Gordon Schildenfeld

  • Date of birth : 18/03/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Gordon Schildenfeld

Gordon Schildenfeld

A tall central defender who emerged as a footballer of international stature during a successful two-year spell in Austria with SK Sturm Graz, Gordon Schildenfeld is now operating in the German second division with Eintracht Frankfurt. He played all 180 minutes of Croatia's UEFA EURO 2012 play-off against Turkey.

• Joined home-town team HNK Šibenik and made one substitute appearance in the Croatian top flight, aged 17, before the club's relegation to the second tier in 2003.

• Won promotion back to the Prva Liga in 2006 and impressed to such an extent in the first half of 2006/07 that he was recruited by champions GNK Dinamo Zagreb midway through the campaign.

• Went on to win both domestic trophies with the club from the Croatian capital, and was halfway towards a repeat triumph in 2007/08 when he left for Istanbul giants Beşiktaş JK; a difficult spell in Turkey, however, led to a loan spell in the German 2. Bundesliga with MSV Duisburg.

• Proved more successful on a subsequent season-long loan at Sturm, making 34 appearances in the Bundesliga, another ten in Europe and six in the Austrian Cup, including the final, which the Styrians won 1-0 against SC Wiener Neustadt; joined Sturm permanently and won the title in 2010/11, starting all 36 matches – the only player in Franco Foda's squad to do so − and scoring two goals.

• Won his first cap for Croatia in November 2009, in a friendly against Liechtenstein, and became the first reserve at centre-back to the Josip Šimunić-Dejan Lovren pairing, proving his worth by helping Slaven Bilić's side keep their goal unbreached in both legs of the play-off against Turkey.

Last updated: 06/12/12 10.29CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 09/07/2015 12:17 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0WalesWales4400
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia4400
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia0-1ScotlandScotland9000
24.08.2014Greek Super LeagueLevadiakosLevadiakos1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
31.08.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1PanioniosPanionios9000
14.09.2014Greek Super LeagueKalloniKalloni1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
21.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePlataniasPlatanias2-3PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
28.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0VolouVolou9000
19.10.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-2OFIOFI9000
26.10.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos6900
09.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos7400
04.12.2014Greek Super LeaguePanetolikosPanetolikos0-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
07.12.2014Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
14.12.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos4-0PanthrakikosPanthrakikos9001
18.12.2014Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi4-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
11.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos5-0ErgotelisErgotelis9000
14.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0LevadiakosLevadiakos9000
17.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePanioniosPanionios1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
21.01.2015Greek CupThird roundXanthiXanthi1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
24.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0KalloniKalloni9000
29.01.2015Greek CupThird roundPanathinaikosPanathinaikos0-1XanthiXanthi9000
01.02.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos3-0PlataniasPlatanias9000
08.02.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0PanetolikosPanetolikos9000
15.02.2015Greek Super LeagueOFIOFI2-3PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
22.02.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
08.03.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos4-3PAOKPAOK9000
22.03.2015Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway1510
04.04.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-2AsterasAsteras9000
19.04.2015Greek Super LeaguePanthrakikosPanthrakikos2-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9010
25.04.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-0XanthiXanthi9000
20.05.2015Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras0-4PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9010
24.05.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
27.05.2015Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK0-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
31.05.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-0PAOKPAOK9000
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1ItalyItaly9000

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General info

  • Name: Gordon Schildenfeld
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/03/1985 (30)
  • Country: Croatia

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 89kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (First qualifying round)
    24/07/07: Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 Xäzär Länkäran
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    09/10/10: Israel 1-2 Croatia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb50
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb40
Dinamo Moskva40
Last updated: 09/07/2015 12:17 CET
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