Ivan Strinić

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Ivan Strinić
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Strinić with Dnipro in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ivan Strinić
Date of birth (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Dnipro
Number 17
Youth career
Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Le Mans B 11 (0)
2007–2008 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 22 (1)
2008–2011 Hajduk Split 51 (4)
2011– Dnipro 77 (4)
National team
2002 Croatia U15 1 (0)
2002–2003 Croatia U16 9 (0)
2003 Croatia U17 8 (0)
2004 Croatia U18 2 (1)
2005–2006 Croatia U19 10 (0)
2008 Croatia U21 2 (0)
2010– Croatia 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2013

Ivan Strinić (born 17 July 1987) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a left back for Dnipro and the Croatia national football team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Split, Strinić started his youth career with Hajduk Split, where he stayed until 2006, when he move to France to play for Le Mans B. Following his return to Croatia he played for NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac where he was spotted by his native club Hajduk Split.

Hajduk Split[edit]

Even though he was close to finish the deal with Dinamo Zagreb, Strinić decided to sign for his youth club Hajduk Split. His first competitive match for Hajduk came on the opening of the 2008/09 season against NK Zadar on Poljud Stadium, ending in 1-0 win for Hajduk. During his first season with Hajduk he appeared in 17 domestic league games, playing in the position of left-back. In season 2009/2010 he proved himself as the first team regural starter, earning his first call-up for national team as well. In season 2010/11 Strinić played in all 6 of Hajduk Split matches in 2010–11 UEFA Europa League against RSC Anderlecht, AEK and Zenit St. Petersburg.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

On 27 January 2011 Strinić signed with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for reported fee of 4 million euro.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Playing for Croatia

Strinić received his first call-up for Croatia national football team under manager Slaven Bilić for a friendly match against Austria on May 19, 2010.[1] Since then he has been regular starter for Croatia and the first choice for their left-back position. He was a part of the Croatia national football team on UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland, where he played all three games in group stage. He provided an assist for Mario Mandžukić in the match against Italy, to equalize the result on 1-1. He missed out on the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil due to a hamstring injury.





Honours[edit]

Hajduk Split

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