Zoran Dobrila

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Zoran Dobrila (372194765)
Personal Information
Full name Zoran Dobrila
Age54 years and 97 days
Country  Hrvatska
PositionWing Back
Current team Farmers on the storm (Youth Scout)
Youth Career
Youth teamCroatia Skrpani juniors
Senior Career
Seasons (Global)TeamAppearances(Goals)
50-52Croatia Skrpani19(8)
52-57Romania România94(11)
57-59Bosnia & Herzegovina Amegakure Rakete23(13)
59-60Croatia NK Kiseljak10(0)
60-73Croatia Farmers on the storm226(45)

Appearances and goals counted for competitive matches only.

Zoran Dobrila is a Croatian former player who last played for Farmers on the storm, where he is currently employed as youth scout. A Croatian National Team veteran, Dobrila spent his career mainly playing as a Wing Back, although for his clubs he sometimes played as a Winger. He was renowned for his quickness.

Early Career

Dobrila was scouted as 15 year-old by scouts of team Skrpani in 6th week of Season 49. He was then promoted from the team at the very end of Season 50. Although having near-perfect birthday, he was never called-up to U-20 Croatia. He played at his mother club for roughly season and a half, before being transfered to Romania, where he played for a team named after country. Croatian scouts spotted him there and he was quickly brought back to his country, first playing in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a team whose owner is from Croatia, and then for a farm team NK Kiseljak. After Kiseljak decided to stop farming players, he was bought by Farmers on the storm, acompaining same-aged Benjamin Ramljak on teams wingbacks.

Career at Farmers

When he joined Farmers midway through Season 60, the team was just newly promoted to series V.128. In Dobrilas first season with them, they won series title, but were beaten in promotion match against Div. IV opponents Vucibatine. Next season, team finished in dissapointing 3rd place. In Season 62 Dobrila was amongst best players for the team as Farmers again won V.128, but this time they had more luck in qualifications, defeating team Pool-Side-Liver on away ground 2-0 and secured Div. IV football for first time after becoming farm.

In next three seasons, Farmers achieved greatest succsesses in club history, winning IV.48 in Season 64, and reaching 3rd place in III.15 a season after. Dobrila was one of the most crucial players in next seasons' successful campaign to avoid relegation, in which Farmers won qualification game and secured one more season of III-division football. Dobrila was crucial in next two seasons, as Farmers achieved 4th place in season 67 and won the title in season 68, albeit losing in a play-off match.

National Team

Dobrila debuted for National Team at the end of Season 60. He was part of the team that participated in World Cup XXV in France and World Cup XXVI in Guatemala, reaching Round 3 on both occasions (best results for Croatia in history). His third career WC-appearance came in World Cup XXVII in Oceania, where Croatia was, somewhat dissapointingly, eliminated in Round 2. In his national team career Dobrila earned 63 caps, scoring two goals.