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 7 (0)
National team
2017– Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 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 Danish Superliga club Copenhagen 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.[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] He debuted in a 0–1 loss against Lugano on 17 February.[17] On 11 March, Kodro scored his first goal for Grasshopper, in a game against Young Boys.[18] While playing for Grasshopper, Kodro scored his first career hat-trick on 21 April.[19] Even though he joined the club mid-season, Kodro finished the campaign as Grasshoppers' top goalscorer with seven goals.[20]

Copenhagen[edit]

In July 2018, Kodro joined Copenhagen and signed a four-year contract.[21] He debuted in a UEFA Europa League qualifier against KuPS on 12 July.[22] Four days later, he made his first league appearance for the club, in a home loss to Horsens.[23] Kodro scored his first goal for Copenhagen on 26 July, in an away victory over Stjarnan.[24], A week later, in the return leg, he scored his first hat-trick for the club.[25]

International career[edit]

In March 2017, Kodro received first senior call-up for Bosnia and Herzegovina by manager Mehmed Baždarević.[26] He debuted twelve days later, starting and providing an assist for Senad Lulić's goal in a 2–1 friendly away win at Albania.[27] He scored his first international goal in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar on 3 September 2017.[28]

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.[29] They became first son and father to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina internationally.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 16 September 2018.[31]
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 7 0 0 0 7 5 14 5
Career total 194 37 7 0 7 5 4 3 212 45

International[edit]

As of match played 28 May 2018.[32]
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.[32]
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. ^ "Kodro wechselt von Mainz nach Zürich". kicker.de (in German). 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  17. ^ "Kodro debitovao za Grasshoppers, igrao i Kapić". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 17 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  18. ^ "Kodro pogodio za Grasshoppers, igrao i Kapić". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 11 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  19. ^ "Hat-trick Kodre, Grasshoppers konačno slavio". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  20. ^ "Kenan Kodro strijelac za Grasshopper protiv aktuelnog prvaka". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 19 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  21. ^ "Mainz objavio: Neočekivan transfer Kenana Kodre!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018. 
  22. ^ "Kodro debitovao pobjedom, Mešanović bez minutaže". faktor.ba (in Bosnian). 12 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  23. ^ "Kodri puna minutaža u neočekivanom porazu Kopenhagena". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 16 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018. 
  24. ^ "Prvijenac Kenana Kodre u dresu Kopenhagena". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 26 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018. 
  25. ^ "Kenan Kodro postigao hat-trick u ubjedljivoj pobjedi Kopenhagena". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 2 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  26. ^ "Baždarevićev spisak zmajeva: Pozvani Kodro, Đumić i Pavlović, povratak Vršajevića, nema Spahića". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 16 March 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  27. ^ "Kenan Kodro: Lijepo je što me porede s ocem Mehom". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 29 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  28. ^ "Kodro postigao prvi gol u dresu BiH". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  29. ^ "Kenan Kodro: Espero poder aportar lo que aportó mi padre". as.com (in Spanish). 13 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "Meho i Kenan deveti otac i sin sa golovima za reprezentaciju". bhfudbal.ba (in Bosnian). 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  31. ^ "K. Kodro". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018. 
  32. ^ a b "Kenan Kodro". eu-football.info. Retrieved 11 September 2018. 

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