Jan Oblak (born 7 January 1993) is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Slovenia national team as a goalkeeper.
Born in the Upper Carniolan town of Škofja Loka, Oblak started playing football at the age of five for his home town club Ločan. At the age of ten, he moved to the Olimpija youth academy, where he remained until the end of the 2004–05 season when the club was dissolved. He then moved to the newly-founded Bežigrad, which, after a series of name changes, became Olimpija Ljubljana in 2008. The following year, Oblak rejected a contract from Italian club Empoli in favour of a trial at Fulham, but he eventually did not leave the club and committed his future with a contract extension until 2011. Oblak made his professional debut for Olimpija in the 2009–10 season aged 16, only missing three PrvaLiga games as the club finished fourth on the league table.
On 14 June 2010, Oblak signed a contract with Portuguese club Benfica, being immediately loaned to fellow top level club Beira-Mar. He finished 2010–11 with Olhanense, totalling ten bench appearances combined.
Benfica loaned Oblak to another Portuguese team, União de Leiria, for the 2011–12 campaign. He made his league debut on 15 January 2012 in a 2–2 away draw against Nacional.
In July 2013, Oblak failed to present himself for preseason training, claiming he had no contract with Benfica. Late into the following month, he signed a contract extension until 2018, describing the situation as a “misunderstanding.”
After long-time starting goalkeeper Artur made a series of mistakes midway through the 2013–14 campaign, Benfica manager Jorge Jesus dropped him in favour of Oblak, and the latter went on to keep several clean sheets in his first starts, notably in a 2–0 home win against Porto and a 0–0 draw at Juventus for the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League. He eventually won the league’s Best Goalkeeper of the Year award on 6 July 2014, only conceding three goals in 13 games.
He then moved to Atlético Madrid for a fee of €16 million, becoming La Liga’s most expensive goalkeeper of all time. In 2015–16 he won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper, conceding an all-time record low of 18 goals.
Oblak made his senior international debut for Slovenia in 2012.