Mario Vrančić

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Mario Vrančić
Mario Vrancic.jpg
Vrančić playing for Norwich City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mario Vrančić
Date of birth (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Slavonski Brod, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 8
Youth career
1996–2004 VfR Kesselstadt
2004–2006 Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Mainz 05 II 45 (16)
2007–2011 Mainz 05 9 (0)
2009–2010 Rot Weiss Ahlen (loan) 12 (0)
2011–2012 Borussia Dortmund II 47 (16)
2012–2015 Paderborn 07 93 (12)
2015–2017 Darmstadt 98 45 (6)
2017– Norwich City 11 (0)
National team
2006 Germany U17 5 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U19 12 (1)
2008–2009 Germany U20 11 (3)
2015– Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Mario Vrančić (born 23 May 1989) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Norwich City and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Club career[edit]

Vrančić started his professional career at Mainz 05.[2]

On 26 June 2009, was loaned out for one season to Rot Weiss Ahlen.[3]

After his return, he was relegated to Mainz 05 II, and six months later, he signed for Borussia Dortmund II.[4]

On 1 July 2012 he joined Paderborn 07, who played in the 2. Bundesliga at the time.[5] Vrančić debuted in the opening game of the season against Hertha BSC,[6] and scored his first goals in the next game against VfL Bochum.[7] Vrančić was instrumental in his team's first ever promotion to the Bundesliga at the end of 2013–14 season.[8]

On 24 June 2015, he signed for newly promoted side Darmstadt 98.[9] Vrančić had his debut away at Schalke 04 on 22 August,[10] he scored his first goal in a 2–2 draw against FC Augsburg.[11]

On 8 June 2017, he agreed to join English club Norwich City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee,[12] he debuted on 5 August against Fulham.[13] Vrančić scored a brace, which were his first goals for the club, in an EFL Cup tie against Brentford.[14]

International career[edit]

Vrančić has represented Germany at youth levels,[15] he won 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship with Germany.[16]

In 2015, Vrančić received a green light from FIFA to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina;[17] in August 2015, Vrančić was called-up by Mehmed Baždarević.[18] He debuted in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Andorra on 6 September 2015.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Mario has an older brother, Damir, who is also a footballer,[20] he also holds German citizenship.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 November 2017.[22]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mainz 05 II 2006–07 Oberliga Südwest 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Oberliga Südwest 13 9 13 9
2008–09 Regionalliga West 19 7 19 7
2010–11 Regionalliga West 12 0 12 0
Total 45 16 45 16
Mainz 05 2006–07 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 6 0
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 9 0 1 0 10 0
Rot Weiss Ahlen (loan) 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 12 0
Borussia Dortmund II 2010–11 Regionalliga West 15 2 15 2
2011–12 Regionalliga West 32 14 32 14
Total 47 16 47 16
Paderborn 07 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 33 5 1 0 34 5
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 30 5 1 0 31 5
2014–15 Bundesliga 30 2 1 0 31 2
Total 93 12 3 0 96 12
Darmstadt 98 2015–16 Bundesliga 22 2 3 0 25 2
2016–17 Bundesliga 23 4 2 0 25 4
Total 45 6 5 0 50 6
Norwich City 2017–18 Championship 11 0 0 0 3 2 14 2
Career total 262 50 9 0 3 2 274 52

International[edit]

As of match played 28 March 2017.[23]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015 1 0
2016 3 0
2017 2 0
Total 6 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Germany U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Vrancic". canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Getting to know... Mario Vrančić". canaries.co.uk. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mainz leiht Vrancic an Ahlen aus" (in German). focus.de. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ivanschitz bleibt, Vrancic geht" (in German). bundesliga.de. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Vrancic wechselt an die Pader" (in German). kicker.de. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hertha BSC 2–2 Paderborn 07" (in German). weltfussball.de. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Vrancic beeindruckt mit cleverem Torabschluss" (in German). kicker.de. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "SC Paderborn 07 steigt erstmals in die Bundesliga auf" (in German). zeit.de. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Erster Neuzugang: Vrancic wechselt vom SC Paderborn zu den Lilien" (in German). sv98.de. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Draxler kontert Rausch, Lilien retten Punkt" (in German). kicker.de. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "Finnbogason behält in hitzigem Duell die Nerven" (in German). kicker.de. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "City Set To Sign Midfielder Mario Vrančić". canaries.co.uk. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Fulham 1–1 Norwich City". skysports.com. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Brentford 1–3 Norwich City". bbc.co.uk. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Mario Vrancic". dfb.de. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Glorious Germany sweep to victory". uefa.com. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Mario Vrančić može igrati za BiH!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Baždarević objavio spisak za Belgiju i Andoru" (in Bosnian). sport1.ba. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Result: Bosnia-Herzegovina cruise past Andorra". sportsmole.co.uk. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "Mario Vrančić u društvu djevojke Adne predao zahtjev za bh pasoš" (in Bosnian). avaz.ba. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Mario Vrancic: Vom Balljungen zum Bundesliga-Profi" (in German). echo-online.de. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  22. ^ "M. Vrančić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  23. ^ "Mario Vrančić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 

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