Marin Leovac

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Marin Leovac
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Jajce, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
HNK Rijeka
Number 22
Youth career
1997–2001 Sportunion Aschbach
2001–2002 USV Oed/Zeillern
2002–2006 Austria Wien
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Austria Wien II 72 (2)
2009–2014 Austria Wien 71 (1)
2014– Rijeka 39 (2)
National team
2014– Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2014

Marin Leovac (born 7 August 1988) is a Bosnian Croat footballer who plays as a left-back for Prva HNL team HNK Rijeka.[2]


Leovac began his career in July 1997 in Austria with Sportunion Aschbach and signed in March 2001 with USV Oed/Zeillern. After only one year left USV Oed/Zeillern and signed in August 2002 a contract with FK Austria Wien.[3] Leovac spent three seasons playing for the Austria Wien II, before making debut for the first team in 2009/10 season. He made his debut for Austria Wien in Europa League match against SV Werder Bremen, playing 90 minutes in eventual 2-0 loss. In his first season with Austria he made 8 Bundesliga appearances. In 2013-2014 he helped Austria Wien reach UEFA Champions League group stage, when he netted the opening goal in 0-2 win over Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League Play-off match played in Zagreb. He made four appearances in 2013-2014 Champions League Group G. After a disappointing first half of the season with Austria Wien, in January 2014 Leovac signed with Croatian Prva HNL team HNK Rijeka, for a reported fee of 250,000 euros. In his first half season season with Rijeka he made 11 appearances in Prva HNL and helped the team win Croatian Cup.

International career[edit]

In November 2014, after a string of good performances for HNK Rijeka, Leovac was called up for the Croatia national team friendly match against Argentina. He played full 90 minutes in his debut for the national team on November 12th, 2014, in a friendly game against Argentina.

Personal life[edit]

Leovac holds dual citizenship for Austria and Croatia.[4]