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Darijo Srna

Clubs: HNK Hakduk Split, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

 Croatia skipper Darijo Srna competed at his third UEFA European Championship finals in 2012. A stalwart at FC Shakhtar Donetsk, where he is also the club captain, the right wing-back’s accurate crosses and free-kicks are every bit as important to both club and country as his inspirational leadership.

• Born in Croatia to Bosnian parents, Srna emerged as a high-profile teenager at Hajduk, winning the 2001 Croatian championship and the 2003 Croatian Cup.

• Earned his first senior call-up for Croatia in November 2002; appeared only as a substitute at UEFA EURO 2004 but subsequently became a key man for his country as a right midfielder/wing-back, scoring a trademark free-kick against Australia at the 2006 FIFA World Cup (after missing a penalty in the previous group game against Japan).

• Left Hajduk in July 2003, with team-mate Stipe Pletikosa, for ambitious Shakhtar and claimed a domestic cup win in his debut season followed by back-to-back Ukrainian titles; added the domestic double in 2007/08 plus another Premier League title in 2009/10 − a season in which he was voted player of the year.

• Skippered Shakhtar to UEFA Cup glory in 2009 – thus becoming the last UEFA Cup-winning captain − and was named man of the match in the final against SV Werder Bremen, having supplied the assist for Jadson's extra-time winner; appeared in all 17 European matches for the Pitmen that season.

• Helped Croatia to the UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-finals, scoring his 16th international goal in a 2-1 win against Germany in Klagenfurt that made him his country's second highest goalscorer after Davor Šuker (45 goals).

• Led Shakhtar into the UEFA Champions League knockout stage for the first time in 2011 – the Pitmen eventually succumbing to FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals – while two more domestic doubles arrived in 2010/11 and 2011/12.

• A third arrived in 2012/13, the season Shakhtar once again made it through the UEFA Champions League group stage before falling to Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16. Played in all eight of his club's game, scoring once.

UEFA honours
winner 2009

Last updated: 08/12/13 7.38CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/10/2015 02:23 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-0CyprusCyprus7700
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta9001
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9001
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway9001
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1ItalyItaly9000
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
01.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0HoverlaHoverla9000
05.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9011
09.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla2-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
14.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-2DniproDnipro9000
19.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsRapid WienRapid Wien0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
25.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-2Rapid WienRapid Wien9001
28.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya8600
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
19.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0DniprodzerzhynskDniprodzerzhynsk9000
26.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueOlimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk2-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
30.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-3ParisParis9000
03.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Darijo Srna
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/05/1982 (33)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 33
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 78kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    01/08/01: Hajduk Split 0-0 Ferencváros
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    24/04/99: Spain 2-0 Croatia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-2154
Croatia U-1853
Croatia U-1631

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Hajduk Split30
Shakhtar Donetsk805
UEFA Super Cup
Shakhtar Donetsk10
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk352
Hajduk Split61
Last updated: 01/10/2015 01:19 CET