Jurica Buljat

  • Date of birth : 12/09/1986
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Jurica Buljat

Jurica Buljat

Clubs: NK Zadar (twice), HNK Hajduk Split, Maccabi Haifa FC, FC Energie Cottbus

• Joined home-town club NK Zadar and enjoyed an impressive 2004/05 season in the Croatian top flight – despite the team's relegation – making 25 appearances and scoring four goals.

• Transferred to Hajduk, he took a couple of years to find his feet at the Dalmatian club but was a regular in central defence by the 2007/08 season, at the start of which he made his European debut in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Cup.

• Captured his first major honour when Hajduk won the Croatian Cup in 2010, remaining on the field throughout both legs of the final against HNK Šibenik; made his international debut three weeks later, as a late substitute in a friendly against Estonia in Tallinn.

• Helped Hajduk to three successive Prva Liga runners-up finishes and into the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage, scoring his first European goal on matchday five against AEK Athens FC.

• Joined Maccabi Haifa in summer 2011 and made 31 starts in the Israeli top flight; also reached the UEFA Europa League group stage again and – curiously - scored against another 'AEK', Cypriot club AEK Larnaca FC, again on matchday five.

• A surprise inclusion in Croatia's UEFA EURO 2012 squad, Jurica Buljat played no part in the qualifying campaign and had experienced only a few minutes of international football when he was named in Slaven Bilić's party, but did not appear in Poland and Ukraine.

UEFA honours

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Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/07/2015 12:33 CET
04.03.2015Ukrainian CupQuarter-finalsMetalistMetalist0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jurica Buljat
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/09/1986 (29)
  • Country: Croatia

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 88kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First qualifying round)
    19/07/07: Budućnost Podgorica 1-1 Hajduk Split
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    09/10/04: Croatia 6-0 Liechtenstein

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-1930

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
M. Haifa40
UEFA Europa League
M. Haifa51
Hajduk Split161
Last updated: 30/04/2015 15:24 CET