Darko Bodul Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Darko Bodul
  • Born: January 11th, 1989 (Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: July 20th, 2015
  • First Manager: Jackie McNamara
  • Career Totals: 12 appearances
  • Also Played For: Ajax Amsterdam, CD Nacional, Odense BK, SC Rheindorf Altach, Sparta Rotterdam, Sturm Graz


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-16 8 (4) 0 1 0 16.7% 16.7% 66.7%
Totals: 8 (4) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 25/10/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 5
 18/10/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
 03/10/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A) 0 - 3
 22/09/15 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1
 19/09/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 25/10/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 5
 18/10/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 03/10/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 3
 22/09/15 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 19/09/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 12/09/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 29/08/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 2
 15/08/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 4
 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 08/08/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 02/08/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1


Biography

A product of the youth systems at Heerenbeen and Ajax, Darko enjoyed his first taste of professional football while on loan to Sparta Rotterdam in 2009. During this time, he also represented Croatia at under 19 and under 21 levels. After leaving Ajax, Darko spent four years with different clubs in Austria (in which he holds citizenship) and Denmark.

Freed from his contract with Rheindorf Altach, Darko signed for United in mid July of the 2015-16 preseason, following the club's tour of the Netherlands. A less than impressive start to a poor season for United saw Darko relegated to the bench after a number of goalless appearances. His poor form continued and by the turn of the year, he was told by new manager Mixu Paatelainen that he would be free to move to another club. In May 2016, United agreed terms on the player's release.

Debut (as sub)

August 2nd, 2015
Dundee United 0 - 1 Aberdeen

League (Premiership)

Full Debut

August 8th, 2015
Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United

League (Premiership)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Darko was born on this date in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A product of the youth systems at Heerenbeen and Ajax, Darko enjoyed his first taste of professional football while on loan to Sparta Rotterdam in 2009. During this time, he also represented Croatia at under 19 and under 21 levels. After leaving Ajax, Darko spent four years with different clubs in Austria (in which he holds citizenship) and Denmark.

  • The new season kicked off with Jackie McNamara giving debuts to Luis Zwick, Mark Durnan and Coll Donaldson with Rodney Sneijder, Darko Bodul and Simon Murray left on the bench. For Aberdeen, ex United midfielder, Willo Flood returned as captain, with David Goodwillie dropping to the bench.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee 2 - 1 Dundee United

    In the 6th minute Gavin Gunning was short with his pass back allowing Kane Hemmings to run in on goal. In his first piece of action for his new club Kawashima was sharp off his line to win the challenge at the edge of the box ahead of Hemmings before gathering the follow up safely. Dundee were then forced into an early substitution when James McPake lunged into a challenge with John Rankin as he shaped to shoot. The tackle resulted in a lengthy delay while the Dundee captain received treatment before being taken off eventually for Kostadin Gadzhalov. From the resulting free kick came the crucial breakthrough for United following a delay of 5 minutes. Blair Spittal stepped up to take the set piece and couldn’t have struck it better as his right foot shot curled perfectly into the top corner past Scott Bain. United then twice threatened through Billy Mckay in the space of three minutes as they were really starting to exert the pressure. The Terrors came within inches of doubling their lead when a 35th minute corner was desperately scrambled off the line by the Dundee defence. Shortly after Bain did well to parry a John Rankin half volley away before Ryan McGowan appealed for a penalty as he went down under the challenge in the box but nothing was given by referee Kevin Clancy. As half time approached disaster then struck for United as Dundee levelled the game. A Nicky Low free kick was floated into the box and Kawashima fumbled the ball out to Kane Hemmings who volleyed home from inside the 6 yard area. There was a flashpoint during the five minutes added time when Nick Ross was booked for a professional foul on Guy Demel but in return the United man also received a card for the way in which he took exception to the challenge.