Ljuban Crepulja

Ljuban Crepulja (born 2 September 1993) is a Croatian association football midfielder who plays for Romanian Liga I side Astra Giurgiu.

Ljuban Crepulja
Personal information
Full name Ljuban Crepulja
Date of birth (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Astra Giurgiu
Number 21
Youth career
2003–2010 Segesta
2010–2011 Lokomotiva Zagreb
2011–2012 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Segesta 16 (0)
2012–2013 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 28 (1)
2013–2015 Slaven Belupo 79 (2)
2016–2017 Mechelen 4 (0)
2017Shakhtyor Soligorsk (loan) 19 (2)
2018–2019 Sarajevo 32 (0)
2019– Astra Giurgiu 21 (1)
National team
2012 Croatia U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2014

Club careerEdit

Youth careerEdit

Crepulja, though born in Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, hails from Sisak, where he went through the ranks of HNK Segesta, debuting as a 16-year-old in the Druga HNL. He was picked up by GNK Dinamo Zagreb's feeder team NK Lokomotiva the following season for their U19 team, progressing to Dinamo U19 team itself for the 2011–12 season.

Hrvatski DragovoljacEdit

Not given a professional contract by Dinamo, he moved to Druga HNL again, this time to NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac, where he established himself as a first-team regular and made his first youth international caps, playing for the Croatia U20 team in December 2012.[1]

Slaven BelupoEdit

Dragovoljac was promoted at the end of the season, but Crepulja moved to NK Slaven Belupo.[2] Though his start at the club was marred by a drunk-driving incident,[3] he remained a first team regular at the club.

On 19 January 2016, it was reported that Crepulja was in Glasgow for signing talks with Celtic.[4]

SarajevoEdit

Crepulja signed for Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina club FK Sarajevo on 6 February 2018.[5] He left Sarajevo after almost half a year on 17 June 2019.[6]

Astra GiurgiuEdit

On 28 June 2019, Crepulja signed a two-years contract with Romanian club Astra Giurgiu.[7]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

Sarajevo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ljuban Crepulja at hns-cff.hr
  2. ^ Slaven Belupo potpisao ‘divovsko’ pojačanje Archived 25 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine at HOP.hr
  3. ^ Mladi igrač Slaven Belupa pijan "pokosio" dva znaka pa pobjegao at Večernji List
  4. ^ McGowan, Stephen (19 January 2016). "Celtic boss Ronny Deila plotting to sign Croatian midfielder Ljuban Crepulja from Slaven Belupo". Mail Online. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ Zvanično: Ljuban Crepulja novi igrač Sarajeva at klix.ba, 5 February
  6. ^ E.B. (17 June 2019). "Ljuban Crepulja i Emir Halilović napustili FK Sarajevo" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Trei "semnături" în cantonamentul de la Rogla!". FC Astra Giurgiu. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

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