Ante Rebić

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Ante Rebić
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Personal information
Full name Ante Rebić[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Split, Croatia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
(on loan from Fiorentina)
Number 17
Youth career
2002–2008 Vinjani
2008–2010 Imotski
2010–2011 RNK Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 RNK Split 54 (17)
2013– Fiorentina 8 (2)
2014–2015 RB Leipzig (loan) 10 (0)
2016 Hellas Verona (loan) 9 (0)
2016– Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 21 (2)
National team
2011 Croatia U18 3 (0)
2011–2012 Croatia U19 5 (3)
2012–2013 Croatia U20 6 (3)
2012– Croatia U21 8 (4)
2013– Croatia 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:08, 22 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2014

Ante Rebić (born 21 September 1993) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan from Fiorentina. On the international level, Rebić plays for the Croatian national team.

Club career[edit]

Youth levels[edit]

Rebić started his career playing at youth level for Vinjani before he moved to Imotski in 2008, where he spent two seasons. After his good performances at a tournament in Italy in 2010, where he went with Hajduk Split youth team, Rebić was brought to RNK Split by Darko Butorović.[2]

RNK Split[edit]

Rebić made his debut for the first team against Dinamo Zagreb on 21 May 2011 in the last round of the 2010–11 Prva HNL as a second-half substitute. The match ended in a 1–1 draw, with Rebić scoring the late equalizer.[3][4] In August 2011, Rebić signed a professional three-year contract with RNK Split.[5] In the 2011–12 season, Rebić scored five league goals in twenty appearances, four of them when coming off the bench. In the 2012–13 season, Rebić scored ten league goals in twenty-nine appearances. Performing extraordinarily well in both club and national team, Rebić drawn much attention from both the media and football world, resulting in interest from a number of clubs, including Fiorentina, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City.[6]

Fiorentina[edit]

On August 28, 2013, Rebić signed a five-year contract with Italian side Fiorentina, for an undisclosed fee.[7] Upon passing the medical exams, Rebić was given the number 9 shirt.[8] He made a debut for Fiorentina in late September 2013, coming on as a 36th-minute substitute for injured teammate Giuseppe Rossi, in a home draw against Parma.[9] During his debut he sustained an injury, causing him to be sidelined for three weeks. Rebić made three more appearances for Fiorentina before he scored his first goal of the season, in January 2014, in a Coppa Italia match against Chievo Verona. On May 18, Rebić scored his first goal in Serie A in 2–2 draw against Torino. On November 1, he scored his first goal in Serie A, in the winning match against Frosinone.

RB Leipzig[edit]

On August 3, 2014, Rebić joined club RB Leipzig for a season-long loan deal.[10]

Return to Fiorentina[edit]

After his loan spell with Leipzig ended, Rebić returned to Fiorentina and was given the number 11 shirt, previously worn by Juan Cuadrado, and was used primarily on the left wing. After playing some preseason matches, Rebić played his first competitive match since his return as a substitute in the 3–1 loss to Torino, and made his first start against Bologna on 23 September, playing 79 minutes and receiving a yellow card before being substituted for Josip Iličić. He made his European debut with the club on 1 October in a 4–0 defeat of Belenenses in the Europa League. In their next match in that competition, Rebić was sent off for a reckless challenge in stoppage time in a 2–1 defeat to Lech Poznań. On November 1 he scored his first goal in Serie A, in a 4–1 win against Frosinone.[11]

Verona and Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

After only making six appearances and scoring once for Fiorentina, Rebić was loaned to Hellas Verona on 14 January 2016.[12] However, he failed to score in nine appearances, and Verona were relegated. He joined EIntracht Frankfurt on loan in July, reuniting with former national team manager Niko Kovač.[13] After a short battle with mononucleosis, Rebić made his debut on 17 September against Bayer Leverkusen, coming on as a substitute and assisting Marco Fabián for the winning goal in a 2–1 victory. After being taken off with an injury in the next match against Ingolstadt, Rebić once again came off the bench to assist the equalizing goal in stoppage time, this time to Michael Hector on 24 September to secure a 3–3 draw with Hertha BSC.

International career[edit]

On 31 July 2013, it was announced that Rebić had made the short-list for the national team for the match against Liechtenstein. On August 14, 2013, he debuted for Croatia, coming on as a sub in the 63rd minute. In the 67th minute, Rebić scored his first goal for the national side. He was praised by Croatia's manager, Igor Štimac.[14] Upon the arrival of the new national team coach Niko Kovač, his former Croatia U21 coach, Rebić was called up for the decisive World Cup play-off matches against Iceland in November 2013. He made appearances in both ties, coming on as a second-half substitute in both Reykjavík and Zagreb, as Croatia secured their spot in the 2014 World Cup by winning 2–0 on aggregate. He was sent off versus Mexico during the 2014 World Cup for a studs-up tackle on Carlos Peña.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 12. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Kuzmanić, Dražen (28 September 2011). "Ante Rebić, imotski nogometaš u prvoligašu RNK Split". Imotske novine (in Croatian). Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Rupnik, Borna (21 May 2011). "Naslov i Europa proslavljeni bodom". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Rupnik, Borna (23 May 2011). "Rebić: Hvala Obilinoviću na lopti". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Pavković, Božo (31 August 2011). "Ante Rebić sa Splitom potpisao ugovor do 2014. godine!". dalmacijanews.com (in Croatian). Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Jones, Simon (16 August 2013). "Swansea rival Spurs and Fiorentina for Croatia striker Rebic". Daily Mail. London. 
  7. ^ "Transfer news: Fiorentina complete signing of Croatian forward Ante Rebic". SkySports. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "ANTE REBIĆ NA PREDSTAVLJANJU 'Nastojat ću biti dostojan Batistutinog dresa'". JutarnjiList. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ante Rebić debitirao za Fiorentinu u remiju s Parmom". Večernji list. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ante Rebić na posudbi u Leipzigu". Večernji list. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Fiorentina 4–1 Frosinone: Sousa's side join Inter at top of Serie A". Mail Online. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  12. ^ Chloe_Beresford (2016-01-14). "Ante Rebic Joins Struggling Hellas Verona On Loan". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  13. ^ "Ante Rebic Joined Eintracht" (in German). 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  14. ^ "Štimcu je Ante Rebić novi adut za Marakanu". Večernji list. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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