Stefan Simić

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Stefan Simić
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Simić with the Czech Republic in 2019
Personal information
Full nameStefan Simić
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Prague, Czech Republic
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in) [1]
Position(s) Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 8
Youth career
2001–2012 Slavia Prague
2012–2013 Genoa
2013–2014 Milan
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2019 Milan 0 (0)
2014–2015Varese (loan) 17 (0)
2016–2017Mouscron (loan) 30 (1)
2017–2018Crotone (loan) 9 (0)
2019Frosinone (loan) 0 (0)
2019– Hajduk Split 43 (2)
National team
2011 Czech Republic U16 6 (0)
2011–2012 Czech Republic U17 16 (1)
2012–2014 Czech Republic U19 15 (0)
2014 Czech Republic U20 3 (0)
2016–2017 Czech Republic U21 10 (0)
2017– Czech Republic 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 1 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2017

Stefan Simić (Czech : Simič; Serbian Cyrillic : Стефан Симић, pronounced  [stêfaːn sǐːmitɕ] ; born 20 January 1995) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hajduk Split in the Prva HNL.

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Career

Simić entered Slavia Prague's youth ranks at the age of 6. [2] He rose through the ranks and became the youngest player to sign a professional contract with the club, aged 15 years and 11 months. [3] He played his first minutes for the senior side on February 12, 2011 in a friendly match against Croatian side Hajduk Split, [4] as a part of the latter's 100 year anniversary celebration, in honor of his mother's passing. [5] A youth international, he, however, left the club before making his debut in an official match, joining the youth ranks of Genoa in Italy in January 2012. [6] The transfert cost the Italian club allegedly 12 million . [7]

He played for a year and a half for Genoa Primavera side before moving to Milan. [8] He was an integral part of the youth team that won the 2014 Torneo di Viareggio [9]

In the summer of 2014 he joined the Serie B side Varese on loan and accumulated 17 caps for the team during the season. After missing out on the first half of the 2015/2016 season due to injury to his right fibula, [10] Simić was supposed to join Hajduk Split in a 6-month loan deal in January 2016. [11] However, on the day he was supposed to sign for the club, while he was already in Split, he was recalled to Milan due to the injury of his teammate Mexes. [12]

For the 2016–17 season, he was loaned out to Belgian First Division side Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz. [13]

On 31 August 2017, he was loaned out again, this time to Serie A club Crotone. [14]

On 24 January 2019, Simić joined to Serie A club Frosinone on loan until 30 June 2019. [15]

On 28 June 2019, Simić joined Croatian First Football League club HNK Hajduk Split on a free transfer. He signed four-year contract. [16]

International career

Simić chose to represent Czech Republic while having the possibility to play for Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, from which his parents came from, his father's ethnicity and whose passports he holds as well. [17] He accumulated 40 caps and 1 goal between 2011 and 2014 for the Czech youth national teams, playing at U16, U17, U19, U20 and U21 levels. [18] He did his debut for the Czechs on 11 November 2017 in a 1–0 win against Qatar. [19]

Personal life

Simić is of Bosnian Serb and Croatian descent. His father Radoje hails from Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina and his mother Suzana hails from Zagreb, Croatia. His family fled to Prague during Croatian War of Independence before his birth. [20] He considers himself a fan of Hajduk Split and Slavia Prague. [21]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 29 November 2018
ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Varese (loan) 2014–15 Serie B 17030200
Milan 2015–16 Serie A 000000
Mouscron (loan) 2016–17 Belgian First Division A 30121322
Crotone (loan) 2017–18 Serie A 9010100
Milan 2018–19 00001010
Total00001010
Career Total5616110632

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References

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  3. Stefan Simić dolazi u Hajduk at NogometPlus
  4. Stefan Simić dolazi u Hajduk at NogometPlus
  5. Stefan Simić má od Slavie svolení k cestě do Janova na jednání o případném působení at Slavia Prague official site
  6. Stefan Simić míří do Janova at Slavisticke Noviny
  7. Exslávista Simič kope za AC Milán: Od áčka mě dělí jen půl roku! at isport.blesk.cz
  8. A.C. Milan sign Genoa youngster at Forza Italian Football
  9. MILAN B'DAYS: BEST WISHES TO STEFAN SIMIC at AC Milan official site
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  13. "Official A.C. Milan communication". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  14. "Simić è del Crotone. Benvenuto Stefan!" [Simić is a Crotone player. Welcome Stefan!]. fccrotone.it (in Italian). Football Club Crotone. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  15. "UFFICIALE: Milan, ceduto Simic in prestito al Frosinone" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  16. "Bjelanović i Maldini dogovorili prvo pojačanje za Hajduk: Simić potpisao!" (in Croatian). Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  17. Exslávista Simič kope za AC Milán: Od áčka mě dělí jen půl roku! at isport.blesk.cz
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  19. "Qatar vs. Czech Republic - Football Match Summary - November 11, 2017 - ESPN". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
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