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Mišo Brečko (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈmíːʃɔ ˈbréːtʃkɔ];[2][3] born 1 May 1984) is a Slovenian footballer who is free agent. He plays as a defender.

Mišo Brečko
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Personal information
Full name Mišo Brečko[1]
Date of birth (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Trbovlje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Rudar Trbovlje
–2003 Factor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Factor 8 (0)
2003–2004 Šmartno 21 (0)
2004–2007 Hamburger SV II 6 (0)
2004–2008 Hamburger SV 21 (0)
2005–2006Hansa Rostock (loan) 24 (1)
2006–2007Erzgebirge Aue (loan) 14 (1)
2008–2015 1. FC Köln 206 (5)
2015–2018 1. FC Nürnberg 66 (0)
National team
2001 Slovenia U17 1 (0)
2003–2004 Slovenia U20 3 (0)
2004–2006 Slovenia U21 14 (0)
2004–2015 Slovenia 77 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:38, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Trbovlje, he started his career at Rudar Trbovlje youth sides. During his time at high school, he played few games for Factor in Slovenian Third League. In the 2003–04 season he made 21 appearances for Šmartno in the PrvaLiga. In July 2004 he joined Hamburger SV.[4] He made seven appearances in his first season. In the 2005–06 season he was loaned to Hansa Rostock. In the next season (2006–07), he was loaned to FC Erzgebirge Aue. After two successful seasons in 2. Bundesliga, he played 14 games for HSV during 2007–08 season. He joined 1. FC Köln on free transfer in summer 2008, signing a three-year deal. In 2010 the contract was extended until 2013.

International careerEdit

Brečko's first international experience came at the youth level, playing for the Slovenian U17 and U21 teams. He made 14 appearances for the Slovenia U21 team. He made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Slovakia on 17 November 2004 in Trnava.[5] He represented Slovenia at 2010 World Cup, gained 77 international appearances.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Mišo" (in Slovenian). bos.zrc-sazu.si. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Brečko" (in Slovenian). bos.zrc-sazu.si. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Hamburg sign Slovenian starlet". UEFA official website. 11 December 2003. Retrieved 13 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Samir Handanovič ustavil Slovake" [Samir Handanovic stopped Slovaks] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 31 August 2009.

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