Slovenia Euro 2024 squad: Matjaz Kek's full squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers

Jan Oblak of Slovenia during the line up for the national anthems prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between San Marino and Slovenia at San Marino Stadium on September 10, 2023 in San Marino, San Marino.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The Slovenia Euro 2024 squad will come around sooner than you think, as Matjaz Kek leads the country to just their second European Championship finals.

Slovenia's sole appearance at the Euros so far came back in 2000 – although they have qualified for two World Cups since then: 2002 and 2010. 

There aren't many household names in the current Slovenian set-up, but Kek has got his well-drilled side well on course to secure a spot at Euro 2024 for Germany next summer.

Slovenia's squad

Slovenia Euro 2024 squad: The squad for the November internationals

  • GK: Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
  • GK: Vid Belec (APOEL)
  • GK: Martin Turk (Parma)
  • DF: Zan Karnicnik (Celje)
  • DF: Jure Balkovec (Alanyaspor)
  • DF: Miha Blazec (Lech Poznan)
  • DF: Petar Stojanovic (Sampdoria)
  • DF: Jaka Bijol (Udinese)
  • DF: Erik Janza (Gornik Zabrze)
  • DF: Vanja Drkusic (Sochi)
  • DF: David Zec (Celje)
  • MF: Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Sturm Graz)
  • MF: Benjamin Verbic (Panathinaikos)
  • MF: Sandi Lovric (Udinese)
  • MF: Miha Zajc (Fenerbahce)
  • MF: Timi Max Elsnik (Olimpija Ljubljana)
  • MF: Jasmin Kurtic (Universitatea Craiova)
  • MF: Adam Gnezda Cerin (Panathinaikos)
  • MF: Timi Max Elšnik (Olimpija Ljubljana)
  • MF: Nino Žugelj (Bodø/Glimt)
  • FW: Andraz Sporar (Panathinaikos)
  • FW: Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig)
  • FW: Jan Mlakar (Pisa)
  • FW: Zan Vipotnik (Bordeaux)
  • FW: Luka Zahovic (Pogon Szczecin)
  • FW: Zan Celar (Lugano)

Slovenia Euro 2024 squad numbers

Squad numbers are yet to be confirmed for Euro 2024.

Slovenia manager: Matjaz Kek

Matjaz Kek of Slovenia managing the Blue Team reacts during a charity match for the Slovenian flood victims on September 15, 2023 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In August 2023 major floods occurred in two-thirds of the Slovenian territory due to heavy rain.

Matjaz Kek, Slovenia manager (Image credit: Getty Images)

Matjaz Kek took over as Slovenia boss for the second time in 2008, having coached his country at the 2010 World Cup during his first spell in charge.

The former defender won one cap for Slovenia and has previously managed at club level in Croatia, Saudi Arabia and his homeland.

Slovenia's star player

Jan Oblak

Jan Oblak in action during Friendly Game: Romania vs Slovenia, disputed on Cluj Arena, 17 November 2022

Jan Oblak is one of the few Slovenia players who ply their trade in a top-five European league (Image credit: Getty Images)

Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of the modern era, Jan Oblak is Slovenia's captain, figurehead and elite last line of defence.

By the time Euro 2024 rolls around, he'll be approaching a decade at Atletico Madrid – with whom he's won the La Liga title and Europa League, as well as finishing as a runner-up in the 2015/16 Champions League.

Oblak has, however, yet to feature at a major tournament for his country, having only made his senior international debut in 2012.


How many players are Slovenia allowed to take to Euro 2024?

We don't know just yet – but expect 26. 

It was announced that 26-player squads will return for the Qatar World Cup, an expansion from the usual 23-man teams.

National managers were allowed to bring 26 players to 2021's European Championship for the first time at a major tournament, as a special measure brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the fixture congestion, the expanded squads returned for the World Cup.

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