Josip Golubar

Josip Golubar (born 4 March 1985) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a midfielder for NK Varteks.

Josip Golubar
Personal information
Full name Josip Golubar
Date of birth (1985-03-04) 4 March 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Krkanec, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2005 Nedeljanec
2005–2006 Sankt Michael
2006–2008 Neuberg
2008–2009 Stegersbach 15 (5)
2009–2012 Varaždin 66 (5)
2012 RNK Split 11 (0)
2012–2014 Zavrč 56 (18)
2014–2015 Olimpija Ljubljana 8 (0)
2015–2016 Zavrč 17 (4)
2016–2017 Varaždin 17 (9)
2017 Lučko 7 (2)
2017–2019 Varaždin 41 (7)
2019 Valour FC 3 (0)
2020 SV Neuberg 3 (3)
2020– Varteks
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:27, 6 October 2020 (UTC)


Early careerEdit

Golubar played at youth level with hometown club Varteks (later renamed Varaždin).[1] He spent much of his early senior career in the Austrian Landesliga.[2]


In 2008, Golubar signed with Austrian Regionalliga club SV Stegersbach.[2] He made 15 appearances that season, scoring five goals.[2]


In 2009, Golubar returned to Croatia and signed with First League side Varaždin, near his home town.[3]

On 14 July 2011, Golubar made his European debut in the Europa League second qualifying round against Moldovan side Iskra-Stal.[4] He went on to make four Europa League appearances that season, scoring one goal.[3]

RNK SplitEdit

In winter 2012, Golubar signed with RNK Split.[2][3]


In summer 2012, Golubar signed with Slovenian Second League side Zavrč.[2][3] In his first season in Slovenia, he made 24 appearances and scored 13 goals, tying Amer Krcić for top scorer in the league.[3][5] Zavrč won the league that season and earned promotion to the PrvaLiga.[5]

In the 2013–14 PrvaLiga, Golubar made 32 appearances for Zavrč, scoring five goals, and helping the club to a fifth-place finish, missing out on a Europa League spot by five points.[3]

Olimpija LjubljanaEdit

In summer 2014, Golubar signed with Olimpija Ljubljana.[3] He would make a total of thirteen league appearances for Olimpija before leaving the club in September 2015.[3]

Second spell at ZavrčEdit

Shortly after leaving Olimpija, Golubar returned to Zavrč for a second spell, making 17 league appearances and scoring four goals that season.[3]

Second spell at VaraždinEdit

In summer 2015, Golubar returned to Croatia and signed with Varaždin for a second spell, this time in the Third League.[6]


Midway through the 2016–17 season, Golubar left Varaždin to sign with Croatian Second League club Lučko.[3] Over the remainder of the season, he made seven league appearances and scored two goals.[3]

Third spell at VaraždinEdit

After Varaždin earned promotion to the Croatian Second League, Golubar re-signed again on 6 July 2017.[6] In the 2017–18 season he made 29 league appearances, scoring four goals, and scored the lone goal in Varažin's 1–2 Croatian Football Cup loss to Cibalia.[3] He helped Varaždin to a second-place finish in the Croatian Second Football League, earning a spot in the promotion playoff against Istra 1961, which they lost 3–2 on aggregate.[3]

On 23 January 2019, Golubar and Varaždin agreed to the mutual termination of his contract so that he could pursue opportunities abroad.[7]

Valour FCEdit

On 14 February 2019, Golubar signed with new Canadian Premier League side Valour FC.[2] Golubar only got to play in three games for Valour during the 2019 Canadian Premier League season due to sustaining a season ending injury early on.[8] On 29 November 2019, the club announced that Golubar would not be returning for the 2020 season.[9]

Return to NeubergEdit

On 21 January 2020, Golubar signed with his former club SV Neuberg, now playing in the Burgenland 2. Liga Süd of the Austrian 2. Landesliga.[10]






  • Slovenian Second League top scorer: 2012–13


  1. ^ Ivan Tomašković (2 January 2020). "Golubar: U Kanadi sam nakon ozljede umalo dobio sepsu...'" (in Croatian). 24Sata. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Valour FC signs Croatian midfielder Josip Golubar from NK Varazdin". Canadian Premier League. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Josip Golubar". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Iskra-Stal vs. Varaždin - 14 July 2011". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "2. SNL 2012/13". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b Martin Novosel (6 July 2017). "Nakon samo pola godine izbivanja, u NK Varaždin se vratio Josip Golubar" (in Croatian). Varaždinke vijesti. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  7. ^ Damir Ivančić (23 January 2019). "Josip Golubar i NK Varaždin danas su sporazumno raskinuli ugovor ali ima i dolazaka" (in Croatian). eVaraždin. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Inaugural Season Year In Review – Valour FC". Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Valour FC Roster Moves". Valour FC. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  10. ^ Patrick Bauer (22 January 2020). "Golubar und das Denken an früher" (in German). BVZ. Retrieved 23 January 2020.

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