Djuricin lining up for Austria U21 in 2014
|Full name||Marco Djuricin|
|Date of birth||12 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Ferencváros (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)|
|2010–2012||Hertha BSC II||23||(12)|
|2012–2013||→ Jahn Regensburg (loan)||16||(3)|
|2012||→ Jahn Regensburg II (loan)||1||(3)|
|2015–||Red Bull Salzburg||16||(2)|
|2015–2016||→ Brentford (loan)||22||(4)|
|2016–||→ Ferencváros (loan)||10||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:08, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Marco Djuricin (Serbo-Croatian: Marko Đuričin, born 12 December 1992) is an Austrian football striker who plays for Ferencváros on loan from Red Bull Salzburg. He came to prominence in his native Austria with Sturm Graz, scoring 24 goals in 44 appearances before joining Red Bull Salzburg in 2015. He is a current Austria international.
A striker, Djuricin began his career with SV Donau in 1999, before have alternate spells with Rapid Wien and Austria Wien. After a short spell with FC Stadlau in 2008, he moved to Germany to enter the youth academy at Bundesliga side Hertha BSC. During the 2009–10 season, Hertha's U19 team reached the final of the DFB Youth Cup, but despite Djuricin's equaliser, Hertha lost the match 2–1 to 1899 Hoffenheim. During the 2010–11 pre-season, Djuricin was called up to the first team's training camp in his native Austria. Coach Markus Babbel was impressed by his performance during the camp and called in him up for Hertha's remaining pre-season friendlies.
Djuricin made his debut for Hertha's reserve team in a 2–2 Regionalliga Nord draw with Hallescher FC on 6 August 2010. Following injuries to Patrick Ebert, Raffael and Daniel Beichler, Djuricin received his maiden first team call up on the opening day of the 2010–11 2. Bundesliga season against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. He made his debut after just 18 minutes as a substitute for Rob Friend. Djuricin had a dream debut, scoring two second-half goals to help Hertha to a 3–2 win. He signed a new four-year contract shortly after the match. Djuricin went on to make nine appearances during a successful 2010–11 season for Hertha, which saw the club promoted back to the Bundesliga at the first time of asking.
Djuricin spent the majority of the 2011–12 Bundesliga season with the reserves, scoring 9 goals in 16 appearances. He made two first team substitute appearances in early 2012 and was on the bench for both of Hertha's relegation playoff matches, which were lost to Fortuna Düsseldorf and consigned the club to relegation straight back to the 2. Bundesliga. In the summer of 2012, new Hertha manager Jos Luhukay announced that Djuricin was not in his first team plans. He spent the entire 2012–13 season away on loan and departed Hertha in June 2013. He made just 11 appearances and scored two goals in three seasons as a first team player at the Olympiastadion.
Jahn Regensburg (loan)
On 9 August 2012, Djuricin joined 2. Bundesliga side Jahn Regensburg on loan for the duration of the 2012–13 season. He missed two months of the campaign with a broken sesamoid in his foot and made 17 appearances and scored three goals in a dire season for the Jahn, with a bottom-place finish consigning the club to relegation to the 3. Liga.
Djuricin returned to Austria to sign with Austrian Bundesliga side Sturm Graz in June 2013. He made his debut in a 0–0 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round draw with Breiðablik on 18 July 2013, the first European appearance of his career. After just two further appearances, a cruciate ligament injury saw Djuricin fail to return to the team until December. He finished the 2013–14 season with 23 appearances and seven goals. Djuricin showed good goalscoring form in the first half of the 2014–15 season, netting 17 goals in 21 games before departing the UPC-Arena on 8 January 2015. He made 44 appearances and scored 24 goals during 18 months with Graz.
Red Bull Salzburg
On 8 January 2015, Djuricin signed for high-flying Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg on a three-a-half-year deal. He found the net just 3 times in 16 appearances in the second half of the 2014–15 season, but received the first silverware of his career when Salzburg won the league title at the end of the campaign. He collected another medal by virtue of being an unused substitute in Salzburg's 2–0 victory over Austria Wien in the 2015 ÖFB Cup Final. After four appearances early in the 2015–16 season, Djuricin departed on loan for the rest of the campaign.
On 29 August 2015, Djuricin moved to England to sign with Championship club Brentford on loan for the rest of the 2015–16 season. He scored within 29 minutes of his debut in a 1–1 draw with against Leeds United on 12 September and made it two goals in three games with the winner versus Preston North End a week later. He came into form again in late October, scoring twice in three matches in wins versus Wolverhampton Wanderers and West London rivals Queens Park Rangers, the latter match being Brentford's first win over QPR for 50 years. An ankle ligament injury suffered early in a 1–1 draw with Blackburn Rovers on 7 November kept Djuricin out of the team for two months. He returned to the bench in mid-January 2016 and broke back into the starting lineup in late February, but was sidelined through illness in March. He made just two more appearances before his loan expired at the end of the season and finished with 4 goals from 23 appearances.
Djuricin won 26 caps and scored 9 goals for Austria between under-17 and under-21 level. He scored a penalty at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and the resulting win over the Netherlands qualified the team for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, though he would miss the tournament through injury.
Djuricin made his senior Austria debut on 27 March 2015 in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match away to Liechtenstein at the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz, replacing Marc Janko for the final 13 minutes of a 5–0 victory.
- As of match played 7 May 2016.
|Hertha BSC II||2010–11||Regionalliga Nord||7||3||—||—||7||3|||
|Hertha BSC||2010–11||2. Bundesliga||9||2||0||0||9||2|||
|Jahn Regensburg (loan)||2012–13||2. Bundesliga||16||3||1||0||17||3|||
|Jahn Regensburg II (loan)||2012–13||Bayernliga Süd||1||3||—||1||3|||
|Sturm Graz||2013–14||Austrian Bundesliga||18||6||3||1||2||0||23||7|||
|Red Bull Salzburg||2014–15||Austrian Bundesliga||13||2||1||0||2||1||16||3|||
- 1.^ Includes DFB-Pokal, Austrian Cup, and FA Cup.
- 2.^ Includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.
- Red Bull Salzburg
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