Domagoj Vida

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Domagoj Vida
Vida 2018 (cropped).jpg
Vida with Croatia at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Domagoj Vida[1]
Date of birth (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Našice, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number 24
Youth career
1996–2003 Jedinstvo Donji Miholjac [hr]
2003–2006 Osijek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Osijek 90 (6)
2010–2011 Bayer Leverkusen 1 (0)
2011–2013 Dinamo Zagreb 44 (6)
2013–2018 Dynamo Kyiv 104 (10)
2018– Beşiktaş 101 (13)
National team
2008 Croatia U19 4 (0)
2007–2009 Croatia U20 10 (1)
2007–2010 Croatia U21 19 (2)
2010– Croatia 86 (4)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Croatia
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 2018 Russia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021

Domagoj Vida (Croatian pronunciation: [dômaɡoj ʋîːda];[3][4] born 29 April 1989) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a defender for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş and the Croatia national team. He is capable of playing in any defensive position but is mostly deployed as a centre-back or right full-back.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Vida has spent his entire youth career in Croatia, rising through the Osijek youth system and being first featured with the senior team in the 2006–07 season, at the age of 17; he then went on to make 12 appearances in the season. In the 2007–08 season, Vida further solidified his credentials, being featured more regularly for his club.[5] He was linked with Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.[6]

Vida in 2010

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 29 April 2010, Vida signed for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.[7] He spent just one season with the club, making a total of eight appearances in the UEFA Europa League. He did not make his Bundesliga debut until 5 March 2011, when he came on as a substitute for the injured Manuel Friedrich in the 14th minute of a 3–0 win at home to VfL Wolfsburg.[8] It turned out to be his only appearance in the league.

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

On 14 June 2011, it was announced that Vida would join Dinamo Zagreb for an undisclosed fee.[9] In December 2011, Dinamo Zagreb lost 7–1 against Lyon in the Champions League group stage which allowed the French club to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League at the expense of Ajax, who lost 3–0 against Real Madrid. Following media coverage alleging match-fixing which also showed clips of Vida winking after Lyon's fifth goal, UEFA decided not to take action.[10][11][12]

On 25 July 2012, Vida scored a 98th–minute goal against Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in a UEFA Champions League match and thus helped his team to a 3–2 home win, which enabled it to progress to the competition's next round. On 24 September 2012, he was thrown out of the first team and the team bus after he opened up a beer while the team were on their way to a cup match. He also had several altercations with Dinamo head coach Ante Čačić prior to this incident.[13] The next day, it was announced that he would be fined a record 100,000.[14]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

Vida with Dynamo Kyiv in 2015

On 2 January 2013, it was announced that Vida had signed for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv on a five–year deal, for a reported transfer fee of €6 million.[15][16] On 14 February, he made his debut for Dynamo in a home Europa League match against Bordeaux, which ended 1–1. A week later, he played in the tie's second leg and was unable to help Dynamo get to the round of 16, losing 0–1. In both games, Dynamo head coach Oleh Blokhin used him as a right–back.[citation needed]

On 3 March, Vida played his first game in the Ukrainian Premier League, against Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih. The home 1–1 draw was disappointing for Dynamo, as it made much more difficult for them to get second place and qualify for the Champions League against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Metalist Kharkiv. On 10 March, Vida played his second league match for Dynamo, against Volyn Lutsk; it ended 2–0 and was Dynamo's first victory in 2013. That match was notable because Oleh Blokhin used Vida for the first time as a central defender, partnered with Yevhen Khacheridi, as the first three games for Dynamo he played as a right defender. On 17 March, Vida scored his first goal for Dynamo early in the game against Vorskla Poltava after a corner kick taken by Andriy Yarmolenko, by an excellent header, having forestalled Pavlo Rebenok and goalkeeper Serhiy Dolhanskyi. That goal gave Dynamo a 1–0 win.[citation needed]

On 17 May 2015, Vida scored the winning goal against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to clinch Dynamo Kyiv their first Ukrainian Premier League title in six years.[17]

Beşiktaş[edit]

On 3 January 2018, Vida moved to Beşiktaş, signing a four-and-a-half-year contract.[18] Vida made his Beşiktaş debut on 21 February 2018, in a 2–1 away win over Antalyaspor. Vida was sent off 16 minutes into his club's UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Bayern Munich. Beşiktaş went on to lose the match 5–0.[19]

International career[edit]

Vida in 2013

Vida was an active member of the Croatia national under-21 team.[20]

On 23 May 2010, he made his full international debut in Croatia's 2–0 win against Wales in Osijek, entering as a substitute for Darijo Srna in the 80th minute.[21] Three days later, he played the full 90 minutes in a goalless draw with Estonia.

In 2011, he featured for Croatia in four UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers, including both play-off matches against Turkey, which saw them securing a place in the finals. His only appearance at the finals came when he was in the starting lineup for Croatia's final group match, a 1–0 defeat to Spain, after which they were eliminated from the tournament.

On 10 September 2013, Vida scored his first goal for the national side in the 65th minute of a friendly match against South Korea, played at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju.[22]

Vida was a part of the Croatian squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil, but remained as an unused substitute in the tournament. He regained his place as a regular during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, making nine appearances, and also appeared in three matches at the finals, where the team were eliminated by Portugal in the round of 16.

Vida and his Croatian teammates Vedran Ćorluka (left) and Dejan Lovren (right) celebrate after Vida had scored a goal during the 2018 World Cup quarter-final against Russia.

On 3 September 2017, Vida scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Kosovo in the World Cup qualification.

In June 2018, he was named in Croatia’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[23] Vida scored a header in the quarter-final against hosts Russia to give his side a 2–1 lead in extra time. The match finished 2–2, Vida converted his spot kick in the penalty shootout to help his side advance. In the final, he took a free kick from Luka Modrić to setup Ivan Perišić for Croatia's first goal of the match, and picked up a runners-up medal as France eventually defeated his side 4–2.[24][25]

On 15 October 2018, he captained the national team for the first time and scored in a 2–1 friendly win over Jordan.

On 11 November 2020, he captained the national team once again in a friendly 3–3 draw with Turkey, being at fault for Turkey's first two goals.[26][27] The same night, after the game, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was left to self-isolate in Istanbul.[28]

Controversy[edit]

Vida and Ognjen Vukojević celebrated Croatia's World Cup victory over Russia by shouting "Glory to Ukraine!",[29] a common slogan in Ukraine.[30] FIFA's disciplinary code prohibits political, nationalist and racist slogans in any form. Vida later said: "I like Russian people. It was just a joke."[29] Following Croatia's victory over 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in the quarter-finals, Vida, celebrating the victory with former Croatian international and current assistant coach, Ivica Olić, was recorded saying "Belgrade is burning!" in Croatian. Later it turned out Belgrade was the name of the tavern in Kyiv where they used to hang out.[31] Aleksandar Holiga, editor of Croatian website Telesport, has largely downplayed the incident saying "I don't think Vida understood the full meaning and context of what he was saying. Both of them were just doing it because they are close to Dynamo Kyiv. It's something that fans would chant" and that "politically, Croatia doesn't have a perfect relationship with Russia, but then who does in the rest of Europe?"[24] BBC reported that "Ukrainians accused FIFA of siding with Russia and flooded the football body's Facebook page with declarations of 'Glory to Ukraine'."[31] On 11 July, in an interview in Russian with Russia 24, Vida said that he was mistaken and apologized to Russian people.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Domagoj Vida was born in Našice, but grew up in Donji Miholjac in the family of Željka Ursanić and former footballer Rudika Vida.[33][34]

In 2015, Vida and his fiancee Ivana Gugić welcomed their first child, a baby boy they named David.[35] Vida and Gugić married in Umag in June 2017.[36]

Vida owns a black Slavonian pig [hr] farm in Cret Viljevski [hr] near Donji Miholjac.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 April 2021[38]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Team Season Division League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Osijek 2006–07 Prva HNL 12 0 0 0 12 0
2007–08 21 0 1 0 22 0
2008–09 30 2 1 0 31 2
2009–10 27 4 3 0 30 4
Total 90 6 5 0 95 6
Bayer Leverkusen 2010–11 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 8[a] 0 9 0
Dinamo Zagreb 2011–12 Prva HNL 29 2 6 0 12[b] 0 47 2
2012–13 15 4 1 0 12[b] 2 28 6
Total 44 6 7 0 24 2 75 8
Dynamo Kyiv 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League 12 1 0 0 2[a] 0 14 1
2013–14 17 0 4 1 5[a] 0 26 1
2014–15 20 2 6 0 10[a] 1 1[c] 0 37 3
2015–16 18 2 3 0 5[b] 0 1[c] 0 27 2
2016–17 28 3 4 0 6[b] 0 1[c] 1 39 4
2017–18 9 2 0 0 8[d] 0 1[c] 0 18 2
Total 104 10 17 1 36 1 4 1 161 13
Beşiktaş 2017–18 Süper Lig 13 1 4 0 1[b] 0 0 0 18 1
2018–19 31 3 0 0 7[a] 0 38 3
2019–20 31 5 2 0 5[a] 0 38 5
2020–21 26 4 3 1 1[b] 0 30 5
Total 101 13 9 1 14 0 0 0 124 14
Career total 340 35 38 2 82 3 4 1 464 41
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in the UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b c d Appearance in the Ukrainian Super Cup
  4. ^ Two appearances in the UEFA Champions League, six appearances in the UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 30 March 2021[39]
National team Year Apps Goals
Croatia 2010 2 0
2011 5 0
2012 8 0
2013 6 1
2014 6 0
2015 7 0
2016 12 0
2017 9 1
2018 16 2
2019 8 0
2020 5 0
2021 2 0
Total 86 4

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Croatia's goal tally first.[40]
No Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 September 2013 Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea 19  South Korea 1–0 2–1 Friendly
2 3 September 2017 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia 50  Kosovo 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 7 July 2018 Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia 63  Russia 2–1 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup
4 15 October 2018 Stadion Rujevica, Rijeka, Croatia 69  Jordan 1–0 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb

Dynamo Kyiv

Croatia

Orders

References[edit]

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