Kaja Rogulj

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Kaja Rogulj
ÖFB-Cupfinale 2013 - Kaja Rogulj 01.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Split, Croatia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Le Mont (on loan from Luzern)
Number 25
Youth career
1995–1997 NK BŠK Zmaj Blato
1997–2003 Hajduk Split
2003–2005 Omiš
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Posušje
2006 Segesta 9 (1)
2006–2008 Posušje 52 (0)
2008–2011 Slaven Belupo 76 (4)
2011–2014 Austria Wien 72 (3)
2012 Austria Wien II 1 (0)
2014– Luzern 25 (0)
2017– Le Mont (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2017 (UTC).

Kaja Rogulj (born 15 June 1986) is a Croatian football player. He currently plays for the Swiss club Le Mont on loan from FC Luzern as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Rogulj started his football career at the NK BŠK Zmaj Blato on the island of Korčula,[1] before moving to the HNK Hajduk Split, where he spent most of his formative years in a generation that featured, among others, Drago Gabrić and Tomislav Bušić. In 2003, however, he moved on to the NK Omiš U-19 team, where he spent the following two years.[2]

He played his first senior team matches, however, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, at NK Posušje where he moved in 2005, and where he spent, apart from a half-season stint at HNK Segesta the following three years.[3]

In 2008, he moved back to Croatia, to NK Slaven Belupo, featuring soon in a 2-1 aggregate UEFA Cup second qualifying round upset against Aris Thessaloniki FC before being eliminated by CSKA Moscow. On March 3, 2009, in a match against Dinamo Zagreb Kaja received an instant red card after a particularly nasty tackle on Mario Mandžukić. Later on, he was suspended for two games and had to pay a fine of around 700.[4] He remained a first team regular until the end of his stint at Slaven, and featured in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League qualifiers, until his team was eliminated by Tromsø IL.

In the summer of 2011, he moved to Austria Wien, signing a 2+1 year contract, with director Thomas Parits praising his jumping, timing and tackling.[5] After a rocky first season, he established himself as a first-team player in the 2012/13 season, winning the 2012–13 Austrian Football Bundesliga with his club, and making his debut in the UEFA Champions League in 2013. After eliminating GNK Dinamo Zagreb with 4-3 on aggregate, Rogulj played in all group matches against Zenit Staint Petersburg, Atlético Madrid and FC Porto but one.

In the summer of 2014, he moved on to the Swiss team FC Luzern.[6]


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