|Date of birth||4 June 1991|
|Place of birth||Sinj, Croatia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2014–||→ Lausanne-Sport (loan)||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Vukušić started his career playing at youth level for his hometown club Junak Sinj. He joined Hajduk Split in 2007, and during his time at the their youth academy was regarded as one of the most promising players.
In January 2009, he signed a professional five-and-a-half year contract with Hajduk keeping him at the club until summer 2014. He made his debut for the first team in a 5–0 win against Croatia Sesvete on 22 April 2009. In the last round of 2008–09 season, he scored his first goal in Prva HNL, a late equalizer against rivals Dinamo Zagreb.
In the 2009–10 season, Vukušić established himself as the first choice striker at the club. In 22 league appearances, he scored 6 goals and a further 2 goals in 5 cup appearances. His stature at the club at such a young age impressed many of Europe's top clubs and he was set to make a move away from the Croatian club but the management and he mutually chose for him to remain at the club for the following season.
In the 2010–11 season, he scored 14 league goals in 29 appearances, finishing the season as the club's top scorer. He also scored four goals in nine UEFA Europe League appearances, the most memorable of which was a last minute winner against Anderlecht.
At the start of the 2011–12 season, under new coach Krasimir Balakov, Vukušić continued as the first choice striker at the club, this time alongside new signing Ivan Vuković as the most preferred front duo. He scored his first goal of the 2011–12 Prva HNL only three minutes into the first match against Šibenik and added his second in a match against Rijeka. In doing so he injured his toe and was consequentially ruled out for the next four weeks. He ended the season with 12 league goals in 24 appearances and 15 total goals in 29 appearances which made him the top goalscorer at the club for the second year running.
The 2012-13 season at Hajduk started with another new coach, but Ante remained the first choice striker and captain at the club, despite his young age. He converted a penalty in Hajduk's 2–0 win over Italian club Internazionale at the San Siro.
In May 2011, Vukušić was first called up to the national squad by manager Slaven Bilić for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Georgia, but was later moved to under-21 squad for their opening match in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifications, also against Georgia. On 15 August 2012, he made his full debut for the national side under manager Igor Štimac as a second-half substitute in a 4–2 defeat against Switzerland.
|Last Update: 16 December 2012|
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