Damir Vrančić

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Damir Vrančić
Vrančić, Damir BS 12-13 WP.JPG
Personal information
Full name Damir Vrančić
Date of birth (1985-10-04) 4 October 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Slavonski Brod, Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Braunschweig
Number 6
Youth career
1993–2000 VfR Kesselstadt
2000–2002 Eintracht Frankfurt
2002–2004 1. FSV Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 41 (12)
2005–2008 1. FSV Mainz 05 23 (2)
2008–2009 Borussia Dortmund II 30 (7)
2009– Eintracht Braunschweig 111 (11)
National team
2012– Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2012

Damir Vrančić (born 4 October 1985 in Slavonski Brod) is a Bosnian footballer who plays for Eintracht Braunschweig and occasionally for Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.[1]

Career[edit]

Vrančić made his professional debut for German Bundesliga side 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2006. After his club's relegation to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the season, he regularly played for Mainz at the beginning of the 2007–08 2. Bundesliga season, but started to see less playing time as the season went on. For 2008–2009 Vrančić transferred to Borussia Dortmund's reserve squad in the Regionalliga West. After one season in Dortmund, he joined Eintracht Braunschweig, playing in the 3. Liga at the time. During his time in Braunschweig, the team achieved promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2011, and to the Bundesliga in 2013. On the 31st matchday of the 2012–13 season, Vrančić scored the decisive goal from a free-kick in injury time when Braunschweig secured its return to the Bundesliga after a 28 years absence with a 1–0 away win over FC Ingolstadt 04.[2]

International career[edit]

Vrančić was called up to Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2007, but did not play.[3] He finally made his debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 May 2012, in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland. Since then he made four caps so far.[4]

Personal[edit]

Vrančić has a brother, Mario Vrančić, who plays for SC Paderborn 07 and the German youth team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vrancic, Damir" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Braunschweig nach 28 Jahren zurück in Liga eins". Die Welt (in German). 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bosnians targeting top spots". UEFA.com. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Match report". soccerway.com. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

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