Sanel Kuljić

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Sanel Kuljić
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Personal information
Full name Sanel Kuljić
Date of birth (1977-10-10) 10 October 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Salzburg, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
SV Grödig
1995–1996 BNZ Salzburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Austria Salzburg 1 (0)
1997–2000 PSV Salzburg
2000–2001 BSV Bad Bleiberg 32 (11)
2001–2002 Pasching 46 (14)
2003 LASK Linz 14 (10)
2003–2006 SV Ried 92 (64)
2006–2007 Sion 22 (12)
2007–2008 Austria Wien 34 (11)
2008–2009 Wiener Neustadt 37 (18)
2010 Neuchâtel Xamax 12 (2)
2011 Larissa 5 (0)
2012–2013 Kapfenberger SV 20 (3)
National team
2005–2007 Austria 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sanel Kuljić (born 10 October 1977 in Salzburg) is an Austrian footballer of Bosnian descent, who played as a striker.

His father emigrated to Austria from SR Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1970s.[1]

Club career[edit]

Kuljić started his professional career in Salzburg but made his name at Austrian Football First League SV Pasching with whom he won promotion to the Austrian Football Bundesliga in 2002. He repeated that feat with SV Ried in 2005, when he also became 2nd division top goalscorer. In 2006 he became league top goalscorer[2] and subsequently moved abroad to join Swiss side FC Sion but controversially [3] returned to Austria after one year when he signed for Vienna giants Austria Wien.

Sanel Kuljić left FK Austria Wien for newly formed Austrian second-division side FC Magna Wiener Neustadt[4] – who are acquiring the playing licence of SC Schwanenstadt for the 2008/09 campaign – and is joined by Austria Wien team-mates Yüksel Sariyar and Saso Fornezzi.

On 25 November, Kuljić scored four goals and his team Wiener Neustadt beat LASK Linz 4:1.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in an August 2005 friendly match against Scotland and has earned 20 caps, scoring 3 goals. Kuljic had become a regular in the national teams squad but was surprisingly overlooked for EURO 2008.[5]

Arrest over extortion allegations[edit]

In November 2013, Kuljić was taken in custody after former Kapfenberger teammate Dominique Taboga claimed he was blackmailed by Kuljić to manipulate match results.[6]



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