The Catalan made his debut with Barcelona and then had a stint with several teams in Europe.

The Catalan striker Bojan Krkic (Linyola, Lleida, 1990) has put an end to his professional career, marked by not having reached the level aimed at his beginnings in which he tired to break records in the lower categories of Barcelona and who starred in an irruption rarely seen in LaLiga.

When he made his debut against Osasuna, on September 16, 2007, he was only 17 years old, which made him the third youngest player to make his debut in the azulgrana jersey in its entire history. Three days later came his debut in the Champions League, in a match that Barça won against Olympique Lyon.

A month after his debut, on October 21, 2007, Bojan broke another record of precocity, and became the youngest player in the history of Barcelona (17 years and 51 days) to score with the first team in La Liga, in a match against Villarreal.

In the Champions League he had to wait until April to score his first goal, in the first leg of the quarter-final against Schalke 04, to become the second youngest player (17 years and 217 days) in the club’s history to score in European competition, behind only Ghana’s Peter Oforiquaye.

When he celebrated his coming of age in 2008, Krkic signed his first professional contract with Barça, until 2013 and with a termination clause of 80 million euros. That same year he made his debut for the Spanish national team in a match against Armenia.

The following year, in 2009, he won his first title with the Catalan club, the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club de Bilbao, scoring a goal in the final.

The following season, 2009-10, was when the problems began for the player from Lleida, due to an injury that conditioned him for the rest of the year. Even so, he came back well and finished the season with 12 goals, which led the club to trust him and assign him the number ‘9’ for the following season.

But nothing would ever be the same again. In the summer of 2011 he signed for Roma and, after a discreet season, the following season he played on loan at Milan, where he didn’t work out either. The following year he went out on loan again, this time to Ajax, although he once again spent some time on the sidelines for the Dutch club.

After these three years trying new adventures, Bojan’s soccer had experienced a considerable downturn. He was no longer that fast, agile and goal-scoring striker who had stood out at Barcelona and had become one of the great hopes of the Culé fans.

For that reason, he left the Catalan side for good in 2014, when he headed for Stoke City in England for a fee of close to two million euros. There was little left of the player who, at 20 years and 202 days, had been the youngest player in Barcelona’s history to reach 100 league appearances.

From then on he returned to chain several transfers and, in 2019, he went to Canada to play for the Montreal Impact. Since 2021 he played for Japanese side Vissel Kobe, where he has decided to hang up his boots at the age of 32 and put an end to a soccer career.

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