Mirko Hrgović

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Mirko Hrgović
Mirko Hrgović 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mirko Hrgović
Date of birth (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Sinj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
NK Zadar
Number 28
Youth career
NK Junak Sinj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 NK Junak Sinj
1999–2000 Hajduk Split 2 (0)
2000–2001 NK Posušje
2001 Gamba Osaka 4 (0)
2001–2003 NK Široki Brijeg 35 (15)
2003–2006 VfL Wolfsburg 23 (0)
2006–2008 Hajduk Split 63 (6)
2008 JEF United Chiba 7 (0)
2008–2009 NK Dinamo Zagreb 25 (2)
2009 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 7 (0)
2010 NK Široki Brijeg 13 (0)
2010–2011 Kavala 23 (0)
2011–2013 Split 39 (1)
2013– Zadar 20 (2)
National team
2003–2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2008

Mirko Hrgović (born 5 February 1979) is a Croatia-born Bosnian footballer who last played for Croatian club NK Zadar.

Club career[edit]

NK Široki Brijeg[edit]

Hrgović, who is an ethnic Croatian, decided to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina after his games went unnoticed in Croatia. Hrgović decided to take Bosnia and Herzegovina nationality while playing for the Bosnian club NK Široki Brijeg and take up the call by Blaž Slišković. Hrgović has played for NK Posušje and NK Široki Brijeg in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gamba Osaka and JEF United in J-League, VfL Wolfsburg in German Bundesliga, Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb in 1.HNL.

NK Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

On 18 July 2008, Hrgović signed a three-year contract. His move, albeit not directly from Hajduk to Dinamo, has stirred quite a controversy among both Hajduk and Dinamo fans. While Hajduk fans tend to see the move as a treason to their beloved club, Dinamo fans cannot forgive the physical altercation between Hrgović and a couple of them that occurred seven months earlier during the national futsal competition. Graffiti against Hrgović and death threats (including a puppet of him being hanged by the Dinamo stadium fence) have been registered.[1]

Greuther Fürth[edit]

On 17 July 2009, he signed a two year contract with SpVgg Greuther Fürth[2] and was released on 25 November 2009.[3][4]

NK Široki Brijeg[edit]

After his release in November 2009 by SpVgg Greuther Fürth,[5] Hrgović signed in March 2010 a contract with his former club NK Široki Brijeg.

International career[edit]

He started his career with the Bosnian national team in 2003. He played as a standard player during Blaž Slišković's reign as national coach. After Slišković's resignation in 2006, he played under new coach Fuad Muzurović and later on for Meho Kodro. When Miroslav Blažević became coach, he was dropped for several games because he was not playing well for his club. His move to Greuther Fürth proved to be a good one as he was called back to represent Bosnia in the last World Cup 2010 qualifiers against Estonia and Spain.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Croatia League
1999–00 Hajduk Split Prva HNL 0 0
2000–01 2 0
Japan League
2001 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 4 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina League
2001–02 Široki Brijeg Premier League 0 0
2002–03 35 15
Germany League
2003–04 Wolfsburg Bundesliga 16 0
2004–05 7 0
Croatia League
2005–06 Hajduk Split Prva HNL 13 4
2006–07 30 0
2007–08 19 2
Japan League
2008 JEF United Ichihara Chiba J. League 1 7 0
Croatia League
2008–09 Dinamo Zagreb Prva HNL 25 2
Germany League
2009–10 Greuther Fürth 2. Bundesliga 7 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina League
2009–10 Široki Brijeg Premier League 12 0
Country Croatia 89 8
Japan 11 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 47 15
Germany 30 0
Total 177 23

International[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 7 0
2004 4 0
2005 2 0
2006 8 1
2007 6 1
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
Total 29 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 September 2006 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali  Malta 2–1 5–2 Euro 2008 qualifier
2. 13 October 2007 Olympic Stadium (Athens), Athens  Greece 1–1 2–3 Euro 2008 qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sportskenovosti.hr/index.php?cmd=show_clanak&clanak_id=2768[dead link]
  2. ^ "Hrgović i službeno u Fürthu". Bosnian. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mirko Hrgović". SpVgg Greuther Fürth. [dead link]
  4. ^ "SpVgg beendet Zusammenarbeit mit Hrgovic" (in German). SpVgg Greuther Fürth. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Greuther Fürth raskinuo ugovor s Hrgovićem" (in Bosniann). klix.ba. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
None
Heart of Hajduk Award
2007
Succeeded by
Drago Gabrić