Miran Pavlin

Miran Pavlin (born 8 October 1971) is a Slovenian former professional footballer who played as midfielder. He featured for clubs such as Olimpija, SC Freiburg, Olympiakos Nicosia, APOEL, FC Porto and Olimpija Ljubljana.

Miran Pavlin
Personal information
Full name Miran Pavlin
Date of birth (1971-10-08) 8 October 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Triglav
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Živila Naklo 30 (8)
1993–1996 Olimpija 71 (9)
1996–1997 Dynamo Dresden 29 (6)
1997–2000 SC Freiburg 61 (5)
1999–2000Karlsruher SC (loan) 13 (0)
2000–2002 Porto 12 (1)
2002–2003 Olimpija 6 (0)
2003–2004 Olympiakos Nicosia 7 (0)
2004–2005 APOEL 3 (0)
2005–2009 Olimpija Ljubljana 64 (34)
2009–2010 Koper 30 (11)
Total 326 (74)
National team
1992 Slovenia U21 1 (0)
1994–2004 Slovenia 63 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

In 2009, Pavlin joined FC Koper on a combined player-director of football contract. In his first season with Koper, he won the Slovenian PrvaLiga. His second season there started poorly – after a resounding 5–1 defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb in UEFA Champions League qualifiers, he announced his immediate retirement, only to return to the Koper team a week later for a single league match against Rudar Velenje. Soon, after another dispute with club leadership regarding player signings and departures, he left the club altogether.

International careerEdit

Pavlin made 63 appearances for the senior Slovenia national football team between 1994 and 2004.[1] He was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup[2] and UEFA Euro 2000. During the second leg of Slovenia's Euro 2000 play-off against Ukraine, it was Pavlin's goal which secured a 1–1 draw and an aggregate victory to send Slovenia to their first major tournament.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Luka Pavlin, who is also a footballer, is his nephew.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list. Slovenia's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 1999 Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   Ukraine 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
2 23 February 2000 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman   Oman 1–0 4–0 Friendly
3 13 June 2000 Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium   FR Yugoslavia 2–0 3–3 UEFA Euro 2000
4 16 August 2000 Bazaly, Ostrava, Czech Republic   Czech Republic 1–0 1–0 Friendly
5 17 April 2002 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia   Tunisia 1–0 1–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Porto

Koper

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miran Pavlin" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia official website. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ Miran PavlinFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Slovenia face Ukraine with Milenko Acimovic's great goal fresh in the mind". espnfc.co.uk. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. ^ "2000–01 Taça de Portugal quarterfinal Bragança vs. Porto". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2 May 2017.