten goals. He also won the Slovenian championship twice with the club, in 1994 and 1995, and the Slovenian Cup in 1996. Later he moved to French club Le Havre. He played there for the next three seasons, appearing in 68 matches before leaving to join another French team, CS Sedan. He spent only one season with Sedan and left the club, making 11 appearances. He moved on to Germany and signed with SpVgg Unterhaching. He stayed there two seasons, making 37 appearances and scoring one goal. After that he played for six months for Greek side Olympiacos before retiring.

International careerEdit

During his spell at Partizan, he earned four caps for Yugoslavia.[1] Even after the independence of Slovenia, he, as being a player of a Serbian club (FK Partizan), was included by Yugoslavia national football team to UEFA Euro 1992 just like Darko Milanič,[2] but the nation would be suspended due to the Yugoslav Wars. Novak and Milanič were the two Slovenian players that earned caps with Yugoslavia after Slovenian independence because they wasn't allowed to leave Belgrade during the war. He was also capped 71 times and scored three goals for Slovenia.[3] He was a participant at Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 June 1995 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn   Estonia 2–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 1996 qualification
2 11 June 1995 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn   Estonia 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 1996 qualification
3 17 May 2002 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana   Ghana 2–0 2–0 Friendly match





See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (18 April 2013). "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Pancev también renuncia a la Eurocopa". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 May 1992.
  3. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (21 April 2003). "Dzoni Novak - International Appearances". RSSSF.

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