Boštjan Cesar

Team Chievo Verona Chievo Verona
Position Defender
Height / weight 0.0 m / 87 kg
Born Jul 9, 1982
Nationality Slovenia Slovenia
Number 12
Team History
Chievo Verona Chievo 2010 - present
Grenoble Foot 38 Grenoble Foot 38 2009 - 2010
Olympique de Marseille Marseille 2005 - 2009
West Bromwich Albion FC West Brom 2007 - 2008 (loan)
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (defunct) 2005 (loan)
Dinamo Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb 2000 - 2005
NK Croatia Sesvete NK Croatia Sesvete 2001 (loan)
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Boštjan CesarBoštjan Cesar> is a Slovenian international football player who was born in Ljubljana in 1982. Presently playing for Italian club Chievo, Cesar is powerful, aggressive and an experienced defender too.

Having signed a three year deal with Olympique de Marseille in 2005, he soon joined another club, West Bromwich Albion in 2007. The same year, he made his debut in a 1-0 League Cup victory against Bournemouth with his league debut coming two months later when Albion won over Blackpool with 2-1.

Though he scored one goal for Albion the following year in 2-1 victory against Burnley, he made 24 appearances for the team in every competition. However, end of the season, he returned to Marseille after Tony Mowbray wanted him back. By 2009, he signed a two year deal with Grenoble Foot 38, scoring his first goal for the club in his second appearance. This tournament was a 1-1 draw against Girondins de Bordeaux.

By 2010, Bostjan officially joined a new club, Chievo on 1st July. This expert player of more than forty international appearances was known as a key player with center half as Zmajceki supported amazing 7 clean sheets in 12 qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup in 2010.

Cesar is known as a “defender’s defender” or as a “real competitor” by Tony Mowbray, his former manager. His physical appearance, height and his defensive instincts gave him recognition at international level under Matjaz Kek. Cesar was also a valuable player in English, French and Croatian club football.

Career Highlights

When he was playing with Dinamo Zagreb club, he won various honors. It includes Prva HNL in 2002-03, with runner up position in 2003-04. Later on, in 2001-02 and in 2003-04, he won the Croatian Cup. His team also won the Croatian Supercup in 2002 and in 2003 respectively.

Cesar won Coupe de France runner up in 2006 and UEFA Intertoto Cup the same year whilst with Olympique de Marseille. Whilst with West Bromwich Albion (2007-08), he won the Football League Championship.

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