Damir Vrančić

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Damir Vrančić
Vrančić, Damir BS 12-13 WP.JPG
Personal information
Full name Damir Vrančić
Date of birth (1985-10-04) 4 October 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Slavonski Brod, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
FT Braunschweig
Youth career
1993–2000 VfR Kesselstadt
2000–2002 Eintracht Frankfurt
2002–2004 1. FSV Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 41 (12)
2005–2008 1. FSV Mainz 05 23 (2)
2008–2009 Borussia Dortmund II 30 (7)
2009–2016 Eintracht Braunschweig 132 (11)
2009–2016 Eintracht Braunschweig II 7 (0)
2016 Hallescher FC 0 (0)
2016– FT Braunschweig 0 (0)
National team
2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 (0)
Teams managed
2016– FT Braunschweig (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2012

Damir Vrančić (born 4 October 1985) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

He has a younger brother, Mario Vrančić, who is also a footballer.

Club career[edit]

Vrančić made his professional debut for German Bundesliga side 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2006. After his club's relegation to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the season, he regularly played for Mainz at the beginning of the 2007–08 2. Bundesliga season, but started to see less playing time as the season went on. For 2008–2009 Vrančić transferred to Borussia Dortmund's reserve squad in the Regionalliga West. After one season in Dortmund, he joined Eintracht Braunschweig, playing in the 3. Liga at the time. During his time in Braunschweig, the team achieved promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2011, and to the Bundesliga in 2013. On the 31st matchday of the 2012–13 season, Vrančić scored the decisive goal from a free-kick in injury time when Braunschweig secured its return to the Bundesliga after a 28 years absence with a 1–0 away win over FC Ingolstadt 04.[1]

In June 2016, Vrančić joined 3. Liga side Hallescher FC on a free transfer.[2] However, only 13 days later the contract was terminated by mutual consent,[3] citing health reasons.[4] On 12 October 2016, Vrančić joined Niedersachsenliga side FT Braunschweig as playing assistant manager.[5]

International career[edit]

Vrančić was called up to Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2007, but did not play.[6] He finally made his debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 May 2012, in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland. Since then he made four caps so far.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braunschweig nach 28 Jahren zurück in Liga eins". Die Welt (in German). 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vrancic wechselt zum Halleschen FC". kicker.de (in German). 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "HFC entspricht Wunsch von Damir Vrancic nach Vertragsauflösung" (in German). hallescherfc.de. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Damir Vrancic: Berater nennt Grund für den plötzlichen Abschied". Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (in German). 15 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Freie Turner Braunschweig verpflichten Damir Vrancic" (in German). ft-braunschweig.de. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bosnians targeting top spots". UEFA.com. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Match report". soccerway.com. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

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