Boris Vukčević

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Boris Vukčević
Personal information
Full name Boris Vukčević
Date of birth (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–2000 SV Staufenberg
2000–2005 VfL Sindelfingen
2005–2006 SV Böblingen
2006–2008 VfB Stuttgart
2008–2009 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 20 (2)
2009–2014 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 78 (6)
National team
2008 Germany U19 1 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U20 2 (0)
2010–2012 Germany U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2012

Boris Vukčević (born 16 March 1990) is a German footballer of Croatian descent who plays as a midfielder. Due to the aftermaths of a car accident in 2012 he is currently inactive.

Club career

He made his debut in the Fußball-Bundesliga on 23 May 2009 for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in a game against FC Schalke 04.[1]

Personal life

On 28 September 2012, Vukčević was involved in a traffic accident near Bammental, when his Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupé collided with a truck. He underwent an emergency surgery at the University Hospital Heidelberg and was placed in an induced coma. His condition was described as critical.[2][3] According to a joint press release from the prosecutor's office and the police, the cause of the accident was hypoglycemia. On November 16, 2012, he was reported as no longer being in the coma.[4]

It was not the first time that Vukčević being involved in a car accident due to hypoglycemia. On 18 October 2010, on the state road near Bad Rappenau his car collided with the trailer of a truck after hitting the guard rail several times.[5] On 16 November, Vukcevic awoke from his coma and began communicating with his family.[6][7]

In April 2014 he made his first public appearance after the car accident when he attended a home of fixture of his club against FC Augsburg. At this occasion he also expressed his desire to play football again. On 1 June 2014 although 1899 Hoffenheim released that his expiring contract wouldn't be extended. However the club would support him finding his way back to a normal life and promised him a new contract when he would be able to play football again.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Eduardo hält Schalke auf Distanz" (in German). kicker.de. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bundesliga-Star Boris Vukcevic in Lebensgefahr" (in German). bild.de. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bundesliga-Star Vukcevic (22) liegt im Koma" (in German). bild.de. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "sport 1 official twitter account". 
  5. ^ "Unfallursache war ein Zuckerschock" (in German). mz-web.de. 12 October 2012. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Gleeson, Patrick (19 November 2012). "Recovering Vukcevic only allowed family visits". Goal.com. 
  7. ^ "Vukcevic thankful for support". Bundesliga.com. 16 December 2012. Archived from the original on 18 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kein neuer Vertrag für Vukcevic in Hoffenheim" (in German). rp-online.de. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

External links

  • Boris Vukčević at kicker.de (in German)
  • Boris Vukčević at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Boris VukčevićUEFA competition record


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