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 25)
Place of birth Varaždin, Croatia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Union Berlin
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– Union Berlin 86 (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 11:26, 18 December 2016 (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 Union Berlin. He is a Croatia youth international having earned caps with all of the youth teams beginning with the Croatia under-16 team.[1]

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]

International[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.[5]

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. ^ Roberto PunčecFIFA competition record

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