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Šime Vrsaljko

Šime Vrsaljko

Clubs: GNK Dinamo Zagreb, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb, Genoa CFC

• Born in Zadar, he joined Dinamo Zagreb as a youth and made his Prva Liga debut on loan to feeder club NK Lokomotiva Zagreb in the first half of the 2009/10 season, starting all 17 matches at the age of 17.

• Returned to Dinamo midway through that campaign, starting nine league games in the club's title success, and was a prominent member of the Croatia squad that reached the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Normandy.

• Became a fixture of the Dinamo first team in 2010/11, winning the domestic double, making his European bow in a UEFA Champions League qualifier against FC Sheriff, competing in the UEFA Europa League group stage and scoring his first top-flight goal – on 29 August 2010 in a 2-0 defeat of HNK Cibalia.

• Made his senior debut for Croatia – as a substitute – on 9 February 2011 in a friendly against the Czech Republic; his first start came on his competitive debut, a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Malta (3-1).

• Started all six qualifying games to help Dinamo reach the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League but appeared just twice in group stage; helped Dinamo retain both domestic trophies, making 22 league appearances.

• Recalled to Croatia's UEFA EURO 2012 squad on the eve of the competition to replace injured Ivo Iličević after narrowly missing out on the original 23-man party, but did not appear in the final tournament. 

• Won his fourth Croatian title with Dinamo in 2012/13 before moving to Italy with Genoa in the summer of 2013, immediately establishing himself in the Italian club's defence in his first season. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 29/01/14 15.10CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 28/06/2016 17:14 CET
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-2ArgentinaArgentina9000
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia4-0GibraltarGibraltar9000
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1ItalyItaly1800
15.08.2015Italian CupThird roundSassuoloSassuolo2-0ModenaModena9000
23.08.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-1NapoliNapoli9000
29.08.2015Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
13.09.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-2AtalantaAtalanta8400
23.09.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
27.09.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1ChievoChievo9000
04.10.2015Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli1-0SassuoloSassuolo9000
18.10.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-1LazioLazio9000
25.10.2015Italian Serie AMilanMilan2-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
28.10.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-0JuventusJuventus9000
01.11.2015Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese0-0SassuoloSassuolo9000
08.11.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-0CarpiCarpi6900
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia1-3CroatiaCroatia4400
22.11.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
30.11.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1FiorentinaFiorentina9001
06.12.2015Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria1-3SassuoloSassuolo9001
20.12.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona1-1SassuoloSassuolo9001
06.01.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-2FrosinoneFrosinone9000
10.01.2016Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale0-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
16.01.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
20.01.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1TorinoTorino9000
30.01.2016Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta1-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
02.02.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo0-2RomaRoma9000
07.02.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-2PalermoPalermo4500
13.02.2016Italian Serie AChievoChievo1-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
21.02.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo3-2EmpoliEmpoli9000
29.02.2016Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-2SassuoloSassuolo9000
06.03.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-0MilanMilan9001
11.03.2016Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus1-0SassuoloSassuolo9000
20.03.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1UdineseUdinese9000
23.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-0IsraelIsrael4600
26.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageHungaryHungary1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
02.04.2016Italian Serie ACarpiCarpi1-3SassuoloSassuolo9000
09.04.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo0-1GenoaGenoa9000
17.04.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
20.04.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo0-0SampdoriaSampdoria9000
24.04.2016Italian Serie ATorinoTorino1-3SassuoloSassuolo9000
01.05.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-0VeronaVerona9000
08.05.2016Italian Serie AFrosinoneFrosinone0-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
27.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-0MoldovaMoldova9000
04.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia10-0San MarinoSan Marino3400
17.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-2CroatiaCroatia100
21.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-1SpainSpain9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Šime Vrsaljko
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/01/1992 (24)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Sassuolo ( ITA)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    04/08/10: Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Sheriff
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/09/07: Croatia 4-0 Georgia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-2190
Croatia U-1950
Croatia U-1771

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb160
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb70
Last updated: 26/06/2016 01:05 CET