Rade Krunić

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Rade Krunić
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Krunić with Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rade Krunić
Date of birth (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 33
Youth career
2006–2012 Sutjeska Foča
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Sutjeska Foča 15 (3)
2013–2014 Donji Srem 40 (4)
2014–2015 Hellas Verona 0 (0)
2014Donji Srem (loan) 11 (1)
2015 Borac Čačak 13 (2)
2015–2019 Empoli 116 (13)
2019– Milan 0 (0)
National team
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.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Foča, Krunić started his career with the local club Sutjeska Foča, for whom he made his professional debut in 2012.[1]

In January 2013, he joined Serbian side Donji Srem.[2]

In August 2014, he was transferred to Italian outfit Hellas Verona, but was immediately sent back on a six-month loan to Donji Srem.[3] 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.[4] Donji Srem, the team to which Krunić was loaned from Verona, paid a compensation fee for Krunić's absence.[5]

On 30 January 2015, it was announced that Krunić joined Borac Čačak.[6] 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.[5]

Empoli[edit]

On 1 July 2015, Krunić signed a three-year contract with Italian club Empoli.[7] He made his competitive debut for the team against Sassuolo on 4 October 2015.[8] Later that month, he scored his first goal for Empoli, in a triumph over Genoa.[9]

In October 2017, Krunić prolonged his contract until June 2021.[10]

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.[11]

On 1 December 2018, in his 100th game for the club, he managed to score a goal and provide an assist against SPAL.[12]

Milan[edit]

On 8 July 2019, Krunić signed a five-year deal with Milan for an undisclosed transfer fee.[13]

International career[edit]

Krunić was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina under-21 team under coach Vlado Jagodić.[14]

In November 2015, he received his first senior call-up, for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs against Republic of Ireland,[15] but had to wait until 3 June 2016 to make his debut, in a friendly game against Denmark.[16]

On 23 March 2019, in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Armenia, Krunić scored his first senior international goal.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 May 2019[18]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sutjeska Foča 2012–13 First League of RS 15 3 3 0 18 3
Donji Srem 2012–13 Serbian SuperLiga 13 2 13 2
2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga 27 2 2 0 29 2
Donji Srem (loan) 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga 11 1 1 0 12 1
Total 51 5 3 0 54 5
Borac Čačak 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga 13 2 13 2
Empoli 2015–16 Serie A 15 1 1 0 16 1
2016–17 Serie A 32 2 1 0 33 2
2017–18 Serie B 36 5 0 0 36 5
2018–19 Serie A 33 5 1 0 34 5
Total 116 13 3 0 119 13
Milan 2019–20 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 195 23 9 0 204 23

International[edit]

As of match played 5 September 2019[19]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016 1 0
2017 2 0
2018 5 0
2019 3 1
Total 11 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[19]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 March 2019 Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Armenia
1–0
2–1
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Empoli[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rade Krunić odmor u Foči iskoristio da obraduje prijatelje iz djetinjstva". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 30 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Ko je Rade Krunić? Igra u veznom redu, nesuđeni je igrač Crvene Zvezde". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Verona Krunića posudila Donjem Sremu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b "Slučaj Rade Krunić, ipak, još nije rešen!". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 13 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Transfer Bomba: Ni Zvezda, ni Voša: Rade Krunić u Borcu". blic.rs (in Serbian). 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Mladi reprezentativac BiH Rade Krunić novi fudbaler Empolija". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Empoli minimalno savladao sassuolo, Krunić debitovao". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 4 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Prvijenac Krunića u Seriji A". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 24 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Krunić potpisao novi ugovor s Empolijem". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Rade Krunić s Empolijem osigurao povratak u Seriju A". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 28 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Krunićev eurogol i sjajna asistencija, ali Empoliju samo bod". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 1 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Zvanično: Rade Krunić potpisao za Milan". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Rade Krunić: Dobar je znak što imamo mlade igrače u reprezentaciji". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 23 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Baždarević objavio spisak, jedan debitant". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Đurić poništio vodstvo Danaca, BiH preko penala do finala". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Krunić i Milošević srušili Armeniju na Grbavici za miran početak kvalifikacija". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  18. ^ a b "R. Krunić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Rade Krunić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 6 September 2019.

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