Leonard Zuta

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Leonard Zhuta
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Personal information
Full name Leonard Zhuta
Date of birth (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Rijeka
Number 8
Youth career
2005–2009 Västra Frölunda IF
2010–2012 BK Häcken
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Häcken 57 (0)
2015– Rijeka 96 (2)
National team
2012–2013 Macedonia U21 3 (0)
2015– Macedonia 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2016

Leonard Zhuta (Macedonian: Леонард Жута; born 9 August 1992 in Sweden) is a Macedonian footballer of Albanian descent who plays for Rijeka as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Zhuta spent the first four seasons of his professional career with BK Häcken in Allsvenskan. He made his official début on 13 April 2012, when he came in as a substitute in a home win against Mjällby AIF.[1] Until late August 2015, Zhuta made 57 appearances with Häcken, often featuring in the starting line-up. On 31 August 2015, Zhuta signed a three-year contract with HNK Rijeka in Croatia's 1. HNL.[2] He made his official début for the club on 19 September 2015, in a goalless home draw against NK Inter Zaprešić, when he entered as a substitute in the 87th minute.[3]

International career[edit]

On 15 June 2015. Zhuta made his début with the Macedonian national team in an away loss to Slovakia.

Club statistics[edit]

Season Club League League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012 Häcken Allsvenskan 1 0 2 0 3 0
2013 16 0 5 0 1 0 22 0
2014 19 0 6 0 25 0
2015 21 0 1 0 22 0
Häcken total 57 0 14 0 1 0 72 0
2015–16 Rijeka 1. HNL 26 0 4 0 30 0
2016–17 35 0 6 0 2 0 43 0
2017–18 35 2 4 0 10 0 49 2
Rijeka total 96 2 14 0 12 0 122 2
Career total 153 2 28 0 13 0 194 2
Last Update: 19 May 2018.

International statistics[edit]

As of 12 November 2016
National team Year Apps Goals
Macedonia 2015 7 0
2016 8 0
Total 15 0

Honours[edit]

HNK Rijeka

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leonard Zuta". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leonard Zuta novi igrač HNK Rijeka". nk-rijeka.hr. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rijeka-Inter Zaprešić 0:0". prvahnl.hr. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 

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