Avdija Vršajević

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Avdija Vršajević
Personal information
Full name Avdija Vršajević
Date of birth (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Tešanj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
HNK Hajduk Split
Number 6
Youth career
TOŠK Tešanj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 TOŠK Tešanj ? (?)
2004–2005 Željezničar Sarajevo 24 (1)
2005–2007 Čelik Zenica 18 (3)
2007–2008 Sparta Prague 0 (0)
2008 SK Kladno (loan) 11 (0)
2008 Tatran Prešov (loan) 10 (1)
2009–2011 Tatran Prešov 60 (3)
2011–2012 Čelik Zenica 21 (3)
2012– Hajduk Split 57 (3)
National team
2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 1 (1)
2012– Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Avdija Vršajević (born 6 March 1986) is a Bosnian footballer who plays for HNK Hajduk Split.

Club career[edit]

Vršajević's first professional club was NK TOŠK Tešanj. Here he spent the 2003-04 season before moving to Željezničar Sarajevo. He spent only one season at Željezničar before Čelik Zenica acquired his services. He remained at Čelik for two seasons, often in and out of the first team.

From Čelik, Avdija moved to Czech side AC Sparta Prague but never made an appearance for them, spending loan spells initially at SK Kladno and then at 1. FC Tatran Prešov. Tatran made his loan move permanent in 2009 and he spent the following two seasons there, making 60 appearances and scoring three goals. He was played as either a right back or a right winger at Tatran.

Avdija moved back to Čelik in 2011, spending one season at the club where he made a further 21 appearances.

As he only signed a one year contract at Čelik and chose not to renew it when the season ended, Avdija moved to Croatian side HNK Hajduk Split, signing a three year contract. He made his debut for Hajduk on the 22nd of July, 2012 in a 0-0 draw against Istra. Immediately becoming the club's first choice right back, Avdija made 30 appearances in all competitions in his first season at Hajduk. In the 13-14 season, manager Igor Tudor changed his role in the team often. Throughout the season he found himself at left back, right back and right wing, once again making 30 appearances in all competitions.

International career[edit]

In 2006, Vršajević was called to U21 side by then coach Ibrahim Zukanović.

He made his Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team debut in 2012 in a 3–0 friendly win against Slovenia under coach Safet Sušić. His official debut for Bosnia came in a 8–1 win over Liechtenstein in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Vršajević was named in the Bosnia-Herzegovina 23-man squad for their first World Cup participation ever in the 2014 Brazil tournament. On 25 June 2014, he scored his first goal for Bosnia in a 3–1 win over Iran in the last group match, where he also made his World Cup debut.[1]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 June 2014 Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador  Iran 3–1 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bos-Herce 3-1 Iran". BBC. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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