Ivan Bošnjak

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Ivan Bošnjak
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-02-06) 6 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Vinkovci, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Cibalia 62 (23)
2000–2002 Hajduk Split 54 (9)
2002–2003 Al-Ittihad Tripoli 4 (1)
2003–2006 Dinamo Zagreb 62 (33)
2006–2009 Genk 59 (9)
2009–2010 Iraklis Thessaloniki 12 (0)
2011 Chongqing Lifan 22 (6)
2012 Rijeka 4 (0)
2013 Brunei DPMM FC 5 (0)
2014 Persija Jakarta 14 (4)
Total 298 (85)
National team
1993 Croatia U14 1 (0)
1995 Croatia U16 1 (0)
1997 Croatia U19 1 (0)
1999 Croatia U20 1 (0)
2000–2001 Croatia U21 7 (0)
2000–2006 Croatia 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:44, 4 December 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2006

Ivan Bošnjak (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈiʋan ˈbɔʃɲak]; born 6 February 1979 in Vinkovci) is a Croatian football player.


Bošnjak started his professional career at local club HNK Cibalia in the 1996–97 season. He went on to move to Hajduk Split in 2000 and left the club after two seasons for Al-Ittihad Tripoli from Libya, where he spent a season without getting a chance to make a single appearance in an official match. He came back to Croatia by signing with Dinamo Zagreb in 2004. At the club level, he had his biggest personal successes while being named the best player of the Croatian First League in 2000 and becoming the league's top goalscorer in 2006 with 22 goals scored. He transferred to China League One club Chongqing Lifan at season 2011. In March 2012, Bošnjak joined Rijeka.[1] It is reported that Bošnjak has agreed to terms with Brunei's DPMM FC on a transfer in February 2013.[2] on 2014 Bošnjak has agreed to terms with Persija Jakarta.[3]

International career[edit]

Bošnjak played for the Croatian national team and collected a total of 14 international caps in which he managed to score one goal.[4] He made his debut for the Croatian team in their friendly match against Slovakia on 16 August 2000 in Bratislava, but subsequently made only one more appearance for the team over a timespan of more than four years before eventually becoming their regular member in 2005 by making six appearances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying. He went on to score his first goal for Croatia in their friendly match against Hong Kong at the 2006 Carlsberg Cup in Hong Kong and was then also selected to be part of the Croatian squad at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, but played at the tournament for only four minutes of regular time in Croatia's second group match against Japan.



Hajduk Split
Dinamo Zagreb



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