Marcelo Brozović

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Marcelo Brozović
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Brozović[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Internazionale (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
Number 77
Youth career
2002–2010 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 22 (1)
2011–2012 Lokomotiva 33 (5)
2012– Dinamo Zagreb 64 (9)
2015– Internazionale (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Croatia U18 4 (0)
2011 Croatia U19 1 (0)
2011–2013 Croatia U20 5 (3)
2011–2014 Croatia U21 13 (7)
2014– Croatia 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2015

Marcelo Brozović (born 16 November 1992) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Internazionale and the Croatia national team, as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Brozović was born in Zagreb, and graduated from neighbouring Hrvatski Dragovoljac's youth setup. He made his debut as a professional on 24 July 2010, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–4 loss against Dinamo Zagreb. Brozović scored his first goal on 18 March of the following year, the winner against Karlovac.

In July 2011, he signed with Lokomotiva, after Hrvatski's relegation.[3] He appeared in 27 league matches in his first campaign, scoring four times as Lokomotiva achieved a comfortable mid-table position.

In August 2012, Brozović signed a seven-year contract with Dinamo Zagreb, as a replacement for Hamburger SV-bound Milan Badelj.[4]

On 24 January 2015, Brozović signed with Internazionale on a one-and-a-half year loan deal with an obligation for Inter to buy.[5] Brozović took his preferred shirt number 77, last worn at Inter by Sulley Muntari.

International career[edit]

Brozović appeared with Croatia in the under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 categories. With the latter he appeared well during 2013, scoring seven goals in eight appearances.

On 31 May 2014, Brozović was included in Niko Kovač's final list for 2014 FIFA World Cup,[6] and made his debut for the main squad on 7 June, starting in a 1–0 success against Australia at the Estádio de Pituaçu.[7]

Brozović made his World Cup debut five days later, playing the last 26 minutes in a 1–3 loss against the hosts.[8]

International goals[edit]

Scores and Results show Croatia's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 13 October 2014 Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia  Azerbaijan
3–0
6–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2. 28 March 2015 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia  Norway
1–0
5–1
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification

Other activities[edit]

In January 2010, Brozović participated in song "$agud - Car". His vocal is in the introduction.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 12. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marcelo Brozovic: Player Profile". Internazionale. 
  3. ^ "Lokomotiva cilja na ostanak" [Lokomotiva aims to stay] (in Croatian). 13 July 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Dubravac, Ante (31 August 2012). "Marcelo Brozović potpisao sedmogodišnji ugovor s Dinamom" [Marcelo Brozovic signed a seven-year contract with Dinamo]. Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.inter.it/en/news/47438
  6. ^ "World Cup 2014: Lovren and Jelavic in Croatia squad". BBC Sport. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Australia’s 1-0 loss to Croatia was a step in the right direction ahead of the World Cup kick-off". Herald Sun. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brazil 3–1 Croatia". 12 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "ISPOVIJEST DINAMOVE ZVIJEZDE PRIJE TRANSFERA". 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.