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Gabrijel Boban

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Full name  Gabrijel Boban
Name  Gabrijel Boban
Siblings  Bruno Boban
1998–2008  Kamen Ingrad
Weight  85 kg
Number  30
Height  1.86 m
Place of birth  Pozega, Croatia
Role  Football player

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Date of birth  (1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 26)
Playing position  Forward, Left winger, Right winger
Current team  NK Zagreb (#30 / Midfielder, Forward)
Similar People  Bruno Boban, Filip Krovinovic, Zvonimir Boban, Dominik Livakovic, Dino Bevab

Gabrijel Boban - intervju: vjera i sport

Gabrijel Boban (born 23 July 1989 in Požega) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Croatian Prva HNL club Osijek as a winger.


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Early career

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Born in Požega, Boban went through the youth ranks of the nearby Kamen Ingrad team from Velika who was competing in Prva HNL at the time. He debuted for the first team in the 2007–08 season in Druga HNL were Kamen Ingrad was relegated from Prva HNL just the season before. In his first professional season he made a 21 appearances scoring twice, but was unable to contribute more and prevent the club from yet another relegation in the end. Club's performance over last two seasons declined drastically resulting in relegations due to various financial difficulties caused by embezzlement and fraud problems within main club sponsor, a local construction company of the same name Kamen Ingrad. As the team was relegated further down to Treća HNL for the 2008–09 season, just before the start of competition, on 23 July 2008, club announced its withdrawal from senior competitions for the season. Boban was allowed to leave on free release and a week later he decided to join another third tier club, Virovitica.

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He returned to Druga HNL quickly, however, playing three seasons at Vinogradar. In the 2011–12 season, he scored four goals in 24 appearances. In the 2012–13 season he played for Pomorac. At Pomorac, Boban was a mainstay in the starting lineup and added eight goals to his tally that season.

NK Zagreb

The impressive season earned him a move to the newly relegated NK Zagreb in the summer of 2013. He helped Zagreb return to the Prva HNL by scoring 18 goals during the season, trailing only behind Inter Zaprešić's Ilija Nestorovski (20 goals) in the league's overall rankings. He made his Prva HNL debut three days short of his 25th birthday, scoring in the 1–3 loss against Rijeka, repeating the feat a week later in his second top tier match, against Slaven Belupo. He finished his first season in top tier with 13 goals, the fourth highest total in the league.

Personal life

Boban's family originates from Sovići in Herzegovina, and he is a distant cousin of Croatia international Zvonimir Boban. Gabrijel Boban is the brother of Bruno Boban who is also a football player currently playing for NK Slavonija Požega.


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