Dajan Šimac

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Dajan Šimac
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-01-04) January 4, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Bingen am Rhein, Germany
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Jagodina
Number 4
Youth career
1989–1996 Blau-Weiß Münster-Sarmsheim
1996–2000 BFV Hassia Bingen
2000–2001 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 39 (2)
2003–2004 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1 (0)
2004–2009 SV Wehen Wiesbaden 138 (6)
2009–2010 FSV Frankfurt 8 (0)
2010–2013 Debrecen 65 (5)
2013 Denizlispor 10 (0)
2014– Jagodina 15 (0)
National team
2003 Croatia U-20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2014

Dajan Šimac (born 4 January 1982) is a Croatian football defender playing for Jagodina in the Jelen SuperLiga. He also holds German citizenship.[1]

Club career[edit]

Germany[edit]

Born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, he played in the youth teams of Blau-Weiß Münster-Sarmsheim (1989–1996) and BFV Hassia Bingen (1996–2000).[2] He made his debut as senior playing with 1. FC Kaiserslautern II in the 2001–02 season. After two seasons with them in the Regionalliga Süd. In summer 2003 he moved to SpVgg Greuther Fürth however he played only one match in the 2003–04 2. Bundesliga. During the winter break of that season he moved to SV Wehen Wiesbaden. He will play there for 5 and a half seasons making 138 league appearances and scoring 6 goals. He will play with Wehen in the Regionalliga Süd until 2007 when they were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and he will play with them 2 seasons in the second German level (56 appearances and 6 goals). In summer 2007 he moved to another 2. Bundesliga side, FSV Frankfurt and stay with them one season.[1]

Debrecen[edit]

In summer 2010 he will move to Hungary by signing with Debreceni VSC. On 1 May 2012 Šimac won the Hungarian Cup with Debrecen by beating MTK Budapest on penalty shoot-out in the 2011-12 season. This was the fifth Hungarian Cup trophy for Debrecen.[3]

On 12 May 2012 Šimac won the Hungarian League title with Debrecen after beating Pécs in the 28th round of the Hungarian League by 4-0 at the Oláh Gábor út Stadium which resulted the sixth Hungarian League title for the Hajdús.[4][5]

Denizlispor[edit]

In summer 2013 he left Debrecen after 3 years, and moved to Turkey by signing with Denizlispor. He made 10 appearances with them in the first half of the 2013–14 TFF First League.[6]

Jagodina[edit]

During the winter break of the 2013–14 season, Šimac left Denizlispor and moved to Serbia signing a 6-months contract with SuperLiga side FK Jagodina.[7][8]

Club Statistics[edit]

Updated to games played as of 7 May 2013.

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Debrecen 2010–11 20 4 1 0 3 0 5 0 29 4
2011–12 25 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
2012–13 20 0 3 1 3 0 6 0 32 1
Total 65 5 9 1 6 0 11 0 91 6
Career total 65 5 9 1 6 0 11 0 91 6

International career[edit]

He played one match for the Croatian U-20 team in 2003.[9]

Honours[edit]

Wehen Wiesbaden
Debreceni VSC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dajan Šimac statistics at Fussballdaten.de
  2. ^ Dajan Šimac at kleeblatt-chronik.de (German)
  3. ^ "Debrecen lift cup after shoot-out success". UEFA.com. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Debrecen 4-0 Pécs". UEFA.com. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Debrecen crowned champions of Hungary". UEFA.com. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Dajan Šimac at mackolik.com
  7. ^ Jagodinu pojačali Tišma i Šimac at FK Jagodina official website, 20-2-2014 (Serbian)
  8. ^ Dajan Šimac at Soccerway
  9. ^ Dajan Šimac profile at Croatian Football Federation official website