Date: 24th April 2017 at 1:10pm
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Stoke forward Bojan Krkic, currently on loan at Mainz, has become the first Spaniard to score goals in topflight football in Spain, Italy, England and Germany.

Krkic, who scored in Spain for Barcelona, Roma as well as AC Milan in Italy and of course Stoke in England, grabbed his first goal in Germany during Mainz’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Commenting on this record, becoming only the seventh player ever to score in each of Europe’s top four leagues, Bojan was quoted by Sky Sports as saying he was ‘very proud.’

He said: ‘Obviously claiming the record makes me very proud. As a player, I consider myself to have been really privileged to have had the chance to enjoy playing in the four major leagues as a professional and days like today make it all the more thrilling. What’s more, I’m very happy with the record that I’ve achieved today because it’s a reward for the decisions that I’ve made throughout my career.’

Bojan, 26, said his first goal for Mainz coming at the Allianz Arena against German giants Bayern meant a lot to him on a personal note but his club gaining a point was most important.

Adding: ‘However, the most important thing is that we got a point and the fact that my first goal came against a great side like Bayern at a fantastic stadium like the Allianz Arena.’

He follows Florin Raducioiu, Gica Popescu, Pierre Womé, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Obafemi Martins and Kevin-Prince Boateng as the latest, of course first Spanish player, to score goals in England, Spain, Italy and Germany.

Mark Hughes allowed Bojan to leave the bet365 Stadium on loan in January until the end of the season but his future with Stoke, he’s got three years left on his deal, remains uncertain.

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