Vid Belec

Vid Belec
Belec playing for Inter in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-06) 6 June 1990
Place of birth Maribor, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sampdoria
Number 72
Youth career
2002–2007[1] Maribor
2007–2010 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Internazionale 0 (0)
2010–2012Crotone (loan) 50 (0)
2013–2014Olhanense (loan) 22 (0)
2014–2015Konyaspor (loan)[2] 14 (0)
2015–2017 Carpi 56 (0)
2017–2018 Benevento 13 (0)
2018Sampdoria (loan) 2 (0)
2018– Sampdoria 0 (0)
National team
2006 Slovenia U17 4 (0)
2007 Slovenia U18 4 (0)
2007–2009 Slovenia U19 7 (0)
2014– Slovenia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2018

Vid Belec (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈʋíːd ˈbéːləts];[3] born 6 June 1990) is a Slovenian football goalkeeper who plays for Sampdoria.

Club career

Internazionale

Signed by Internazionale along with Rene Krhin at the age of 16,[4] Belec spent 3½ seasons with F.C. Internazionale Milano Primavera team. In the first season he was a backup for Paolo Tornaghi and won the Primavera Scudetto that season.[5] He also played for Campionato Nazionale Allievi under-17 youth team in 2006–07 season.[6] In 2007–08 season, at first he had to compete with Enrico Alfonso for the starting place in Primavera team until Alfonso left the club in January 2008. He then became the fourth keeper of Inter's first team.[7] (except in UEFA Champions League, which eligible to B list since January 2009) and as the first choice in Primavera, which won 2008 Torneo di Viareggio with team[8] and finished as the league runner-up.[9] Under José Mourinho, Belec received several first team call-up since 2008–09 season and made his first team debut on 17 July 2009, on a pre-season friendly.[10] He also played at World Football Challenge.[11][12]

In November 2009, he signed a reported five-year contract with the club.[13]

Crotone

On 6 July 2010, Belec completed a loan to Serie B club Crotone.[14] He made his debut on 5 September 2010 after Emanuele Concetti was not available. He then became the first choice goalkeeper ahead of Concetti since round 18.

However, in 2011–12 Serie B, his former Inter "team-mate" Giacomo Bindi took the starting place from round 2 to 4 and again since round 9, made Belec becoming the understudy. However, after a 0–3 defeat to Brescia, Belec re-took the starting place. Despite Leonardo Menichini was sacked again on 23 January and replaced by caretaker Massimo Drago, Belec remained as the starting keeper of Drago's squad.

Return to Internazionale

Belec returned to Inter during the summer 2012 window after his loan deal to Crotone expired. He was kept as a third choice keeper behind Samir Handanović and Luca Castellazzi. He made his first team debut on 30 August as a substitute in a UEFA Europa League game against FC Vaslui to replace Antonio Cassano after starting goalkeeper Castellazzi was sent off.

Olhanense

On 15 July 2013, Belec completed a loan to Olhanense, from the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Konyaspor

On 1 September 2014, Belec was signed by Konyaspor in a temporary deal.[15] On 2 February 2015 the loan was terminated.

Carpi

In summer 2015, Belec terminated his contract with Internazionale. On 31 August 2015, he signed with Carpi F.C. 1909 for one season.[16] He made his debut in Serie A in a win against Torino on 10 October 2015. After debut he became a regular starter in first eleven for Carpi. On 30 May 2016, he signed a new two-year deal with Carpi.[17]

Benevento

In July 2017, Belec signed a three-year contract with Serie A side Benevento.[18][19]

International career

Belec received a call-up to 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification.[20] He was the first choice in 2008 and 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification.

Belec received a call-up to Slovenia national under-21 football team in September 2010, he was the backup of Jan Koprivec.[21] On 1 October, he received another call-up against Hungary, which the team was composed with players that eligible to 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship (born 1990 or after).[22] However he did not play that match.[23]

He received a call-up from the senior team in February 2011, after the injury of Samir Handanović, for a friendly match against Albania.

References

  1. "Lazio v Inter: Mancini's Primavera call-ups". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. TFF
  3. Vid in isolation: [ˈʋíːt].
  4. "THREE NEW PLAYERS FOR INTER PRIMAVERA". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  5. "Primavera: Inter win Scudetto!". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  6. "Under-17 squad for playoffs". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  7. "Mancini names squad for cup semi-final return". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  8. "Carnival Cup: Inter win 7-6 after penalties". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  9. "Primavera: Inter 2-3 Sampdoria". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  10. "Pre-season: UCLA Bruins 2-2 Inter". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  11. "WFC: Inter 1-1 Club America (5-6 after pens)". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  12. "World Football Challenge: Inter 0-2 Chelsea". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  13. Laudisa, Carlo (7 November 2009). "Khrin e Belec C' è l' intesa sino al 2014". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  14. "Vid Belec moves on loan to Crotone". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  15. "Mercato, Belec al Konyaspor" (in Italian). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  16. "UFFICIALE: VID BELEC E' BIANCOROSSO" (in Italian). Carpi F.C. 1909. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  17. "Belec rinnova fino al 2018" (in Italian). Carpi F.C. 1909. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  18. T. J. (8 July 2017). "Belec se vrača v Serie A, Samardžić pred vrati Zvezde" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  19. "Belec e Letizia in giallorosso: formalizzato l'accordo" (Press release) (in Italian). Benevento Calcio. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  20. "Fifteen Inter players on international duty". FC Internazionale Milano. www.inter.it. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  21. "Kavčičev seznam za Belgijo in Ukrajino". Slovenian FA (in Slovenian). 24 August 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  22. "Začetek nove zgodbe". Nogometna zveza Slovenije (NZS) (in Slovenian). 1 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  23. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
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