Robert Kovac

Date of birth06 April 1974
Place of birthBerlin
NationalityCroatian
Weight76 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionDefender

Kovac was born in Berlin but qualifies to play for Croatia through parentage. The talented defender has played the majority his club football in Germany, starting out with 1FC Nurnberg and later spending five years with Bayer Leverkusen before he joined then European champions Bayern Munich for a substantial fee in the 2001 close season.

Kovac made his full international debut against Italy in April 1999.

He is the younger brother of midfielder Niko who has also played for Bayern Munich and Croatia.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hertha Zehlendorf 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1995
1.FC Nürnberg 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1996
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 2001
Bayern München 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 31
11
1
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 5
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Bayern München Bundesliga 27
1
7
2001-02 Bayern München Intercontinental Cup 1
2001-02 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 13
2
2001-02 Bayern München UEFA Super Cup 1
2002-03 Bayern München Bundesliga 23
1
5
2002-03 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 6
2
2003-04 Bayern München Bundesliga 19
3
2003-04 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 7
2
2004-05 Bayern München Bundesliga 21
1
3
2004-05 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 4
2
2005-06 Juventus UEFA Champions League 1
2007-08 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 14
2
5


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
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
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
07 Apr 2001 Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 28
21 Apr 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 30
28 Apr 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 31
05 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München L 0-1 Bundesliga 32
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


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
1998-99 Croatia International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Croatia International Friendly 3
1999-00 Croatia UEFA European Championship 3
2000-01 Croatia FIFA World Cup 4
2
2000-01 Croatia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Croatia FIFA World Cup 5
1
2001-02 Croatia International Friendly 3
2002-03 Croatia International Friendly 3
2002-03 Croatia UEFA European Championship 3
2003-04 Croatia International Friendly 4
1
2003-04 Croatia UEFA European Championship 7
3
2004-05 Croatia FIFA World Cup 5
3
2004-05 Croatia International Friendly 3
2005-06 Croatia FIFA World Cup 5
2
2005-06 Croatia International Friendly 6
2006-07 Croatia UEFA European Championship 6
2007-08 Croatia International Friendly 5
3
2007-08 Croatia UEFA European Championship 8
2
2008-09 Croatia FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2008-09 Croatia International Friendly 1
1
2009-10 Croatia FIFA World Cup 1
2009-10 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
28 Apr 1999 Croatia v Italy D 0-0 International Friendly
05 May 1999 Spain v Croatia L 3-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Yugoslavia v Croatia D 0-0 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
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
02 Sep 2000 Belgium v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
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
02 Jun 2001 Croatia v San Marino W 4-0 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
06 Oct 2001 Croatia v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Feb 2002 Croatia v Bulgaria 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
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
12 Oct 2002 Bulgaria v Croatia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
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
20 Aug 2003 England v Croatia L 3-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Andorra v Croatia W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
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
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
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
17 Jun 2004 Croatia v France D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Croatia v England L 2-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
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
04 Jun 2005 Bulgaria v Croatia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
17 Aug 2005 Croatia v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Iceland v Croatia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Oct 2005 Croatia v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
12 Oct 2005 Hungary v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
12 Nov 2005 Portugal v Croatia L 2-0 International Friendly
23 May 2006 Austria v Croatia W 1-4 International Friendly
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
13 Jun 2006 Brazil v Croatia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
18 Jun 2006 Japan v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
06 Sep 2006 Russia v Croatia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Oct 2006 Croatia v Andorra W 7-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Oct 2006 Croatia v England W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
15 Nov 2006 Israel v Croatia W 3-4 UEFA European Championship Group E
02 Jun 2007 Estonia v Croatia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Jun 2007 Croatia v Russia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
22 Aug 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Croatia W 3-5 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Croatia v Estonia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
12 Sep 2007 Andorra v Croatia W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group E
13 Oct 2007 Croatia v Israel W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
17 Nov 2007 FYR Macedonia v Croatia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
21 Nov 2007 England v Croatia W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Feb 2008 Croatia v Netherlands L 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Scotland v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
24 May 2008 Croatia v Moldova W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Hungary v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Austria v Croatia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Jun 2008 Croatia v Germany W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
20 Jun 2008 Croatia v Turkey L 1-1 (1-3) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
20 Aug 2008 Slovenia v Croatia W 2-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Croatia v Kazakhstan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Sep 2008 Croatia v England L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
11 Feb 2009 Romania v Croatia W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Croatia v Ukraine D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2009 Croatia v Qatar W 3-2 International Friendly
14 Oct 2009 Kazakhstan v Croatia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6


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