Mario Stanic

Date of birth10 April 1972
Place of birthSarajevo
NationalityCroatian
Weight82 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionMidfielder

A versatile performer who could play at right wing back, defensive or attacking midfielder and as a striker, Mario began his career with his home town team of Zeljecnicar Sarajevo then Dinamo Zagreb before trying his luck abroad at Sporting Gijon. He then had a spell with Benfica before moving to FC Brugge in 1995 where he was voted Belgium's Footballer of the Year. He joined Parma in 1997 and Chelsea invested £5.6 million for his services in July 2000. Unfortunately his progress was halted in only his second Premiership game when he suffered knee ligament damage so requiring surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. Due to on-going problems with his knee injury, Mario announced his retirement in July 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FK Željezničar Sarajevo 01 Jul 1988 01 Jul 1992
Dinamo Zagreb 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1993
Sporting Gijón 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1994
Benfica 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1995
Club Brugge 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1997
Parma 01 Jul 1997 12 Jul 2000
Chelsea 12 Jul 2000 10 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Parma UEFA Champions League
2
2000-01 Chelsea FA Charity Shield 1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Cup
2
2000-01 Chelsea Premier League 8
4
2
1
2001-02 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1
2
2001-02 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Chelsea Premier League 18
9
1
8
2001-02 Chelsea UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
1
2002-03 Chelsea Premier League 13
5
4
4
2002-03 Chelsea UEFA Cup 2
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup
2
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League
2
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League
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
11 Aug 1999 Rangers v Parma L 2-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
25 Aug 1999 Parma v Rangers W 1-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying 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
1995-96 Croatia International Friendly 4
1
1995-96 Croatia UEFA European Championship 6
1
1996-97 Croatia FIFA World Cup 1
1997-98 Croatia FIFA World Cup 8
1
3
1997-98 Croatia International Friendly 3
2
1998-99 Croatia International Friendly 2
1998-99 Croatia UEFA European Championship 2
1
1999-00 Croatia International Friendly 4
1
1
1999-00 Croatia UEFA European Championship 4
2
1
2000-01 Croatia FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 Croatia International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Croatia FIFA World Cup 2
2
2001-02 Croatia International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Croatia International Friendly
1
2002-03 Croatia UEFA European Championship 1
2
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
03 Sep 1995 Croatia v Estonia W 7-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Oct 1995 Croatia v Italy D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
15 Nov 1995 Slovenia v Croatia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
28 Feb 1996 Croatia v Poland W 2-1 International Friendly
13 Mar 1996 Croatia v Korea Republic W 3-0 International Friendly
10 Apr 1996 Croatia v Hungary W 4-1 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 England v Croatia D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1996 Turkey v Croatia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 1996 Croatia v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
22 Jun 1996 Germany v Croatia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
10 Nov 1996 Croatia v Greece D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
29 Oct 1997 Croatia v Ukraine W 2-0 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
22 Apr 1998 Croatia v Poland W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Croatia v Iran W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 Croatia v Australia W 7-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1998 Croatia v Jamaica W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
20 Jun 1998 Japan v Croatia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
26 Jun 1998 Argentina v Croatia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
30 Jun 1998 Romania v Croatia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Jul 1998 Germany v Croatia W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Jul 1998 France v Croatia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
11 Jul 1998 Croatia v Netherlands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
06 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v Croatia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
14 Oct 1998 Croatia v FYR Macedonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Feb 1999 Croatia v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Croatia v Italy D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Yugoslavia v Croatia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
21 Aug 1999 Croatia v Malta W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
04 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
09 Oct 1999 Croatia v Yugoslavia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
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
28 May 2000 Croatia v France L 0-2 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Slovakia v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
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
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
13 Feb 2002 Croatia v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Croatia v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Croatia v Mexico L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
13 Jun 2002 Ecuador v Croatia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
12 Oct 2002 Bulgaria v Croatia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
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


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