Kenan Kodro

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Kenan Kodro
Personal information
Full name Kenan Kodro
Date of birth (1993-08-19) 19 August 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Grasshopper (on loan from Mainz 05)
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2009 Antiguoko
2009–2011 Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Real Sociedad B 76 (16)
2012 Lagun Onak (loan) 9 (2)
2014–2017 Osasuna 80 (12)
2017– Mainz 05 8 (0)
2018 Grasshopper (loan) 14 (7)
National team
2017– Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2018

Kenan Kodro (Bosnian pronunciation: [kěnan kôːdro]; born 19 August 1993) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Swiss Super League club Grasshopper, on loan from Mainz 05, and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Kodro graduated with Real Sociedad's youth setup, and made his senior debut with the reserves, spending several seasons in Segunda División B.[2] In 2012, he also had a six-month loan stint at Lagun Onak.[3]

Osasuna[edit]

In July 2014, Kodro signed for Osasuna, being initially assigned to the B side in Tercera División,[4] he made his professional debut on 23 August, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 home win against Barcelona B in the Segunda División.[5] On 18 October, he scored his first professional goal, netting a last-minute winner in a 3–2 home win over Tenerife.[6]

On 28 January 2015, Kodro renewed his contract, signing until 2018[7] and being given the number 9 jersey,[8] he was an instrumental part in the Rojillos promotion to La Liga through the play-offs, after scoring three goals in four matches, two of them in the finals against Girona.[9][10]

Kodro made his top tier debut on 19 August 2016, starting in a 1–1 draw at Málaga,[11] he scored his first goal in the category on 22 January 2017, but in a 3–4 home loss against Sevilla.[12] On 5 March, he netted his first brace in a 2–5 loss at Las Palmas.[13]

Mainz 05[edit]

On 26 June 2017, Kodro signed a four-year deal with Bundesliga club Mainz 05.[14] Kodro debuted for Mainz in a 3–1 DFB-Pokal win over Lüneburger Hansa,[15] he made his Bundesliga debut against Hannover 96, which Mainz lost 0–1.[16]

Grasshopper[edit]

In February 2018, Kodro joined Grasshopper on loan until the end of the season,[17] he debuted in a 0–1 loss against Lugano on 17 February.[18] On 11 March, Kodro scored his first goal for Grasshopper, in a game against Young Boys.[19] While playing for Grasshopper, Kodro scored his first career hat-trick on 21 April.[20] Even though he joined the club mid-season, Kodro finished the campaign as Grasshoppers' top scorer with seven goals.[21]

International career[edit]

On 16 March 2017, Kodro was selected to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina by manager Mehmed Baždarević ahead of a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar.[22] He debuted twelve days later, starting and providing an assist for Senad Lulić's goal in a 2–1 friendly win against Albania,[23] he scored his first goal in a comfortable win against Gibraltar on 3 September 2017.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Kenan's father, Meho, was also a footballer and a striker. Both spent time together at Real Sociedad B, the latter as a manager,[25] they became first son and father to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina internationally.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 May 2018.[27]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Sociedad B 2011–12 Segunda División B 14 2 14 2
2012–13 Segunda División B 35 6 35 6
2013–14 Segunda División B 27 8 27 8
Total 76 16 76 16
Lagun Onak 2011–12 Tercera División 9 2 9 2
Osasuna 2014–15 Segunda División 32 2 1 0 33 2
2015–16 Segunda División 20 3 1 0 4[a] 3[b] 25 6
2016–17 La Liga 28 7 2 0 30 7
Total 80 12 4 0 4 3 88 15
Mainz 05 2017–18 Bundesliga 8 0 2 0 10 0
Grasshopper (loan) 2017–18 Swiss Super League 14 7 1 0 15 7
Career total 187 37 7 0 4 3 198 40

International[edit]

As of match played 28 May 2018.[28]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017 4 1
2018 3 1
Total 7 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[28]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2017 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé, Portugal  Gibraltar
2–0
4–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 23 March 2018 Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad, Bulgaria  Bulgaria
1–0
1–0
Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenan Kodro". gcz.ch. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Kenan Kodro: El apellido Kodro pesa, hasta que no me acerque a mi padre prefiero ser Kenan" (in Spanish). real-sociedad.diariovasco.com. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Isaac Aketxe, cedido al Sanse; Kenan Kodro, cedido al Lagun Onak" (in Spanish). realsociedad.com. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Kenan Kodro, de la Real Sociedad B, hará la pretemporada con Osasuna" (in Spanish). navarradeportiva.com. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "El equipo también responde" (in Spanish). osasuna.es. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Kenan Kodro salva a Osasuna en el 93'" (in Spanish). marca.com. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kenan Kodro amplía su contrato con el CA Osasuna" (in Spanish). osasuna.es. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mikel Merino llevará el dorsal 8 y Kenan Kodro, el 9" (in Spanish). diariodenavarra.es. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "La fe rojilla mueve montañas" (in Spanish). marca.com. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "¡¡¡Osasuna regresa a Primera!!!" (in Spanish). marca.com. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Osasuna empata 'in extremis' en La Rosaleda" (in Spanish). marca.com. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "El Osasuna pierde contra el Sevilla" (in Spanish). mundodeportivo.com. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "La UD Las Palmas dio la vuelta al partido y acabó goleando al colista Osasuna" (in Spanish). sport.es. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Mainz 05 verpflichtet Kenan Kodro" (in German). mainz05.de. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Mutos Doppelpack schickt Mainz in Runde zwei" (in German). kicker.de. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Hannover überrascht Mainz mit einem Auswärtscoup und vermiest FSV Coach Sandro Schwarz das Debüt" (in German). kicker.de. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  17. ^ "Kodro wechselt von Mainz nach Zürich" (in German). kicker.de. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  18. ^ "Lugano 1–0 Grasshopper". skysports.com. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  19. ^ "Young Boys 3–1 Grasshopper". worldfootball.com. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  20. ^ "Hat-trick Kodre, Grasshoppers konačno slavio" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  21. ^ "Kenan Kodro strijelac za Grasshopper protiv aktuelnog prvaka" (in Bosnian). bih.ba. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  22. ^ "Baždarevićev spisak zmajeva: Pozvani Kodro, Đumić i Pavlović, povratak Vršajevića, nema Spahića" (in Bosnian). klix.ba. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  23. ^ "Kenan Kodro es titular con Bosnia ante Albania (1–2) y da una asistencia" (in Spanish). noticiasdenavarra.com. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  24. ^ "Kodro nakon lijepog ubačaja Višće postigao prvijenac" (in Bosnian). scsport.ba. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  25. ^ "Kenan Kodro: Espero poder aportar lo que aportó mi padre" (in Spanish). as.com. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Meho i Kenan deveti otac i sin sa golovima za reprezentaciju" (in Bosnian). bhfudbal.ba. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  27. ^ "K. Kodro". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  28. ^ a b "Kenan Kodro". eu-football.info. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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