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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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/12/2014 02:31 CET
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland9000
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon0-4CroatiaCroatia9001
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-3MexicoMexico7400
30.07.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundStandard LiègeStandard Liège0-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos2600
05.08.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundPanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-2Standard LiègeStandard Liège9000
21.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsPanathinaikosPanathinaikos4-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
24.08.2014Greek Super LeagueLevadiakosLevadiakos1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9010
28.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
31.08.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1PanioniosPanionios9000
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva8000
21.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePlataniasPlatanias2-3PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
28.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-0VolouVolou9001
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageEstorilEstoril2-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos7500
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9001
19.10.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-2OFIOFI9000
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePSVPSV1-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos6000
26.10.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
02.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-0AtromitosAtromitos7200
06.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-3PSVPSV9000
09.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos6800
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
27.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos400
30.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1VeriaVeria9010
11.12.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-1EstorilEstoril3000
14.12.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos4-0PanthrakikosPanthrakikos8200
18.12.2014Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi4-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000

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
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • 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

TeamPGS
Croatia200
Croatia U-21100
Total300

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Bayern210
Panathinaikos20
Total230
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Panathinaikos80
Sporting60
Dinamo Zagreb82
Heerenveen212
Total434
Last updated: 12/12/2014 01:12 CET
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