Nikola Kalinić

  • Date of birth : 05/01/1988
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
 
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Nikola Kalinić

Nikola Kalinić

A prolific goalscorer for Croatia at youth level, Nikola Kalinić has still to fulfil his potential in the senior team but he did score a vital goal in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying against Georgia and has made an excellent start to life in Ukraine with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk after struggling to impress in England with Blackburn Rovers FC.

• Born in Solin, he joined nearby HNK Hajduk Split as a youngster and made his senior debut at 17 before spending the 2006/07 season on loan at NK Istra 1961 and HNK Šibenik.

• With 16 goals for Croatia's Under-17 team and 11 for the U19s, his reputation went before him, and on his return to Hajduk he lived up to it with 13 goals before the winter break and 17 in total, making him the third top scorer in the Prva Liga.

• Uncapped at the time of Croatia's UEFA EURO 2008 squad announcement, he made his senior international debut in a pre-tournament friendly against Moldova before making one brief substitute appearance, against Poland, at the finals; had to wait till November 2010 for his first international goal, in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Malta.

• Struck 15 goals in 28 games for Hajduk in 2008/09 as they finished runners-up to GNK Dinamo Zagreb, his tally being one less than Dinamo’s Mario Mandžukić, who topped the Prva Liga goal listings.

• Moved to Blackburn in summer 2009 but was frequently left on the bench and managed just seven Premier League goals in two seasons before switching to Dnipro in August 2011.

Last updated: 05/06/12 11.20CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/05/2014 02:11 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia200
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYROMFYROM1-2CroatiaCroatia1800
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia0-1ScotlandScotland2000
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal2300
13.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro3-0Arsenal KyivArsenal Kyiv3200
19.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueIllychivetsIllychivets0-2DniproDnipro3400
27.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-3ZoryaZorya3200
03.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn1-3DniproDnipro3400
11.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-0HoverlaHoverla5710
17.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueSevastopolSevastopol1-1DniproDnipro7100
01.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-1DniproDnipro3300
10.09.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundKorea Rep.Korea Rep.1-2CroatiaCroatia7210
22.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya2-3DniproDnipro6720
28.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro2-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa7210
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium4401
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-0CroatiaCroatia5900
19.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueKarpatyKarpaty0-4DniproDnipro2500
24.10.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-2DniproDnipro5800
03.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk1-1DniproDnipro2900
23.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro3-1IllychivetsIllychivets2400
28.11.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDniproDnipro4-1PanduriiPandurii6210
01.12.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya3-0DniproDnipro2100
12.12.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFiorentinaFiorentina2-1DniproDnipro1400
15.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro3-0SevastopolSevastopol3100
05.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueTavriyaTavriya0-2DniproDnipro4410
12.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya5900
20.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-0DniproDnipro5500
27.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist2-1DniproDnipro1510
04.05.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-4KarpatyKarpaty6600

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General info

  • Name: Nikola Kalinić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/01/1988 (26)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Dnipro ( UKR)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 84kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First qualifying round)
    19/07/07: Budućnost Podgorica 1-1 Hajduk Split
  • 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
Croatia72
Croatia U-2162
Croatia U-1989
Croatia U-171011
Total3124

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dnipro124
Hajduk Split81
Total205
Last updated: 28/02/2014 01:07 CET
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