Antonio Mlinar Delamea

Antonio Mlinar Delamea
Antonio Mlinar Delamea
Antonio Mlinar Delamea
Defender
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Real Name: Antonio Mlinar Delamea
HT: 6' 0" WT: 160
International
Age: 26 (06/10/1991)
Birthplace: Celje, Slovenia
Hometown: Celje

AT A GLANCE:

  • Slovenian international joined the Revolution in 2017 after nine professional seasons in Slovenia’s top flight PrvaLiga with NK Interblock Ljubljana (2008-11) and NK Olimpija Ljubljana (2011-17).
  • Has played every minute in central defense through first nine matches in debut MLS campaign.
  • Captained Olimpija in 2016-17 after helping claim the club’s first PrvaLiga title the previous season.
  • Appeared in 134 matches, starting 125, across all competitions as a professional in Slovenia, totaling five goals and three assists.
  • Made senior international debut with Slovenia on Nov. 14, 2016 in a friendly against Poland.

MLS CAREER (2017): Currently in first MLS campaign with New England after nine professional seasons in Slovenia…Officially signed by the club using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Jan. 24 during the Primary Transfer Window…Became the first Slovenian player to appear in MLS…Through April, has started nine games and recorded one assist…One of two Revolution field players (Andrew Farrell) to play every minute through first nine games to open the season…At end of April, ranked fifth in MLS in clearances (53) and eighth in headed clearances (22)…(3/4) at COL: Started and played 90 minutes in League and club debut…Recorded one shot…(3/25) vs. MIN: Made first appearance at home, playing 90 minutes in the 5-2 win…(4/2) at POR: Name to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after recording 10 clearances and seven interceptions in the 1-1 draw…(4/8) vs. HOU: Played all 90 minutes in first shutout of the season, a 2-0 win…Earned second consecutive nod to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(4/22) vs. DC: Recorded first assist of MLS career on Juan Agudelo's equalizer in the 48th minute. 

MLS CAREER (2017): Entering first Major League Soccer campaign with New England after nine professional seasons in Slovenia…Officially signed by the club using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Jan. 24 during the Primary Transfer Window…Set to become the first player from Slovenia to appear in MLS.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Center back played nine professional seasons in Slovenia before joining MLS in January 2017…Has spent time with PrvaLiga clubs NK Olimpija Ljubljana (2011-17) and NK Interblock Ljubljana (2008-11)…Made two career appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifiers…Began professional career in Slovenia in 2008, playing in the top division for NK Interblock Ljubljana…From 2008-11, made 29 appearances including 28 starts, across all competitions and totaled one goal and one assist…In 2008-09, made 12 appearances, with 11 starts, in first professional season…Registered first professional assist on Oct. 4 in a 4-1 victory over FC Koper…Missed the 2009-10 season due to injury…In 2010-11, made 16 starts across all competitions for Interblock in the Slovenian Second Division…Scored first professional goal on March 13 in a 2-2 draw with Sencur…Joined first-tier side NK Olimpija Ljubljana prior to the start of the 2011-12 season…From 2011-17, made 105 appearances, including 97 starts, across all competitions and scored four goals with two assists…In 2011-12, made seven appearances, including five starts…In 2012-13, made a career-high 31 starts across all competitions…Scored first goal with Olimpija on Aug. 18, a 2-2 draw with NK Celje…In 2013-14, made 20 appearances across all competitions, including 16 starts…Netted lone goal of the season on July 28 in a 5-0 victory over NK Krka…In 2014-15, made 24 starts across all competitions…In 2015-16, made just three appearances, including two starts, after suffering an injury at the beginning of the season…Scored only goal of the season in the club’s season finale on May 21, a 3-0 victory over NK Krka…Helped Olimpija capture the club’s first ever PrvaLiga title…In 2016-17, made 20 appearances, including 19 starts, while serving as captain…Scored his final goal with Olimpija on Dec. 4, a 4-1 victory over NK Radomlje.

NATIONAL TEAM (SLOVENIA): Capped once by the Slovenia National Team…Made senior international debut in a substitute appearance in a friendly against Poland on Nov. 14, 2016, a 1-1 draw…Played for Slovenia’s Under-21, Under-19, Under-18, and Under-17 sides…Made a combined 32 appearances at the youth level.

PERSONAL: Full name is Antonio Mlinar Delamea…Also goes by “Toni”...Name is pronounced MLEE-nar DAY-la-MAY-uh.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017New England Revolution181811609110126040
Career Totals-181811609110126040
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