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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.

Last updated: 31/05/12 13.58CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/11/2015 02:06 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-0CyprusCyprus2100
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway9000
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1ItalyItaly9000
25.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv2-0Olimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk9000
02.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
09.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
15.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv3-0KarpatyKarpaty9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
12.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv3-0OlexandriyaOlexandriya9010
20.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn0-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
26.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv2-0HoverlaHoverla9000
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageM. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv0-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1200
04.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla0-4Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia3-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
16.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
27.10.2015Ukrainian CupGroup stageDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv5-0Obolon-BrovarObolon-Brovar9000
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea2-1Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
08.11.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv2-0DniprodzerzhynskDniprodzerzhynsk9000

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General info

  • Name: Domagoj Vida
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/04/1989 (26)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 24
  • Club: Dynamo Kyiv ( UKR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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

Croatia U-21152
Croatia U-1920

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb242
Dynamo Kyiv30
UEFA Europa League
Dynamo Kyiv171
Last updated: 05/11/2015 01:06 CET