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Ognjen Vukojević

Ognjen Vukojević

A feisty midfielder who forages for possession with unremitting zeal, Ognjen Vukojević was new to the international scene when he appeared at UEFA EURO 2008 but has now developed into an indispensable member of Slaven Bilić's Croatia team. He has spent the past four years in Ukraine with FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• Born in Bjelovar, he made early waves with NK Slaven Koprivnica, making 53 top-flight appearances in two seasons before an ill-fated move to Belgian club K. Lierse SK.

• Failed to settle at Lierse and returned to Croatia in December 2005, joining GNK Dinamo Zagreb, where he became a first-team regular in 2006/07, winning both domestic trophies – the Croatian Cup at the expense of former employers Slaven, beaten 2-1 on aggregate in the final.

• An outstanding 2007/08 campaign, in which he scored 11 league goals and four in Europe and captured another domestic double, led to a first call up by Croatia; made the most of the opportunity by scoring on his debut − a 3-0 win on 16 October 2007 against Slovakia − before making one substitute appearance in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying and two at the finals.

• Signed a five-year contract with Dynamo just before UEFA EURO 2008 and proved a worthy acquisition in his first season, helping the club to the Ukrainian title, appearing in all six UEFA Champions League group games and scoring two important goals − against FC Metalist Kharkiv and Paris Saint-Germain FC − during Dynamo's run to the UEFA Cup semi-final.

• Reached the quarter-finals of the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League with Dynamo − which enabled him to pass the milestone of 50 appearances in UEFA club competition − and appeared in eight UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers for Croatia.

Last updated: 30/05/12 14.15CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2014 02:16 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland4-2CroatiaCroatia2900
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-0FYROMFYROM9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia1200
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYROMFYROM1-2CroatiaCroatia9000
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia4-0Korea Rep.Korea Rep.6500
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia700
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal6600
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein2-3CroatiaCroatia4400
18.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv2-0TavriyaTavriya9000
22.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsAktobeAktobe2-3Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
25.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya1-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
29.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv5-1AktobeAktobe9000
01.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-1DniproDnipro9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
15.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist3-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
22.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-0KarpatyKarpaty100
29.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla2-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv6000
03.10.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageRapid WienRapid Wien2-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv4400
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium2500
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
27.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-0IllychivetsIllychivets100
30.10.2013Ukrainian CupSecond roundShakhtar SverdlovskShakhtar Sverdlovsk0-4Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
07.11.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageThunThun0-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv4400
10.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn1-4Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
24.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv3-0HoverlaHoverla9000
02.12.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueSevastopolSevastopol1-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-2CroatiaCroatia200
22.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv4-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya1200
30.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro2-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv6200
06.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv4-2MetalistMetalist9000
16.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000

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General info

  • Name: Ognjen Vukojević
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 20/12/1983 (30)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Dynamo Kyiv ( UKR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (First round)
    19/06/04: Hibernians 2-1 Slaven Koprivnica
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    08/10/04: Croatia 1-0 Bulgaria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Croatia141
Croatia U-2180
Total221

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb103
Dynamo Kyiv310
Total413
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dynamo Kyiv336
Dinamo Zagreb82
Total418
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Slaven Koprivnica70
Total70
Last updated: 28/02/2014 01:46 CET
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