Branimir Bajić

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Branimir Bajić
Branimir Bajić 2013 4.jpg
Bajić with MSV Duisburg in 2013
Personal information
Full name Branimir Bajić
Date of birth (1979-10-19) 19 October 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Bijeljina, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
MSV Duisburg
Number 5
Youth career
Mladost Velika Obarska
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Radnik Bijeljina 73 (0)
2000–2007 Partizan 114 (6)
2006 Al Wahda (loan)
2007–2009 TuS Koblenz 55 (2)
2009–2010 Denizlispor 12 (1)
2010– MSV Duisburg 195 (18)
National team
2004–2008 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:28, 25 March 2017 (UTC).

Branimir Bajić (Cyrillic: Бранимир Бајић; born 19 October 1979) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a defender for MSV Duisburg.

Club career[edit]

After playing for Radnik Bijeljina, Bajić was transferred to Partizan in July 2000.[1] He scored a 90th-minute goal to give his team a 1–0 win over Rapid Wien in the first leg of the 2001–02 UEFA Cup first round.[2] In May 2004, Bajić extended his contract with Partizan for another four years.[3] He subsequently won his third championship with the club in the 2004–05 season. In February 2006, Bajić was loaned for six months to Emirati club Al Wahda with an option for a permanent deal.[4] He eventually returned to Partizan and played regularly for the side in the 2006–07 season.

In June 2007, Bajić moved to Germany and signed with TuS Koblenz, on a three-year deal.[5] He spent the next two seasons at the club, before transferring to Denizlispor in July 2009. After one year in Turkey, Bajić returned to Germany and signed with MSV Duisburg.[6]

International career[edit]

Bajić represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at international level, earning a total of 21 caps between 2004 and 2008.

In September 2008, citing his dissatisfaction with the atmosphere in the national team following Ćiro Blažević's arrival at the helm of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in an interview for Sportski žurnal daily, Bajić announced his retirement from international football at the age of 28.[7]

Couple of days later in Dnevni avaz newspaper, Bajić denied giving an interview to Sportski žurnal and announcing his international retirement.[8]

Honours[edit]

Partizan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haubica Iliev" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 26 July 2000. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Kapital od Bajića" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 20 September 2001. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "I Bajić produžio ugovor" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 28 May 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bajić potpisao za Al Vahda" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 11 February 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bajić se pridružio Pantiću" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "MSV holt Branimir Bajic" (in German). kicker.de. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Branimir Bajić "odjavio" Ćiru, zauvek" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bajić: Nisam "odjavio" BiH i Ćiru!" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 

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