Zlatko Junuzović

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Zlatko Junuzović
Junuzović in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 36)
Place of birth Loznica,[1] SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder[2][3]
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 16
Youth career
1994–1999 Kühnsdorf
1999–2005 Grazer AK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Grazer AK 70 (9)
2007–2009 Austria Kärnten 57 (3)
2009–2012 Austria Wien 82 (21)
2012–2018 Werder Bremen 188 (21)
2018–2022 Red Bull Salzburg 78 (9)
National team
Austria U19 2 (1)
2007 Austria U20 11 (4)
2005–2008 Austria U21 15 (3)
2006–2017 Austria 55 (7)
Teams managed
2022- FC Liefering (assistance coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2022

Zlatko Junuzović ( born 26 September 1987) is an Austrian former professional footballer. From 2006 to 2017 he played in the Austrian national team.

Early life[change | change source]

Junuzović moved with his parents to Austria in 1992. He played for the youth teams of Grazer AK.

Club career[change | change source]

In 2015 he made his debut for Grazer AK in the Bundesliga. In summer 2007 Junuzović moved to SK Austria Kärnten and 2009 to FK Austria Wien.

In 2010 he was awarded by the managers of the league teams Austrian Footballer of the Year[4] and the fans voted him "Player of the Year"[5] in the annual award of the newspaper Kronen Zeitung.

In January 2012 Junuzović went to Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen and played till 2018 for the team. In 2015 Junuzović was voted as "Player of the Season" by Werder's fans.[6] In April 2018 he left Bremen after six and half years at the club.[7] He joined FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. He played there until 2022 and then his contract was not extended.[8] He ended his career and became assistant coach of FC Liefering.[9]

Personal life[change | change source]

Junuzović was born in the Serbian town of Loznica to a Bosnian family.[10]

International career[change | change source]

Junuzović played for Austria at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[11] where they reached the fourth place. In March 2006 he made his debut for the Austria national football team in friendly match against Canada. He also played for Austria at the 2016 Euros.[12]

In October 2017 Junuzović retired from the national team.[13]

Honours[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg

Individual[change | change source]

  • Austrian Footballer of the Year: 2010[4]
  • Werder Bremen Supporters' Player of the Season: 2014–15[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Austrian Football Association: ÖFB Kader gegen Russkand (UEFA EURO 2016 Raiffeisen-Qualifikationsspiel, 15. November 2014) und Brasilien (freundschaftliches Länderspiel im Rahmen der Gillette Brasil Global Tour, 18. November 2014) Archived 2015-02-09 at the Wayback Machine (pdf)
  2. "Zlatko Junuzović". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  3. "Z. Junuzović". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Liga-Trainer wählen Junuzovic zum "Spieler des Jahres"" [League coaches vote Junuzovic "Player of the Year"]. Kronen Zeitung (in German). 20 December 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. "Siege für Junuzovic, Krejc und Pacult" [Wins for Junuzovic, Krejc und Pacult]. Kronen Zeitung (in German). 7 February 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Junuzovic voted "Player of the Season". Werder Bremen. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  7. "Thank you Zladdi and all the best for the future". SV Werder Bremen. 23 April 2018. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  8. Salzburg24.at Junuzovic verlässt Salzburg (German)
  9. Sladdi bleibt Salzburger redbullsalzburg.at, 10. Juni 2022, abgerufen am 10. Juni 2022 (German)
  10. "Radio Sarajevo". Archived from the original on 2 May 2015.
  11. Zlatko JunuzovićFIFA competition record (archived)
  12. "Austria-Hungary | Line-up | UEFA Euro". UEFA. com. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  13. "Junuzovic beendet Nationalmannschaftskarriere". kicker Online (in German). 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]