Senad Lulić

Senad Lulić (Bosnian pronunciation: [sěnaːd lǔlitɕ]; born 18 January 1986) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lazio.

Senad Lulić
Senad Lulic Lazio Auronzo 2016.jpg
Lulić in 2016
Personal information
Full name Senad Lulić[1]
Date of birth (1986-01-18) 18 January 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Left midfielder[3]
Club information
Current team
Lazio
Number 19
Youth career
1998–2003 Chur 97
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Chur 97
2006–2008 Bellinzona 63 (13)
2008–2010 Grasshopper 41 (6)
2010–2011 Young Boys 31 (6)
2011– Lazio 266 (28)
National team
2008–2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina 58 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2017

Lulić started his professional career at Chur 97, before joining Bellinzona in 2006. Two years later, he moved to Grasshopper. In 2010, he was transferred to Young Boys. The following year, he moved to Lazio, for whom he scored the winning goal in the 2013 Coppa Italia Final against city rivals Roma.

Lulić made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, earning over 50 caps. He represented the nation at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He stopped playing for the national team in 2017.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lulić was born in Mostar, but he spent most of his childhood in Jablanica. Due to Bosnian War, his family moved to Switzerland, where he started playing football at a local club, Chur 97, whose youth setup he joined in 1998. He made his professional debut in 2003.[4]

In the summer of 2006, Lulić switched to Bellinzona.[5]

In May 2008, he signed a three-year contract with Grasshopper.[6]

On 5 June 2010, he moved to Young Boys on a three-year deal.[7]

LazioEdit

On 16 June 2011, Lulić was transferred to Italian team Lazio for an undisclosed fee.[8] He made his competitive debut for the club on 18 August against Rabotnički in 1st leg of UEFA Europa League play-off.[9] Three weeks later, he made his league debut in an away draw at Milan.[10] On 23 October, Lulić scored his first goal for Lazio, in a comfortable victory over Bologna.[11] Following his debut season, in June 2012, Lulić was voted third as Bosnia and Herzegovina's player of the year, behind Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić.[12]

Lulić won his first trophy with the club on 26 May 2013, by beating city rivals Roma in Coppa Italia final. He scored the only goal of the game in 71st minute.[13]

On 28 November, Lulić played his 100th game for the side.[14]

On his 30th birthday, he extended his contract until June 2020.[15]

Lulić played his 200th game for Lazio against Bologna on 16 October.[16]

He was accused of insulting Antonio Rüdiger after a loss against city rivals Roma in December 2016.[17] After being found guilty of these allegations, he was suspended for 20 days and fined €10,000.[18][19]

In July 2017, after departure of Lucas Biglia, Lulić was named team captain.[20] He won his first trophy as captain on 13 August, by triumphing over Juventus in Supercoppa Italiana.[21]

On 19 February 2018, Lulić played his 200th league game for Lazio.[22]

In a game against Apollon Limassol on 29 November 2018, Lulić entered Lazio's top 10 appearance makers ever, as he played his 294th game for the club.[23]

A few weeks later, he scored a goal in his 300th game for the team.[24]

On 7 December 2019, Lulić played his 343rd match for Lazio and overtook Aldo Puccinelli as club's 5th all-time appearance maker.[25]

International careerEdit

In May 2008, Lulić received his first senior call-up to Bosnia and Herzegovina, for friendly game against Azerbaijan,[26] and debuted in that game on 1 June.[27]

On 15 November 2011, he was dismissed for protesting in the second leg of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs, which his team lost against Portugal.[28]

On 7 June 2013, in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Latvia, Lulić scored his first senior international goal.[29]

In June 2014, Lulić was named in Bosnia and Herzegovina's squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup, country's first major competition.[30] He made his competition debut in the opening group game on 15 June, and assisted Vedad Ibišević for Bosnia's first ever goal in tournament finals, a consolation in defeat to Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium.[31]

With six assists, Lulić was the best assist provider in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, along with Arkadiusz Milik and Vladimír Weiss.[32]

Lulić retired from international football on 29 December 2017.[33]

Style of playEdit

During his career, Lulić has been deployed both as a left midfielder[3] and as a left wing-back. He possesses great pace and stamina.[34]

Personal lifeEdit

Lulić and his wife Sandra have two children, a girl named Lea and a boy named Lian.[35]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 23 February 2020[36]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bellinzona 2006–07 Swiss Challenge League 30 3 2 0 2[a] 0 34 3
2007–08 Swiss Challenge League 33 10 5 1 2[b] 2[c] 40 13
Total 63 13 7 1 4 2 74 16
Grasshopper 2008–09 Swiss Super League 26 3 4 2 6 2 36 7
2009–10 Swiss Super League 15 3 2 0 17 3
Total 41 6 6 2 6 2 53 10
Young Boys 2010–11 Swiss Super League 31 6 2 0 11 3 44 9
Lazio 2011–12 Serie A 27 4 2 0 9 0 38 4
2012–13 Serie A 33 1 5 1 12 1 50 3
2013–14 Serie A 30 7 1 0 5 0 1[d] 0 37 7
2014–15 Serie A 25 3 4 1 29 4
2015–16 Serie A 30 3 1 0 8 0 39 3
2016–17 Serie A 31 3 4 0 35 3
2017–18 Serie A 35 3 4 1 10 1 1[e] 0 50 5
2018–19 Serie A 35 4 4 0 7 0 46 4
2019–20 Serie A 20 0 1 0 5 0 1[f] 1[g] 27 1
Total 266 28 26 3 56 2 3 1 352 34
Career total 401 53 41 6 73 7 7 3 522 69

InternationalEdit

As of match played 7 October 2017[37]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 4 0
2011 11 0
2012 7 0
2013 8 1
2014 8 0
2015 8 1
2016 5 0
2017 5 2
2018 0 0
2019 0 0
2020 0 0
Total 57 4

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[37]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2013 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia   Latvia
1–0
5–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 6 September 2015 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Andorra
3–0
3–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
3. 28 March 2017 Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, Albania   Albania
2–0
2–1
Friendly
4. 3 September 2017 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé, Portugal   Gibraltar
3–0
4–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

Lazio[36]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of players: Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Senad Lulic". sslazio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Senad Lulic Whoscored.com
  4. ^ "Tihi borac Senad Lulić: Fudbaler kojeg nismo dovoljno cijenili?". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 29 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Lulic: In Rom heissen die Babys jetzt so wie ich". aargauerzeitung.ch (in German). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Lulic wechselt zu GC". blick.ch (in German). 27 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  7. ^ "YB verpflichtet Lulic und liebgäugelt mit Costanzo". bernerzeitung.ch (in German). 5 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  8. ^ "Senad Lulić zvanično postao novi igrač Lazija". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 16 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Lazio ubjedljiv, Lulić ušao s klupe". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Luliću 10 minuta u remiju Lazija". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 9 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Lulić pogodio, Lazio na bod iza lidera". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Edin Džeko treći put zaredom Idol nacije!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Nebesko-plavi vladaju Rimom: Lulić Laziju donio trofej Kupa". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 26 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Lazio slavio u Varšavi, Luliću devet minuta". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 28 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Službeno: Lulić u Laziju do ljeta 2020. godine". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Lulić protiv Bologne proslavio jubilej". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 16 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Službeno: Pokrenuta istraga protiv Senada Lulića". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 6 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Službeno: Italijanski savez kaznio Senada Lulića!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 22 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  19. ^ Non fu razzismo: Lulic squalificato per 20 giorni per la frase su Rudiger e i calzini, globalist.it, 22 December 2016
  20. ^ "Nakon preuzimanja kapitenske trake: Lulić prenio prve utiske". faktor.ba (in Bosnian). 21 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Kapiten Lulić osvojio Superkup Italije: Lazio slavio protiv Juventusa". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 13 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Immobile nezaustavljiv, Lulić odigrao 200. ligašku utakmicu za Lazio". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 19 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  23. ^ "dnevni-avaz"-jos-se-osjecam-kao-dio-nase-reprezentacije-tako-ce-uvijek-i-biti "Senad Lulić: Još se osjećam kao dio naše reprezentacije, tako će uvijek i biti". avaz.ba (in Bosnian). 28 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  24. ^ "Senad Lulić pogodio u jubilarnom 300. nastupu za Lazio". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Lazio nakon preokreta nanio prvi poraz Juventusu u Seriji A, Pjanić i Lulić odigrali cijeli meč". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 7 December 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
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  27. ^ "BiH savladala Azerbejdžan u prijateljskoj utakmici". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 1 June 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
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  29. ^ "Petarda u Rigi: Zmajevi sve bliže Brazilu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  30. ^ "Sušić objavio konačan spisak za Brazil". aljazeera.net (in Bosnian). 2 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  31. ^ "Argentina prejaka, ali poslana je lijepa slika u svijet". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 16 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  32. ^ "Senad Lulić najbolji asistent kvalifikacija". radiosarajevo.ba (in Bosnian). 15 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  33. ^ "Senad Lulić se oprostio od reprezentacije BiH". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 29 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  34. ^ "Odlazak neumornog trkača Senada Lulića". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 30 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  35. ^ "Lulić drugi put postao otac". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 2 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  36. ^ a b "S. Lulić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  37. ^ a b "Senad Lulić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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