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Danijel Pranjić

Danijel Pranjić

A diligent and technically gifted left-sided midfielder or full-back, Danijel Pranjić tends to occupy the latter role for Croatia. Once a prolific marksman for sc Heerenveen, he seldom scores for current club FC Bayern München and had not found the net for Croatia by the end of UEFA EURO 2012 qualification.

• Began with NK Osijek, helping the club to fourth place in the 2003/04 Croatian league before moving to GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

• Despite a disastrous 2004/05 season for Dinamo, in which they finished a lowly seventh in the league, he received a first international call-up and made his debut in a Dublin friendly against the Republic of Ireland.

• Joined Heerenveen in 2005; scored on his home debut, a 5-4 win against Roda JC, and was an ever-present in his second Eredivisie campaign.

• Played every minute for Croatia at UEFA EURO 2008 − the only person to do so − and enhanced his reputation further at club level the following season, winning the Dutch Cup and scoring 16 Eredivisie goals for Heerenveen.

• Transferred to Bayern in summer 2009 and scored his first goal for the Bavarians in a 5-1 win at VfL Bochum 1848 that December; ended the campaign with Bundesliga and German Cup winners' medals but was an unused substitute for the UEFA Champions League final loss to FC Internazionale Milano.

• Made just seven Bundesliga appearances in the 2011/12 season but was on the bench for the UEFA Champions League final against Chelsea FC at Bayern's Fußball Arena München.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2010, 2012

Last updated: 30/05/12 12.33CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland4-2CroatiaCroatia4600
15.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePlataniasPlatanias1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos7900
21.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0OFIOFI7900
25.09.2013Greek CupSecond roundPanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1ErgotelisErgotelis6500
29.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1AsterasAsteras9000
06.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
20.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-2PanthrakikosPanthrakikos9000
02.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos0-1OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland9000
24.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos3-1GianninaGiannina9000
30.11.2013Greek Super LeagueApollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
08.12.2013Greek Super LeagueKalloniKalloni0-4PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9020
14.12.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-2AtromitosAtromitos9000
22.12.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1XanthiXanthi1700
05.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePanaitolikosPanaitolikos1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
11.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0PanioniosPanionios9010
19.01.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria1-3PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
25.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0PlataniasPlatanias9000
09.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1PAOKPAOK2500
16.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePanthrakikosPanthrakikos0-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
23.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-1ErgotelisErgotelis9010
02.03.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos0-3PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9010
08.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos4-1ArisAris7900
22.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos3-1Apollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis9000
26.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos3-0KalloniKalloni7800
29.03.2014Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos0-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
06.04.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos3-1LevadiakosLevadiakos9000
26.04.2014Greek CupFinalPAOKPAOK1-4PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
04.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-1PAOKPAOK9000
07.05.2014Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras1-3PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
11.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0AsterasAsteras9000
14.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-1AtromitosAtromitos9000
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia1-0AustraliaAustralia2500
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon0-4CroatiaCroatia9001
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-3MexicoMexico7400

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Danijel Pranjić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/12/1981 (32)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 32
  • Club: Panathinaikos ( GRE)

  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second qualifying round)
    12/08/04: Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Primorje
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    06/09/02: Croatia 3-1 Estonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-21100

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb82
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
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