Vedran Ćorluka

  • Date of birth : 05/02/1986
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
 
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Vedran Ćorluka

Vedran Ćorluka

Rated as the "best right-back in the world" by Croatia coach Slaven Bilić in the run-up to UEFA EURO 2008, Vedran Ćorluka has not quite lived up to that billing, but the Tottenham Hotspur FC defender remains a key figure for his country. He passed a half-century of caps during UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

• Born in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina of Croatian stock, he joined GNK Dinamo Zagreb's youth academy but spent the 2004/05 season on loan at NK Inter Zaprešić before breaking into the Dinamo first team.

• A Croatian title winner with Dinamo in 2005/06 and 2006/07, he added the Croatian Cup in the second of those seasons before leaving for Manchester City FC in August 2007.

• Made his international debut as a substitute in Bilić's first match as coach − against newly-crowned world champions Italy − and started all of the team's next 17 games, including all 12 UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers; was also an ever-present with four appearances at the final tournament.

• Enjoyed a consistent first term in the Premier League, where he was used by City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson as a right-back, centre-back and midfielder, but left after just one season for Spurs.

• A League Cup finalist − and penalty shoot-out scorer against winners Manchester United FC − in 2009, he made six UEFA Champions League appearances for Tottenham in their run to the 2010/11 quarter-finals.

• Started every game in Croatia's successful UEFA EURO 2012 qualification bar the last, at home to Turkey, having scored his first competitive international goal to complete a 3-0 away win in the first leg of the play-off.

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland4-2CroatiaCroatia4600
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-0FYROMFYROM8100
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYROMFYROM1-2CroatiaCroatia9010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia9000
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal8700
14.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji2-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
20.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueVolgaVolga1-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
28.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-2CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
05.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva3-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein2-3CroatiaCroatia8500
17.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek0-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
26.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva5-0RostovRostov9000
01.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
15.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-0KubanKuban9000
21.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
26.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueUralUral0-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9001
30.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-0TomTom9000
05.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov2-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
27.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueRubinRubin1-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
03.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
09.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueTomTom2-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland9000
24.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
02.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9010
07.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-0RubinRubin9000
10.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-1Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov9000
16.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar0-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
22.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva3-0UralUral9000
30.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-0Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
07.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva3-0VolgaVolga9000
13.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-0AnjiAnji9000
19.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-1TerekTerek9000
26.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
11.05.2014Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov2-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
15.05.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
12.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageBrazilBrazil3-1CroatiaCroatia9000
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon0-4CroatiaCroatia9000
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-3MexicoMexico9000

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General info

  • Name: Vedran Ćorluka
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/02/1986 (28)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Lokomotiv Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    25/07/06: Ekranas 1-4 Dinamo Zagreb
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    17/03/03: Russia 0-1 Croatia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Croatia301
Croatia U-2160
Croatia U-1941
Croatia U-1731
Total433

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Leverkusen10
Dinamo Zagreb50
Tottenham80
Total140
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham40
Dinamo Zagreb20
Man. City30
Total90
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
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