Boris Zivkovic

Date of birth15 November 1975
Place of birthZivinice
NationalityCroatian
Weight75 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionDefender

Zivkovic enjoyed an excellent 2001-02 campaign as Bayer Leverkusen progressed to the final of the European Champions' League. A clever technical player, he has been used in a full back and in midfield by Croatia coach Mirko Jozic. Known more for his defensive qualities, Zivkovic' only international goal came in November 2001's 1-1 draw against South Korea in Kwanglu. He started his club career with Marsonia Slavonski Brod in 1994, moving to Hrvatski Dragovoljac Zagreb two years later before arriving at the BayArena in the 1997 close season.

Having conceded the penalty that led to Mexico securing their 1-0 win in Croatia's opening game, Zivkovic became the first player to be sent-off in the 2002 World Cup finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Marsonia Slavonski Brod 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1996
Hrvatski Dragovoljac Zagreb 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1997
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1997 24 Jun 2003
Portsmouth 24 Jun 2003 13 Jan 2004
VfB Stuttgart 15 Jan 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 30
3
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 6
1
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 13
10
2
5
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 9
8
4
2002-03 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 28
1
1
8
1
2002-03 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 7
1
1
2003-04 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2003-04 Portsmouth League Cup 1
2003-04 Portsmouth Premier League 17
1
4
2003-04 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 10
2
1
1
2003-04 VfB Stuttgart UEFA Champions League 1
2004-05 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 6
5
2
1
2005-06 1.FC Köln Bundesliga 7
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Aug 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-0 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2000 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-1 Bundesliga 2
05 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v SpVgg Unterhaching W 1-0 Bundesliga 3
09 Sep 2000 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 4
12 Sep 2000 Spartak Moskva v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
16 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock L 1-2 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Sporting Lisboa W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
23 Sep 2000 Energie Cottbus v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 6
27 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Real Madrid L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
30 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v TSV 1860 München D 0-0 Bundesliga 7
14 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 8
17 Oct 2000 Real Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen L 5-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
21 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 2-0 Bundesliga 9
25 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Spartak Moskva W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
28 Oct 2000 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
03 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt W 1-0 Bundesliga 11
07 Nov 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
11 Nov 2000 SC Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 12
18 Nov 2000 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 13
23 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v AEK Athens D 4-4 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
27 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 4-2 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 15
07 Dec 2000 AEK Athens v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0
Agg: 6-4
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin W 4-0 Bundesliga 16
13 Dec 2000 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-2 Bundesliga 17
16 Dec 2000 VfL Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 18
28 Jan 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart W 4-0 Bundesliga 19
04 Feb 2001 SpVgg Unterhaching v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 20
10 Feb 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 4-1 Bundesliga 21
18 Feb 2001 Hansa Rostock v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 22
23 Feb 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Energie Cottbus L 1-3 Bundesliga 23
04 Mar 2001 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 24
09 Mar 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen W 3-0 Bundesliga 25
17 Mar 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 26
31 Mar 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 L 0-3 Bundesliga 27
14 Apr 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg L 1-3 Bundesliga 29
12 May 2001 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 33
19 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum W 1-0 Bundesliga 34
28 Jul 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-1 Bundesliga 1
08 Aug 2001 Crvena Zvezda v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
21 Aug 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Crvena Zvezda D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Sep 2001 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 5
18 Sep 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
22 Sep 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 7
25 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
13 Oct 2001 Energie Cottbus v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-3 Bundesliga 9
17 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
20 Oct 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart W 4-1 Bundesliga 10
23 Oct 2001 Fenerbahçe v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
27 Oct 2001 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-4 Bundesliga 11
31 Oct 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
03 Nov 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 2-1 Bundesliga 12
24 Nov 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV W 4-1 Bundesliga 14
29 Nov 2001 Juventus v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
01 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 15
04 Dec 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Deportivo La Coruña W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
08 Dec 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Nürnberg W 4-2 Bundesliga 16
15 Dec 2001 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 17
19 Dec 2001 VfL Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-1 Bundesliga 18
26 Jan 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
03 Feb 2002 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 20
09 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 5-0 Bundesliga 22
16 Feb 2002 FC St Pauli v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 23
19 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
24 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 4-0 Bundesliga 24
27 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
02 Mar 2002 SC Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
09 Mar 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Energie Cottbus W 2-0 Bundesliga 26
20 Mar 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
30 Mar 2002 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-4 Bundesliga 29
03 Apr 2002 Liverpool v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
06 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 2-0 Bundesliga 30
09 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Liverpool W 4-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
20 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen L 1-2 Bundesliga 32
24 Apr 2002 Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
27 Apr 2002 1.FC Nürnberg v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 33
30 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
15 May 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Real Madrid L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Final
17 Aug 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 2
24 Aug 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum L 2-4 Bundesliga 3
11 Sep 2002 Hansa Rostock v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 4
14 Sep 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Hannover 96 L 1-3 Bundesliga 5
18 Sep 2002 Olympiakos v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
21 Sep 2002 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-2 Bundesliga 6
24 Sep 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Group F
28 Sep 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München W 2-1 Bundesliga 7
01 Oct 2002 Maccabi Haifa v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
05 Oct 2002 VfL Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 8
19 Oct 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 1-0 Bundesliga 9
29 Oct 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Olympiakos D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
09 Nov 2002 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 12
13 Nov 2002 Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
16 Nov 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Mönchengladbach D 2-2 Bundesliga 13
23 Nov 2002 Arminia Bielefeld v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 14
27 Nov 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
30 Nov 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV L 2-3 Bundesliga 15
07 Dec 2002 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-3 Bundesliga 16
10 Dec 2002 Inter Milano v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
14 Dec 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Nürnberg L 0-2 Bundesliga 17
02 Feb 2003 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 19
08 Feb 2003 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 20
15 Feb 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock L 1-2 Bundesliga 21
22 Feb 2003 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 22
26 Feb 2003 Newcastle United v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
01 Mar 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen W 3-0 Bundesliga 23
08 Mar 2003 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-0 Bundesliga 24
15 Mar 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg D 1-1 Bundesliga 25
22 Mar 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 26
05 Apr 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin W 4-1 Bundesliga 27
12 Apr 2003 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-0 Bundesliga 28
20 Apr 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 L 1-3 Bundesliga 29
26 Apr 2003 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 30
04 May 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Arminia Bielefeld W 3-1 Bundesliga 31
17 May 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v TSV 1860 München W 3-0 Bundesliga 33
24 May 2003 1.FC Nürnberg v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Croatia UEFA Under-21 1
1996-97 Croatia UEFA Under-21 2
2
1997-98 Croatia UEFA Under-21 2
1999-00 Croatia International Friendly 1
2
2000-01 Croatia FIFA World Cup 1
1
2000-01 Croatia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Croatia FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Croatia International Friendly 5
1
1
2002-03 Croatia International Friendly 4
1
2002-03 Croatia UEFA European Championship 5
2
2003-04 Croatia International Friendly 6
1
2003-04 Croatia UEFA European Championship 6
2
2006-07 Croatia International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Nov 1995 Slovenia v Croatia L 4-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Oct 1996 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Croatia L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Nov 1996 Croatia v Greece L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
03 Apr 1997 Croatia v Slovenia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
29 Apr 1997 Greece v Croatia L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
05 Sep 1997 Croatia v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 6-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Sep 1997 Denmark v Croatia L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
13 Nov 1999 France v Croatia L 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Austria v Croatia W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2000 Croatia v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 Feb 2001 Croatia v Austria W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Croatia v Latvia W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 Apr 2001 Croatia v Greece D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Scotland v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
05 Sep 2001 San Marino v Croatia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Oct 2001 Croatia v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Croatia L 2-0 International Friendly
13 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Croatia v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Croatia v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Croatia v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Croatia v Mexico L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
21 Aug 2002 Croatia v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Croatia v Estonia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Oct 2002 Bulgaria v Croatia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
20 Nov 2002 Romania v Croatia W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Croatia v Poland D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Croatia v Belgium W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
02 Apr 2003 Croatia v Andorra W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
30 Apr 2003 Sweden v Croatia W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Estonia v Croatia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
20 Aug 2003 England v Croatia L 3-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Belgium v Croatia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Oct 2003 Croatia v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
15 Nov 2003 Croatia v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Slovenia v Croatia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Croatia v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Croatia v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 FYR Macedonia v Croatia W 0-1 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Croatia v Slovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Denmark v Croatia W 1-2 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 Switzerland v Croatia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Croatia v England L 2-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
07 Feb 2007 Croatia v Norway W 2-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.