Marco Djuricin

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Marco Djuricin
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Djuricin lining up for Austria U21 in 2014
Personal information
Full name Marco Djuricin
Date of birth (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ferencváros (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
Number 23
Youth career
1999–2003 SV Donau
2004–2005 Rapid Wien
2005–2006 Austria Wien
2006–2008 Rapid Wien
2008 FC Stadlau
2008–2010 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Hertha BSC II 23 (12)
2010–2013 Hertha BSC 11 (2)
2012–2013 Jahn Regensburg (loan) 16 (3)
2012 Jahn Regensburg II (loan) 1 (3)
2013–2014 Sturm Graz 36 (17)
2015– Red Bull Salzburg 16 (2)
2015–2016 Brentford (loan) 22 (4)
2016– Ferencváros (loan) 10 (6)
National team
2008 Austria U17 5 (3)
2009 Austria U18 1 (0)
2009–2010 Austria U19 12 (4)
2012–2014 Austria U21 8 (2)
2015– Austria 2 (0)
* 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[1] who plays for Ferencváros on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.[2] 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.

Club career[edit]

Hertha BSC[edit]

A striker, Djuricin began his career with SV Donau in 1999, before have alternate spells with Rapid Wien and Austria Wien.[1] After a short spell with FC Stadlau in 2008, he moved to Germany to enter the youth academy at Bundesliga side Hertha BSC.[1] 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.[3] During the 2010–11 pre-season, Djuricin was called up to the first team's training camp in his native Austria.[4] Coach Markus Babbel was impressed by his performance during the camp and called in him up for Hertha's remaining pre-season friendlies.[4]

Breakthrough[edit]

Djuricin made his debut for Hertha's reserve team in a 2–2 Regionalliga Nord draw with Hallescher FC on 6 August 2010.[5] 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.[6] He made his debut after just 18 minutes as a substitute for Rob Friend.[6] Djuricin had a dream debut, scoring two second-half goals to help Hertha to a 3–2 win.[6] He signed a new four-year contract shortly after the match.[7] 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.[8]

Djuricin spent the majority of the 2011–12 Bundesliga season with the reserves, scoring 9 goals in 16 appearances.[8] 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.[8] In the summer of 2012, new Hertha manager Jos Luhukay announced that Djuricin was not in his first team plans.[9] He spent the entire 2012–13 season away on loan and departed Hertha in June 2013.[10] He made just 11 appearances and scored two goals in three seasons as a first team player at the Olympiastadion.[8]

Jahn Regensburg (loan)[edit]

On 9 August 2012, Djuricin joined 2. Bundesliga side Jahn Regensburg on loan for the duration of the 2012–13 season.[11] 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,[12][13] with a bottom-place finish consigning the club to relegation to the 3. Liga.[8]

Sturm Graz[edit]

Djuricin returned to Austria to sign with Austrian Bundesliga side Sturm Graz in June 2013.[10] 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.[8] After just two further appearances, a cruciate ligament injury saw Djuricin fail to return to the team until December.[13] He finished the 2013–14 season with 23 appearances and seven goals.[8] Djuricin showed good goalscoring form in the first half of the 2014–15 season,[8] netting 17 goals in 21 games before departing the UPC-Arena on 8 January 2015.[14] He made 44 appearances and scored 24 goals during 18 months with Graz.[8]

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

On 8 January 2015, Djuricin signed for high-flying Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg on a three-a-half-year deal.[14] 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.[8] 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.[15] After four appearances early in the 2015–16 season,[8] Djuricin departed on loan for the rest of the campaign.[16]

Brentford[edit]

On 29 August 2015, Djuricin moved to England to sign with Championship club Brentford on loan for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[16] 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.[17] 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,[17] the latter match being Brentford's first win over QPR for 50 years.[18] 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.[19][20] He returned to the bench in mid-January 2016 and broke back into the starting lineup in late February,[20] but was sidelined through illness in March.[21] He made just two more appearances before his loan expired at the end of the season and finished with 4 goals from 23 appearances.[17][22]

International career[edit]

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.[23]

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.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Djuricin is of Serbian-Croatian descent.[4] His father, Goran,[25] is a former footballer and currently manager of Regionalliga Ost side Ebreichsdorf.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2016.
Club Season League Cup1 Europe2 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hertha BSC II 2010–11 Regionalliga Nord 7 3 7 3 [27]
2011–12 16 9 16 9 [28]
Total 23 12 23 12
Hertha BSC 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 9 2 0 0 9 2 [27]
2011–12 Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0 [28]
Total 11 2 0 0 11 2
Jahn Regensburg (loan) 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 16 3 1 0 17 3 [29]
Jahn Regensburg II (loan) 2012–13 Bayernliga Süd 1 3 1 3 [30]
Sturm Graz 2013–14 Austrian Bundesliga 18 6 3 1 2 0 23 7 [31]
2014–15 18 11 3 6 21 17 [31]
Total 36 17 6 7 2 0 44 24
Red Bull Salzburg 2014–15 Austrian Bundesliga 13 2 1 0 2 1 16 3 [31]
2015–16 3 0 1 3 1 0 5 3 [31]
Total 16 2 2 3 3 1 21 6
Brentford (loan) 2015–16 Championship 22 4 1 0 23 4 [17]
Career totals 125 43 10 10 5 1 140 54

Honours[edit]

Red Bull Salzburg

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg: Marco Djuricin von Meister an Ferencvaros verliehen". Salzburg 24 (in German). 23 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "U19 gewinnt den DFB-Junioren-Pokal". www.achtzehn99.de. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Bardow, Dominik (22 August 2010). "Marco Djuricin: Instinkt für die große Bühne". Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hertha BSC II vs. Hallescher FC 2 - 2". Soccerway. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Hertha BSC vs. Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 3 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
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  12. ^ ""Man kann alles erreichen, wenn man daran glaubt"". laola1.at (in German). 15 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Djuricin: "Zwischendurch hatte ich keine Lust mehr"". Kleine Zeitung (in German). 23 November 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Marco Djuricin verstärkt die Bullenherde!" [Marco Djuricin strengthens the bulls herd!] (in German). FC Red Bull Salzburg. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Austria Wien vs. Salzburg 0 - 2". Soccerway. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Wickham, Chris (31 August 2015). "Brentford sign Marco Djuricin from Red Bull Salzburg". Brentford Football Club. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Marco Djuricin | Football Stats | RB Salzburg | Season 2015/2016 | Soccer Base". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "Brentford 1-0 Queens Park Rangers". BBC. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
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  20. ^ a b "Marco Djuricin Player Profile - ESPN FC". www.espnfc.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
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  22. ^ Wickham, Chris. "Josh Clarke has been offered a new contract at Brentford FC". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  23. ^ Harrison, Wayne (25 July 2010). "Djuricin delighted with Austria achievement". UEFA.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Austria maintain advantage in Liechtenstein". UEFA.com. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "Teamchef Heraf zieht den Hut" (in German). 25 July 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
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  29. ^ "Marco Djuricin". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  30. ^ "Jahn Regensburg II - TSV Aindling am 16. September um 15:00 Uhr in der Bayernliga Süd". beinschuss.de. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
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