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Simon Sluga (born 17 March 1993) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Luton Town.

Simon Sluga
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Sluga with Croatia U21
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Poreč, Croatia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number 12
Youth career
2003–2008 Jadran Poreč
2008–2013 Rijeka
2011–2012Juventus Primavera (loan)
2012–2013Verona Primavera (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2019 Rijeka 64 (0)
2013–2014Pomorac (loan) 31 (0)
2014–2015Lokomotiva (loan) 26 (0)
2015–2016Spezia (loan) 0 (0)
2019– Luton Town 5 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Croatia U17 5 (0)
2011 Croatia U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Croatia U19 9 (0)
2012–2013 Croatia U20 8 (0)
2012–2014 Croatia U21 3 (0)
2019– Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:10, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019

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Club careerEdit

In the first two seasons of his professional career HNK Rijeka loaned Sluga to Juventus Primavera and Verona Primavera. During the 2013–14 season he was loaned to NK Pomorac in Croatia's Druga HNL where he collected 31 caps and managed 17 clean sheets. He spent the 2014–15 Prva HNL on loan to NK Lokomotiva where he was capped on 26 occasions. He returned to Rijeka following the end of the loan and recorded his official game début on 19 July 2015 against Slaven Belupo. In August 2015, he was loaned to Spezia Calcio in Italy's Serie B. On 19 July 2019, Sluga joined newly-promoted Championship side Luton Town for a club record fee of €1.5 million, signing a three-year contract.[2] On 2 August 2019, Sluga made his first appearance for Luton in a 3-3 draw against Middlesbrough.[3]

InternationalEdit

He made his debut for Croatia on 11 June 2019 in a friendly against Tunisia, as a starter.[4]

Club statisticsEdit

Season Club League Cups Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013–14 Pomorac Druga HNL 31 0 31 0
2014–15 Lokomotiva Prva HNL 26 0 2 0 28 0
2015–16 Rijeka 2 0 1 0 3 0
2016–17 2 0 2 0
2017–18 27 0 3 0 9 0 39 0
2018–19 35 0 4 0 2 0 41 0
2019–20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Rijeka total 64 0 10 0 12 0 86 0
2019-20 Luton Town Championship 5 0 0 0 5 0
Luton Town total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 122 0 12 0 12 0 145 0
Last Update: 3 August 2019.[5]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Simon Sluga". ESPN FC. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ "THE HATTERS BREAK TRANSFER RECORD TO SIGN SIMON SLUGA!". Luton Town F.C. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Luton Town 3-3 Middlesbrough: Championship season starts with thrilling draw". BBC Sport. 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Croatia v Tunisia game report". ESPN. 11 June 2019.
  5. ^ http://hrnogomet.com/reprezentacija/igrac.php?id=2979&stranica=1&sortBy=4&sortOrder=desc

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