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Saša Drakulić
Serbian footballer

Saša Drakulić

Saša Drakulić
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Serbian footballer
A.K.A. Sasa Drakulic
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Serbia South Korea
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 28 August 1972, Vinkovci, Vukovar-Syrmia County, Croatia
Age 49 years
Stats
Height: 191
Weight: 79
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Saša Drakulić (Serbian Cyrillic: Саша Дракулић ; born 28 August 1972 in Vukovar) is a retired Serbian footballer. The striker went to South Korea in 1995 and during his nine seasons in the K League made a name for himself as one of the most successful foreign players ever in the league.

Career

Drakulić joined Red Star Belgrade in 1993.

In Asia

In 1995, he joined the Korean side Busan Daewoo Royals, scoring eight goals the first season. He played for the Busan Daewoo Royals until July 1998, when he made the switch to Suwon Samsung Bluewings. With the Bluewings he won two consecutive K-League Championships in 1998 and 1999, before making an ill-fated switch to J. League Division 1 side Kashiwa Reysol.

He spent a short unhappy period in Japan before returning to Suwon in May 2000, He was returned Suwon Samsung Bluewings as loan trade with Hwang Sun-hong in May 2000.

In 2011, he was on the move again, joining Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma. Drakulić won three Championship medals from 2001–2003 with the Chunma before departing the K-League and signing for Cypriot side AEK Larnaca.

During his nine seasons in K League, Drakulić scored 104 goals in his 271 matches (Regular season and League Cup, at the time the second-highest scoring tally in the history of the league. He holds the record for the most shots on goal with 941 strikes.

Return

In 2005, he moved back to the First League of Serbia and Montenegro with Vojvodina Novi Sad, but subsequently moved on to second division side ČSK Pivara at the start of 2006. After ČSK Pivara, Drakulić joined Mladost Apatin in July 2006.

After a successful year with Mladost, Drakulic moved back to Vojvodina in the summer of 2007, and made an appearance in the UEFA Cup tie against Hibernians FC. His Vojvodina contract was cancelled in December 2007 after he picked up a cruciate knee injury whilst playing in an indoor football tournament without the permission of his club.

Honours

Club

South Korea Busan Daewoo Royals

  • K League : 1997
  • League Cup : 1997-Adidas Cup, 1997-Prospecs Cup

South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings

  • K League : 1998, 1999
  • League Cup : 1999-Adidas Cup, 1999-Daehanhwajae Cup
  • Super Cup : 1999

South Korea Seongnam Ilhaw Chunma

  • K League : 2001, 2002, 2003
  • League Cup : 2002-Adisas Cup

Individual

  • K League Top Scorer : 1999
  • K League Best XI : 1998, 1999

Club statistics

Stats in K League

  • Other competitive competitions, including the Korean Super Cup, Asian Super Cup, A3 Champions Cup, Peace Cup.
Club Season K League Classic KFA Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Assists
Busan
Daewoo Royals
1995 25 7 0 - - - 6 1 0 N/A N/A 0 0 31 8 0
1996 19 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 22 3 5
1997 13 6 4 1 0 0 15 5 1 N/A N/A 0 0 29 11 5
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4 0 N/A N/A 0 0 13 4 0
Busan
Total
57 16 9 3 0 0 35 10 1 0 0 0 0 95 26 10
Suwon
Samsung Bluewings
1998 18 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  ? 0 0 0 19+? 8 1
1999 26 18 3 0 0 0 10 3 1 1+? 1 1 3 38+? 25 4
2000 14 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0  ? 0 0 0 15+? 7 1
Suwon
Total
58 31 5 1 0 0 11 5 1 1+? 1 1 3 72+? 40 6
Seongnam
Ilhwa Chunma
2001 25 10 3 2 0 0 9 5 1 N/A N/A 0 0 36 15 4
2002 26 9 4 0 0 0 11 10 4 N/A N/A 1 1 38 20 8
2003 39 8 9 0 0 0 - - - 2+? 2 1+? 1 42+? 11 9
Seongnam
Total
90 27 16 2 0 0 20 15 5 2+? 2 2+? 2 116 46 21
Career Total 205 74 30 6 0 0 66 30 7 3+? 3 3+? 5 283+? 112 37

Stats in J1 League

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2000 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Country Japan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
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