Marko Šimić (footballer, born 1988)

Marko Šimić (born 23 January 1988) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Liga 1 club Persija Jakarta. He was born in Rijeka.

Marko Šimić
Marko Simic.jpg
Šimić with Khimki in 2009
Personal information
Full name Marko Šimić
Date of birth (1988-01-23) 23 January 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Rijeka, Croatia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Persija Jakarta
Number 9
Youth career
2001–2003 Rijeka
2003–2007 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Daugava Daugavpils 20 (4)
2008–2009 FC Khimki 3 (0)
2009–2010 Lokomotiva Zagreb 8 (1)
2010–2011 Vasas SC 16 (3)
2011–2012 Ferencváros 8 (1)
2012 Bełchatów 5 (0)
2012–2013 Mura 05 7 (1)
2013–2014 Inter Zaprešić 3 (0)
2015 Pordenone 1 (0)
2015 Becamex Bình Dương 6 (4)
2016 Đồng Tháp 9 (4)
2016 Long An 10 (3)
2017 Negeri Sembilan 13 (7)
2017 Melaka United 9 (9)
2018– Persija Jakarta 64 (47)
National team
2006–2007 Croatia U19 2 (0)
2009 Croatia U20 4 (0)
2009–2010 Croatia U21 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2020

Club careerEdit

Negeri SembilanEdit

On 6 January 2017, Šimić joined Malaysia Premier League side Negeri Sembilan.[1]

Melaka UnitedEdit

On 10 June 2017, Šimić signed with Melaka United after being dropped by Negeri Sembilan.[2] He made his debut for Melaka United in a 1–1 draw against PKNS on 1 July 2017.

Persija JakartaEdit

On 27 December 2017, Šimić signed with Persija Jakarta after not reaching agreement with Kelantan FA.[3] In 2018 Indonesia President's Cup, Šimić scored a brace in Persija's 3–0 final win over Bali United. He also won the best player title and became a top scorer with 11 goals at that tournament.[4] On 28 February 2018, Šimić scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 AFC Cup win over Tampines Rovers.[5] On 10 April 2018, still in the AFC Cup competition, he scored a quat-trick as Persija claimed a 4-0 win over Johor Darul Ta’zim.[6] Šimić also became the first player to scored a hat-trick twice and a quat-trick in 2018 AFC Cup.[7] In 2018, Šimić brought Persija Jakarta to the eleventh Liga 1 champion. Šimić has won the Golden Boot award after he finished the 2019 season as the top goal-scorer in the Liga 1 with 28 goals.[8]

International careerEdit

Šimić has represented Croatia internationally at U19, U20 and U21 level.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 14 March 2020.[9][10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Others Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Daugava 2008 Virslīga 20 4 20 4
Khimki 2009 Russian Premier League 3 0 3 0
Lokomotiva 2010–11 1. HNL 8 1 8 1
Vasas 2011–12 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 16 3 1 0 3 2 20 5
Ferencváros 2011–12 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 8 1 8 1
Bełchatów 2012–13 Ekstraklasa 5 0 5 0
Mura 05 2012–13 PrvaLiga 7 1 7 1
Inter Zaprešić 2013–14 2. HNL 3 0 1 0 4 0
Pordenone 2014–15 Serie C 1 0 1 0
Becamex Bình Dương 2015 V.League 1 6 4 6 4
Đồng Tháp 2016 V.League 1 9 4 9 4
Loang An 2016 V.League 1 10 3 10 3
Negeri Sembilan 2017 Liga Premier 13 7 6 2 19 9
Melaka United 2017 Liga Super 9 9 3 3 12 12
Persija Jakarta 2018 Liga 1 30 18 0 0 7 9 6[d] 11 43 38
2019 Liga 1 32 28 6 5 2 1 40 34
2020 Liga 1 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 64 47 6 5 9 10 6 11 85 73
Career Total 183 84 14 7 6 5 9 10 6 11 218 127

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Daugava Daugavpils

Becamex Bình Dương

Persija Jakarta

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vidic, Simic, – Negeri Sembilan sign 4 new foreigners ahead of 2017 MPL; stadium.my, 6 January 2017
  2. ^ MU ikat Simic (in Indonesian). Berita Harian. 10 June 2017
  3. ^ "Marko Simic Ungkap Alasan Pilih Persija Jakarta | Goal.com" (in Indonesian).
  4. ^ "Marko Simic Sabet Gelar Top Skor dan Pemain Terbaik Piala Presiden 2018" (in Indonesian). Bolalob. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  5. ^ "AFC Cup 2018: Goal's Player of the Week - Persija Jakarta's Marko Simic". Goal. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Simic on fire as Persija Jakarta thrash Johor Darul Ta'zim". FOX Sports Asia. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Marko Simic Jadi Pemain Pertama Dua Kali Hattrick di Piala AFC 2018" (in Indonesian). Tribun News. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ Bola.com (22 December 2019). "Ungkapan Marko Simic Setelah Menggondol Sepatu Emas Shopee Liga 1 2019". bola.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Marko Šimić". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Marko Šimić". Flashscore.com. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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