Antonio Mlinar Delamea

Antonio Mlinar Delamea
Antonio Mlinar Delamea
Antonio Mlinar Delamea
Real Name: Antonio Mlinar Delamea
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
Age: 28 (06/10/1991)
Birthplace: Celje, Slovenia
Hometown: Celje

Updated September 4, 2019


  • Slovenian international has played 59 games in central defense since joining the Revolution in 2017 after nine professional seasons in Slovenia’s top flight PrvaLiga.
  • Voted Revolution's 2017 JetBlue Team MVP and Defender of the Year following 29 starts in debut MLS campaign.
  • Captained NK Olimpija Ljubljana in 2016-17 after helping the club claim its first PrvaLiga title the previous season.
  • Has made two senior international appearances with Slovenia, including a 90-minute clean sheet performance vs. Malta on June 10, 2017.

MLS CAREER: Officially signed by New England using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Jan. 24 during the Primary Transfer Window…Became the first Slovenian player to play in MLS with his debut in 2017…Voted the 2017 JetBlue Team MVP by fans and Defender of the Year by media…Career regular season totals include 59 games played, 58 starts, three goals, and two assists in 5,060 minutes of action…Has made 12 appearances and 11 starts in 2019, missing some time due to injury…Made 18 starts at center back in 2018, totaling 1,516 minutes played…Started 29 matches in first MLS season in 2017.

2019: Has made 12 appearances, with 11 starts at center back, in third season with the club…Has missed several matches due to injury…(3/2) at DAL: Started, played 90 minutes, and tallied a primary assist on Carles Gil’s game-tying goal in 1-1 road draw at FC Dallas in season opener…(3/9) vs. CLB: Started and played 90 minutes at center back in 2-0 home opener loss against Columbus Crew SC…(3/17) at TOR: Made 50th career MLS start and paced the team with eight clearances and four interceptions...(3/24) vs. CIN: Recorded fourth straight 90-minute outing...(5/8) at CHI: Returned from injury to play 90 minutes at center back…(6/29) vs. HOU: Scored game-tying goal with a headed finish off a corner kick in the 51st minute…(7/12) at DC: Served one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation…(7/21) at CIN: Recorded second goal of the season in 90-minute clean sheet performance…(7/27) vs. ORL: Selected to’s Team of the Week after leading the Revs in tackles (3), clearances (6), interception (4), and blocks (3)…(8/31) vs. TOR: Made first MLS substitute appearance, playing seven minutes in place of Andrew Farrell in the 1-1 draw.

2018: Made 18 appearances, all starts, at center back in second season with New England(3/3) at PHI: Started in central defense…Received red card in the 24th minute for denial of obvious goal scoring opportunity…(3/10) vs. COL: Served one-game red card suspension…(5/12) vs. TOR: Made first start since season opener and played 90 minutes in the 3-2 win…(5/19) at CLB: Made a second consecutive start and played 52 minutes before being subbed off with an injury in the 2-2 draw…(5/30) vs. ATL: Started and played 90 minutes in first appearance since May 19…(6/2) vs. NY: Started and played 90 minutes in the 2-1 win…Contributed full, 90-minute shift in back-to-back games for first time this season…(7/7) vs. SEA: Made a sixth consecutive start and helped team to clean sheet in the scoreless draw…(7/18) at MIN: Served one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation…(9/15) at LAFC: Made first start since Aug. 19 and played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw…(9/22) vs. CHI: Started second straight match in central defense...(10/28) vs. MTL: Played 90 minutes in central defense and helped team to clean sheet in a 1-0 win.

2017: Signed by New England using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Jan. 24 during the Primary Transfer Window…Became the first Slovenian player to appear in MLS…Voted the JetBlue Team MVP by fans and Defender of the Year by media…Started 29 games, recorded one goal with one assist, and ranked second among Revolution in minutes played with 2,547… Also started and played 90 minutes in U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal against New York on July 13...Issued red card following Open Cup Quarterfinal match for dissent…(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: Named to'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's Team of the Week…(4/22) vs. DC: Recorded first assist of MLS career on Juan Agudelo's equalizer in the 48th minute…(6/17) vs. CHI: Scored first career MLS goal in the 70th minute against Chicago…(7/2) at PHI: Missed first match of MLS career following surgery earlier in the week…(7/5) vs. NY: Returned to starting lineup and played 90 minutes…(7/29) vs. PHI: Recorded 20th MLS start and played all 90 minutes in the 3-0 clean sheet win…(8/12) vs. VAN: Played 90 minutes in 1-0, shutout victory…(9/2) vs. ORL: Unavailable for selection due to international duty…(9/9) vs. MTL: Returned to starting lineup and played 90 minutes in 1-0 win…(9/13) at ATL: Issued red card for denial of obvious goal scoring opportunity in 38th minute following a video review decision.

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 twice 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…Called in for five World Cup Qualifying matches in 2017, but did not play…Earned second international cap in World Cup Qualifier against Malta on June 10, playing all 90 minutes in a 2-0 win…In 2018, called up for UEFA Nations League matches against Norway (Oct. 13) and Cyprus (Oct. 16), but did not play…Called into Jan. 2019 camp for Slovenia in Marbella, Spain…Previously 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…Supporter of Boston sports, especially the NBA's Boston Celtics…Recently had his first child, a daughter, in 2018.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019New England Revolution14132109618220061
2018New England Revolution18180151605026081
2017New England Revolution292912547112238061
Career Totals-6160351592254840203
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