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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: 29/06/2016 17:37 CET
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia4-0GibraltarGibraltar3300
19.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueHoverlaHoverla1-1DniproDnipro4500
26.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro4-2Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9020
02.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla1-1DniproDnipro9010
09.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1200
23.08.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-0MilanMilan9000
30.08.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino3-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia700
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia1800
12.09.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-0GenoaGenoa2700
20.09.2015Italian Serie ACarpiCarpi0-1FiorentinaFiorentina3200
23.09.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-0BolognaBologna3410
27.09.2015Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-4FiorentinaFiorentina9030
04.10.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-0AtalantaAtalanta9001
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia3-0BulgariaBulgaria8511
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-1CroatiaCroatia6000
18.10.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1FiorentinaFiorentina9010
25.10.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-2RomaRoma9000
28.10.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona0-2FiorentinaFiorentina9010
08.11.2015Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria0-2FiorentinaFiorentina9010
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia1-3CroatiaCroatia7510
22.11.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-2EmpoliEmpoli4520
30.11.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1FiorentinaFiorentina3400
06.12.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-0UdineseUdinese9000
13.12.2015Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus3-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000
16.12.2015Italian CupRound of 16FiorentinaFiorentina0-1CarpiCarpi9000
20.12.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-0ChievoChievo9010
06.01.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo1-3FiorentinaFiorentina9002
09.01.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-3LazioLazio9000
17.01.2016Italian Serie AMilanMilan2-0FiorentinaFiorentina9000
24.01.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-0TorinoTorino8200
31.01.2016Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-0FiorentinaFiorentina3400
03.02.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-1CarpiCarpi8600
06.02.2016Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-1FiorentinaFiorentina4500
14.02.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina2-1InternazionaleInternazionale9000
21.02.2016Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta2-3FiorentinaFiorentina3010
29.02.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-1NapoliNapoli9000
04.03.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma4-1FiorentinaFiorentina9000
13.03.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-1VeronaVerona1500
20.03.2016Italian Serie AFrosinoneFrosinone0-0FiorentinaFiorentina9000
23.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-0IsraelIsrael5700
10.04.2016Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-0FiorentinaFiorentina9000
17.04.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
20.04.2016Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese2-1FiorentinaFiorentina2900
24.04.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-2JuventusJuventus9010
30.04.2016Italian Serie AChievoChievo0-0FiorentinaFiorentina9000
08.05.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina0-0PalermoPalermo9000
15.05.2016Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-4FiorentinaFiorentina600
27.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-0MoldovaMoldova9000
04.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia10-0San MarinoSan Marino3430
21.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-1SpainSpain9011
25.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16CroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal3200

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General info

  • Name: Nikola Kalinić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/01/1988 (28)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Fiorentina ( ITA)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • 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
Croatia134
Croatia U-2162
Croatia U-1989
Croatia U-171011
Total3726

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dnipro20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dnipro299
Hajduk Split81
Fiorentina51
Total4211
Last updated: 26/06/2016 01:05 CET
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