Roberto Punčec

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Roberto Punčec
1.FC Union Berlin - 1.FC Kaiserslautern 0-0 (16814011755).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-27) 27 October 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Varaždin, Croatia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Rijeka
Number 4
Youth career
1999–2002 Trnje Trnovec
2002–2009 Varteks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Varteks 53 (1)
2011–2013 Maccabi Tel Aviv 18 (0)
2012–2013 Union Berlin (loan) 21 (0)
2013–2017 Union Berlin 100 (1)
2017– Rijeka 27 (1)
National team
2005 Croatia U14 2 (0)
2007 Croatia U16 4 (0)
2007–2008 Croatia U17 4 (0)
2009 Croatia U18 7 (0)
2009–2010 Croatia U19 10 (0)
2011 Croatia U20 3 (0)
2010–2011 Croatia U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:26, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:44, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Roberto Punčec (born 27 October 1991) is a Croatian football player who plays as a defender, currently with HNK Rijeka. He is a Croatia youth international having earned caps with all of the youth teams beginning with the Croatia under-16 team.[1]

Club career[edit]

A product of Varteks youth academy, Punčec joined the first team in the 2008–09 season and had his professional debut on 2 November 2008 in a league match against Hajduk Split.[2] He went on to appear in 27 matches for the club in his first two professional seasons with Varaždin.[2]

After filing for arbitration to Croatian Football Federation his contract with Varaždin was terminated due to unpaid wages, and on 31 August 2011, Punčec signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.[3]

In July 2012, Punčec joined Union Berlin on a season-long loan with the option to buy.[4] Following five years with Union Berlin, in June 2017, Punčec joined Rijeka on a three-year deal as a free-agent.[5]

International career[edit]

Punčec has been capped at every youth level for the Croatian national team, and was part of Croatia's squad at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, playing in all three of their group stage matches.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics – Caps: Roberto Punčec". Croatian Football Federation. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Punčec, Roberto". Nogometni magazin (in Croatian). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Strahija, Ivana (31 August 2011). "Punčec u Maccabiju". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "1. FC Union Berlin e.V. leiht Roberto Puncec von Maccabi Tel Aviv" (in German). 1. FC Union Berlin. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Vujnović, Korado (16 June 2017). "Roberto Punčec novi igrač Rijeke". Radio Rijeka (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Roberto PunčecFIFA competition record

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