Ivan Leko

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Ivan Leko
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-02-07) 7 February 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 Hajduk Split 143 (33)
1996 HNK Trogir (loan) 7 (3)
2001–2005 Málaga 79 (4)
2005 Hajduk Split 14 (3)
2005–2009 Club Brugge 98 (21)
2009 Germinal Beerschot (loan) 30 (4)
2009–2014 Lokeren 122 (12)
Total 493 (80)
National team
1993–1994 Croatia U16 2 (0)
1993 Croatia U17 4 (0)
1994–1995 Croatia U18 3 (1)
1994–1995 Croatia U19 4 (0)
1998 Croatia U20 1 (0)
1994–2000 Croatia U21 21 (5)
2001 Croatia B 1 (0)
1999–2006 Croatia 13 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Oud-Heverlee Leuven
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2006

Ivan Leko (born 7 February 1978 in Split) is a Croatian football manager and former player who is currently in charge of Belgian Pro League outfit Oud-Heverlee Leuven.

Club career[edit]

Leko started his career with his hometown club Hajduk Split and played there for several seasons before moving to Spain to join Málaga CF. In his early senior years, he was loaned to HNK Trogir.[1]

In January 2005, Leko returned for a brief stint with Hajduk; in the summer he joined Club Brugge. On 15 January 2009, he decided to sign a contract for K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot. After his spell at the Antwerp side, he went on with his career at K.S.C. Lokeren.

International career[edit]

Leko made 13 appearances for the Croatia national football team,[2] and was called up to the squad to participate in the 2006 World Cup, but played no part in the tournament, as Croatia exited in the group stage.

Career honours[edit]

Hajduk Split
Málaga
Club Brugge
Lokeren

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (2009-07-16). "Croatia - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 

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