Tonći Kukoč

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Tonći Kukoč
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Personal information
Full name Tonći Kukoč
Date of birth (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Split, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Budapest Honvéd
Number 33
Youth career
0000–2003 Krilnik Split
2003–2005 Omladinac Vranjic
2005–2007 RNK Split
2007–2009 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Hajduk Split 22 (2)
2009Istra 1961 (loan) 5 (0)
2010NK Mosor (loan) 12 (2)
2011Hrvatski Dragovoljac (loan) 5 (1)
2013–2014 Brescia 24 (0)
2014–2015 CSKA Sofia 22 (2)
2015–2016 Livorno 5 (0)
2016 Como 2 (0)
2017 Zrinjski Mostar 5 (1)
2018– Budapest Honvéd 42 (0)
National team
2011 Croatia U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2011

Tonći Kukoč-Petraello (born 25 September 1990) is a Croatian football defender who plays for Budapest Honvéd.

He is the nephew of the former NBA player Toni Kukoč.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Split, Kukoč started his career playing in youth level for his hometown club Hajduk Split. At the age of 18 he passed the trial with the Russian club Saturn, but Hajduk refused to release him as they had a scholarship contract with him until June 2009.[2]

After signing a four-year contract with Hajduk, Kukoč was loaned to Istra 1961 for the first part of 2009–10 season.[3] The rest of the season he spent on loan in the second division side Mosor. He made his professional debut for Hajduk the following season, when he replaced Ante Vukušić in the final minutes of the home match against NK Zagreb. In the midseason Kukoč was again loaned, this time to the last placed Hrvatski Dragovoljac in Prva HNL.[4] He played five games for Dragovoljac, and scored his first goal in Prva HNL, after coming on as a substitute in a 3–2 defeat against Inter Zaprešić.[5]

Hajduk decided to keep him for the 2011–12 Prva HNL season and has worked as a rotational player, playing in a few different positions. He scored his first goal for the club in a 4–0 win against NK Zagreb on 21 August 2011.

After spending one season at Italian side Brescia Calcio in Serie B, Kukoč joined CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria on 7 August 2014.[6] He made his league debut for CSKA on 16 August, in a 2–0 away loss against Ludogorets Razgrad, playing the full 90 minutes as a left-back. Kukoč netted his first goal on 22 August, in the 5–0 home rout against Marek Dupnitsa.[7] On 1 November 2014, he went close to opening the scoring in the 0–0 home draw against Slavia Sofia, hitting the crossbar with a powerful long-distance effort, but subsequently received a two-match ban following a post-match altercation with Georgi Petkov.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 January 2016
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Istra 1961 (loan) 2009–10 Prva HNL 5 0 0 0 5 0
Mosor (loan) 2009–10 Druga HNL 12 2 0 0 12 2
Hajduk Split 2010–11 Prva HNL 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hr. Dragovoljac (loan) 2010–11 5 1 0 0 5 1
Hajduk Split 2011–12 20 2 3 0 1 0 24 2
2012–13 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Brescia 2013–14 Serie B 24 0 2 0 26 0
CSKA Sofia 2014–15 A Group 22 2 1 0 0 0 23 2
Livorno 2015–16 Serie B 5 0 0 0 5 0
Como 2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 95 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 104 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kukoc: <<Il mio mondiale inizia qui>>" (in Italian). Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ Jurišić, Bernard (13 March 2009). "Tonči Kukoč ne može u Rusiju". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ Fiorentini, Dino (12 November 2009). "Tonći Kukoč: Nisam kod Scorije želio igrati lijevoga beka!". slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  4. ^ Knezović, Goran (20 January 2011). "Tonći Kukoč "dragovoljac": Ne želim sjediti na klupi". dalmacijanews.com (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Zovko, Ante (15 April 2011). "Inter zakomplicirao dobiveno". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Former Brescia Kukoc joins CSKA Sofia". gianlucadimarzio.com. 7 August 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Tonći Kukoč-Petraello player profile and match log". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Кукоч отговори на БФС: трагедия! Защитникът беснее във Facebook". topsport.bg. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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