Ognjen Vranješ

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Ognjen Vranješ
Personal information
Full name Ognjen Vranješ
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Banja Luka, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 41
Youth career
2000–2006 Borac Banja Luka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Borac Banja Luka 41 (0)
2009–2010 Red Star Belgrade 4 (0)
2010 Napredak Kruševac (loan) 12 (1)
2010 Sheriff Tiraspol (loan) 10 (0)
2011–2012 Krasnodar 37 (1)
2013 Alania Vladikavkaz 7 (2)
2014 Elazığspor 14 (0)
2015– Gaziantepspor 11 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 10 (2)
2010– Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2015

Ognjen Vranješ (Cyrillic: Огњен Врањеш; born 24 October 1989) is a Bosnian footballer who plays for Turkish club Gaziantepspor.

Club career[edit]

He has played for FK Borac Banja Luka in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina before moving to Red Star Belgrade in Serbia. After struggling to establish himself in the first team of Red Star, he first went on loan to Napredak Kruševac and then to Sheriff Tiraspol from Moldova for the 2010–11 season. He caused some controversy when he celebrated Sheriff eliminating Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb in the qualification for the Champions League, wearing a Red Star shirt.[1]

On 12 January 2011, Vranješ signed a three and a half year contract for Krasnodar in the Russian First Division.[2]

On 12 December 2012, he signed a three-year contract with Alania Vadikavkaz.[3] In May 2013, he suffered an injury which kept him off the pitch for almost 8 months.

After he returned to the pitch, he signed a contract with Turkish side Elazığspor. Even though he played very well in Elazigspor, it was not enough to help his team to escape the relegation to second level of Turkish league.

International career[edit]

He was a part of the Bosnian national under-21 team for several years. In August 2010, coach of the senior team, Safet Sušić decided to give Vranješ his debut and included him in the squad to meet Luxembourg and France in the first matches for the Euro 2012.[4]

Vranješ had to wait until November to get his debut, when he started the friendly match against Slovakia.[5]

Sušić included Vranješ in his team for friendly against Wales on 15 August 2012.

Vranješ played the full 90 minutes on 16 October 2012 in Bosnia-Herzegovina's 3-0 win against Lithuania. He made a great defensive play that save a goal from being scored.[6]

Sušić included Vranješ in his team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. After being on the bench in the first two group games, he made his World Cup debut in the match against Iran, where he played the last 30 minutes.


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