Ivica Kralj

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Ivica Kralj
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Kralj in 2009
Personal information
Full name Ivica Kralj
Date of birth (1973-03-26) 26 March 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Tivat, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1998 Partizan 69 (0)
1991–1992 Arsenal Tivat (loan) 25 (0)
1993–1994 Jastrebac Niš (loan) 13 (0)
1998–1999 Porto 7 (0)
1999 Radnički Kragujevac (loan) 3 (0)
1999–2002 PSV Eindhoven 7 (0)
2001 Partizan (loan) 6 (0)
2003–2007 Partizan 74 (0)
2007 Rostov 0 (0)
2008–2009 Spartak Trnava 17 (0)
Total 221 (0)
National team
1996–2001 Serbia and Montenegro 41 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivica Kralj (born 26 March 1973) is a former Montenegrin football goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

He played for Partizan, Arsenal Tivat, Jastrebac Niš, Porto, Radnički Kragujevac, PSV Eindhoven, Rostov and Spartak Trnava.

In early August 2007, Kralj and Russian side Rostov agreed to a contract that ties the goalkeeper to the club until the end of the Russian league season in December 2007. At the time of Kralj's signing the club was already in a bad position with slim chances of avoiding relegation. The club got relegated from Russian Premier League at the end of the season.

In July 2008, 35-year-old Kralj signed for Slovak club Spartak Trnava coached by his former coach at Partizan Vladimir Vermezović. He signed two-year contract, but in November 2009 it was announced that contract was finished after mutual consent.

International career[edit]

Kralj made his international debut in a 3–2 victory away at Argentina, and went on to play 41 times for Yugoslavia. He played in all of Yugoslavia's 1998 FIFA World Cup games, and in 6 of Yugoslavia's 8 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying games, where he conceded 6 goals.[1] Yugoslavia went to the quarter-finals of the tournament but were ousted by the Netherlands in a big defeat 6–1. Kralj conceded 6 goals in where Patrick Kluivert became the man of the match with 3 goals scored.

International[edit]

Serbian national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 1 0
1997 11 0
1998 12 0
1999 5 0
2000 8 0
2001 4 0
Total 41 0

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