|Date of birth||27 November 1993|
|Place of birth||Celje, Slovenia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2012||→ Šampion (loan)||3||(0)|
|2022||→ Legia Warsaw (loan)||7||(0)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 March 2023|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 March 2023
Benjamin Verbič (born 27 November 1993) is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Super League Greece club Panathinaikos and the Slovenia national team.
Verbič began his senior career with his hometown club Celje, where he made a total of 126 appearances and scored 35 goals in all competitions. With Celje, he was the runner-up of the Slovenian PrvaLiga in 2014–15, and a three-time runner-up of the Slovenian Football Cup. In 2015 Verbič transferred to Copenhagen, where he won a double of Danish Superliga and Danish Cup in both of his full seasons. In January 2018, he signed for Dynamo Kyiv, with whom he won a league and two cup titles, before temporarily moving to Polish club Legia Warsaw when the war in Ukraine broke out.
Having represented Slovenia at various youth levels, Verbič made his senior debut in March 2015 against Qatar.
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Born in Celje, Verbič made his Slovenian PrvaLiga debut for hometown club Celje on 29 May 2011 in a 3–2 home defeat to Primorje, replacing Iztok Močivnik for the last 24 minutes in his only appearance of the season.
He made twelve league appearances the following season (eight starts), contributing a first career goal on 3 April 2012, a consolation goal in a 2–1 home defeat against Olimpija Ljubljana. On 23 May 2012, in the 2011–12 Slovenian Football Cup final against already-crowned league winners Maribor, Verbič scored in extra time in a 2–2 draw but missed the first penalty as his team lost in a shoot-out.
Verbič made 26 league appearances for Celje in the 2012–13 season, scoring 3 goals. On 24 August he was loaned to Šampion of the Slovenian Second League, where he made three appearances, two as a starter. Celje again reached the cup final, losing 1–0 to Maribor at Bonifika Stadium in Koper on 29 May 2013, with Verbič playing the entire match. In the quarter-final first leg on 24 October 2012, he scored both of the team's goals to defeat Dravinja, netting in the second minute and in added time.
On 25 October 2014, Verbič scored a first career hat-trick in a 5–0 home win against Radomlje.
On 27 April 2015, Verbič signed a four-year contract with Copenhagen, to join at the end of the season. He scored two minutes into his debut on 16 July, a 2–0 home win over Newtown of Wales in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. His Danish Superliga debut came ten days later, playing the entirety of a 3–1 win at Esbjerg on the first day of the season, and his first league goal on 16 September, opening their 3–0 home win over Randers.
Copenhagen won the Danish Superliga and Danish Cup double in both of Verbič's full seasons. On 17 April 2017, he scored the only goal in a Copenhagen Derby win against Brøndby IF.
On 23 December 2017, Verbič signed a five-year contract with the Ukrainian Premier League side Dynamo Kyiv. In 2018 he was recognized a player of the month in the Ukrainian Premier League on three occasions, in May, July, and August 2018.
On 8 July 2020, Verbič scored the equalizing goal in the final of the Ukrainian Cup. He would also convert his penalty kick in the shoot-out, after the match finished 1–1 after extra time, with Dynamo prevailing 8–7 over Vorskla Poltava.
In March 2022, Verbič left Kyiv because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His contract with Dynamo was suspended under new FIFA rules, which allowed players to sign with clubs outside Ukraine until 30 June 2022. Therefore, he joined Ekstraklasa side Legia Warsaw for the remainder of the 2021–22 season. On 31 May 2022, he left the club following the expiration of his contract.
On 29 July 2022, Verbič signed a three-year deal with Super League Greece club Panathinaikos.
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On 30 March 2015, Verbič made his debut for the Slovenia national team, starting in an eventual 1–0 friendly defeat to Qatar at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. He scored his first international goal on 11 November 2016 in an away win over Malta in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
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- As of 19 March 2023
|Šampion (loan)||2012–13||Slovenian Second League||3||0||—||—||—||3||0|
|Dynamo Kyiv||2017–18||Ukrainian Premier League||12||4||2||1||0||0||—||14||5|
|Legia Warsaw (loan)||2021–22||Ekstraklasa||7||0||1||0||—||—||8||0|
|Panathinaikos||2022–23||Super League Greece||21||2||3||1||0||0||—||24||3|
- ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
- ^ Nine appearances in UEFA Champions League, one appearance in UEFA Europa League
- ^ Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, five appearances in UEFA Europa League
- ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances in UEFA Europa League
- ^ a b Appearance(s) in the Ukrainian Super Cup
- ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, five appearances in UEFA Europa League
- ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
- As of 26 March 2023
- Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Verbič goal.
|1||11 November 2016||National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta||8||Malta||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||4 September 2017||Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia||13||Lithuania||3–0||4–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||16 November 2018||Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia||20||Norway||1–0||1–1||2018–19 UEFA Nations League C|
|4||9 September 2019||Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia||25||Israel||1–0||3–2||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
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2010–11 Slovenian PrvaLiga
2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga
2012–13 Slovenian PrvaLiga
2013–14 Slovenian PrvaLiga
2014–15 Slovenian PrvaLiga
2012–13 Slovenian Second League
2015–16 F.C. Copenhagen season
2016–17 F.C. Copenhagen season
2017–18 F.C. Copenhagen season
2017–18 FC Dynamo Kyiv season
2018–19 FC Dynamo Kyiv season
2019–20 FC Dynamo Kyiv season
- Ukrainian Premier League: 2020–21
- Ukrainian Cup: 2019–20, 2020–21
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2018, 2019, 2020
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2016–17 Ukrainian Premier League
2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League
2012 Slovenian Football Cup Final
2018–19 Ukrainian Premier League
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- ^ "Celje 1–2 Olimpija". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- ^ "Mariborčani po 11-metrovkah do dvojne krone" [Maribor are double champions via penalties] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- ^ "Benjamin Verbič – Statistika sezone 2012/13" [Benjamin Verbic – 2012–13 season statistics] (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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- ^ "Maribor 1–0 Celje" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- ^ "Celje 2–0 Dravinja Kostroj" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- ^ "Celje 5–0 Radomlje". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- ^ "F.C. København henter Benjamin Verbic" [FC Copenhagen sign Benjamin Verbič] (in Danish). FC Copenhagen. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- ^ "FC Copenhagen 2–0 Newtown: Danish giants take first leg advantage ahead of Latham Park return". Wales Online. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
- ^ "FCK indleder sæsonen med sejr i Esbjerg" [FCK start season with victory in Esbjerg]. Fyens (in Danish). 27 July 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- ^ "FCK sætter kurs mod toppen med klar sejr over Randers" [FCK goes top with clear win over Randers]. Fyens (in Danish). 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- ^ "0–1: Se Benjamin Verbic blive matchvinder mod Brøndby" [0–1: See Benjamin Verbič score matchwinner against Brøndby] (in Danish). FC Copenhagen. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
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- ^ "КУБОК УКРАЇНИ. У ФІНАЛІ «ДИНАМО» ПЕРЕМОГЛО «ВОРСКЛУ» В СЕРІЇ ПЕНАЛЬТІ ТА СТАЛО 12-РАЗОВИМ ВОЛОДАРЕМ ТРОФЕЯ". UAF (in Ukrainian). 8 July 2020. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
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- ^ "Στον Παναθηναϊκό ο Βέρμπιτς" (in Greek). Panathinaikos F.C. 29 July 2022. Archived from the original on 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
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- Player profile at NZS (in Slovene)
- Benjamin Verbič at Soccerway
- Benjamin Verbič at UAF and archived FFU page (in Ukrainian)
- Benjamin Verbič at 90minut.pl (in Polish)
- 1993 births
- Articles with Polish-language sources (pl)
- Articles with Slovene-language sources (sl)
- Articles with Ukrainian-language sources (uk)
- Articles with short description
- Association football wingers
- CS1 Danish-language sources (da)
- CS1 Greek-language sources (el)
- CS1 Polish-language sources (pl)
- CS1 Slovenian-language sources (sl)
- CS1 Ukrainian-language sources (uk)
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- Danish Superliga players
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- Living people
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