Alen Petrović

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Alen Petrović
Personal information
Full name Alen Petrović
Date of birth (1969-11-05) 5 November 1969 (age 47)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Osijek 113 (32)
1994–1995 Belenenses 27 (1)
1995–1998 Croatia Zagreb 40 (4)
1998–1999 VfL Bochum 7 (0)
1999–2000 Slaven Belupo 12 (1)
2000–2001 Osijek 6 (1)
2003–2004 Marsonia 10 (0)
Total 215 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alen Petrović (born 5 November 1969) is a retired Croatian football defender.[1][2]

He spent most of his career in Croatia's Prva HNL top level league, with the exception of two season-long stints at Portuguese side C.F. Os Belenenses and Germany's VfL Bochum. His professional debut came in the 1989–90 Yugoslav First League for the Croatian side NK Osijek, where he immediately established himself as a regular member of the starting eleven. After spending five seasons with Osijek and a stint at Belenenses in Portugal he was picked up by the Croatian powerhouse NK Dinamo Zagreb (at the time known as "Croatia Zagreb") in 1995.

His time at Croatia proved to be very successful as the squad won three consecutive domestic Doubles between 1996 and 1998 and reached the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Round of 16 in which they were knocked out by Atlético Madrid 2–1 on aggregate. In 1998, he tried his luck abroad once again and spent a season with VfL Bochum in Germany but he never managed to break into the first team – he appeared in only seven games for Bochum in the 1998–99 Bundesliga before the club was relegated from top level at the end of season.[1] He then returned to Croatia and had stints with NK Osijek, NK Slaven Belupo and NK Marsonia before retirement.

Shortly after retiring he was appointed director of football at NK Osijek in June 2005, a post he held until his contract was terminated by mutual consent in August 2009.[3][4]

Career stats[edit]

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yugoslavia League Cup Total
1989–90 Osijek First League 4 0
1990–91 25 4
Croatia League Croatian Cup Total
1992 Osijek Prva HNL 22 5
1992–93 30 10
1993–94 32 13
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Total
1994–95 Belenenses Primeira Liga 27 1
Croatia League Croatian Cup Total
1995–96 Croatia Zagreb Prva HNL 24 3
1996–97 14 1
1997–98 2 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
1998–99 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 7 0 2 2 9 2
Croatia League Croatian Cup Total
1999–00 Slaven Belupo Prva HNL 12 1
2000–01 Osijek 6 1
2001–02 Marsonia 10 0
Total Yugoslavia 29 4
Croatia 152 34
Portugal 27 1
Germany 7 0 2 2 9 2
Career total 215 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alen Petrović" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Petrović, Alen" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Osijek: Ustoličeni Mile Dumančić i Alen Petrović". Nogometni-magazin.com (in Croatian). 28 June 2005. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alen Petrović napustio klub". NK-Osijek.hr (in Croatian). NK Osijek. 27 August 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 

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