Matej Poplatnik crashed the net for Olimpija, his brother Aleš shone in 3. SNL: Hat-trick by a veteran who helped the Dragons in the lower leagues
When Olimpija after the collapse of Zidar’s club, it was mainly the legends of Ljubljana football who started to pull the cart back to the top. The opening seasons in the lower leagues were a spectacle: the old aces may have been a bit out of shape, but they had the skill to make sure Olimpija demolished everything in front of them. During the years in the lower leagues, of course, a number of youngsters have also tried to break through. Some have succeeded: we know where Jan Oblak is today… One of those who tried to prove it was Aleš Poplatnik.
The older brother of Matej Poplatnik, who hit the net for Olimpija on Saturday in a Bravo jersey (he also played for the club as a youth), wore the green and white jersey in the 2008/09 season, in which the Ljubljanaers played in the 2. SNL. Aleš Poplatnik played 10 games and scored twice. Olimpija was promoted that season, the club’s management was in turmoil and the now 36-year-old went elsewhere to seek his fortune.
Aleš Poplatnik later spent most of his time in Triglav, also accumulated 23 appearances in the Telemach First League, and is now proving his worth in Škofja Loka. At in his old age, he’s still proving that he’s no stranger to scoring goals. This time he shone in the 3rd SNL match against NK Eksist Žiri, which Škofja Loka defeated 4:1 away. In front of about 100 spectators, Aleš Poplatnik scored three goals in the 27th, 67th and 86th minute. Škofja Loka won their second victory of the season with his help and Aleš Poplatnik can boast that in his career he has scored 39 goals in 63 games in 3. SNL.
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