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Anas Sharbini

Anas Sharbini

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  • Страна местожительства: Croatia
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Anas Sharbini "born in Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia on February 21, 1987" is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for HNK Rijeka.

He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger, and is best known for his dribbling and crossing skills. 

Anas is the brother of striker Ahmad Sharbini, who is HNK Rijeka's leading goalscorer in the Croatian First Football League. Ahmad currently plays for NK Rječina in Croatia's fifth tier.

The two brothers are born of Albanian Croatian and Palestinian roots and raised in Rijeka, Croatia, to a local Croatian mother and Palestinian father, Jamal Al-Sharbini, Palestinian born inDamascus, Syria.

Club career


Born in Rijeka, Sharbini rose through the ranks of his home-town club HNK Rijeka, starting his professional career with the club in 2005. Despite his young age, he was chosen to captain the side in the 2007–08 season. At Rijeka, he gained a reputation as one of the leagues best dribblers and was famous for often scoring late equalizers. He was also selected by IMScouting as a "Player to Watch". Sharbini was Rijeka's top scorer with 14 goals in 2008–09 and second top scorer with 11 goals in 2007–08. Overall, prior to his transfer, he scored 28 goals in 72 league appearances for Rijeka.

Hajduk Split

On 13 August 2009 he signed for Hajduk Split in a deal which included bringing his brother Ahmad Sharbini to the Dalmatian club.

The talented youngster had some troubles adjusting to his new environment and due to the clubs struggles in finding and then keeping a coach for a longer term, he often found himself on and off the starting XI. He struggled to score as freely as he did at Rijeka but in between his consistent runs, he also put in some top notch performances carrying his struggling club on their way to consecutive second-place finishes in the Prva HNL in 2009–10 and 2010–11.

Sharbini reignited himself as a player in the 2011–12 season under coach Krasimir Balakov, who employed him as a left winger. After receiving heavy criticism for underperforming for some time, he scored a brace against NK Istra 1961 in a 3–0 win for Hajduk. 


In July 2012, Sharbini was transferred to Ittihad for a sum of €1.8 million and signed a two-year contract. 

Return to Rijeka

On 23 May 2013, Sharbini returned to Rijeka. He signed a two-year contract with an option for an additional year. On 29 July 2015, Sharbini signed a new three-year contract with Rijeka, extending his stay at the club until June 2018. 

Osmanlıspor (loan)

On 2 February 2016, Sharbini was loaned to Osmanlıspor in Turkish Süper Lig until June 2016. He did not make any appearances during his time with Osmanlıspor due to injury.

International career

Sharbini won 29 caps and scored 10 goals in various youth levels of Croatia and made his biggest impact with the Croatian U19 team. Due to his fine form in the 2007–08 season, national manager Slaven Bilić called him up to represent Croatia in their Euro 2008 campaign, as a reserve in case of injuries. As a highly rated youngster, he was also called up as a reserve for theCroatian national football team at Euro 2008, and most recently, for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against England in September 2009. Finally, he made his first appearance in the match against Qatar on 8 October 2009, which Croatia won 3–2.

He scored his first international goal in his second cap five years later, opening a 1–2 defeat in a friendly match againstArgentina in London on 12 November 2014.


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