Born in Zadar,
Croatia, Jurica Buljat graduated from FC Zadar football school after
starting his football education at FC Zemunek football school. He
quickly grew through ranks to join FC Zadar first team in 2004. Next
step was taken in direction of one of the Croatian top clubs, namely
Hajduk Split. There Jurica won even more recognition. Team finished
as runners up in 2006/07 season - a result he will achieve several
times. Hajduk were close chasers of GNK Dinamo, but failed to win a
Buljat's only trophy
with Haiduk was Croatian Cup in 2009/10 season. Jurica participated
in both final games. And in semifinals the team from Split managed to
eliminate GNK Dinamo.
In 2011 Buljat moved
abroad for the first time joining Maccabi Haifa FC. He returned to
Croatia several times, but always left the country for productive
spells at Energi Cottbus, Metallist Kharkiv, Bunyodkor and Pakhtakor
Jurica was a regular
option for junior and youth Croatian teams and played two full
international games in 2010 for Croatian first team.
European includes games in 2010/11 UEFA Europa League Group Stage for
Hajduk against FC Zenit Saint-Petersburg, AEK and RSC Anderlecht. In
2011/12 he participated in the same tournament for Maccabi against
Schalke-04, AEK Larnaka and Steaua.
He spent first half
of 2017 season at Pakhtakor Tashkent and after a trial at BATE joined
the club on 20 July.