Sulejman Krpić

Sulejman Krpić (born 1 January 1991) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a striker for K League 1 club Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

Sulejman Krpić
Personal information
Full name Sulejman Krpić
Date of birth (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Brčko, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Number 7
Youth career
2001–2006 Hajduk Orašje
2006–2008 Orašje
2008–2010 Dinamo Zagreb
2010–2011 LASK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 LASK II 11 (5)
2011 Orašje 6 (4)
2012 Sarajevo 22 (2)
2013–2014 Metalac Gornji Milanovac 13 (3)
2014–2017 Sloboda Tuzla 87 (28)
2017 AIK 6 (0)
2017–2018 Sloboda Tuzla 13 (4)
2018 Tractor 5 (0)
2018–2020 Željezničar 50 (28)
2020– Suwon Samsung Bluewings 7 (2)
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 21 June 2020

Club careerEdit

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

In the summer of 2011, Krpić returned to Bosnia, and after a half-season with Orašje, he signed a one-year contract with Sarajevo the during winter-break,[4] and debuted in the second half of the 2011–12 league season. A year later, Krpić left Sarajevo and moved to neighbor Serbia where he played in the second level, Serbian First League, with Metalac Gornji Milanovac.[3]

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

At the end of the season, he left Tractor, came back to Bosnia and signed a two-year contract with Željezničar.[9] In the 2018–19 season, Krpić finished not only as Željezničar's top goalscorer but 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] He scored two goals in Željezničar's 5–2 home league match, Sarajevo derby win against his former club FK Sarajevo on 31 August 2019.[11] On 30 November 2019, Krpić scored another goal against Sarajevo in the city derby, this time in Željezničar's 1–3 away league win.[12]

On 3 January 2020, he signed a contract with South Korean K League 1 club Suwon Samsung Bluewings for a €230.000 transfer fee.[13] He made his official debut on 19 February 2020, in an AFC Champions League match against Vissel Kobe.[14]

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 21 June 2020.[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
Orašje 2011–12 First League of FBiH 6 4 6 4
Sarajevo 2011–12 Bosnian Premier League 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
2012–13 Bosnian Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
Metalac Gornji Milanovac 2012–13 Serbian First League 13 3 0 0 13 3
Sloboda Tuzla 2013–14 First League of FBiH 14 10 14 10
2014–15 Bosnian Premier League 13 3 0 0 13 3
2015–16 Bosnian Premier League 25 4 6 3 31 7
2016–17 Bosnian Premier League 18 11 1 0 1 0 20 11
Total 70 28 7 3 1 0 78 31
AIK 2017 Allsvenskan 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Sloboda Tuzla 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 36 19
2019–20 Bosnian Premier League 18 12 0 0 18 12
Total 50 28 0 0 4 3 54 31
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2020 K League 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 8 2
Career total 202 75 9 4 11 3 222 82

HonoursEdit

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 "S. Krpić: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  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.
  11. ^ N.K. (31 August 2019). "Derbi za pamćenje: Željezničar razbio Sarajevo s 5:2 i preuzeo prvo mjesto na tabeli" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  12. ^ E.B. (30 November 2019). "Plavi na krilima Štilića pokorili Koševo i preuzeli vrh tabele Premijer lige BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  13. ^ S. Mlaćo (3 January 2020). "Sulejman Krpić pronašao novi klub" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Suwon Bluewings 0–1 Vissel Kobe". Soccerway. Perform Group. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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