Vida playing for Dynamo Kyiv in 2015
|Full name||Domagoj Vida|
|Date of birth||29 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Našice, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1996–2003||Jedinstvo Donji Miholjac|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2017
Domagoj Vida (born 29 April 1989) is a Croatian footballer, who plays for Dynamo Kyiv. He is capable of playing in any defensive position but is mostly deployed as a centre back or right full back. His father Rudika was also a football player.
Vida has spent his entire youth career in Croatia, rising through the 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. He was linked with Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.
On 29 April 2010, Vida signed for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. During his first season with Leverkusen, he mainly played in the UEFA Europa League, making a total of eight appearances in the competition. He eventually made his Bundesliga debut on 5 March 2011 in a 3–0 win at home to VfL Wolfsburg, coming on as a substitute for the injured Manuel Friedrich in the 14th minute.
On 14 June 2011, it was announced that Vida would join Dinamo Zagreb for an undisclosed fee. On 25 July 2012, he 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, Vida 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. The next day, it was announced that he would be fined a record €100,000.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. Three days later, he played the full 90 minutes in a goalless draw at Estonia. He was member of Croatia at UEFA Euro 2012, starting in his side's group stage match against Spain. On 10 September 2013, Vida scored his first goal (Leon Benko provided the assist) for the national side in the 65th minute of a friendly match against South Korea, played at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju.
2Includes other competitive competitions, including the Ukrainian Super Cup
- Scores and results list Croatia's goal tally first.
|1.||10 September 2013||Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea||South Korea||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||3 September 2017||Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia||Kosovo||1–1||1–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Dynamo Kyiv
- Ukrainian Premier League: 2014–15, 2015–16
- Ukrainian Cup: 2013–14, 2014–15
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2016
- "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 12. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- Interview with Domagoj Vida, 03.12.2009. Osijek031.com
- CROATIAN SOCCER REPORT: DEJAN LOVREN or DOMAGOJ VIDA?
- "Bayer 04 verpflichtet Domagoj Vida" (in German). Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- "Bender bringt die "Wölfe" aus dem Tritt" (in German). Kicker. 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Домагой ВИДА: "Настроен отобрать чемпионский титул у "Шахтера"!" (in Ukrainian). FC Dynamo Kyiv Official Website. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- "Dynamo Kyiv bring in Vida". UEFA.com. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- Leverkusen: Nächster kroatischer U-21-Nationalspieler – Vida folgt Pamic zu Bayer
- "Croatia - Wales 2:0". Croatian Football Federation. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "Friendly: South Korea 1 Croatia 2". FourFourTwo. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- "Domagoj Vida > Club Matches". worldfootball.net.
- Domagoj Vida at the Croatian Football Federation
- "Vida, Domagoj". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
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