Rade Krunić

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Rade Krunić
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Krunić with Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rade Krunić
Date of birth (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 33
Youth career
2006–2011 Sutjeska Foča
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Sutjeska Foča 15 (3)
2013–2014 Donji Srem 40 (4)
2014–2015 Hellas Verona 0 (0)
2014Donji Srem (loan) 11 (1)
2015 Borac Čačak 13 (2)
2015–2019 Empoli 116 (13)
2019– Milan 68 (1)
National team
2013–2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 8 (0)
2016– Bosnia and Herzegovina 27 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22 May 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022

Rade Krunić (Bosnian pronunciation: [râːde krǔːnitɕ]; born 7 October 1993) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Milan and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Krunić started his professional career at Sutjeska Foča, before joining Donji Srem in 2013. In 2014, he moved to Hellas Verona, who loaned him back to Donji Srem later that year. He switched to Borac Čačak in 2015. Later that year, Krunić signed with Empoli. In 2019, he was transferred to Milan.

A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Krunić made his senior international debut in 2016, earning over 20 caps since.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Krunić came through youth setup of his hometown club Sutjeska Foča, which he joined in 2006. He made his professional debut in 2011 at the age of 17.[2] On 6 November, he scored his first professional goal against Modriča, which secured the victory for his team.[3]

In January 2013, he signed with Serbian side Donji Srem.[4]

In the summer of 2014, Krunić moved to Italian outfit Hellas Verona, who sent him back on a six-month loan to Donji Srem.[5]

In January 2015, he switched to Borac Čačak.[6]

Empoli[edit]

In July, Krunić joined Empoli on a three-year deal.[7] He made his official debut for the team against Sassuolo on 4 October.[8] On 24 October, he scored his first goal for Empoli in a triumph over Genoa.[9]

In October 2017, he extended his contract until June 2021.[10]

Krunić was an important piece in Empoli's conquest of Serie B title, his first trophy with the club, which was sealed on 28 April 2018 and earned them promotion to Serie A just one season after being relegated. He had an impact of 5 goals and 10 assists.[11]

On 1 December, he played his 100th game for the side against SPAL and managed to score a goal.[12]

Milan[edit]

In July 2019, Krunić was transferred to Milan for an undisclosed fee, speculated to be in the region of €8 million.[13]

2019–20 season[edit]

He made his competitive debut for the team on 29 September in a loss to Fiorentina.[14] On 3 November, he started his first game for Milan against Lazio.[15]

In February 2020, he suffered a foot injury, which was diagnosed as broken foot and was ruled out for at least a month. He returned to the pitch on 4 July, over four months after the injury.[16]

2020–21 season[edit]

Krunić made his season debut on 21 September against Bologna.[17] On 22 October, he scored his first goal for Milan in UEFA Europa League game against Celtic.[18] Four months later, he scored his first league goal.[19]

2021–22 season[edit]

Krunić played his first game of the campaign in a defeat of Sampdoria on 23 August 2021.[20]

On 19 October, he debuted in UEFA Champions League away at Porto.[21]

He won his first title with the club on 22 May 2022, when they were crowned league champions after 11 years.[22]

International career[edit]

Krunić was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina under-21 team under coach Vlado Jagodić.[23]

In November 2015, he received his first senior call-up, for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs against Republic of Ireland,[24] but had to wait until 3 June 2016 to make his debut in a friendly game against Denmark.[25]

On 23 March 2019, in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Armenia, Krunić scored his first senior international goal.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Krunić married his long-time girlfriend Ivana in May 2022.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2022[28]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sutjeska Foča 2011–12 First League of RS 9 2 9 2
2012–13 First League of RS 6 1 2 0 8 1
Total 15 3 2 0 17 3
Donji Srem 2012–13 Serbian SuperLiga 13 2 13 2
2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga 27 2 3 0 30 2
Donji Srem (loan) 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga 11 1 1 0 12 1
Total 51 5 4 0 55 5
Borac Čačak 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga 13 2 13 2
Empoli 2015–16 Serie A 15 1 1 0 16 1
2016–17 Serie A 32 2 1 0 33 2
2017–18 Serie B 36 5 0 0 36 5
2018–19 Serie A 33 5 1 0 34 5
Total 116 13 3 0 119 13
Milan 2019–20 Serie A 15 0 3 0 18 0
2020–21 Serie A 25 1 1 0 12[a] 1[b] 38 2
2021–22 Serie A 28 0 3 0 4[c] 0 35 0
Total 68 1 7 0 16 1 91 2
Career total 263 24 16 0 16 1 295 25
  1. ^ 2 appearances in UEFA Europa League qualifying, 10 appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ goal in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 June 2022[29]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016 1 0
2017 2 0
2018 5 0
2019 5 1
2020 5 1
2021 5 0
2022 4 0
Total 27 2
Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Krunić goal.[29]
List of international goals scored by Rade Krunić
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 March 2019 Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 9  Armenia 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
2 8 October 2020 Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 14  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs

Honours[edit]

Empoli[28]

Milan[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rade Krunić". acmilan.com (in Italian). Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Ponosni roditelji reprezentativca BiH Radeta Krunića: I da nije otišao u Milan, on je nama promijenio život". avaz.ba (in Bosnian). 19 June 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Sloga iz Doboja jesenji prvak". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 6 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Ko je Rade Krunić? Igra u veznom redu, nesuđeni je igrač Crvene Zvezde". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Verona Krunića posudila Donjem Sremu". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Bomba kraj Morave: Rade Krunić potpisao za Borac!". mozzartsport.rs (in Serbian). 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Mladi reprezentativac BiH Rade Krunić novi fudbaler Empolija". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Empoli minimalno savladao Sassuolo, Krunić debitovao". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 4 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Rade Krunić strijelac u trijumfu Empolija". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 24 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Krunić produžio ugovor s Empolijem do 2021. godine". fokus.ba (in Bosnian). 24 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Rade Krunić s Empolijem osigurao povratak u Serie A". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 29 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Krunićev eurogol i sjajna asistencija, ali Empoliju samo bod". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 1 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Rade Krunić zvanično postao igrač italijanskog Milana". radiosarajevo.ba (in Bosnian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Krunić debitovao za Milan u teškom porazu od Fiorentine, Giampaolo na ivici otkaza". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Derbi na San Siru: Krunić prvi put u početnom sastavu Milana, startuje i Lulić". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Milan razbio Lazio na Olimpicu, u Torinu se hladi šampanjac za novi Scudetto". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 4 July 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Rade Krunić igrao u prvoj pobjedi Milana ove sezone". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 21 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Milan slavio na Celtic Parku, Rade Krunić postigao prvi gol u dresu Rossonera". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Eurogol Krunića obilježio pobjedu Milana, Gojak igrao u porazu Torina". avaz.ba (in Bosnian). 7 March 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Milan pobjedom nad Sampdoriom otvorio novu sezonu, Krunić odigrao svih 90 minuta". oslobodjenje.ba (in Bosnian). 23 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Džeko golom i asistencijom donio pobjedu Interu, Krunić bio starter u porazu Milana na Dragãu". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 19 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  22. ^ "Milan nakon 11 godina osvojio titulu prvaka Italije, Kruniću prvi naslov u karijeri". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 22 May 2022. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Rade Krunić: Dobar je znak što imamo mlade igrače u reprezentaciji". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  24. ^ "Baždarević objavio spisak za dvomeč s Irskom, novo ime Rade Krunić". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  25. ^ "Đurić poništio vodstvo Danaca, BiH preko penala do finala". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  26. ^ "Zmajevi pobjedom otvorili kvalifikacije za EP: Žilava Armenija kapitulirala na Grbavici". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  27. ^ "Oženio se Rade Krunić". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 26 May 2022. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  28. ^ a b c "R. Krunić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  29. ^ a b "Rade Krunić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 15 June 2022.

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