Bojan Vručina

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Bojan Vručina
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-11-08) 8 November 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Varaždin, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rudar Velenje
Number 8
Youth career
1990–1992 Podravina
1992–1996 Varteks
1996–1997 Podravina
1997–2002 Varteks
2002–2004 Podravina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Slaven Belupo 149 (46)
2008 MSV Duisburg (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Hapoel Tel Aviv 10 (1)
2010–2011 Panserraikos 13 (3)
2011–2012 Slaven Belupo 2 (0)
2012–2013 Kaposvár 30 (3)
2014–2016 Shkëndija 56 (30)
2016 Trikala 14 (3)
2016– Rudar Velenje 0 (0)
National team
2004 Croatia U20 1 (0)
2006 Croatia U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.

Bojan Vručina (born 8 November 1984) is a Croatian football forward, currently playing for Rudar Velenje in Slovenia.

Club career[edit]

After youth years with Varteks and Podravina Ludbreg, Vručina started his professional career at Slaven Belupo in the second half of the 2003–04 season. In the 2006–07 season, he appeared in 32 of the club's 33 games in the Croatian league, scoring 11 goals. In the summer of 2007, he also appeared in all of the club's four UEFA Cup qualifiers, scoring three goals.

In the second half of the 2007–08 season, Vručina was signed by German Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg on loan until the end of the season. He made his Bundesliga debut on 2 February 2008 as a late substitute in their 3–3 draw against Borussia Dortmund. However, he failed to find his place as a regular at the club and only appeared in 8 league games, 7 of them as a substitute. Following Duisburg's relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga, he returned to Slaven Belupo.

In the summer of 2008, he helped Slaven Belupo reach the first round of the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club's history, scoring five goals in their four qualifiers for the competition. However, they failed to reach the group stage after losing to CSKA Moscow in the first round. Vručina nevertheless continued to perform well for the club in the Croatian league and he was their top goalscorer with 14 goals.

On 28 January 2010, Vručina signed a 3 12-year contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv.,[1] and was a part of the historic win of the Israeli State Cup and Ligat Ha'Al (the Israeli Premier League)

On August 2010, he signed a one-year contract with Superleague Greece club Panserraikos F.C..[2] After playing 3 official matches with Panserraikos F.C., he suffered a knee injury and on 28 September it was announced that he will need a knee surgery that will keep him out of action for about five months.[3]

Vručina and Panserraikos F.C. agreed termination of his contract in December 2011 and in March 2012 he joined his former club Slaven Belupo as a free agent.[4]

International career[edit]

In 2006, Vručina won five international caps for the Croatian national under-21 team, scoring his only goal in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 August 2006.[1]

In late March 2009, he received his first call-up for Croatia's senior national team after being named to their squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Andorra on 1 April 2009.


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