Davor Vugrinec

Davor Vugrinec ( born March 24, 1975 in Varaždin, SFR Yugoslavia, now Croatia) is a Croatian football player.



The attacking midfielder started his professional career at NK Varteks Varaždin as he for the season 1992/1993 moved from the youth to the senior squad. There he played five years before moving in 1997 to Trabzonspor in Turkey. Another three years later, he moved to Italy to Lecce. In early 2003 he moved to Atalanta before he moved on in the summer of 2004 to Catania Calcio. A year later, he found himself back home to HNK Rijeka. There he soon became one of the most important players and at the end of the 2005/2006 season with 15 Erstligatoren also top scorer of the club, which is then turned Croatian vice-champion and cup winner. In June 2006 he joined the free transfer to Dinamo Zagreb before it two years later, the local rivals NK Zagreb joined. In the summer of 2010, he returned to his hometown club NK Varteks Varaždin. " Vuga ", so call him in all Croatia, joined in January 2012 by NK Varteks Varaždin to NK Slaven Koprivnica Belupo. On 15 April 2012, he scored his 127 goal in the 1st HNL and is thus leading scorer of the first HNL.


Vugrinec was used from 1996 to 2006 in a total of 28 international matches of the Croatian national team, scoring seven goals. His international debut he was still in April 1996, but then would have to wait until October 1998 to be in the squad of the Croatian national team again. At that time, he scored a European Championship qualifier against Malta in his second international match equal to a brace. In 2000, he was finally to a regular in the Croatian national team. At that time, he played for the team also seven games of the World Cup qualifiers and scored there in home games against Latvia and San Marino ever a goal. In June 2002, he played for the Croatian national team two games at the World Cup in Japan. However, after this World Cup, he was only in five internationals to use.