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Milan Badelj

Milan Badelj

Clubs: NK Lokomotiva Zagreb, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Hamburger SV

• A youth product at NK Zagreb, he joined Dinamo at the age of 17, but before he could play for the first team he spent the 2007/08 season on loan at Lokomotiva, helping the club win the third division title with seven goals in 28 games.

• Returned to Dinamo for the 2008/09 campaign and scored on his top-flight debut − a 2-0 home win against HNK Rijeka − as a first step to winning the Croatian league and cup double; also competed in the UEFA Cup, scoring his first goal in a 3-3 draw at AC Sparta Praha that took Dinamo into the group phase.

• Came to the fore in 2009/10, scoring 11 league goals in 27 starts as Dinamo retained their title. Won another domestic double in 2010/11, scoring six league goals and registering in both legs of the cup final, won 8-2 on aggregate against NK Varaždin; also started all six of Dinamo's UEFA Europa League group games.

• Made 60 representative appearances for Croatia at youth level before his senior debut as a last-minute substitute against Wales on 23 May 2010; scored on his competitive debut, a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Malta in Ta' Qali on 2 September 2011, after which he participated for Dinamo in his first UEFA Champions League campaign.

• Made the trip to Poland and Ukraine with Croatia but did not get any playing time as Croatia were knocked out at the group stage. Completed move to Hamburg in August 2012.

Last updated: 23/08/12 12.34CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2015 01:05 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia1-2CroatiaCroatia600
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0WalesWales9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia4600
18.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundEnergieEnergie2-2
(1-4(p))
HamburgHamburg6100
23.08.2014German BundesligaKölnKöln0-0HamburgHamburg9000
30.08.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-3PaderbornPaderborn9000
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFiorentinaFiorentina3-0GuingampGuingamp4500
21.09.2014Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta0-1FiorentinaFiorentina5600
28.09.2014Italian Serie ATorinoTorino1-1FiorentinaFiorentina6300
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDinamo MinskDinamo Minsk0-3FiorentinaFiorentina9000
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePAOKPAOK0-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000
26.10.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-1FiorentinaFiorentina900
02.11.2014Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria3-1FiorentinaFiorentina5800
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-2ArgentinaArgentina9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia700
27.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageGuingampGuingamp1-2FiorentinaFiorentina7000
11.12.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFiorentinaFiorentina1-2Dinamo MinskDinamo Minsk9000
18.01.2015Italian Serie AChievoChievo1-2FiorentinaFiorentina8200
21.01.2015Italian CupRound of 16FiorentinaFiorentina3-1AtalantaAtalanta9002
31.01.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000
03.02.2015Italian CupQuarter-finalsRomaRoma0-2FiorentinaFiorentina9000
08.02.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-2AtalantaAtalanta9000
19.02.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32TottenhamTottenham1-1FiorentinaFiorentina1200
22.02.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-1TorinoTorino9000
26.02.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32FiorentinaFiorentina2-0TottenhamTottenham9001
01.03.2015Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale0-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000
05.03.2015Italian CupSemi-finalsJuventusJuventus1-2FiorentinaFiorentina7800
09.03.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-0FiorentinaFiorentina7700
12.03.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16FiorentinaFiorentina1-1RomaRoma9000
16.03.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-1MilanMilan4500
19.03.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16RomaRoma0-3FiorentinaFiorentina9000
22.03.2015Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese2-2FiorentinaFiorentina9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway300
04.04.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-0SampdoriaSampdoria9001
12.04.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-0FiorentinaFiorentina6900
16.04.2015UEFA Europa LeagueQuarter-finalsDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000

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General info

  • Name: Milan Badelj
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/02/1989 (25)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Fiorentina ( ITA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (First qualifying round)
    16/07/08: Linfield 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    27/09/04: Croatia 3-2 Albania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Croatia31
Croatia U-21110
Croatia U-1950
Croatia U-17142
Total333

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb313
Total313
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb212
Fiorentina100
Total312
Last updated: 17/04/2015 01:05 CET
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