Petar Krpan

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Petar Krpan
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-07-01) 1 July 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Croatia U17 (coach)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Osijek 96 (26)
1998–1999 Sporting CP 29 (3)
1999–2001 União Leiria 46 (5)
2001 Osijek 10 (6)
2002 NK Zagreb 14 (5)
2002–2004 Hajduk Split 55 (21)
2004–2005 União Leiria 26 (5)
2005–2006 Rijeka 17 (4)
2006 Jiangsu Sainty 6 (3)
2006–2007 Inter Zaprešić 16 (11)
2007–2008 Grafičar Vodovod 13 (5)
Total 315 (89)
National team
1998 Croatia 3 (0)
Teams managed
2017– Croatia U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Petar Krpan (born 1 July 1974) is a Croatian retired footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Osijek, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Krpan started his career with hometown club NK Osijek, and moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1998, being scarcely used during his one 1/2-season spell. In January 2000, staying in Portugal, he left for U.D. Leiria and played for the team until the 2001 summer.

Krpan then returned to Croatia and played one season apiece for Osijek, NK Zagreb and HNK Hajduk Split, before returning to Leiria for 2004–05. He was an important offensive element during the campaign as his team barely avoided relegation from the Primeira Liga, notably scoring in a 1–1 home draw against F.C. Porto.

In 2005, Krpan once again moved back to his country by joining HNK Rijeka, where he spent one season before moving to second division side NK Inter Zaprešić. In 2007–08 he dropped down another level and signed with NK Grafičar Vodovod, returning to his hometown and retiring from football after one year, aged 34.

International career[edit]

Krpan won three caps for the Croatia national team in 1998, all as a second-half substitute. His debut occurred on 6 June in a friendly match with Australia, in Zagreb.

Krpan was a member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup where he made one appearance, playing the last 13 minutes of the round-of-16 match against Romania (1–0).[1]



NK Zagreb
Hajduk Split



  1. ^ "De pena máxima" [Maximum penalty]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 July 1998. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Predsjednik Tudjman odlikovao hrvatsku nogometnu reprezentaciju" [President Tudjman decorated Croatian national team] (in Croatian). Croatian Radiotelevision. 12 July 1998. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

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