Mario Gavranović

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Mario Gavranović
Mario Gavranovic 2011-08-03.jpg
Gavranović with Schalke 04 in 2011
Personal information
Full name Mario Gavranović[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Lugano, Switzerland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 11
Youth career
1996–2000 AS Vezia
2000–2006 Team Ticino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Lugano 21 (8)
2008–2010 Yverdon-Sport 20 (8)
2009–2010Neuchâtel Xamax (loan) 17 (8)
2010–2012 Schalke 04 10 (0)
2010–2011Schalke 04 II 5 (2)
2011–2012Mainz 05 (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2016 Zürich 90 (26)
2016–2018 Rijeka 59 (25)
2018– Dinamo Zagreb 28 (13)
National team
2005 Switzerland U17 1 (2)
2007–2008 Switzerland U19 8 (6)
2008–2011 Switzerland U21 14 (3)
2011– Switzerland 19 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Mario Gavranović (born 24 November 1989) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a forward for Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb and the Switzerland national team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Gavranović began his football career with AS Vezia, before he was scouted by Team Ticino U18, the youth academy of FC Lugano.[4] In the 2006–07 season, he played his first professional games in the Swiss Challenge League for FC Lugano. In his second season he scored eight goals in 21 games. In the summer of 2008 he signed for Yverdon-Sport and scored another eight goals in only 20 games. For the 2008–09 season, he moved to Neuchâtel Xamax.[5]

Schalke[edit]

After a successful start at Neuchâtel Xamax having scored eight goals in 17 games,[6] Gavranović left his team to sign for Schalke 04 on 1 February 2010.[7] He scored a vital goal for Schalke 04 in the Round of 16 in the Champions League against Valencia, which led his team to a 4–2 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.[8] Gavranović joined fellow Bundesliga side Mainz on a season-long loan deal on 31 August 2011.[9] Mainz reportedly paid €200,000 to secure his services and the loan included a deal for a permanent transfer worth €1.5m.[10]

FC Zürich[edit]

After only making five appearances during his loan spell, Gavranović returned to Schalke at which point he agreed to cancel his contract in May 2012 and moved on a free transfer to FC Zürich in the summer.[11] He made his debut for Zürich on 15 July 2012, and scored his first goal from the penalty spot in the same match, a 1–1 draw with FC Luzern.[12]

Gavranović scored Zürich's winning goal against reigning champions FC Basel on 11 August 2013 in the fifth round of the Swiss Super League.[13] He scored Zürich's first goal as the club twice came from behind to defeat FC Stade Lausanne Ouchy 3-2 in the second round of the Swiss Cup on 15 September.[14] On 24 November, Gavranović netted twice in the second half of Zürich's Super League clash with FC Sion, inspiring his side to a 4–1 victory.[15]

In the Zürich Derby match against Grasshoppers on 1 March 2014, Gavranović scored a goal in either half to give Zürich a 3-1 win.[16] On 21 April 2014, Gavranović scored twice in extra-time to lead Zürich to a 2–0 victory over Basel in the final of the Swiss Cup.[17]

After suffering a knee injury in training at the World Cup, Gavranović was sidelined for the rest of 2014.[18]

Rijeka[edit]

On 18 January 2016, Gavranović moved to HNK Rijeka in Croatia. He signed a ​2 12-year contract with the club and joined their pre-season training camp in Dubai.[19] Gavranović scored on his official club début on 12 February 2016, converting a cross by Roman Bezjak in the 25th minute to double Rijeka's lead against Lokomotiva.[20] In two years with the club Gavranović scored 40 goals in 80 appearances.

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

On 5 January 2018, Gavranović joined Dinamo Zagreb as part of player exchange deal involving Domagoj Pavičić and Luka Capan. He signed a 3-year contract with the club and selected the number 11 jersey. With a move to the new club and a successful spring season, Gavranović is determined to secure a place in Switzerland's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[21] During his official presentation in Zagreb Gavranović revealed that all of his family members are Dinamo supporters and since the early age he was also encouraged to support the club.[22]

He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 win over NK Slaven Belupo on 4 March. On 7 March, he scored against his former club HNK Rijeka, but Dinamo would go on to lose the match 4–1. He scored again in a 2–0 win over NK Rudeš on 17 March[23] and then scored against Istra 1961 in a 4–0 away win on 8 April.[24] Gavranović scored twice in a 2–1 away win over rivals Hajduk Split, which moved Dinamo closer to securing a 19th league title.[25]

International career[edit]

Gavranović was a member of the Switzerland national football team. He represented the country on a U-21 level in 14 games and scored three goals. On 26 March 2011, he made a national team debut in the 0–0 draw with Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifier.[26] His first goals arrived in a brace scored in a 4–2 friendly win over Croatia on 15 August 2012.[27]

Gavranović was named to the final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil on 13 May 2014.[28] On 29 June, he sustained a serious knee injury in training, ruling him out for the rest of the World Cup and until early 2015.[29]

Gavranović was named in manager Vladimir Petković's 23-man Swiss squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[30] He played his first ever World Cup match in the second Group E match versus Serbia, entering at the start of the second half and giving an injury time assist which was finished by Xherdan Shaqiri for a 2–1 comeback win.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 November 2018[32]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lugano 2006–07 Challenge League 2 0 2 0
2007–08 21 8 1 0 22 8
Total 23 8 1 0 0 0 24 8
Yverdon Sport 2008–09 Challenge League 20 8 2 0 22 8
Neuchâtel Xamax 2009–10 Super League 17 8 3 2 20 10
Schalke 04 2009–10 Bundesliga 2 0 2 0
2010–11 8 0 1 1 1[a] 1 10 2
2011–12 1 2 1[b] 0 2 2
Total 10 0 2 3 2 1 14 4
Mainz 05 2011–12 Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 6 0
Zürich 2012–13 Super League 32 9 4 6 36 15
2013–14 31 13 6 4 2[b] 0 39 17
2014–15 11 1 2 0 13 1
2015–16 16 3 4 1 2[b] 0 22 4
Total 90 26 16 11 4 0 110 37
Rijeka 2015–16 Prva HNL 13 7 2 0 15 7
2016–17 29 11 5 7 2[b] 0 36 18
2017–18 17 7 2 2 10[c] 6 29 15
Total 59 25 9 9 12 6 80 40
Dinamo Zagreb 2017–18 Prva HNL 15 8 2 1 17 9
2018–19 13 5 1 1 10[d] 2 24 8
Total 28 13 3 2 10 2 41 17
Career total 252 88 37 27 28 9 317 124
  1. ^ All appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ a b c d All appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Six appearances and three goals in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and three goals in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Five appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, five appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 16 October 2018[33]
National team Year Apps Goals
Switzerland
2011 2 0
2012 3 4
2013 4 0
2014 2 0
2018 8 2
Total 19 6

International goals[edit]

As of 12 October 2018. Switzerland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Gavranović goal.[34]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 August 2012 Stadion Poljud, Split, Croatia 3  Croatia 3–1 4–2 Friendly
2 4–2
3 12 October 2012 Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland 4  Norway 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 16 October 2012 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 5  Iceland 2–0 2–0
5 27 March 2018 Swissporarena, Luzern, Switzerland 13  Panama 5–0 6–0 Friendly
6 12 October 2018 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 18  Belgium 1–1 1–2 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04
FC Zurich
HNK Rijeka
Dinamo Zagreb

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 30. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Mario Gavranovic" (in German). schalke04.de. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. ^ "'Nikad ne bih mogao slaviti golove protiv Hrvatske, osjećam se Hrvatom koliko i Švicarcem'" (in Croatian). jutarnji.hr. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Neuchâtel Xamax". rotweiss24.ch. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Xamax verliert weiteren Stürmer" (in German). NZZ Online. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Kuljic zu Xamax, aber Gavranovic geht ebenfalls" (in German). football.ch. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Schweizer U21-Nationalspieler Mario Gavranovic jetzt ein Schalker" (in German). schalke04.de. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Farfán leads Schalke past Valencia". UEFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Gavranovic moves to Mainz on loan". FIFA. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Mainz capture Gavranovic". Sky Sports. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Schalke end Gavranovic stay". Sky Sports. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Luzern vs. Zürich 1-1". Soccerway. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Basel vs. Zürich 1-2". Soccerway. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  14. ^ "FC Zurich Wins Cup Match against FC Stade Lausanne Ouchy 3-2". FCZ. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Zürich vs. Sion 4-1". Soccerway. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Zürich vs. Grasshopper 3-1". Soccerway. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
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  18. ^ "Swiss Gavranovic going home due to injured knee". Yahoo Sports. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Gavranović se pridružio momčadi u Dubaiju" (in Croatian). Radio Rijeka. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Pobjeda za otvaranje sezone lova na naslov prvaka" (in Croatian). HoćuRi.com. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Gavranović: Želim duplu krunu s Dinamom, a onda na Svjetsko prvenstvo" (in Croatian). Sportarena.hr. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  22. ^ "GAVRANOVIĆ: JAKO SAM ŽELIO DOĆI U DINAMO" (in Croatian). gnkdinamo.hr. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
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  25. ^ "Dinamo slavio na Poljudu, približio se naslovu prvaka - Hrvatski Telekom Prva liga". prvahnl.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 22 April 2018.
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  27. ^ "Switzerland 4-2 Croatia". UEFA. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  28. ^ "Hitzfeld selects predicted Swiss squad". FIFA. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  29. ^ "World Cup: Switzerland forward Mario Gavranovic ruled out by serious knee injury". Sky Sports. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  30. ^ "2018 World Cup: Switzerland name Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri in squad". BBC Sport. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  31. ^ Danny Wittenberg (22 June 2018). "Serbia 1-2 Switzerland REPORT: Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri complete comeback to give Swiss hope at World Cup 2018". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
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  33. ^ "Mario Gavranović". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
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