What decision will Mura take? Olimpija goalkeeper Matevž Vidovšek is controversial for Prekmurje because of the number of months
How many home-grown players did Olimpija have in Sunday’s match against Mura? The inhabitants of Ljubljana are convinced that eight: Timi Max Elšnik, Marcel Ratnik, Aljaž Krefl, Nemanja Gavrić, Mustafa Nucic, Marko Brest, Denis Pintol and Matevž Vidovšek. But the first goalkeeper of the Dragons is controversial for the Prekmurans. And the fact is that the status of the Koroška footballer is indeed shrouded in a thick fog of mystery. According to the registrations, Matevž Vidovšek is among the 15. and 21. spent three seasons in Slovenia. But…
But Football Association of Slovenia in the rule that categorises the term home-grown footballer, mentions both three seasons and 36 months. And that’s where the problem comes in. Matevž Vidovšek will not return home from abroad until September 2020. As we have already written, he was registered for Olimpija by the NHS on 6 October 2020, a few days before the 21. Birthday. According to this logic, he actually has three seasons in Slovenia in the top 15. and 21. years of age, but not full, which means that the monthly criterion (36 months) falls into the water. And this is what he should have been addressing in Murska Sobota.
MATEVŽ VIDOVŠEK DURING 15. IN 21. YEARS IN SLOVENIAN FOOTBALL:
- 2014/15 – full season in 2. SML and 2. SML as a member of Dravograd (23 matches)
- 2015/16 – full season in 1. SKL as a member of Drava (30 matches)
- 2020/21 – from October to the end of the season in 1. SNL as a member of Olimpija (no appearances)
Whether Mura will appeal or not will be interesting to see. According to our information, no decision has been taken at Fazanerija yet. But they don’t have much time to think about it, as the appeal must be lodged within 48 hours after the end of the match. Even if Mura does indeed appeal, the question arises as to how it is that the delegate Dejan Germič even gave the green light for the matches to start if Matevž Vidovšek really did not meet the NZS criteria for home-grown players. Why this happened is crystal clear: Matevž Vidovšek is listed in the NHS register as a home-grown footballer…
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