DATE OF BIRTH19 August 1992
BIRTHPLACERepublic of Croatia
Goalkeeper Matej Delac joined Chelsea on 1 September 2010, though he was promptly loaned out to Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, joining up with fellow Chelsea youngsters, the Serbian pair of Slobodan Rajkovic and Nemanja Matic.
A loan move to Czech top division side SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice for the 2011/12 season followed. There he made five appearances.
At the start of the 2012/13 season Delac went on loan to Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal before returning on loan to his former club, Inter Zapresic in Croatia. There he finished the 2012/13 season 10th in the top flight out of 12 teams.
He spent the first half of the 2013/14 season on loan at FK Vojvodina in Serbia, making 18 appearances. In January 2014 he moved to FK Sarajevo in Bosnia on loan until the end of the season and made seven appearances.
A new loan, this time to Arles-Avignon who play in France’s Ligue 2, began on 1 September 2014 before a return to Sarajevo for a second loan spell in February 2015. The season ended well, with Delac a Bosnian league champion with 11 clean sheets in 15 appearances.
At the beginning of 2015/16, Delac returned to FK Sarajevo on a season-long loan. Unfortunately his campaign came to an end midway through due to a knee injury.
Delac played on loan at Royal Mouscron in the Belgian top flight in 2016/17. He featured regularly, albeit in a struggling side, making 28 appearances and keeping five clean sheets.