Danijel Saric

Date of birth04 August 1972
Place of birthRijeka
NationalityCroatian
Weight70 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Since moving from Dinamo Zagreb to Panathinaikos for £500,000 in the 2000 close season, Daniel has benefited from the Athens club's progress in the Champions League. An attacking midfielder, he has held a regular place in the national side since his debut against Slovenia in October 1997. He began his career with Rijeka, then had a largely disappointing spell in Spain with Sporting Gijon between 1993 and 1996. He was recommended to Panathinaikos by their former player and manager Velimer Zaez.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Panathinaikos

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Croatia Zagreb UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Panathinaikos UEFA Champions League 4
2
2001-02 Panathinaikos UEFA Champions League 6
4
2


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
14 Sep 1999 Manchester United v Croatia Zagreb D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Oct 1999 Croatia Zagreb v Manchester United L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Group D


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
1997-98 Croatia FIFA World Cup 3
1998-99 Croatia B International 1
1998-99 Croatia International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Croatia Korea Cup 3
1998-99 Croatia UEFA European Championship 2
1
1
1999-00 Croatia International Friendly 2
3
1999-00 Croatia UEFA European Championship
1
2000-01 Croatia FIFA World Cup 3
2001-02 Croatia FIFA World Cup 2
2
2001-02 Croatia International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Croatia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Croatia UEFA European Championship 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
11 Oct 1997 Slovenia v Croatia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
29 Oct 1997 Croatia v Ukraine W 2-0 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Ukraine v Croatia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
10 Oct 1998 Malta v Croatia W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 8
14 Oct 1998 Croatia v FYR Macedonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
19 Jan 1999 France v Croatia L 2-0 B INTER
10 Feb 1999 Croatia v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Mar 1999 Greece v Croatia L 3-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 FYR Macedonia v Croatia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
13 Jun 1999 Croatia v Egypt D 2-2 KOREA CUP
16 Jun 1999 Croatia v Mexico W 2-1 KOREA CUP
19 Jun 1999 Korea Republic v Croatia D 1-1 KOREA CUP
21 Aug 1999 Croatia v Malta W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
13 Nov 1999 France v Croatia L 3-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Croatia v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Austria v Croatia W 1-2 International Friendly
28 May 2000 Croatia v France L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2000 Croatia v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
02 Jun 2001 Croatia v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2001 Latvia v Croatia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 San Marino v Croatia W 0-4 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
08 May 2002 Hungary v Croatia W 0-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Croatia v Mexico L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
08 Jun 2002 Italy v Croatia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
13 Jun 2002 Ecuador v Croatia L 1-0 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


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