Mario Božić

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Mario Božić
Mario Bozic.jpg
Božić with Újpest in 2008
Personal information
Full name Mario Božić
Date of birth (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Tuzla, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Loznica 34 (3)
2003 Radnički Stobex 12 (2)
2003–2004 Beograd 27 (1)
2004–2007 Fehérvár 86 (11)
2008–2009 Újpest 40 (4)
2009–2011 Slovan Bratislava 50 (3)
2011 Ashdod 0 (0)
2012 Borac Čačak 0 (0)
2012 Shanghai Shenhua 13 (0)
2012–2013 Simurq 25 (6)
2013 Panachaiki 10 (3)
2014 Voždovac 11 (1)
2014–2015 Borac Čačak 15 (1)
2015 Loznica 12 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2016.


Mario Božić (Cyrillic: Марио Божић; born 25 May 1983) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder.

At international level, Božić made two appearances for Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2007 and 2008.

Club career[edit]

Born in Tuzla, Božić moved to Serbia at an early age and started his senior career with Loznica. He also played for Radnički Stobex and Beograd, before moving to Hungarian club Fehérvár in the summer of 2004. As a regular member of the first team, Božić helped them win the 2005–06 Magyar Kupa. He also made over 100 appearances for the club in all competitions. In the 2008 winter transfer window, Božić was transferred to Újpest. He spent a total of five years in the country, amassing 126 league appearances and scoring 15 goals.

In the summer of 2009, Božić moved to Slovakia and signed with Slovan Bratislava. He spent two seasons in the country and won four major trophies with the club.

In June 2011, Božić signed with Israeli club Ashdod,[1] but failed to make any appearance for the club. He returned to Serbia in the 2012 winter transfer window and surprisingly signed with Borac Čačak. However, after only a few weeks, Božić left the club without making his debut and moved to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

In August 2012, Božić joined Azerbaijani club Simurq, becoming the club's top scorer with six goals in the 2012–13 season.

International career[edit]

In March 2007, Božić received his first call-up for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.[2] He made his international debut on 8 September 2007, coming on as a substitute for Darko Maletić in a 0–1 loss to Hungary. Božić made one more appearance for the national team in 2008.

Statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hungary NB I Magyar Kupa Europe Total
2004–05 Fehérvár 20 0 - - 0 0 20 0
2005–06 28 6 - - 0 0 28 6
2006–07 24 2 - - 4 0 28 2
2007–08 14 3 - - 0 0 14 3
Újpest 13 0 - - 0 0 13 0
2008–09 27 4 - - 0 0 27 4
Slovakia Super Liga Slovak Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Slovan Bratislava 26 0 5 1 5 0 36 1
2010–11 24 3 4 0 3 0 31 3
China Super League FA Cup Asia Total
2012 Shanghai Shenhua 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Azerbaijan Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Simurq 25 6 3 0 0 0 28 6
Total Hungary 126 15 - - 4 0 130 15
Slovakia 50 3 9 1 8 0 67 4
China 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Azerbaijan 25 6 3 0 0 0 28 6
Career total 214 24 13 1 12 0 239 25

Honours[edit]

Fehérvár
Slovan Bratislava

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Božič prestupuje zo Slovanu Bratislava do tímu najvyššej izraelskej súťaže" (in Slovak). sport.aktuality.sk. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "'New team' set for Oslo trip". uefa.com. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Öt debreceni az év csapatában, Csertői a szezon legjobb edzője" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport.