Jurica Vranjes

Date of birth30 January 1980
Place of birthOsijek
NationalityCroatian
Weight70 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionMidfielder

Along with Marko Babic and Boris Zivkovic, Jurica was one of three members of the successful Bayer Leverkusen outfit who coach Mirko Jozic named in his provisional 25-man Croatia squad for the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea.

A defensive midfielder, he was largely a squad member with the Champions' League finalists who he joined from NK Osijek in January 2000.

A member of Croatia's 1999 World Youth Cup squad, away from football, Jurica is a capable tennis player.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
NK Osijek 01 Jul 1996 01 Jan 2000
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jan 2000

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 NK Osijek UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 12
8
1
1
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 2
2
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Cup 1
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 4
16
2
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 1
11
1
2002-03 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 1
3
1
2002-03 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 1
1
2003-04 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 16
6
4
2003-04 VfB Stuttgart UEFA Champions League 4
2004-05 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 6
11
2
2005-06 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 14
15
1
4
2006-07 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 17
10
4
2
2007-08 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 13
7
3


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
16 Sep 1999 West Ham United v NK Osijek L 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
30 Sep 1999 NK Osijek v West Ham United L 1-3
Agg: 1-6
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg


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 UEFA Under-18 2
2
1
1998-99 Croatia Korea Cup 3
1998-99 Croatia UEFA Under-18 8
5
1998-99 Croatia UEFA Under-21 1
1998-99 Croatia Under-21
1
1998-99 Croatia World Youth Cup 4
1999-00 Croatia UEFA Under-21 8
1
4
1999-00 Croatia Under-21 1
2000-01 Croatia FIFA World Cup
1
2000-01 Croatia International Friendly
2
2000-01 Croatia UEFA Under-21 1
2001-02 Croatia FIFA World Cup
3
2001-02 Croatia UEFA Under-21 3
2002-03 Croatia International Friendly
1
2003-04 Croatia UEFA European Championship 1
1
2004-05 Croatia FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Croatia International Friendly 1
2
2005-06 Croatia FIFA World Cup 1
2005-06 Croatia International Friendly 1
3
2007-08 Croatia International Friendly 2


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
03 Nov 1997 Northern Ireland v Croatia W 1-2 UEFA U18 Group 8
05 Nov 1997 Croatia v Andorra W 10-0 UEFA U18 Group 8
22 Apr 1998 Switzerland v Croatia D 0-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 4
20 May 1998 Croatia v Switzerland W 2-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 4
19 Jul 1998 Croatia v Republic of Ireland L 2-5 UEFA U18 Final group B
22 Jul 1998 Cyprus v Croatia W 0-3 UEFA U18 Final group B
23 Jul 1998 England v Croatia W 0-3 UEFA U18 Final group B
26 Jul 1998 Croatia v Portugal W 0-0 (5-4) UEFA U18 3rd place
07 Oct 1998 Croatia v Slovakia W 4-3 UEFA U18 Group 7
09 Oct 1998 Croatia v Finland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 7
11 Oct 1998 Malta v Croatia W 0-9 UEFA U18 Group 7
24 Mar 1999 Croatia v France L 0-4 UEFA U18 2nd round group 4
04 Apr 1999 Ghana v Croatia D 1-1 World Youth Cup Finals Group B
07 Apr 1999 Croatia v Kazakhstan W 5-1 World Youth Cup Finals Group B
10 Apr 1999 Argentina v Croatia D 0-0 World Youth Cup Finals Group B
14 Apr 1999 Brazil v Croatia L 4-0 World Youth Cup 2nd round
28 Apr 1999 Croatia v Italy W 1-0 U21
05 Jun 1999 FYR Macedonia v Croatia W 0-2 UEFA U21 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
17 Aug 1999 Yugoslavia v Croatia W 2-6 UEFA U21 Group 8
21 Aug 1999 Croatia v Malta W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
03 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland W 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Oct 1999 Croatia v Yugoslavia D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
17 Nov 1999 Croatia v Portugal W 3-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany W 2-0 U21
27 May 2000 Croatia v Netherlands L 1-2 UEFA U21 Final round group A
29 May 2000 Spain v Croatia D 1-1 UEFA U21 Final round group A
01 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v Croatia L 4-3 UEFA U21 Final round group A
16 Aug 2000 Slovakia v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 2000 Croatia v Scotland W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
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
31 Aug 2001 Scotland v Croatia D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
06 Oct 2001 Croatia v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Nov 2001 Croatia v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA U21 Play-off
13 Nov 2001 Czech Republic v Croatia D 0-0 UEFA U21 Play-off
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
06 Sep 2003 Andorra v Croatia W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Oct 2003 Croatia v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Aug 2004 Croatia v Israel W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Croatia v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Sep 2004 Sweden v Croatia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
09 Oct 2004 Croatia v Bulgaria D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
16 Nov 2004 Republic of Ireland v Croatia L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Israel v Croatia D 3-3 International Friendly
30 Mar 2005 Croatia v Malta W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
17 Aug 2005 Croatia v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Hungary v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 May 2006 Croatia v Iran D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Croatia v Poland L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2006 Spain v Croatia L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Aug 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Croatia W 3-5 International Friendly
16 Oct 2007 Croatia v Slovakia W 3-0 International Friendly


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