Mario Vrančić

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Mario Vrančić
Mario Vrancic.jpg
Vrančić playing for Norwich City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mario Vrančić
Date of birth (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Slavonski Brod, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 8
Youth career
1996–2004 VfR Kesselstadt
2004–2006 Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Mainz 05 II 45 (16)
2007–2011 Mainz 05 9 (0)
2009–2010Rot Weiss Ahlen (loan) 12 (0)
2011–2012 Borussia Dortmund II 47 (16)
2012–2015 Paderborn 07 93 (12)
2015–2017 Darmstadt 98 45 (6)
2017– Norwich City 71 (11)
National team
2006 Germany U17 5 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U19 12 (1)
2008–2009 Germany U20 11 (3)
2015– Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Mario Vrančić (Bosnian pronunciation: [mâːrio ʋrâːntʃitɕ]; born 23 May 1989) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Norwich City and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Vrančić started his professional career at Mainz 05, playing mainly in its reserve team. In 2009, he had a loan spell with Rot Weiss Ahlen. Two years later, he joined Borussia Dortmund II. The following year, he moved to Paderborn 07, who he left in 2015 to sign for Darmstadt 98. Vrančić was transferred to Norwich City in 2017.

A former German youth international, Vrančić made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Vrančić started his professional career at Mainz 05.[2]

On 26 June 2009, he was sent on a season-long loan to Rot Weiss Ahlen.[3]

After his return, he was relegated to Mainz 05 II, and six months later he signed for Borussia Dortmund II.[4]

Paderborn 07[edit]

On 1 July 2012 he joined Paderborn 07, who played in the 2. Bundesliga at the time.[5] Vrančić debuted in the opening game of the season against Hertha BSC,[6] and scored his first goals in the next game against VfL Bochum.[7]

Vrančić was instrumental in his team's first ever promotion to the Bundesliga in May 2014.[8] That same month, he signed a new two-year deal with the club.[9]

Darmstadt 98[edit]

On 24 June 2015, Vrančić signed for newly promoted side Darmstadt 98.[10] He made his competitive debut in DFB-Pokal game against TuS Erndtebrück on 7 August.[11] He scored his first goal in a 2–2 draw against FC Augsburg.[12]

Norwich City[edit]

On 8 June 2017, he agreed to join English club Norwich City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[13] He made his official debut for the club on 5 August against Fulham.[14] On 19 September, Vrančić scored a brace, which were his first goals for the team, in an EFL Cup tie against Brentford.[15] He scored his first league goal for Norwich City in a 3–2 win over Reading on 17 March 2018.[16]

On 27 April 2019, Vrančić scored the second goal against Blackburn Rovers securing a 2–1 win and sealing Norwich's promotion to the Premier League-[17]

International career[edit]

Vrančić has represented Germany at various youth levels.[18] He was part of the squad that won the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.[19]

In August 2015, Vrančić received a green light from FIFA to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[20] Later that month, he was called up by Mehmed Baždarević for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Belgium and Andorra.[21] He debuted in a high win against latter on 6 September.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Mario has an older brother, Damir Vrančić, who is also a footballer. He also holds German citizenship.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 May 2019.[24]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mainz 05 II 2006–07 Oberliga Südwest 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Oberliga Südwest 13 9 13 9
2008–09 Regionalliga West 19 7 19 7
2010–11 Regionalliga West 12 0 12 0
Total 45 16 45 16
Mainz 05 2006–07 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 6 0
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 9 0 1 0 10 0
Rot Weiss Ahlen (loan) 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 12 0
Borussia Dortmund II 2010–11 Regionalliga West 15 2 15 2
2011–12 Regionalliga West 32 14 32 14
Total 47 16 47 16
Paderborn 07 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 33 5 1 0 34 5
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 30 5 1 0 31 5
2014–15 Bundesliga 30 2 1 0 31 2
Total 93 12 3 0 96 12
Darmstadt 98 2015–16 Bundesliga 22 2 3 0 25 2
2016–17 Bundesliga 23 4 2 0 25 4
Total 45 6 5 0 50 6
Norwich City 2017–18 Championship 35 1 1 0 3 2 39 3
2018–19 Championship 36 10 0 0 2 0 38 10
Total 71 11 1 0 5 2 77 13
Career total 322 61 10 0 5 2 337 63

International[edit]

As of match played 28 March 2017.[25]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015 1 0
2016 3 0
2017 2 0
Total 6 0

Honours[edit]

Norwich City

Germany U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Vrancic". canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Mario Vrančić ovog ljeta napušta Darmstadt". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 8 June 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Mario Vrančić: Bila bi mi velika čast obući dres BiH". 24sata.info (in Bosnian). 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Mario Vrančić: Igrati protiv Borussije Dortmund je poseban motiv". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 15 November 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Vrancic wechselt an die Pader". kicker.de (in German). 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Allagui beendet ein verrücktes Fußballspiel". kicker.de (in German). 3 August 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Vrancic beeindruckt mit cleverem Torabschluss". kicker.de (in German). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Nakon Damira i Mario svojim golom klub uveo u Bundesligu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 11 May 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Novi ugovor kao nagrada: Vrančić u Paderbornu do 2016". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Mario Vrančić iz Paderborna prešao u Darmstadt". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Darmstadt eliminisao niželigaša, Vrančić igrao 60 minuta". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 7 August 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Mönchengladbach rutinski slavio, Vrančić zabio za Darmstadt". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 12 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Canaries to sign Mario Vrancic from Darmstadt". teamtalk.com. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Mario Vrančić debitovao za Norwich". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 5 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Vrančić dvostruki strijelac u pobjedi Norwicha". sportsport.ba (in Bosnia). 19 September 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  16. ^ "Pogoci Đurića i Vrančića u Engleskoj". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  17. ^ Road, Paul Doyle at Carrow (27 April 2019). "Mario Vrancic blasts Norwich past Blackburn and into the Premier League". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Mario Vrančić: Bit će mi velika čast igrati u dresu BiH". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 25 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Glorious Germany sweep to victory". uefa.com. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Mario Vrančić može igrati za BiH!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 5 June 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Baždarević objavio spisak reprezentativaca za utakmice protiv Belgije i Andore". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 24 August 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  22. ^ "Zmajevi za poluvrijeme savladali Andoru sa 3:0". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 6 September 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Vrančić: Spreman sam se odreći njemačkog državljanstva". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 19 May 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  24. ^ a b "M. Vrančić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Mario Vrančić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  26. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2019). Football Yearbook 2019–2020. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 258–259. ISBN 978-1-4722-6111-3.

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