Domagoj Vida

  • Date of birth : 29/04/1989
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
 
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Domagoj Vida

Domagoj Vida

A versatile defender who can operate in both full-back roles − as he did in both legs of Croatia's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying play-off against Turkey − Domagoj Vida has restored his international credentials at GNK Dinamo Zagreb following an unsuccessful season in Germany with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

• Came through to play top-flight football in Croatia with NK Osijek, his home-town club, making his debut at the age of 17.

• Helped Osijek finish third in the Prva Liga in 2007/08, making 21 league appearances; by the following season he had become a mainstay in the side, notching up 30 outings and scoring two goals, the first of them, against HNK Cibalia, ten days before his 20th birthday.

• Doubled his league tally to four goals in 2009/10, at the end of which he graduated from the Croatian Under-21 team to senior level, making his debut as a substitute in a May 2010 friendly against Wales – staged, fittingly for him, in Osijek.

• Prior to his international debut he had already agreed a transfer to Leverkusen, but although he would play in eight UEFA Europa League matches for the club, his Bundesliga playing time was restricted to just one substitute appearance.

• Returned home to join serial champions Dinamo Zagreb and made a promising start, helping the club qualify for the UEFA Champions League; also won back his place in the national squad, starting both UEFA EURO 2012 play-off matches as respective replacements for Ivan Strinić and Vedran Ćorluka.

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General info

  • Name: Domagoj Vida
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/04/1989 (25)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 24
  • Club: Dynamo Kyiv ( UKR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Group stage)
    16/09/10: Leverkusen 4-0 Rosenborg
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/06/07: Croatia 2-0 Faroe Islands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Croatia80
Croatia U-21152
Croatia U-1920
Total252

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb242
Total242
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dynamo Kyiv111
Leverkusen80
Total191
Last updated: 17/11/2014 01:31 CET
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