Jan Oblak Sets a New Club Record
Slovenian goalkeeper playing for “Atletico Madrid”, Jan Oblak, set a new club record for the number of “whitewash” matches played in the Championships of Spain. For 23 matches, he let in only 9 goals. Thus, the Slovenian goalkeeper cut the record of Abel Resino (10 goals in 23 matches), which was set in the 1990/1991 season, and repeated the record of Liano, the legendary goalkeeper of “Deportivo” (La Coruna) from the 90-ies of the last century.
In the current Championships, “Atletico” confidently takes second place in the standings being 7 points behind the leader “Barcelona”. The successes of the Slovenian goalkeeper have not gone unnoticed. Jan Oblak is in the sight of the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (France) that plans to buy the Slovene at the end of the current season.
Jan Oblak was born in Škofja Loka (Gorenjska region). He began his career in his hometown, playing for Ločan. At the age of 10, he moved to the Olimpija FC (Ljubljana). He rejected the offer from Empoli in favour of the London’s Fulham in 2009, but eventually stayed in Slovenia extending his contract until 2011. Oblak debuted as a professional football player in the 2009/2010 season at the age of 16, having missed only three championship matches. In that season, “Olimpija” took the fourth place.
According to the total number of won trophies, the goalkeeper Jan Oblak is the best representative of the Slovenian football culture.