Igor Petković (Slovenia) – Fieldoo Power User

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Former youth Slovenian national team player and Fieldoo Power User – Igor Petkovič – is a right winger, currently playing in Austrian regional league.
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Igor is fast player, with good crossing. He is currently a free player playing in ATUS Feistritz/Rosental. As he was celebrating his 25th birthday this Thursday (January 23rd), Fieldoo wishes him all the best in his footballing career.

Describe yourself as footballer? How do you remember your beginnings? Why football at all?
Football is my life. It’s special because there is so much passion and so much to learn.  I’m a team player and a player who will always give his best. I’m a mentally and physically fit player. I would say that I’m a “fighter” with creativity. I joined a football club when I was six years old. I think the main reason is in the genes. My father was footballer, he was also a referee and he did almost all the jobs you can do in football. Of course he was always taking me with him so I grew up with this sport. The older I was the bigger the love for the sport and my dreams were.

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What’s your biggest football success so far?
I’m proud that I had the honour of playing for the national team of Slovenia for two and a half years. The biggest game was the final match of an international tournament in Italy where we played an epic match against Italy. Unfortunately we lost that match after a penalty shoot-out.

Did you ever count how many times you juggled the ball? What was your highest number?
Actually I’ve never counted. But let’s say I can do about a 100.

Moving from the football to the internet … Why did you decide to join Fieldoo, the Football Career Network for players & agents?
Everything started when my brother said there is a page which is perfect for me. I decided to take a peak. It was interesting so I joined!

What do you like the most about Fieldoo? Who would you recommend it to?
I like the possibility for players, who have potential but don’t have the opportunity, to get the chance to be seen, followed and given the opportunity to realize their dreams. Fieldoo can provide this opportunity. I like that the point of this page is the footballer and the possibility of getting that breakthrough chance! I would recommend it to all footballers.

Who would your pick: Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Why?
This is always a hard question for me. Messi is out of this world, his talent, his feeling for the ball and his movement are unbelievable. On the other hand there is Ronaldo, which is for me a perfect player. But because I’m a romantic football soul I will go for Messi, I like his style and his modesty. I don’t like Ronaldo’s “diva” style behaviour.

Last question: do you remember the funniest thing that ever happened to you on a football field?
Ha ha ha. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was in Izola (Slovenian coastal town) and I was playing for U-17 team. I got a long ball right next to our bench, I made a perfect interception and a player from the opposing team attacked me. I did a trick move and pushed the ball through his legs. I moved forward through the middle against goal. My team mate made a perfect opening run into the penalty area and I wanted to make the no look pass. Now here was the problem, the pass was successful but I tripped myself and I fell like someone tackled me in the most brutal way. My coach started making fun and screamed “FAUL!” and all the people in the audience, players and the referee were laughing out loud.

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