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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Senad Lulic

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Senad Lulic played for Lazio from 2011 to 2021.


Official SS Lazio photo

Senad Lulic’s goal in the Coppa Italia derby made him a legend. But even without that goal he must be considered one of the best players ever to wear the Lazio jersey. A spectacular left winger, Lulic played in all positions on the left flank, attack, midfield, defence, but was also the dominator of the whole left wing in a 3-5-2 formation. He could shoot, cross, defend and scored some great goals in his ten years with Lazio. He always played on the left even if he was right footed.


Our legend was born in Mostar in Bosnia on January 18, 1986. His football career began in the youth teams of Coira in Switzerland in 1988 and debuted professionally in the 2003-04 season in the third tier of the Swiss League. In the summer of 2006 he signed for Bellinzona in the Challenge League where he stayed for two seasons. In his second year he helped the club get promoted to the Super League and participated in the Swiss Cup final.


In 2008 he signed for Grasshoppers where he played for two years before moving to Young Boys in 2010-11.


In 2011 he moved to Rome to play for Lazio. He stayed for ten years, playing under Edy Reja, Valdimir Petković, Stefano Pioli and Simone Inzaghi, winning the Coppa Italia twice (2013 and 2019) and the Supercoppa twice (2017, 2019). He appeared in 371 games (282 in Serie A, 28 in Coppa Italia, 4 in Champions League, 54 in Europa League and three Super Coppa finals) scoring 34 goals (28 in Serie A, 3 in Coppa Italia, 2 in Europa League and one in Supercoppa).


His name will be forever remembered for his goal in the Coppa Italia final against Roma, but one must also point out the crucial goal in the Supercoppa of 2019 (Juve 1- Lazio 3). He is fifth in all time appearances behind Stefan Radu, Giuseppe Favalli, Giuseppe Wilson and Paolo Negro. He is second in International appearances for Lazio behind Paolo Negro and joint tenth in appearances in the Italian Cups.


He was part of the teams that reached third place in 2014-15, fourth places in 2011-12 and 2019-20. Just before the outbreak of COVID he suffered a severe injury to left ankle which kept him out of the game for a year. When he came back, he was obviously not the same classy player, but he did show glimpses of his former self. However, since it was his last year of contract and due to his age, the club decided not to renew. He looked for a team for a year but then called it quits in May 2022.


He played 57 times for Bosnia and Herzegovina (4 goals) and participated in the World Cup of 2014, the country’s first major competition.


The numbers speak for themselves. Senad Lulic is part of our Lazio heritage.


Lazio Career

Season

Total games (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

Champions League

Europa League

Super Coppa

2011-12

38 (4)

27 (4)

2

-

9

-

2012-13

50 (3)

33 (1)

5 (1)

-

12 (1)

-

2013-14

37 (7)

30 (7)

1

-

5

1

2014-15

29 (4)

25 (3)

4 (1)

-

-

-

2015-16

39 (3)

30 (3)

1

2

6

-

2016-17

35 (3)

31 (3)

4

-

-

-

2017-18

50 (5)

35 (3)

4 (1)

-

10 (1)

1

2018-19

46 (4)

35 (4)

4

-

7

-

2019-20

27 (1)

20

1

-

5

1 (1)

2020-21

20

16

2

2

-

-

Total

371 (34)

282 (28)

28 (3)

4

54 (2)

3 (1)

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