Bojan Vručina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bojan Vručina
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-11-08) 8 November 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Varaždin, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FK Shkëndija
Number 10
Youth career
1990–1992 Podravina
1992–1996 Varteks
1996–1997 Podravina
1997–2002 Varteks
2002–2004 Podravina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Slaven Belupo 149 (46)
2008 MSV Duisburg (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Hapoel Tel Aviv 10 (3)
2010–2011 Panserraikos 13 (5)
2011–2012 Slaven Belupo 2 (1)
2012–2013 Kaposvár 30 (7)
2014– Shkëndija 19 (12)
National team
2004–2006 Croatia 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2006

Bojan Vručina (born 8 November 1984) is a Croatian football forward, currently playing for FK Shkëndija in Macedonia.

Club career[edit]

After youth years with Varteks and Podravina Ludbreg, Vručina started his professional career at Slaven Belupo in the second half of the 2003–2004 season. In the 2006–2007 season, he appeared in 32 of the club's 33 games in the Croatian league, scoring 11 goals. In the summer of 2007, he also appeared in all of the club's 4 UEFA Cup qualifiers, scoring 3 goals.

In the second half of the 2007–2008 season, Vručina was signed by German Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg on loan until the end of the season. He made his Bundesliga debut on 2 February 2008 as a late substitute in their 3–3 draw against Borussia Dortmund. However, he failed to find his place as a regular at the club and only appeared in 8 league games, 7 of them as a substitute. Following Duisburg's relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga, he returned to Slaven Belupo.

In the summer of 2008, he helped Slaven Belupo reach the first round of the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club's history, scoring 5 goals in their 4 qualifiers for the competition. However, they failed to reach the group stage after losing to CSKA Moscow in the first round. Vručina nevertheless continued to perform well for the club in the Croatian league and he was their top goalscorer with 14 goals.

On 28 January 2010, Vručina signed a 3 and a half years contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv.,[1] and was a part of the historic win of the Israeli State Cup and Ligat Ha'Al (the Israeli Premier League)

On August 2010, he signed a one-year contract with Superleague Greece club Panserraikos F.C..[2] After playing 3 official matches with Panserraikos F.C., he suffered a knee injury and on 28 September it was announced that he will need a knee surgery that will keep him out of action for about 5 months.[3]

Vručina and Panserraikos F.C. agreed termination of his contract in December 2011 and in March 2012 he joined his former club Slaven Belupo as a free agent.[4]

International career[edit]

Between 2004 and 2006, Vručina won 6 international caps for the Croatian national under-21 team, scoring his only goal in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 August 2006. [1]

In late March 2009, he received his first call-up for Croatia's senior national team after being named to their squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Andorra on 1 April 2009.

References[edit]

External links[edit]