Bojan Krkić Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈboʝaŋ ˈkirkitʃ ˈpeɾeθ]; Serbian Cyrillic: Бојан Кркић Перез [bǒjan kr̩̂kitɕ]; born 28 August 1990), also known as simply Bojan, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a forward or winger for German club Mainz 05, on loan from English club Stoke City.
Bojan began his career at Barcelona after progressing through the youth ranks at La Masia. His early promise saw him make his first-team debut at the age of 17 years and 19 days, breaking the record set by Lionel Messi. In his debut season, he scored 12 goals in 48 matches. In total, he spent four seasons at Camp Nou, scoring 41 goals in 162 games before he was sold in July 2011 to Italian side Roma for a fee of €12 million. While in Rome, he scored seven goals in 37 appearances in 2011–12 and then spent the 2012–13 on loan at Milan, where he scored three goals in 27 games.
Roma did not exercise their option of an additional €28 million to sign Bojan definitively, and so Barcelona re-signed him for €13 million. He spent the 2013–14 season on loan at Dutch club Ajax with whom he helped win the Eredivisie title. In July 2014, Bojan joined English club Stoke City for €1.8 million.
As a Spanish youth international, he won European Championships with the Under-17 team in 2007 and the Under-21 team in 2011, as well as earning his only cap for the senior team in 2008. He has also represented the Catalonian national team seven times since 2007.Close