Sandro Kulenović

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Sandro Kulenović
Personal information
Full name Sandro Kulenović
Date of birth (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia[1]
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 99
Youth career
2008–2016 Dinamo Zagreb
2016–2018 Legia Warsaw
2017–2018Juventus (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Legia Warsaw 21 (5)
National team
2013 Croatia U14 3 (0)
2015 Croatia U15 4 (0)
2014–2015 Croatia U16 10 (2)
2015–2016 Croatia U17 16 (6)
2016–2017 Croatia U19 9 (3)
2018– Croatia U20 2 (3)
2019– Croatia U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019

Sandro Kulenović (born 4 December 1999) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Polish club Legia Warsaw as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Zagreb, Kulenović joined the academy of Dinamo Zagreb in 2008. During the 2015–16 season, he played 27 times for the reserves, scoring 22 goals and adding 11 assists.[2] On 7 June 2016, he moved abroad and joined the academy of Polish club Legia Warsaw on a three-year contract.[1] On 22 July 2017, he was loaned out to the youth team of Italian club Juventus,[3] but returned to his parent club in the following June.[4]

On 10 July 2018, Kulenović made his first team debut, playing the last nine minutes of a 1–0 victory over Irish club Cork City in the UEFA Europa League.[5] On 22 August, he signed a three-year contract extension with the club.[6] On 27 October, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 league draw against Jagiellonia Białystok.[7]

International career[edit]

Kulenović has been capped at the youth international level and also captained the Croatia under-16 team.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played on 6 April 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Legia Warsaw 2018–19[8] Ekstraklasa 17 4 3 0 1[a] 0 21 4
Career total 17 4 3 0 1 0 21 4
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League

Style of play[edit]

Kulenović plays as a typical number 9.[1] Croatian journalists have often hailed him as "the new Mandžukić".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sandro Kulenović wielki talent Chorwackiej piłki" [Sandro Kulenović: A great talent of Croatian football] (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Sandro Kulenović pożegnał się z kibicami Dinama i potwierdził przejście do Legii Więcej" [Sandro Kulenović said goodbye to Dinam fans and confirmed the passage to Legia Warsaw] (in Polish). Legia Sport. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sandro Kulenović zamienił Legię na Juventus" [Sandro Kulenović turned Legia into Juventus] (in Polish). Onet. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ "INTERVISTA – Sandro Kulenovic: "Alla Juve momenti che ricorderò per sempre. Torneo di Viareggio il ricordo più bello. Il più forte? Morachioli, ma anche…"" [INTERVIEW - Sandro Kulenovic: "At Juve, moments that I will always remember. Tournament of Viareggio the most beautiful memory. The strongest? Morachioli, but also ... "] (in Italian). Giovani Bianconeri. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Chorwacki talent na dłużej w Legii. Sandro Kulenović chce wykorzystać w Warszawie doświadczenie zdobyte w Juventusie" [Croatian talent for longer in Legia. Sandro Kulenović wants to use the experience gained at Juventus in Warsaw] (in Polish). Sportowe Fakty. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Sandro Kulenović 2021!" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Sandro Kulenović: To pierwsza poważna bramka w moim życiu" [Sandro Kulenović: This is the first serious goal in my life] (in Polish). Gol 24. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. ^ "S. Kulenovic". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Tin Matić i Sandro Kulenović piłkarzami Legii" [Tin Matić and Sandro Kulenović with Legia's players] (in Polish). Gol 24. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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