Nastja Čeh

Nastja Čeh
Personal information
Full name Nastja Čeh
Date of birth (1978-01-26) 26 January 1978
Place of birth Ptuj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Drava Ptuj
Number 10
Youth career
Drava Ptuj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Drava Ptuj
1996–1998 Maribor 65 (5)
1999–2000 Olimpija 27 (6)
2000–2001 Maribor 48 (12)
2001–2005 Club Brugge 101 (24)
2005–2007 Austria Wien 36 (3)
2007–2008 Khimki 46 (6)
2008–2009 Panserraikos 6 (1)
2009–2010 Rijeka 7 (0)
2010–2011 Bnei Sakhnin 43 (4)
2011–2012 Maccabi Petah Tikva 4 (0)
2012–2013 PSMS Medan 18 (6)
2013–2014 Thanh Hoá 39 (15)
2014– Drava Ptuj 59 (34)
National team
2001–2007 Slovenia 46 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 August 2009

Nastja Čeh (born 26 January 1978 in Ptuj) is a Slovenian footballer who plays for Drava Ptuj.

Club career

Čeh started his career with his hometown club Drava Ptuj. By the age of 17 he was playing in the first team in the 2. SNL. In the 1996–97 season he moved from Drava to Maribor, later spending one season at Olimpija before returning to Maribor and then moving on to Club Brugge. His first season at the club brought success in the Belgian Cup, and the following season Čeh helped the club win their 12th league title. In August 2002 he scored a late equalising goal in the second-leg of Brugge's Champions League third round qualifying tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. Brugge then went on to qualify through a penalty shootout. In 2005 Čeh was sold to Austria Wien. Jupiler League team Charleroi tried to buy Čeh in late August 2006 but in 2007 Čeh left Austria and signed for Russian Premier Liga side FC Khimki, where the Slovene playmaker was given the number 10 shirt. On 5 January 2009 he left Khimki and moved to Greek club Panserraikos.[1] After a short spell in Greece, he signed for Rijeka,[2] spending a season there before moving on yet again to play in Israel.

In April 2012 he signed to play with PSMS Medan (ISL) in the Indonesia Super League and using number 33. His debut match was on 9 April, where he came on the fifty-third minutes replacing Muhammad Antoni; he also received his first yellow card on that match.[3]

International career

Čeh was capped 46 times for Slovenia and scored 6 goals. He made two appearances for the national team during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, both times coming on as a substitute.

International goals

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2001-10-06 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Faroe Islands 1–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 2002 qualification
2 2001-10-06 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Faroe Islands 2–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 2002 qualification
3 2003-04-02 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Cyprus 4–1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
4 2003-09-06 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Israel 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
5 2004-08-18 Stadion Bežigrad, Ljubljana  Serbia and Montenegro 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
6 2005-06-04 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk  Belarus 1–0 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification


In late April, 2011, it was revealed by the Slovenian media that Maribor police department is, for the past six months, investigating an illegal betting organization and six individuals, four of which were from the Maribor area and had already been taken into custody.[4] The Police has also revealed that two other collaborators are still at large and that one of those is Goran Šukalo, who allegedly invested over 1,9 million euros in the organization, in 2011, the majority of which he collected from other professional players.[4] Šukalo categorically denied his involvement in the matter,[5][6] however, it was revealed by the media and the police that investigators had been tapping the phones of the four persons currently in custody and have recorded a conversation between Šukalo and the leader of the illegal organization Kosta Turner, when Šukalo revealed that another football player, Nastja Čeh, is still owing him 73 thousand euros and is avoiding payment.[7] Allegedly this is the reason why Čeh pawned his property near Ptuj to Kosta Turner, what is visible from the official real estate papers.[7] In January 2012, the general prosecutor on the District Court in Maribor proposed an indictment of six individuals, ring leaders of the illegal betting organization, in light of new evidence against them.[8] The organization allegedly accepted a total of 43 million euros of bets, with 2,53 million euros being placed by Čeh.[8]


Club honors

Club Brugge
Austria Wien

See also


  1. "Panserraikos sign Ceh". Football press. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  2. "Nastja Čeh potpisao" (in Croatian). HNK Rijeka. 26 August 2009.
  4. 1 2 "Stavničarska "mafija" v priporu" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  5. "Šukalo: Obtožbe so neresnične" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  6. "Vorwürfe gegen Sukalo: "Stehen zu 100 Prozent hinter Goran"" (in German). Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  7. 1 2 "Med imeni najbolj izstopa Šukalo" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  8. 1 2 "Milijoni evrov slovenskih nogometašev v nezakoniti stavnici Kosta" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 11 January 2011.

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