Vid Belec is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Slovenia national team. Signed by Internazionale along with Rene Krhin at the age of 16, Belec spent three-and-a-half seasons with Inter Primavera team. In the first season he was a backup for Paolo Tornaghi and won the Primavera Scudetto that season. He also played for Campionato Nazionale Allievi under-17 youth team in the 2006–07 season. In the 2007–08 season, at first he had to compete with Enrico Alfonso for the starting place in Primavera team until Alfonso left the club in January 2008. He then became the fourth keeper of Inter’s first team and the first choice in Primavera, which won the 2008 Torneo di Viareggio and finished as the league runners-up. Under José Mourinho, Belec was promoted to the senior team and made his first team debut on 17 July 2009, in a pre-season friendly. He also played at the World Football Challenge. In November 2009, he signed a reported five-year contract with the club. Belec received a call-up to 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification. He was the first choice in 2008 and 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification. Belec received a call-up to Slovenia national under-21 football team in September 2010, he was the backup of Jan Koprivec. On 1 October, he received another call-up against Hungary, which the team was composed with players that eligible to 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship (born 1990 or after). However he did not play that match. He received a call-up from the senior team in February 2011, after the injury of Samir Handanović, for a friendly match against Albania.
Carpi vs Sampdoria
Match Worn Shirt
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This shier was worn by Vid Belec during the Serie A game between Carpi and Sampdoria which took place in Modena, “Alberto Braglia” Stadium, on January 17th 2016. Carpi defeated Sampdoria 2-1 and at the end of the game Belec gave his shirt to the U.C. Sampdoria’s goalkeeper coach who was previously his coach when he played for Sampdoria. In summer 2015, Belec terminated his contract with Internazionale. On 31 August 2015, he signed with Carpi F.C. 1909 for one season. He made his debut in Serie A in a win against Torino on 10 October 2015. After debut he became a regular starter in first eleven for Carpi. On 30 May 2016, he signed a new two-year deal with Carpi.