Kristijan Ipša

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Kristijan Ipša
Personal information
Full name Kristijan Ipša
Date of birth (1986-04-04) 4 April 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Poreč, SR Croatia
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Youth career
Jadran Poreč
2000–2004 Varteks Varaždin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Varteks Varaždin 63 (6)
2007–2008 Energie Cottbus 4 (0)
2008–2013 Midtjylland 89 (2)
2013–2014 Reggina Calcio 28 (0)
2014–2015 Petrolul Ploiești 21 (1)
2016 Piast Gliwice 4 (0)
National team
2002 Croatia U16 8 (1)
2002–2003 Croatia U17 6 (1)
2003–2005 Croatia U19 20 (0)
2006–2007 Croatia U20 5 (0)
2005–2008 Croatia U21 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 December 2014

Kristijan Ipša (born 4 April 1986) is a Croatian footballer of Slovenian heritage who plays as a central defender. He is a former Croatian youth international.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Poreč, Ipša started his professional career in the youth ranks of NK Varteks Varaždin. He became a regular in the Varteks squad in 2004 at just 18 years of age. His stellar defensive play was noticed and in the summer of 2007 he made a move to FC Energie Cottbus, thought to be worth around 500 thousand Euros. In January 2016 he signed half-year contract with Piast Gliwice with option of extending for one more year.[2]

International career[edit]

Ipša has represented the youth ranks of the Croatian national team at the U17, U19 and U21 levels, and has been capped a total of 41 times, scoring two goals. He was a regular at the Croatian national under-21 team.


  1. ^ "Nr.20 – Kristian Ipsa" (in Danish). Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Kristijan Ipša nowym piłkarzem Piasta Gliwice". (in Polish). Piast Gliwice. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.

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