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: 08/12/2014 02:22 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-0FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia8100
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia1-2CroatiaCroatia9010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland9000
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
10.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueArsenal TulaArsenal Tula0-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
14.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-1RostovRostov7000
21.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsApollonApollon1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
24.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
28.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-4ApollonApollon9000
31.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta9000
13.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1MordoviaMordovia9000
21.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
24.09.2014Russian CupFifth roundSibirSibir1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
28.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva3-1AmkarAmkar9020
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9000
18.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-1TerekTerek9000
26.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
29.10.2014Russian CupSixth roundUfaUfa0-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
08.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueTorpedo MoskvaTorpedo Moskva0-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
24.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-0UfaUfa9000
30.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-0Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
03.12.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-0UralUral9000
07.12.2014Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek0-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000

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

  • 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
Croatia341
Croatia U-2160
Croatia U-1941
Croatia U-1731
Total473

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Leverkusen10
Dinamo Zagreb50
Tottenham80
Total140
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham40
Dinamo Zagreb20
Man. City30
Lokomotiv Moskva20
Total110
Last updated: 17/11/2014 01:30 CET
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