Jurica Buljat

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Jurica Buljat
  • Full Name: Jurica Buljat
  • Position: Defender
  • Birthday: September 12, 1986 (Age: 27)
  • Club: Energie Cottbus
  • Height: 6' 2" (1.88m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
0 0 0 0 0

Jurica Buljat

Something of a surprise late call-up by Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, this Israel-based defender has not been a part of the Euro 2012 qualifying story and sneaked in at the last as one of the back-up defenders.

The injury to influential Dejan Lovren left Bilic with something of a crisis at the heart of his defence and he readily admitted as much as he explained the reasons for his call-up of Buljat.

“We did everything possible to get Lovren back, but he didn’t have enough time to recover and this is why I have had to call-up Buljat,” says the outgoing Croatia boss. “I’m sure he will be keen to take his chance.”

This defender made his name in Hadjuk Split colours before being tempted by a lucrative offer to join Maccabi Haifa last year and his stock will rise yet again if he makes his mark at Euro 2012.

Euro 2012

Opposition APP G ASS SH TAR FC FS YEL RED
Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0