Although his appearances for Slovenia have become increasingly infrequent, Anton Zlogar brings a wealth of experience to Matjaz Kek’s squad. The attacking midfielder’s association with the national team stretches back ten years, in fact, to when he was one of the youngest members of the Zmajceki squad at UEFA EURO 2000.
That decade of national service has yielded almost 40 caps, and Zlogar’s experience was again utilised by Kek in three of Slovenia’s key qualifiers for South Africa 2010. Those appearances against Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, the most recent of which came in March 2009, have not been supplemented since, but this wily veteran will not be giving up hope of adding to his tally in South Africa.
Zlogar has just finished his sixth season in Cypriot football, having played for three different clubs on the island since moving there in 2005. AC Omonia are his current employers after previous spells with ENP and Anorthosis Famagusta, with whom he won a league championship and a Cypriot Cup over a productive two-year stint.