Krunić with Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 in 2014
|Full name||Rade Krunić|
|Date of birth||7 October 1993|
|Place of birth||Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2014||→ Donji Srem (loan)||11||(1)|
|2013–2014||Bosnia and Herzegovina U21||8||(0)|
|2016–||Bosnia and Herzegovina||11||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2019
Rade Krunić (Bosnian pronunciation: [râːde krǔːnitɕ]; born 7 October 1993) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Milan and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Krunić started his professional career at Sutjeska Foča, before joining Donji Srem in 2013. In 2015, he moved to Borac Čačak. Later that year, he signed with Empoli. Four years later, he was transferred to Milan.
A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Krunić made his senior international debut in 2016, earning 11 caps since.
In August 2014, he was transferred to Italian outfit Hellas Verona, but was immediately sent back on a six-month loan to Donji Srem. When Hellas Verona began its off-season winter training in January 2015, Krunić did not show up and the club had no idea of his whereabouts, after which they threatened to register a complaint with UEFA and FIFA. Donji Srem, the team to which Krunić was loaned from Verona, paid a compensation fee for Krunić's absence.
On 30 January 2015, it was announced that Krunić joined Borac Čačak. After Krunić's promotion, his former club Donji Srem filed a complaint to the Serbian FA, and criticized the Association for pressuring them to break FIFA rules in regards to Verona's legal grievances about Krunić.
On 1 July 2015, Krunić signed a three-year contract with Italian club Empoli. He made his competitive debut for the team against Sassuolo on 4 October 2015. Later that month, he scored his first goal for Empoli, in a triumph over Genoa.
In October 2017, Krunić prolonged his contract until June 2021.
Krunić was an important piece in Empoli's conquest of Serie B title, his first trophy with the club, which was sealed on 28 April 2018 and earned them promotion to Serie A just one season after being relegated. He had an impact of 5 goals and 10 assists.
In November 2015, he received his first senior call-up, for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs against Republic of Ireland, but had to wait until 3 June 2016 to make his debut, in a friendly game against Denmark.
- As of match played 12 May 2019
|Sutjeska Foča||2012–13||First League of RS||15||3||3||0||–||18||3|
|Donji Srem||2012–13||Serbian SuperLiga||13||2||–||–||13||2|
|Donji Srem (loan)||2014–15||Serbian SuperLiga||11||1||1||0||–||12||1|
|Borac Čačak||2014–15||Serbian SuperLiga||13||2||–||–||13||2|
- As of match played 5 September 2019
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
- Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.
|1.||23 March 2019||Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Armenia||UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying|
- "Rade Krunić odmor u Foči iskoristio da obraduje prijatelje iz djetinjstva". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 30 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "Ko je Rade Krunić? Igra u veznom redu, nesuđeni je igrač Crvene Zvezde". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Verona Krunića posudila Donjem Sremu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
- "Верона не зна где је Раде Крунић, прети пријавом на адресе ФИФА и УЕФА". zurnal.rs (in Serbian). 16 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "Slučaj Rade Krunić, ipak, još nije rešen!". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 13 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- "Transfer Bomba: Ni Zvezda, ni Voša: Rade Krunić u Borcu". blic.rs (in Serbian). 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Mladi reprezentativac BiH Rade Krunić novi fudbaler Empolija". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- "Empoli minimalno savladao sassuolo, Krunić debitovao". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 4 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Prvijenac Krunića u Seriji A". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 24 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
- "Krunić potpisao novi ugovor s Empolijem". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
- "Rade Krunić s Empolijem osigurao povratak u Seriju A". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 28 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- "Krunićev eurogol i sjajna asistencija, ali Empoliju samo bod". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 1 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Zvanično: Rade Krunić potpisao za Milan". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "Rade Krunić: Dobar je znak što imamo mlade igrače u reprezentaciji". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 23 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- "Baždarević objavio spisak, jedan debitant". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Đurić poništio vodstvo Danaca, BiH preko penala do finala". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "Krunić i Milošević srušili Armeniju na Grbavici za miran početak kvalifikacija". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
- "R. Krunić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- "Rade Krunić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
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