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Iva Landeka (born 3 October 1989) is a Croatian football midfielder currently playing for FC Rosengård of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. From 2012 until 2016 she played for USV Jena of the German Bundesliga.[1] She previously played for Dinamo Maksimir in the Croatian 1st Division, FC Kärnten in the Austrian Frauenliga and Unia Racibórz in the Polish Ekstraliga, also playing the Champions League with Dinamo and Unia.[2] She is a member of the Croatian national team since 2006.[3]

Iva Landeka
2014-10-11 - Fußball 1. Bundesliga - FF USV Jena vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Iva Landeka - IMG 4270 LRc by Stepro.jpg
Personal information
Full name Iva Landeka
Date of birth (1989-10-03) 3 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Posušje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Rosengård
Number 19
Youth career
ŽNK Marijan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Dinamo Maksimir
2008–2011 St. Veit 47 (14)
2011 Unia Racibórz 15 (4)
2012–2016 USV Jena 94 (13)
2016– FC Rosengård 37 (7)
National team
2006– Croatia 53 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:46, 6 August 2016 (UTC)


Early lifeEdit

Landeka was born in the town of Posušje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia. She left for Zagreb when she was 14 years old, to pursue her football career.[4] Her brother Davor and her cousin Josip became less successful footballers, currently playing for Široki Brijeg and Sonnenhof Großaspach, respectively.

Club careerEdit

In August 2016, Swedish champions FC Rosengård announced that they had agreed to sign Landeka from USV Jena on a two-year contract. Rosengård's sporting director Therese Sjögran said that Landeka was not intended as a direct replacement for the outgoing Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, who was a more defensive midfielder.[5]

International careerEdit

Goals scored for the Croatian WNT in official competitions
Competition Stage Date Location Opponent Goals Result Overall
2009 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2006–11–18 Adana   Georgia 2 6–0 3
2006–11–20 Adana   Turkey 1 2–1
2011 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2010–08–25 Belfast   Northern Ireland 1 1–3 1
2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2014–05–08 Ptuj   Slovenia 1 3–0 1
2017 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2015–09–17 Erzurum   Turkey 1 4–1 1


  1. ^ Jena signs Iva Landeka.
  2. ^ Profile in UEFA's website
  3. ^ Statistics in the Croatian Football Federation's website
  4. ^ "Interview: Iva Landeka najbolja Hercegovačka nogometašica" (in Croatian). 21 June 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  5. ^ Wiman, Max (6 August 2016). "Sydsvenskan avslöjar: Kroatiska klar för FCR" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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