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Sulejman Krpić (born 1 January 1991) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian professional footballer who plays as a striker for FK Željezničar Sarajevo in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sulejman Krpić
Personal information
Full name Sulejman Krpić
Date of birth (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Brčko, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Željezničar Sarajevo
Number 7
Youth career
2007–2008 Orašje
2008–2010 Dinamo Zagreb
2010–2011 LASK Linz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 LASK Linz II 11 (5)
2011–2012 Orašje 6 (4)
2012–2013 Sarajevo 22 (2)
2013 Metalac 13 (3)
2014–2017 Sloboda Tuzla 57 (18)
2017 AIK 6 (0)
2017–2018 Sloboda Tuzla 13 (4)
2018 Tractor 5 (0)
2018– Željezničar Sarajevo 37 (20)
National team
2009–2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2011

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Club careerEdit

Born in Brčko,[1] SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, back then still within Yugoslavia, Krpić played with youth team of HNK Orašje where he became noteced for being the topscorer in the team and for scoring in the Bosnian youth Cup final against NK Bosna Visoko which Orašje won by 4–1.[2] He joined GNK Dinamo Zagreb youth team in 2008. A year later, in April 2009, when he was already 18, he signed a 10-year contract with Dinamo.[2] He stayed with the Croatian giants two years in all, playing in their youth and reserves team. In 2010, he moved to Austria joining LASK Linz and playing in their juniors team competing in the 2010–11 Austrian Regional League Central, better known as Regionalliga, Austrian third level.[3]

In summer 2011 he returns to Bosnia, and after a half-season with Orašje, he signs a one-year contract with FK Sarajevo during winter-break,[4] and debutes in the second half of the 2011–12 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A year later he left Sarajevo and moved to neighbouring Serbia where he played in second level, Serbian First League, with FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac.[3]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, he left Metalac, and returned to Bosnia where he joined historic side FK Sloboda Tuzla, then playing in second level but clearly aiming to return to top level. Sloboda had brought coach Miroslav Blažević[5] whose first signings were Edin Husić and Sulejman Krpić.[6] They archived promotion that year by winning the 2013–14 First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He stayed with Sloboda the following seasons, also being member of the historical season 2015–16, just two years after their promotion, when they finished second in league and were cup finalists.[3] Although, at the start of that season, Krpić left Sloboda Tuzla and signed a 3-year contract with Croatian top-flight side NK Istra 1961,[5] however, he left Istra shortly afterwards, without even debuting for them in any competition, and during the following winter-break he rejoined Sloboda Tuzla.[7]

Halfway through the 2016-17 season, Krpić led the scoring table in the Bosnian Premier League, subsequently attracting interest from abroad. On 3 March 2017, it was announced that Krpić had signed a three-year contract with the Swedish first-tier side AIK, a fee rumoured to be €150.000, upon recommendation from the club's assistant manager Nebojša Novaković.[8]. He left the club the same year and came back to Sloboda Tuzla. After one season in Sloboda, Krpić left and joined Iranian club Tractor.

At the end of the season, he left Tractor, came back to Bosnia and signed a two-year contract with FK Željezničar Sarajevo.[9] In the 2018–19 season, Krpić finished not only as Željezničar's top goalscorer but also as league top goalscorer as well, scoring 16 goals in 32 league games, and 19 goals in 36 games in all competitions for Željezničar.[10]

International careerEdit

Krpić was part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 national team in 2009 and 2011. He made 4 appearances for the national team, but did not score a goal in that period.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 17 August 2019[3]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
LASK Linz II 2010–11 Regionalliga 11 5 0 0 11 5
Sarajevo 2011–12 Bosnian Premier League 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
2012–13 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
Metalac G.M. 2012–13 Serbian First League 13 3 0 0 13 3
Sloboda 2014–15 Bosnian Premier League 13 3 0 0 13 3
2015–16 25 4 6 3 31 7
2016–17 18 11 1 0 1 0 20 11
Total 57 18 7 3 1 0 65 21
AIK 2017 Allsvenskan 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Sloboda 2017–18 Bosnian Premier League 13 4 2 1 15 5
Tractor 2017–18 Persian Gulf Pro League 5 0 0 0 5 0 10 0
Željezničar 2018–19 Bosnian Premier League 32 16 0 0 4 3 37 19
2019–20 5 4 0 0 5 4
Total 37 20 0 0 4 3 41 23
Career total 163 50 9 4 10 3 182 57

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

Sloboda Tuzla[3]

IndividualEdit

Performance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sulejman Krpić at footballdatabase.eu
  2. ^ a b Krpić potpisao za Dinamo na deset godina at sportsport.ba, 24 April 2009, Retrieved 1 September 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sulejman Krpić at Soccerway. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  4. ^ Sulejman Krpić dogovorio prelazak u Sarajevo at sportsport.ba, 14 January 2012, Retrieved 1 September 2016
  5. ^ a b Službeno: Sulejman Krpić pojačao Istru 1961 at sportsport.ba, 21 June 2014, Retrieved 1 September 2016
  6. ^ Sloboda angažovala Edina Husića i Sulejmana Krpića at sportsport.ba, 26 January 2014, Retrieved 1 September 2016
  7. ^ Krpić se vraća u Slobodu at sportsport.ba, 18 January 2015, Retrieved 1 September 2016
  8. ^ "Sulejman Krpić klar för AIK". AIK. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  9. ^ Sulejman Krpić potpisao dvogodišnji ugovor sa Željezničarom at klix.ba, 31 May 2018
  10. ^ K.H. (25 May 2019). "Sulejman Krpić najbolji strijelac Premijer lige BiH za sezonu 2018/2019" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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