Milan Rapaić

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Milan Rapaić
Personal information
Full name Milan Rapaić
Date of birth (1973-08-16) 16 August 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Nova Gradiška, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Hajduk Split 84 (20)
1996–2000 Perugia 121 (20)
2000–2002 Fenerbahçe 51 (15)
2003 Hajduk Split 11 (3)
2003–2004 Ancona 13 (4)
2004–2007 Standard Liège 62 (17)
2008 Trogir 7 (1)
Total 349 (80)
National team
1996–2007 Croatia 49 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 September 2007

Milan "Miki" Rapaić (born 16 August 1973) is a former Croatian football midfielder who last played for HNK Trogir after his contract with Standard Liège ended in July 2007. Previously, Rapaić played for Hajduk Split (1991–1996, 2002–2003), Perugia (1996–2000), Fenerbahçe (2000–2002), and Ancona (2003–2004). He primary played as an attacking midfielder or winger.

International career[edit]

A regular in the Croatia national football team, he had earned 45 caps and scored five goals as of the end of 2004. Rapaić played two games for his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He will be most remembered for his spectacular goal scored against Italy. He also played three games for Croatia in Euro 2004 and scored one goal.

He has proved a fan favourite with his fun-loving playing style wherever he has played, and after impressive performances he once again earned a call up in August 2006 for the Croatian national side after missing the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Croatia went on to beat the world champions Italy 2-0 in Livorno, with Rapaić playing a large role.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 April 2001 Stadion Varteksa, Varaždin  Greece
2 – 2
2 – 2
Friendly
2 8 May 2002 PMFC, Pécs  Hungary
1 – 0
2 – 0
Friendly
3 8 June 2002 Kashima, Kashima  Italy
2 – 1
2 – 1
World Cup 2002
4–5 2 April 2003 Stadion Varteksa, Varaždin  Andorra
1 – 0
2 – 0
Euro 2004 Qualifying
2 – 0
6 17 June 2004 Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria  France
1 – 1
2 – 2
Euro 2004

Honours[edit]

Hajduk Split
Fenerbahçe

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