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

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/11/2015 08:41 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-0CyprusCyprus6900
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta9000
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway7400
27.07.2015Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
02.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9010
08.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
16.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-0TerekTerek9000
23.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueUfaUfa0-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
30.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
12.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueRubinRubin3-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
20.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-0Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov9010
26.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva8100
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-0SkënderbeuSkënderbeu9000
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia3-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
18.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva1-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş6900
01.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban6-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
21.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-2AnjiAnji9000

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General info

  • Name: Vedran Ćorluka
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/02/1986 (29)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Lokomotiv Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 90kg

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

  • 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

Croatia U-2160
Croatia U-1941
Croatia U-1731

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb50
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb20
Man. City30
Lokomotiv Moskva50
Last updated: 23/10/2015 01:44 CET