Rade Prica

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Rade Prica
Personal information
Full name Rade Stanislav Prica
Date of birth (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Ljungby, Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 22
Youth career
Ljungby IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Ljungby IF 37 (14)
1998–2002 Helsingborg 74 (27)
2002–2006 Hansa Rostock 113 (20)
2006–2008 AaB 48 (28)
2008–2009 Sunderland 6 (1)
2009–2012 Rosenborg 104 (57)
2013– Maccabi Tel-Aviv 38 (19)
National team
1999–2001 Sweden U21 13 (5)
2001–2008 Sweden 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:03, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Rade Stanislav Prica (born 30 June 1980) is a Swedish footballer who currently plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Prica is the only player who has won league championships in the three Scandinavian countries – Sweden, Denmark and Norway.[1]

Club career[edit]

Of Bosnian Serb heritage, Prica started his footballing career as a youth player for Ljungby, he then made his way into the first team, making 37 appearances and scoring 14 goals, over a period of three seasons.[2]

After leaving Ljungby, Prica signed for renowned Swedish club Helsingborg in 1998, he then went on to play for them for five seasons playing 73 times scoring 27 goals, Prica then moved to German team Hansa Rostock.[3]

Prica signed for Aalborg BK in 2006 after being released by Hansa Rostock,[4] During the 2006–07 season, he was topscorer in the Danish Superliga scoring 19 goals.[5]

Sunderland completed the signing of Prica on 23 January 2008 for a fee of more than £2 million on a three-and-a-half year contract.[6]

He scored on his debut for at Sunderland against Birmingham City on 29 January 2008, and missed out in scoring a second with referee Mark Halsey ruling it out for handball.[7]

Prica was rarely featured in the Sunderland squad. In January 2009, official sources with the club acknowledged that he was sought by two unnamed British clubs and a European club, rumored to be his previous Danish club Aalborg BK.[8]

Prica was given limited opportunities by Sunderland and did not start a game. It was reported on Sky Sports that Prica had been made available for loan.

On 9 March 2009, Prica signed a four-year deal with Rosenborg for £2.3 million.[9] He became the top scorer in the Norwegian Premier League in the 2009 season, scoring 17 goals in 27 appearances.[10] On 10 April 2011, round three of the 2011 Norwegian Premier League, Prica scored all four goals for Rosenborg in a 4–4 draw with Lillestrøm SK.[11]

On 9 January 2013, it was reported Prica had agreed terms with Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League.[12] Prica signed in January 2013. Since his arrival to the club he has been very appreciated by either the Israeli fans and media, and had an instant impact for Maccabi Tel Aviv, scoring 8 goals in his first 18 appearances.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Sweden national football team in February 2001 against Thailand coming on as a substitute in the 66th minute replacing Martin Åslund.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 January 2007 Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar, Cuenca  Ecuador 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 12 September 2007 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica  Montenegro 1–2 1–2 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 March 2014.

Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1995 Ljungby IF Division 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
1996 Division 2 20 5 0 0 0 0 20 5
1996 Division 3 11 8 0 0 0 0 11 8
1998 Helsingborg Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1999 18 6 0 0 0 0 18 6
2000 24 11 0 0 5 1 29 12
2001 25 7 0 0 3 0 28 7
2002 6 3 0 0 0 0 6 3
2002–03 Hansa Rostock Bundesliga 27 7 3 0 0 0 30 7
2003–04 28 3 0 0 0 0 28 3
2004–05 29 6 4 1 0 0 33 7
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 29 4 2 1 0 0 31 5
2006–07 Aalborg Superliga 32 19 0 0 0 0 32 19
2007–08 16 9 0 0 5 2 21 11
2007–08 Sunderland Premier League 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 28 17 3 0 2 0 33 17
2010 23 13 3 0 11 3 37 16
2011 27 16 5 2 6 2 38 20
2012 26 11 3 2 12 1 41 14
2012–13 Maccabi Tel Aviv Ligat Winner 18 8 2 0 0 0 20 8
2013–14 23 11 0 0 7 0 30 11
Career Total 433 166 25 6 52 9 500 181

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Helsingborgs IF
Aalborg Boldspilklub
Rosenborg BK
Maccabi Tel Aviv

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prica skandinavisk mester" (in Norwegian). RBKweb. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rade Prica profile on ronaldzwiers.0catch.com" (in Swedish). ronaldzwiers.0catch.com. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Rade Prica signs for Hansa Rostock". abcgoal.com. Retrieved 23 January 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Rade Prica signs for AaB Aalborg". abcgoal.com. Retrieved 23 January 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Rade Prica". www.safc.com. Archived from the original on 3 April 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Rade Prica signs for Sunderland". www.safc.com. 23 January 2008. Archived from the original on 29 March 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  7. ^ Lyon, Sam (29 January 2008). "Sunderland 2–0 Birmingham". BBC. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Trio chasing Prica deal". Sky Sports. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rade Prica signes for Rosenborg". [dead link]
  10. ^ "– Kjennes veldig bra å bli toppscorer" (in Norwegian). Fotballadressa. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Rosenborg - Lillestrøm". fotball.no. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Prica nær Israel-overgang" [Prica near the Israel-transition] (in Norwegian Bokmal). Nettavisen. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 

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