Kenan Kodro

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Kenan Kodro
Personal information
Full name Kenan Kodro
Date of birth (1993-08-19) 19 August 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Copenhagen
Number 11
Youth career
2004–2009 Antiguoko
2009–2011 Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Real Sociedad B 76 (16)
2012Lagun Onak (loan) 9 (2)
2014–2017 Osasuna 80 (12)
2017–2018 Mainz 05 8 (0)
2018Grasshopper (loan) 14 (7)
2018– Copenhagen 8 (1)
National team
2017– Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2018

Kenan Kodro (Bosnian pronunciation: [kěnan kôːdro]; born 19 August 1993) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Danish Superliga club Copenhagen and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Kodro started his professional career at Real Sociedad's B team. In 2012 he had a loan spell with Lagun Onak. Two years later he joined Osasuna. In 2017 he moved to Mainz 05, who loaned him to Grasshopper in 2018. Later that year he was transferred to Copenhagen.

Kodro made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017.

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.[1] In 2012, he had a six-month loan stint at Lagun Onak.[2]

Osasuna[edit]

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

On 28 January 2015, Kodro renewed his contract, signing until 2018[6] and being given the number 9 jersey.[7] 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.[8][9]

Kodro made his top tier debut on 19 August 2016, starting in a 1–1 draw at Málaga.[10] He scored his first goal in La Liga on 22 January 2017, in a 3–4 home loss against Sevilla.[11] On 5 March, he netted his first brace in a 2–5 loss at Las Palmas.[12]

Mainz 05[edit]

On 26 June 2017, Kodro signed a four-year deal with Bundesliga club Mainz 05.[13] Kodro played his first game for the club in a 3–1 DFB-Pokal win over Lüneburger Hansa.[14] A week later, he made his Bundesliga debut in a 0–1 loss against Hannover 96.[15]

Due to lack of playing time, In February 2018 Kodro joined Grasshopper on loan until the end of the season.[16] While playing for Grasshopper, Kodro scored his first career hat-trick on 21 April.[17] Even though he joined the club mid-season, Kodro finished the campaign as Grasshoppers' top goalscorer with seven goals.[18]

Copenhagen[edit]

In July 2018, Kodro joined Copenhagen and signed a four-year contract.[19] He debuted in a UEFA Europa League qualifier against KuPS on 12 July.[20] Four days later, he made his first league appearance for the club, in a home loss to Horsens.[21] Kodro scored his first goal for Copenhagen on 26 July, in an away victory over Stjarnan.[22], A week later, in the return leg, he scored his first hat-trick for the club.[23] On 7 October Kodro scored his first league goal, in a convincing triumph over Randers.[24]

International career[edit]

On 16 March 2017, Kodro received first senior call-up for Bosnia and Herzegovina by manager Mehmed Baždarević.[25] He debuted twelve days later, starting and providing an assist for Senad Lulić's goal in a 2–1 friendly away win at Albania.[26] He scored his first international goal in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar on 3 September 2017.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Kenan's father, Meho, was also a footballer and a forward. Both spent time together at Real Sociedad B, the latter as a manager.[28] They became first son and father to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina internationally.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 1 November 2018.[30]
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
Copenhagen 2018–19 Danish Superliga 8 1 2 0 8 5 18 6
Career total 195 38 9 0 8 5 4 3 216 46

International[edit]

As of match played 11 October 2018.[31]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017 4 1
2018 4 1
Total 8 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[31]
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: El apellido Kodro pesa, hasta que no me acerque a mi padre prefiero ser Kenan". diariovasco.com (in Spanish). 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Isaac Aketxe, cedido al Sanse; Kenan Kodro, cedido al Lagun Onak". realsociedad.com (in Spanish). 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Kenan Kodro, de la Real Sociedad B, hará la pretemporada con Osasuna". navarradeportiva.com (in Spanish). 12 July 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  4. ^ "El equipo también responde". osasuna.es (in Spanish). 23 August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Kenan Kodro salva a Osasuna en el 93'". marca.com (in Spanish). 18 October 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Kenan Kodro amplía su contrato con el CA Osasuna". osasuna.es (in Spanish). 28 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Mikel Merino llevará el dorsal 8 y Kenan Kodro, el 9". diariodenavarra.es (in Spanish). 31 January 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  8. ^ "La fe rojilla mueve montañas". marca.com (in Spanish). 15 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  9. ^ "¡¡¡Osasuna regresa a Primera!!!". marca.com (in Spanish). 18 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Osasuna empata 'in extremis' en La Rosaleda". marca.com (in Spanish). 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  11. ^ "El Osasuna pierde contra el Sevilla". mundodeportivo.com (in Spanish). 22 January 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  12. ^ "La UD Las Palmas dio la vuelta al partido y acabó goleando al colista Osasuna". sport.es (in Spanish). 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Bis 2021: Mainz angelt sich Kodro von Osasuna". kicker.de (in German). 26 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Mutos Doppelpack schickt Mainz in Runde zwei". kicker.de (in German). 12 August 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Hannover überrascht Mainz mit einem Auswärtscoup und vermiest FSV Coach Sandro Schwarz das Debüt". kicker.de (in German). 19 August 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Kenan Kodro stigao na posudbu u Grasshoppers do kraja sezone". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Hat-trick Kodre, Grasshoppers konačno slavio". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Kenan Kodro strijelac za Grasshopper protiv aktuelnog prvaka". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 19 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Mainz objavio: Neočekivan transfer Kenana Kodre!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Kodro debitovao pobjedom, Mešanović bez minutaže". faktor.ba (in Bosnian). 12 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Kodri puna minutaža u neočekivanom porazu Kopenhagena". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 16 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Prvijenac Kenana Kodre u dresu Kopenhagena". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 26 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Kenan Kodro postigao hat-trick u ubjedljivoj pobjedi Kopenhagena". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 2 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Kodro dobio priliku za igru i odmah zabio". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 7 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Baždarevićev spisak zmajeva: Pozvani Kodro, Đumić i Pavlović, povratak Vršajevića, nema Spahića". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 16 March 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Džeko i Lulić presudili Albaniji u Elbasanu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 28 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  27. ^ "Gibraltar je preslab za nešto više osim poraza protiv BiH". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  28. ^ "Kenan Kodro, sin bh legende i napadač Osasune: Od Džeke mogu naučiti mnogo". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 23 October 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  29. ^ "Kodre za historiju bh fudbala". bhfudbal.ba (in Bosnian). 28 March 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  30. ^ "K. Kodro". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  31. ^ a b "Kenan Kodro". eu-football.info. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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