Matej Ferjan

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Matej Ferjan
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Born5 January 1977
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died22 May 2011 (2011-05-23) (aged 34)
NationalityFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Current club information
British league Newcastle Diamonds
Czech leagueZlata Priba Pardubice
Danish leagueHolstebro
German leagueWolfslake Berlin
Polish league Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
Swedish league Indianerna Kumla
Career history
1998–1999 Grudziądz (POL)
2000 Zielona Góra (POL)
2001 Częstochowa (POL)
2002 Opole (POL)
2003–2004, 2006 Ostrów Wlkp. (POL)
2005 Krosno (POL)
2007–2008 Gorzów Wlkp. (POL)
1998, 2001, 2002 Belle Vue Aces
1999, 2004, 2005 Poole Pirates
2000 Ipswich Witches
2001 Peterborough Panthers
2003 Oxford Cheetahs
2011 Newcastle Diamonds
Individual honours
2000Continental Champion
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001Slovenian Champion
2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009Hungarian Champion
Team honours
2004Elite League Champion
2004Elite League Knockout Cup

Matej Ferjan (5 January 1977 [1] – 22 May 2011) was a Slovenian motorcycle speedway rider who also rode for the Hungary national speedway team.

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Ferjan was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. [2] He was a five-time Slovenian champion (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) and a six-time Hungarian champion (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). In 1998 he won a third place in Individual U-21 World Championship. In 2004, he was second in the Individual European Championship. He was also a permanent rider in the 2001 and 2002 Speedway Grand Prix. He was also the first foreigner to win the Polish Criterium of Aces, winning in 2007.

On 22 May 2011 Ferjan was found dead in his van at the apartment block where he lived in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. His cause of death has been attributed to a blood clot in his leg. [3] [4]

Ferjan had a son, Mark, born on 19 April 2004, and a daughter, Victoria.

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References

  1. Świat Żużla, No 2 (75) / 2008, page 25, ISSN   1429-3285
  2. Świat Żużla, No 1 (74) / 2008, pages 26-27, ISSN   1429-3285
  3. "Verdict on Diamonds ace Matej Ferjan's death". ChronicleLive. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  4. Wadley, Ian (22 May 2011). "Pirates: Ford's shock over Ferjan". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2015-11-10.