Vero Salatić

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Veroljub Salatić
Personal information
Full name Veroljub Salatić
Date of birth (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Zvornik, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grasshopper-Club Zurich
Number 6
Youth career
1992–1994 SC Zug
1994–2000 Zug 94
2000–2003 Grasshopper-Club Zurich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2011 Grasshopper-Club Zurich 130 (8)
2011–2012 AC Omonia 25 (1)
2012– Grasshopper-Club Zurich 31 (3)
National team
2004–2006 Switzerland U-21 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Veroljub "Vero" Salatić (born 14 November 1985) is a Bosnian-born Swiss footballer who played as a midfielder for Grasshopper-Club Zurich in the Swiss Super League.

Career[edit]

Salatić moved to Switzerland as a child and started training with local team SC Zug in 1992, aged 7. In 2000 he moved on to Grasshopper-Club Zurich. In the 2003/04 season he broke into the first team. He is used mostly as a holding midfielder or as a central defender.

AC Omonia[edit]

In July 2011, he signed a contract with Cypriot side AC Omonia.

International career[edit]

Salatić has represented Switzerland at various levels including at the U-19 European Championship in 2004 in Switzerland. In 2005 he starred at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The side were managed by Pierre-André Schürmann. Salatić starred alongside a Swiss team including Blerim Džemaili, Tranquillo Barnetta and Valon Behrami.

His success has not gone unnoticed by the Football Association of Serbia who have twice attempted to call him up, both times he refused saying he wished to play for Switzerland. He played his last match for the U21 side against England in 2006 and since then neither Köbi Kuhn or Ottmar Hitzfeld have shown any interest in calling him up.

As an ethnic Serb from Bosnia, he first expressed his desire to play for Serbia[1] but he was never called, so he later stated that he would like to play for national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2][3]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Grasshopper Zurich
AC Omonia

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