Niko Kovac - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Croatian player scored 14 international goals in 83 matches for his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.

Older brother of Roberto Kovac.


Born: 15-10-1971
Country: Croatia 
Caps:	83	(W40-D28-L15 – GF135-GA83 – %65.06)
Goals:	14
Age First Cap:	  25 yr  57 d  11-12-1996 vs. Morocco 2-2
Age Last Cap:     36 yr 361 d  11-10-2008 vs. Ukraine 0-0
National Team Career: 11 yr 304 d

Cap  Goals    Date      Venue	        Opponent       Score    Competition

 1	    11-12-96	Casablanca	Morocco 	2-2	International Tourn.
 2	    12-12-96	Casablanca	Czech Republic	1-1	International Tourn.
 3  	    29- 3-97	Split   	Denmark 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 4	    11-10-97	Ljubljana	Slovenia	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
 5	    15-11-97	Kyiv    	Ukraine 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 6	    13-11-99	Paris   	France  	0-3	
 7	    23- 2-00	Split   	Spain   	0-0	
 8   1   1  29- 3-00	Zagreb  	Germany 	1-1	
 9	 1  26- 4-00	Wien    	Austria 	2-1	
10 	 1  28- 5-00	Zagreb  	France  	0-2	
11	 1  16- 8-00	Bratislava	Slovakia	1-1	
12	 1   2- 9-00	Brussel 	Belgium 	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
13	 1  11-10-00	Zagreb  	Scotland	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
14	 1  25- 4-01	Varadzin	Greece  	2-2	
15	 1   2- 6-01	Varadzin	San Marino	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
16	 1   6- 6-01	Riga    	Latvia  	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
17       1  15- 8-01    Dublin          Ireland         2-2
18   1   2   5- 9-01	Serravalle	San Marino	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
19	 2  17- 4-02	Zagreb  	Bosnia-Herzeg.	2-0	
20   1   3   8- 5-02	Pécs    	Hungary 	2-0	
21	 3   3- 6-02	Niigata 	Mexico  	0-1	World Cup
22	 3   8- 6-02	Ibaraki 	Italy   	2-1	World Cup
23	 3  13- 6-02	Yokohama	Ecuador 	0-1	World Cup
24	 3  21- 8-02	Varazdin	Wales   	1-1	
25	 3  29- 3-03	Zagreb  	Belgium 	4-0	European Ch. Qual.
26	 3   2- 4-03	Varazdin	Andorra 	2-0	European Ch. Qual.
27	 3  30- 4-03	Stockholm	Sweden  	2-1	
28   1   4  11- 6-03	Tallinn 	Estonia 	1-0	European Ch. Qual.
29	 4  20- 8-03	Ipswich 	England 	1-3	
30   1   5   6- 9-03	Andorra La V.	Andorra 	3-0	European Ch. Qual.
31	 5  10- 9-03	Brussel 	Belgium 	1-2	European Ch. Qual.
32	 5  15-11-03	Zagreb  	Slovenia	1-1	European Ch. Qual.
33	 5  19-11-03	Ljubljana	Slovenia	1-0	European Ch. Qual.
34	 5  18- 2-04	Split   	Germany 	1-2	
35	 5  28- 4-04	Skopje  	Macedonia	1-0	
36 	 5  29- 5-04	Rijeka  	Slovakia	1-0	
37	 5   5- 6-04	Křbenhavn	Denmark 	2-1	
38	 5  13- 6-04	Leiria  	Switzerland	0-0	European Champ.
39	 5  17- 6-04	Leiria  	France  	2-2	European Champ.
40   1   6  21- 6-04	Lisboa  	England 	2-4	European Champ.
41	 6  18- 8-04	Varazdin	Israel  	1-0	
42	 6   4- 9-04	Zagreb  	Hungary 	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
43	 6   8- 9-04	Göteborg	Sweden  	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
44	 6   9-10-04	Zagreb  	Bulgaria	2-2	World Cup Qualifier
45	 6  16-11-04	Dublin  	Ireland 	0-1	
46	 6   9- 2-05	Jerusalem	Israel  	3-3	
47   2   8  26- 3-05	Zagreb  	Iceland 	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
48	 8  30- 3-05	Zagreb  	Malta   	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
49	 8   4- 6-05	Sofia   	Bulgaria	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
50 	 8  17- 8-05	Split   	Brazil  	1-1	
51 	 8   3- 9-05	Reykjavík	Iceland 	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
52 	 8   7- 9-05	La Valletta	Malta   	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
53	 8   8-10-05	Zagreb  	Sweden  	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
54	 8  12-11-05	Coimbra 	Portugal	0-2	
55	 8   1- 3-06	Basel   	Argentina	3-2	
56	 8  23- 5-06	Wien    	Austria 	4-1	
57	 8  28- 5-06	Osijek  	Iran    	2-2	
58 	 8   7- 6-06	Genčve  	Spain   	1-2	
59	 8  13- 6-06	Berlin  	Brazil  	0-1	World Cup
60	 8  18- 6-06	Nürnberg	Japan   	0-0	World Cup
61   1   9  22- 6-06	Stuttgart	Australia	2-2	World Cup
62	 9  16- 8-06	Livorno 	Italy   	2-0	
63	 9   6- 9-06	Moskva  	Russia  	0-0	European Ch. Qual.
64	 9   7-10-06	Zagreb  	Andorra 	7-0	European Ch. Qual.
65	 9  11-10-06	Zagreb  	England 	2-0	European Ch. Qual.
66	 9  15-11-06	Tel-Aviv	Israel  	4-3	European Ch. Qual.
67	 9  24- 3-07	Zagreb  	Macedonia	2-1	European Ch. Qual.
68	 9   2- 6-07	Tallinn 	Estonia 	1-0	European Ch. Qual.
69	 9   6- 6-07	Zagreb  	Russia  	0-0	European Ch. Qual.
70   2  11  22- 8-07	Sarajevo	Bosnia-Herzeg.	5-3	
71	11   8- 9-07	Zagreb  	Estonia 	2-0	European Ch. Qual.
72	11  17-11-07	Skopje  	Macedonia	0-2	European Ch. Qual.
73	11  21-11-07	London  	England 	3-2	European Ch. Qual.
74	11   6- 2-08	Split   	Netherlands	0-3	
75	11  26- 3-08	Glasgow 	Scotland	1-1	
76   1  12  24- 5-08	Rijeka  	Moldova 	1-0	
77   1  13  31- 5-08	Budapest	Hungary 	1-1	
78	13   8- 6-08	Wien    	Austria 	1-0	European Champ.
79	13  12- 6-08	Klagenfurt	Germany 	2-1	European Champ.
80	13  20- 6-08	Wien    	Turkey    	1-1 [1]	European Champ.
81   1  14   6- 9-08	Zagreb  	Kazakhstan	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
82	14  10- 9-08	Zagreb  	England 	1-4	World Cup Qualifier
83	14  11-10-08	Kharkiv 	Ukraine 	0-0	World Cup Qualifier

[1] Croatia lost 1-3 on penalty kicks.


Total Record

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    83    40   28   15   135-  83     108       65.06


Types of             Matches  Goals

Friendlies		32	 6
World Cup Qualifier	20	 4
World Cup		 6	 1
European Ch. Qualifier	17	 2
European Championship	 6	 1
Other Tournaments 	 2       0

Total caps / goals: 	83	14



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