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Nikica Jelavic Biography

Nikica Jelavić is a Croatian footballer, who plays as a striker for Premier League club Everton and the Croatia national team. He started his youth career at his local side GOŠK Gabela, which plays in the Bosnian league system. He later played with Prva HNL side Hajduk Split in 2002, before moving to Belgian Pro League club Zulte Waregem in 2007. In the 2008–09 season, Jelavić played for the Austrian champions Rapid Vienna. In the Austrian Bundesliga he played 24 games and scored 7 goals. On 20 August 2010, Jelavić completed a £4 million move to Rangers on a six-year-deal. On 11 September, Jelavić scored his first Rangers goal against Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park. On 21 September, Jelavić played against Dunfermline Athletic in the League Cup, scoring two goals in the game. Jelavić's first hat trick for Rangers came in a 6–0 win over Motherwell on 12 February 2011 at Ibrox Stadium. On 31 January 2012, Jelavić signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Everton for a fee of £5 million. On 10 March 2012, Jelavić scored his first goal for Everton- the only goal of the game in a 1–0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park. Jelavić was named the Premier League Player of the Month for April 2012, being the first Croatian to achieve this. In 2010, he made five international appearances, scoring the equaliser in a 1–1 friendly match against Slovakia in Bratislava. Jelavić was also selected for Croatia's UEFA Euro 2012 squad and scored his first competitive international goal.  

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West Ham United striker Nikica Jelavic moves to Chinese second-tier club
West Ham United striker Nikica Jelavic moves to Chinese second-tier club
Jelavic made just one start for the Hammers this season which prompted him to make the move to China
Liverpool 0-0 West Ham: 5 Talking Points
Liverpool 0-0 West Ham: 5 Talking Points
Hull City vs Manchester United - Player Ratings
Hull City vs Manchester United - Player Ratings
Analyzing player performance in Hull's draw against United at the KC
Croatia forward Nikica Jelavic retires from international football
Croatia forward Nikica Jelavic retires from international football
Nikica Jelavic Zagreb, Oct 12 Hull City forward Nikica Jelavic surprised Croatian national football coach Niko Kovac by announcing his retirement ...
With Mario Mandzukic banned for Croatia's opener against Brazil, who should play in his place?
With Mario Mandzukic banned for Croatia's opener against Brazil, who should play in his place?
Croatia: Team Preview - 2014 FIFA World Cup
Croatia: Team Preview - 2014 FIFA World Cup
Can the talented Croatian side emulate the heroes of 1998? A comprehensive preview of Croatia for FIFA World Cup 2014.
FA Cup Final Focus: Four Key Issues Ahead Clash between Arsenal and Hull City
FA Cup Final Focus: Four Key Issues Ahead Clash between Arsenal and Hull City
  At 5 o'clock UK time on Saturday evening, there will probably be slightly more interest worldwide in Atlético Madrid's showdown in Barcelona than proceedings at Wembley, but for Arsenal and Hull, north west London provides the location...
Croatia announce provisional 30-man squad for FIFA World Cup 2014; Jelavic makes the cut
Croatia announce provisional 30-man squad for FIFA World Cup 2014; Jelavic makes the cut
Croatia announce provisional 30-man squad for FIFA World Cup 2014; Jelavic makes the cut
Winter transfer window 2014: An Analysis – Part 1
Winter transfer window 2014: An Analysis – Part 1
The winter transfer window officially closes in 4 days time on January 31st, here is the analysis of the transfers and loan deals so far.
Rumour: Hull City plot ambitious bid for AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari
Rumour: Hull City plot ambitious bid for AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari
Assem Allam, owner of Hull City, vows to walk away if name change not sanctioned
Assem Allam, owner of Hull City, vows to walk away if name change not sanctioned
Hull City signs Nikica Jelavic from Everton
Hull City signs Nikica Jelavic from Everton
Rumour: Hull City to pay £5.5 million for Everton striker Nikica Jelavic
Rumour: Hull City to pay £5.5 million for Everton striker Nikica Jelavic
Rumour: Nikica Jelavic and Tom Ince targeted by Crystal Palace
Rumour: Nikica Jelavic and Tom Ince targeted by Crystal Palace
Rumour: Everton striker Nikica Jelavic wanted by QPR
Rumour: Everton striker Nikica Jelavic wanted by QPR
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