32 year-old Croatian striker Ivan ‘Killer’ Klasnić has signed a one-year contract with Bundesliga club FSV Mainz 05, returning him to Germany for the first time since the 2007-08 season, where he played for Werder Bremen. Killer played eight seasons in Bremen where he scored 49 goals in 151 appearances. He was born in Hamburg.
Klasnić started his career at St. Pauli in 1997 before moving to Werder Bremen. Upon a disagreement between Werder Bremen management and Klasnić in 2008 due to his health, where he underwent two kidney transplants, the Croatian frontman moved to French club Nantes, where he spent two seasons. Klansić was then loaned out to English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers for a season, before completing a full transfer for the 2011-12 season. Klasnić scored 12 goals in 50 games for Bolton.
With signs possibly pointing to Klasnić moving to Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb for their Champions League campaign this season, that assumption couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Deportiva and Gaziantepspor were also in line to land Killer.
“I had many offers, but this one from Mainz was the best. I’m looking forward to returning to Germany for family reasons as I will be close to my daughter, who lives in Hamburg. Now I have to quickly get ready and repay Mainz with goals for their confidence in me.”
-Ivan Klasnić on Mainz signing
Klasnić was very close to signing for Turkish club Gaziantepspor, and then over the weekend was cited as a new player for Spanish team Deportiva. He still decided to go to Mainz, who, after two rounds of the Bundesliga have only registered one point.
It’s not like Diehl and I had a one on one convo lol everyone was singing, chanting, etc. not to mention, everyone one in there included Diehl and I were smashed out of our minds, so I highly doubt he heard me hahaha
Called David Diehl an idiot, huh? Some huge cajones you’ve got there! He could probably palm you head and wipe down the tables with it if he really wanted to.
Damn you sure lived up the Euros haha. I did something similar for the Italy game except I got to celebrate a Game 2 Heat win in the finals. Stay classy!
Qualifiers start tomorrow, where the hell is the thread!
@ Allen Steven
Scorpio’s is a great place to catch a NT game. But when it comes to grabbing a few beers and grub, I prefer Veslo down the road. Plus my gf isn’t Croatian, so it’s hard to get her there as often as I would like.
Speaking of classy, you missed me during the Ireland group stage game. I blacked out in Veslo a bit, wandered down Broadway, face planted crossing the street, went inside Scorps, stumbled around in there for a bit, called David Diehl an idiot for being a Hajduk fan (don’t think he heard me) and one of my buds threw me in a cab like a sack of potatoes and I forgot the rest. Woke up the next morning sleeping in the hallway of my apartment with a winter jacket covering me. I’m classy all day errrr day my little buddy, don’t you forget that 😉
@Allen…….Kranjcar’s “full potential” was nothing but a media creation. It was always at a unreachable level because of Cico. If Kranjcar had a different last name his expectations would have never been so high. To me, he has exceeded expectations. He made it into the EPL and helped his team with an FA Cup. Not many other hrvati can make that claim.
And only way Del Piero would have come to ZG is if he was paid double than what he will get in Australia. He was looking to go to MLS or the Aussie League. Why the hell he would he want to come to Croatia and play in places like Vinkovci, Osijek, Bjezigrad, Pula, etc., and there crap stadiums.
Igor Štimac zna sastav za Makedoniju, Jose Mourinho u petak stiže privatnim avionom
For all the Giants fans out there in the audience tonight….
How bout them Cowboys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven’t talked about Kranjcar in months. That was pretty random, but alright then. Niko will always be a guy that failed at totally achieving his full potential. Remember I’m Allen Steven and one of the main men that create buzz around here. The workhorse and guy that never fails to speak his mind. This new Allen, pretty knowledgable guy could use a name change though because Allen Steven’s popularity is still high and I’m still going to be bitter about Rakitic because that’s how I roll!
Btw Scorpios on Friday anyone? I’m not going to bother asking Armada because he’s too classy for that kind of joint.
Yes I’m back now that World Cup qualifiers are back and league soccer is somewhat back. Dinamo yawn, HNL is a joke, sorry if some are offended but its true. At least we are all united for the national team.
Listen dude, Niko Kranjcar is a good looking dude, no homo. Just get off his jaje Allen Steven 😉
I may have a sound and restful sleep knowing that Allen “I just became a Dynamo Kiev fan cause I have a big time man crush on Niko Kranjcar” Steven is back!
Good for Killer.
An Allen divided upon itself cannot exist!
They’re killing independent Allen!
I stated the reasons why, i know dinamo will not do, i was just making conversation. Clearly.you got no business degree, it would be a money maker, look at what mls did and look at what they are trying to do in australia..
Its easy to say he would never come, but he just went to australia, so you are wrong. He would come here if the money was right , damn these guys play in fucking arab muslim countries for good money, they would.join dinamo who play champions league. Obviously its a pipe dream because of the people that run the team, not because it makes no.sense.
Yes, Allen Steven is back!
Apparently there is a new Allen on the site and posting some good stuff. I would debate but honestly I don’t care for Dinamo or whatever. Clear and concise writing huh? Yep two things that you don’t have when you post on the site Rotten Child.
NFL STARTS TONIGHT!!! YES!
Allen..what happened to you?
You are coming out with clear and concise writing that I agree with. Puberty?
What are you talking about? Why the hell would Dinamo go after Del Piero? Lets not be stupid guys!
Del Piero would never come to Zagreb first of all and he is not a difference maker. We need to be realistic and say Dinamo will get at most 1 point in this group, they won’t spend too much money because no matter who they bring in, it would help their chances that much
Agree with or not, Mamic is using the Champions League as a shop window, we will see guys like Brozovic, Kovacic, Vida maybe even Halilovic play
Štimac sve bliže Bilićevoj momčadi: Kako protiv Makedonije?
if Del Piero got paid the same amount as Sydney FC paid him, I think he would. Close to home, can give u 60 minutes in champions league, do not need to run him every game in domestic games for obvious reasons. It would clearly be a cash grab for him, and Dinamo would use his name to benefit the brand. But clearly it’s a pipe dream for one million reasons, dinamo doesn’t care about the “brand name” that’s something a team with goals and ambitions would do. It’s a very North American (MLS) type of move to make, the new rules (well 3rd year I believe) give Dinamo a very good chance to get into champions league, it would be nice to make a few moves so they do not embarrass themselves and market the team, grab a pair of older well known guys who can give you quality performances. Only 6 games over a 4 month period, plus selective domestic games…,
Do you really think Del Pireo would come to Dinamo?
He is not a 90 minute player any more at a high level. He would not help a team like Dinamo.
Po čemu je Belgija bolja od Hrvatske?
money talks, shit walks. Too bad Dinamo isn’t run well, or threw some money around. Fucking Del Piero is deciding between Sydney FC and Southampton………Seriously I know its all about money for him at the moment and hes old, but imagine the jersey’s you could sell to all those whops with his name on the back and in Champions League…..killer and Del Piero would have been a nice combo, beyond massive pipe dream, but it’s just money mamic will now pocket lol.
as i type this I read he signed for Sydney FC, money is the winner.
There’s no place like home.