Zvonimir Deranja (born 22 September 1979) is a retired Croatian footballer who last played for RNK Split.[1]

Zvonimir Deranja
Personal information
Full name Zvonimir Deranja
Date of birth (1979-09-22) 22 September 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Dubrovnik, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Slaven Gruda
HNK Dubrovnik
1993–1996 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2004 Hajduk Split 126 (52)
2004–2005 Le Mans 16 (4)
2005–2006 Hajduk Split 8 (1)
2006–2007 FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin 44 (19)
2008–2010 R.E. Mouscron 5 (1)
2010 RNK Split 8 (0)
Total 207 (77)
National team
1995–1996 Croatia U-17 7 (3)
1996–1998 Croatia U-19 12 (3)
1998–2001 Croatia U-21 17 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

He began his football career with local clubs NK Slaven from Gruda and HNK Dubrovnik. He was discovered by Hajduk Split scouts and moved to the club's youth squad. In 1996, he joined the club's senior squad in the Croatian First League. He remained with the club until 2004, returning the following season after an unsuccessful year in France. In 2006, he moved to the French Ligue 2 again, this time with FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin, with whom he received more frequent playing time.[2]

Deranja has not been capped for the Croatian national team. However, he has played extensively for the country's junior sides. He was a member of the Croatian side at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Zvonimir Deranja Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  2. ^ Zvonimir Deranja – French league stats at LFP

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