A regular in central defence for Sweden during UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, Daniel Majstorovic is unlikely to make his first major finals appearance following a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in training for a February 2012 friendly in Croatia. The veteran Celtic FC stopper had only just returned from a two-month lay-off.
• Born in Stockholm of Serbian ancestry, he did not play top-flight football until he was 24; split two three-year spells in the Swedish second tier at IF Brommapojkarna and Västerås SK Fotboll with one season in the German 2. Bundesliga with SC Fortuna Köln.
• Promoted with Malmö FF in 2000 and won the Allsvenskan with the club in 2004, but left for FC Twente before the end of the campaign and thus missed the title celebrations.
• On standby for Sweden's UEFA EURO 2004 and 2006 FIFA World Cup squads but remained at home and was an unused squad member at UEFA EURO 2008; with Sweden failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, he has yet to appear at a major tournament.
• Joined FC Basel 1893 from Twente midway through the 2005/06 season and was a Swiss Super League runner-up twice before capturing the title in 2007/08, scoring a career-best tally of ten goals, including eight penalties; also scored a stoppage-time spot kick to win the 2007 Swiss Cup final (1-0 versus FC Luzern) before enjoying a repeat triumph in 2008 (4-1 in the final against AC Bellinzona).
• Spent two seasons in Greece with AEK Athens FC before moving to Scotland in 2010 and joining Celtic; won the Scottish Cup in his first season, playing the full 90 minutes of the final against Motherwell FC (3-0).
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