Zoran Kvržić

Zoran Kvržić (Bosnian pronunciation: [zǒran kʋřʒitɕ]; born 7 August 1988) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Croatian First League club Slaven Belupo.

Zoran Kvržić
Personal information
Full name Zoran Kvržić
Date of birth (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Teslić, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Slaven Belupo
Number 16
Youth career
Rudar Stanari
Proleter Teslić
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Proleter Teslić
2009–2010 HAŠK 50 (17)
2010–2013 Osijek 75 (6)
2013–2020 Rijeka 117 (12)
2015–2016Spezia (loan) 34 (1)
2016–2017Sheriff Tiraspol (loan) 26 (1)
2020–2021 Kayserispor 47 (1)
2021– Slaven Belupo 18 (1)
National team
2011–2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20 May 2022

Kvržić started his professional career at Proleter Teslić, before joining HAŠK in 2009. The following year, he switched to Osijek. In 2013, he was transferred to Rijeka, who loaned him to Spezia in 2015 and to Sheriff Tiraspol in 2016. Kvržić signed with Kayserispor in 2020. In 2021, he moved to Slaven Belupo.

Kvržić made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011, earning 8 caps until 2020.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Kvržić started playing football at a local club, before joining youth setup of his hometown club Proleter Teslić. He made his professional debut in 2005 at the age of 17.[2]

In February 2009, he moved to Croatian side HAŠK.[3]

In July 2010, he switched to Osijek.[4]

RijekaEdit

In February 2013, Rijeka announced that Kvržić would join them the following season on a four-year deal.[5] He made his official debut for the team on 12 July against Istra 1961.[6] On 21 July, he scored his first goal for Rijeka against Hajduk Split.[7] He won his first trophy with the club on 13 May 2014, by beating Dinamo Zagreb in Croatian Cup final.[8]

In January 2015, Kvržić was sent on a six-month loan to Italian outfit Spezia. In July, his loan was extended for an additional season.[9]

In July 2016, he was loaned to Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol until the end of season.[10]

He signed a new three-year contract with Rijeka in November 2017.[11]

Kvržić played his 100th game for the club against Cibalia on 26 November.[12]

In September 2019, he extended his deal until June 2022.[13]

KayserisporEdit

In January 2020, Kvržić was transferred to Turkish outfit Kayserispor for an undisclosed fee.[14] On 18 January, he was sent off on his competitive debut for the side against Alanyaspor.[15] He scored his first goal for Kayserispor on 13 September against Kasımpaşa, which secured the victory for his team.[16]

On 30 August 2021, he and Kayserispor agreed to rescind his contract.[17]

Later stage of careerEdit

In October, Kvržić signed with Slaven Belupo.[18]

International careerEdit

In December 2011, Kvržić received his first senior call-up to Bosnia and Herzegovina, for a friendly game against Poland,[19] and debuted in that game on 16 December.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 20 May 2022[21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
HAŠK 2008–09 Croatian Third League West 14 3 14 3
2009–10 Croatian Third League West 36 14 1 0 37 14
Total 50 17 1 0 51 17
Osijek 2010–11 Croatian First League 21 2 3 1 24 3
2011–12 Croatian First League 24 0 8 3 32 3
2012–13 Croatian First League 30 4 4 1 4[a] 1[b] 38 6
Total 75 6 15 5 4 1 94 12
Rijeka 2013–14 Croatian First League 29 5 3 1 10[c] 2[d] 42 8
2014–15 Croatian First League 17 1 2 0 12[e] 3[f] 1[g] 0 32 4
2015–16 Croatian First League 1 0 0 0 2[h] 1[i] 3 1
2017–18 Croatian First League 30 4 4 1 9[j] 1[k] 43 6
2018–19 Croatian First League 29 2 5 1 2[l] 0 36 3
2019–20 Croatian First League 11 0 1 0 3[m] 0 1[n] 0 16 0
Total 117 12 15 3 38 7 2 0 172 22
Spezia (loan) 2014–15 Serie B 16 1 1[o] 0 17 1
2015–16 Serie B 18 0 3 0 3[p] 0 24 0
Total 34 1 3 0 4 0 41 1
Sheriff Tiraspol (loan) 2016–17 Moldovan National Division 26 5 1 0 2[q] 0 0 0 29 5
Kayserispor 2019–20 Süper Lig 10 0 0 0 10 0
2020–21 Süper Lig 36 1 1 2 37 3
2021–22 Süper Lig 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 47 1 1 2 48 3
Slaven Belupo 2021–22 Croatian First League 18 1 2 0 20 1
Career total 367 43 38 10 44 8 6 0 455 61
  1. ^ appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying
  2. ^ goal in UEFA Europa League qualifying
  3. ^ 4 appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying, 6 appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ goal in UEFA Europa League qualifying, goal in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ 6 appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying, 6 appearances in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ 2 goals in UEFA Europa League qualifying, goal in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ appearance in Croatian Super Cup
  8. ^ appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying
  9. ^ goal in UEFA Europa League qualifying
  10. ^ 3 appearances in UEFA Champions League qualifying, 6 appearances in UEFA Europa League
  11. ^ goal in UEFA Europa League
  12. ^ appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying
  13. ^ appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying
  14. ^ appearance in Croatian Super Cup
  15. ^ appearance in Serie B promotion play-offs
  16. ^ appearances in Serie B promotion play-offs
  17. ^ appearances in UEFA Champions League qualifying

InternationalEdit

As of match played 7 September 2020[22]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011 1 0
2012 0 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 0 0
2019 3 0
2020 1 0
Total 8 0

HonoursEdit

Rijeka[21]

Sheriff Tiraspol[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zoran Kvržić". nk-slaven-belupo.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Kvržić: Sada svi govore da sam hit igrač". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 28 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Kvržić: Nadam se da neću na novu posudbu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 17 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Slavonci žele Europu, Pjesnici i Varaždinci osuđeni na borbu za goli život". index.hr (in Croatian). 23 July 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Rijeka na Korzu predstavila pojačanja i nove dresove". index.hr (in Croatian). 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Rijeka i Dinamo ubjedljivi na startu HNL-a". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Remi Hajduka i Rijeke: Bh. internacionalac utišao Poljud". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 21 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Rijeka osvojila Kup, Kvržić strijelac". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 13 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Zoran Kvržić ponovo u italijanskoj Speziji". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 30 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Zoran Kvržić u Sheriffu iz Tiraspola". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 5 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Zoran Kvržić produžio ugovor sa Rijekom". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Kvržić u nedjelju proslavio veliki jubilej". fokus.ba (in Bosnian). 28 November 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Zoran Kvržić potpisao novi ugovor sa Rijekom". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 7 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Zvanično: Robert Prosinečki doveo Zorana Kvržića u Kayserispor". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Potpuno nepromišljen potez Zmaja: Zoran Kvržić na neslavan način debitovao za Kayseri". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Kvržić zabio majstorski iz voleja za pobjedu Kayserija". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 13 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Zvanično: Zoran Kvržić postao slobodan igrač". oslobodjenje.ba (in Bosnian). 30 August 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Zoran Kvržić se vratio u Hrvatsku". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 1 October 2021. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  19. ^ "Musemić objavio spisak igrača za meč s Poljskom". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 6 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  20. ^ "Musemićevi izabranici poraženi od Poljske". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 16 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  21. ^ a b c "Z. Kvržić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Zoran Kvržić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 7 September 2020.

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