Senijad Ibričić

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Senijad Ibričić
Senijad Ibricic 2011.jpg
Senijad Ibričić playing for Lokomotiv Moscow
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-09-26) 26 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Kotor Varoš, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Koper
Number 17
Youth career
Podgrmeč
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Podgrmeč 23 (16)
2004–2008 Zagreb 100 (22)
2008–2011 Hajduk Split 76 (35)
2011–2013 Lokomotiv Moscow 28 (4)
2012 Gaziantepspor (loan) 13 (2)
2013 Kasımpaşa (loan) 14 (4)
2013–2015 Erciyesspor 30 (4)
2015 FK Vardar (loan) 13 (5)
2015 Karşıyaka 6 (0)
2016 Sepahan 5 (0)
2016– Koper 12 (3)
National team
2005–2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 12 (8)
2005–2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2016.


Senijad Ibričić (born 26 September 1985) is a Bosnian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Slovenian club Koper.

He holds both Bosnian and Croatian citizenship.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

Zagreb[edit]

After one season at senior level in Bosnia, Ibričić left to play for Croatian side NK Zagreb. He established himself as one of the club's best players, and soon attracted interest from bigger clubs in Croatia. He was transferred to Hajduk in 2008 for €1.8 million.[2]

Hajduk Split[edit]

In April 2010 Ibričić scored against Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk's biggest rivals, for the second time in his career. The goal sent Hajduk to the final of the Croatian Cup with a narrow 1–0 aggregate scoreline. He scored again in both the legs of the final and thereby won his first trophy for the club. He finished the 2009–10 season with 17 goals, only behind Davor Vugrinec in the Prva HNL. He was voted the best player in the Croatian League and received the Sportske novosti Yellow Shirt award for the 2009–10 season. This was the first time since 1992 that a Hajduk Split player got the prestigious award.[3] He also won the 2009–10 fans' player of the year award, the Heart of Hajduk.

In late August 2010 he was linked with a possible move to Turkish side Galatasaray. According to media reports, Gaziantepspor offered €6.5 million to Hajduk, but the offer was turned down, with former Hajduk president Joško Svaguša saying that the minimum transfer fee for Ibričić would be in the region of €10 million.[4]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

On 13 January 2011, he was transferred to Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow for a reported fee of around €7 million. Hajduk will also receive 20% of Ibričić's next transfer sum.[5][6] He scored his first goal for Lokomotiv from the penalty spot in a league match against FC Krasnodar.[7]

Gaziantepspor[edit]

On 31 July 2012, Ibričić moved on loan to Gaziantepspor. He scored twice in 13 Süper Lig games for this team.

Kasımpaşa[edit]

On 4 January 2013, Ibričić moved on loan to Kasımpaşa S.K..

Kayseri Erciyesspor[edit]

On 26 August 2013, Ibričić signed a three-year contract with Kayseri Erciyesspor.[8]

Vardar[edit]

On 9 February 2015, Ibričić has moved to the Macedonian side FK Vardar.[9] Later, on 15 March he was scored first goal from penalty, in his third game in the club against FK Turnovo.

Sepahan[edit]

Ibričić joined Persian Gulf League side Sepahan in January 2016.[10] He made his debut in a 2–2 draw against Persepolis.

Koper[edit]

Ibričić joined FC Koper in Slovenia on 16 June 2016, signing a two-year contract.[11]

International career[edit]

Ibričić established himself in the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina when his former coach at NK Zagreb, Miroslav Blažević became the national team's manager. He participated in each of Bosnia's 12 games in their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign (10 in the regular qualification, and 2 playoff games). He scored his first goal for the national team in a friendly against Bulgaria.[12] He also scored against Estonia in a record-breaking 7–0 victory in Zenica.[13] As of 21 July 2014, Ibričić has retired from international football for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[14]

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