Bojan Vručina

Bojan Vručina (born 8 November 1984) is a Croatian professional football forward who plays for Borac Imbriovec.

Bojan Vručina
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-11-08) 8 November 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Varaždin, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Borac Imbriovec
Number 7
Youth career
1990–1992 Podravina
1992–1996 Varteks
1996–1997 Podravina
1997–2002 Varteks
2002–2004 Podravina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Slaven Belupo 149 (46)
2008MSV Duisburg (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Hapoel Tel Aviv 10 (1)
2010–2011 Panserraikos 13 (3)
2011–2012 Slaven Belupo 2 (0)
2012–2013 Kaposvár 30 (3)
2014–2016 Shkëndija 56 (30)
2016 Trikala 14 (3)
2016–2017 Rudar Velenje 31 (4)
2017–2018 Shabab Al-Ordon Club
2018–2019 SV Wildon 40 (24)
2019– Borac Imbriovec 0 (0)
National team
2004 Croatia U20 1 (0)
2006 Croatia U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2019

Club careerEdit

After youth years with Varteks and Podravina Ludbreg, Vručina started his professional career at Slaven Belupo in the second half of the 2003–04 season. In the 2006–07 season, he appeared in 32 of the club's 33 games in the Croatian league, scoring eleven goals. In the summer of 2007, he also appeared in all of the club's four UEFA Cup qualifiers, scoring three goals.

In the second half of the 2007–08 season, Vručina was signed by German Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg on loan until the end of the season. He made his Bundesliga debut on 2 February 2008 as a late substitute in their 3–3 draw against Borussia Dortmund. However, he failed to find his place as a regular at the club and only appeared in eight league games, seven of them as a substitute. Following Duisburg's relegation to the 2. Bundesliga, he returned to Slaven Belupo.

In the summer of 2008, he helped Slaven Belupo reach the first round of the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club's history, scoring five goals in their four qualifiers for the competition. However, they failed to reach the group stage after losing to CSKA Moscow in the first round. Vručina nevertheless continued to perform well for the club in the Croatian league and he was their top goalscorer with 14 goals.

On 28 January 2010, Vručina signed a ​3 12-year contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv[1] and was a part of the historic win of the Israeli State Cup and Ligat Ha'Al (the Israeli Premier League)

In August 2010, he signed a one-year contract with Superleague Greece club Panserraikos F.C..[2] After playing three official matches with the club, he suffered a knee injury and on 28 September it was announced that he would need a knee surgery that would keep him out of action for about five months.[3]

Vručina and Panserraikos agreed termination of his contract in December 2011 and in March 2012 he joined his former club Slaven Belupo as a free agent.[4]

On June 25 2019, Vručina signed a contract with Croatian fifth division club Borac Imbriovec.[5]

International careerEdit

In 2006, Vručina won five international caps for the Croatian national under-21 team, scoring his only goal in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 August 2006.[6]

In late March 2009, he received his first call-up for Croatia's senior national team after being named to their squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Andorra on 1 April 2009.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vrucina is set for Hapoel Archived 7 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Aνακοίνωσε Βρούτσινα ο Πανσερραϊκός". sport24.gr (in Greek). 2 August 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Σοκ με Βρούτσινα έως και 5 μήνες εκτός!". sport24.gr (in Greek). 29 September 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Bojan Vručina back to old flock". Sportnet. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Nekadašnji Slavenov golgeter Bojan Vručina novi je napadač Borca iz Imbriovca". ePodravina. 25 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.hns-cff.hr/?ln=hr&w=statistike&repka=U&id=44883

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