Josip Šimunić

  • Born: (Canberra, Australia)

Josip "Joe" Šimunić is a Croatian former footballer and current manager of the Croatia national U19 football team.

Born in Australia to Bosnian-Croat parents, Šimunić started his career at Melbourne Knights then moved to Germany where he spent 14 seasons in the Bundesliga with Hamburger SV, Hertha BSC and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim before finishing his career in Croatia with Dinamo Zagreb.

He played for Croatia from 2001 to 2013, appeared in five major tournaments for Croatia – 2002 and 2006 World Cups, as well as the 2004, 2008 and 2012 European Championships – and is the third most capped player in the history of the Croatia national team.


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