Danijel Subašić

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Danijel Subašić
Danijel Subašić 2018 2.jpg
Subašić with Croatia at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Danijel Subašić[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 1
Youth career
0000–2003 Zadar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Zadar 81 (0)
2008–2009Hajduk Split (loan) 18 (0)
2009–2012 Hajduk Split 77 (0)
2012– Monaco 228 (1)
National team
2006 Croatia U21 6 (0)
2009– Croatia 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:05, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Danijel Subašić (Croatian pronunciation: [dǎnijel sûbaʃitɕ]; born 27 October 1984) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for AS Monaco and the Croatia national team.

He began his career in Croatia with Zadar and Hajduk Split. In January 2012, he joined Monaco, and has since gone on to make over 250 competitive appearances for them. He won Ligue 2 in 2012–13 and Ligue 1 in 2016–17, also being named the league's Goalkeeper of the Year in the latter season.

Subašić made his senior international debut for Croatia in 2009. He was part of their squads for two FIFA World Cups and as many UEFA European Championships. He was a member of the Croatian squad which ended as runners-up to France in 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Zadar

Subašić started his professional career in his hometown club Zadar during the 2003–04 season. Following Zadar's relegation from the top flight at the end of the 2004–05 season, he became a first-team regular during the club's time in the Croatian second division.

Hajduk Split

In the summer of 2008, he was loaned to Hajduk Split[3] and immediately became a regular at the club, appearing in all of their 18 league matches in the first half of the 2008–09 season. During the winter break of the season, the club decided to convert the loan into a permanent transfer. Subašić kept his place as a regular in the second half of the season, making a further 13 league appearances for the club. Early in the season, he also made three appearances for the club in the UEFA Europa League qualifying.

During his second season with Hajduk, in 2009–10, he made a total of 28 league appearances, as well as another two appearances in the UEFA Europa League qualifying, and also helped the club win the Croatian Cup.[4]

In the 2010–11 season, he made 20 appearances in the league. He had a knee injury in early November which kept him out of action until just prior to the new year. He was the first choice keeper before and after the injury. In that season, Hajduk also qualified for the UEFA Europa League where Danijel kept for all the league games bar one.

Monaco

Subašić with Monaco in 2014.

In January 2012, Subašić joined AS Monaco in Ligue 2.[5] He made 17 appearances for the club during the 2011–12 season, keeping five clean sheets. In Monaco's last Ligue 2 match of the 2011–12 season, he scored the winning goal from a free kick in a 2–1 away victory over Boulogne.[6] In the 2012–13 season, Subašić played an important part in winning the Ligue 2 title and earning promotion to Ligue 1.[7] He missed only 3 league matches. On 10 August 2013, he made his Ligue 1 debut for Monaco in a 2–0 win against Bordeaux.[8]

During the 2013–14 season, which was his first season in Ligue 1, Subašić kept four clean sheets and experienced only one defeat in Monaco's first 13 Ligue 1 matches. Subašić played 35 matches in Ligue 1 as Monaco finished runner-up in 2013–14 season. During the 2014–15 season, Subašić kept eight consecutive clean sheets in Ligue 1 matches; on 8 February 2015, his run of not conceding a goal in Ligue 1 ended after 842 minutes in an away match against Guingamp.[9] In the 2016–17 season, Subašić played an important part in winning the first Ligue 1 title after 17 years, as well reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, and was named Ligue 1's Goalkeeper of the Year.[10]

International career

Subašić made his international debut with the Croatian under-21 national team, in a friendly match against Denmark on 1 March 2006. During the same year, he won a total of 6 international caps with the team, including two competitive appearances in the qualifying for the 2007 European Under-21 Championship.[11]

In 2009, he was called up to the Croatian national team at the full international level, and made his debut for the team on 14 November 2009 in a friendly match against Liechtenstein in Vinkovci, playing the full 90 minutes and keeping a clean sheet in Croatia's 5–0 win.[12] In May 2010, he won another two international caps in friendly matches, in the away fixtures at Austria and Estonia, keeping clean sheets in both matches.[13][14] After Stipe Pletikosa retired from international football in 2014, Subašić became Croatia's first-choice goalkeeper.[15]

UEFA Euro 2016

In May 2016, Subašić was selected in Croatia's final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 in France.[16] Subašić played in all of Croatia's group games,[17][18][19] particularly playing a key role in Croatia 2–1 win over Spain; saving a penalty from Sergio Ramos, marking Spain's first defeat at a Euro finals match since 2004.[20][21]

2018 FIFA World Cup

Subašić with Croatia before the game against Russia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

In May 2018, he was named in Croatia's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[22] Subašić played a key role in Croatia's match against Denmark in the round of sixteen, where he saved three penalties during the penalty shootout; thereby also equaling the record number of saves held by Ricardo since the 2006 World Cup. The performance, however, did not see him win the Man of the Match award, which was rewarded to his opposite number, Kasper Schmeichel.[23][24][25]

On 7 July, in the match against Russia in the quarter-finals, Subašić suffered a minor injury in the last few minutes of the match, but despite this, Subašić kept on playing the match, making several important saves. In the penalty shootout, Subašić saved the first penalty from Fyodor Smolov; thereby becoming just the third goalkeeper in World Cup history to have made four or more saves in penalty shootouts at the World Cup finals; equaling the record made by Sergio Goycochea and Harald Schumacher, also making Croatia just the second team to have advanced on consecutive penalty shootouts, after Argentina in 1990.[26][27]

Personal life

Subašić was born to a Croatian father Jovo Subašić of Orthodox faith from village Zagrad near Benkovac, and a Croatian Catholic mother Boja (née Brkljača) from village Raštević. He was raised Catholic.[28][29]

Subašić wears the image of his former NK Zadar teammate, Hrvoje Ćustić, under his jersey while playing. Ćustić died in an on-field accident in 2008.[30] After the 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match against Denmark, Subašić took off his shirt to display the image, but FIFA issued a warning to Subašić due to his "private message", as FIFA rules state that a player is not allowed to display private, political, religious or similar images. The decision was made by FIFA as a result of previous players taking off their jersey and displaying images or texts that could cause controversy.[31] Following the match against Russia, Subašić walked up to the fans in order to take off his jersey and display the image once again, although he only showed a small part of it, as he was stopped by Croatia staff member Iva Oliveri, whom he proceeded to hug afterwards.[32][33]

Career statistics

Club

As of 19 May 2018.[34]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NK Zadar 2003–04 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 12 0 0 0 12 0
2005–06 27 0 1 0 28 0
2006–07 13 0 0 0 13 0
2007–08 28 0 0 0 28 0
Total 81 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 0
Hajduk Split
2008–09 31 0 8 0 3 0 42 0
2009–10 28 0 6 0 2 0 36 0
2010–11 20 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 28 0
2011–12 16 0 2 0 2 0 20 0
Total 95 0 16 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 126 0
Monaco 2011–12 17 1 17 1
2012–13 35 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
2013–14 35 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
2014–15 37 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 47 0
2015–16 36 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 48 0
2016–17 34 0 0 0 4 0 14 0 52 0
2017–18 34 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 40 0
Total 228 1 0 0 6 0 39 0 1 0 274 1
Career total 404 1 17 0 6 0 53 0 2 0 482 1

1European competitions include the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

2Includes other competitive competitions, including the Croatian Supercup

International

As of 15 July 2018.[35]
Subašić with Croatia in 2013
Croatia
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 2 0
2011 0 0
2012 1 0
2013 1 0
2014 6 0
2015 7 0
2016 10 0
2017 7 0
2018 9 0
Total 44 0

Honours

Hajduk Split

Monaco

Croatia

Individual

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