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BOBBY OLEJNIK
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  • BOBBY OLEJNIK
  • GOALKEEPER

UPDATED 11:43 9th May 2016

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Exeter City snapped up goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik on June 2, 2015, following his release from Peterborough United. 

The Austrian-born shot stopper started his football career in England with Aston Villa, working alongside Danish international Thomas Sørenson, but never managed to break into the first team at Villa Park.

He had a successful spell in Scotland with Falkirk making more than 100 appearances for the Bairns – including an UEFA Europa League tie against Vaduz – before moving to Devon to sign for Martin Ling’s Torquay United in 2011. 

Bobby kept a club record 20 clean sheets in his one and only season with the Gulls as they reached the League Two play-offs before signing a three-year contract at Peterborough United. Bobby also equaled Posh’s record for most clean sheets in a season when he managed 22 shut-outs in the 2013/14 campaign.

However, after being told he was surplus to requirements at London Road, he spent much of the 2014/15 season out on loan at both Scunthorpe United and York City, before making the switch to St James Park in the summer. 

Bobby made his competitive debut for the club in the 2015/16 season opener, a 3-2 win against Yeovil Town at St James Park, and was named player-of-the-season by both the East Devon Grecians and the North Devon Grecians. The 29-year-old keeper has also been capped 13 times by Austria at under-21 level.