Ivan Santini

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Ivan Santini
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Personal information
Full name Ivan Santini
Date of birth (1989-05-21) 21 May 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 26
Youth career
2003–2006 Zadar
2006–2007 Inter Zaprešić
2007–2008 Red Bull Salzburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Inter Zaprešić 4 (1)
2009 Ingolstadt 04 6 (0)
2009–2013 Zadar 64 (26)
2012–2013 SC Freiburg (loan) 24 (1)
2013–2015 KV Kortrijk 69 (30)
2015–2016 Standard Liège 28 (12)
2016– Caen 63 (25)
National team
2007 Croatia U18 2 (0)
2007 Croatia U19 2 (1)
2017– Croatia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 September 2007

Ivan Santini (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan santîːni];[1][2] born 21 May 1989) is a Croatian professional footballer of Italian descent who plays as a striker for French club Stade Malherbe Caen.

Club career[edit]

Ivan Santini, born in Zadar, played for his hometown side's youth team, until the summer of 2006, when he moved to Inter Zaprešić where he signed his first professional contract and made four first team appearances, scoring his first professional goal in the process. The next season, he moved to Red Bull Salzburg where he spent the duration of the year as a youth player.

He made his debut on the professional league level in the 2. Bundesliga for FC Ingolstadt 04 on 8 March 2009, when he came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute in a game against TSV 1860 München and scored his first goal. From 2009 to 2012, he played for Zadar. On 31 January 2012, Santini joined SC Freiburg in a sixth-month loan move with a clause in which Freiburg can buy out his contract.[3]

On June 2013, he signed a contract to join KV Kortrijk.[4]

On 18 June 2015, Santini moved to Standard Liège on a four-year contract, for a fee of €2 million.[5]

On 3 August 2016, Santini moved to SM Caen on a three-year contract, for a fee estimated over €2 million. In January 2017 he became the first Croatian player after Dado Pršo to score at least 10 goals in Ligue 1.

International career[edit]

In May 2018 he was named in Croatia’s preliminary 32 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia[6] but did not make the final 23. [7]


Inter Zaprešić
Standard Liege


  1. ^ "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Ìvan 
  2. ^ "Sȃnto". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Santȋni 
  3. ^ Štrbinić, Lovro (31 January 2012). "Santini karijeru nastavlja u Bundesligi". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Santini zieht weiter nach Belgien". kicker.de (in German). 16 June 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Santini voor vier jaar naar Standard: 'Verschil is dat deze club voor de titel speelt'". SportWereld (in Dutch). 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  7. ^ "Head coach Dalić presents 24-man Croatia squad". hns-cff.hr. Croatian Football Federation. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 

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