Mario Maloča

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Mario Maloča
Mario Maloča.jpg
Maloča playing for Hajduk Split in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 22
Youth career
1998–2004 Dinamo Zagreb
2004–2005 NK Zagreb
2006 Inter Zaprešić
2006 Kamen Ingrad
2007–2008 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Hajduk Split 164 (4)
National team
2008 Croatia U19 3 (1)
2008–2009 Croatia U20 6 (0)
2008–2010 Croatia U21 13 (0)
2012 Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mario Maloča (born 4 May 1989) is a Croatian football player currently playing for HNK Hajduk Split B team.

Club career[edit]

He spent most of his youth career at Dinamo Zagreb. In 2007, Maloča signs for Hajduk Split. He also had spells with youth teams at NK Zagreb, Inter Zaprešić and Kamen Ingrad.[1]

He had his Prva HNL debut at 18 years of age against Šibenik in the 2007–08 season and soon became a first team regular, playing alongside renowned defenders such as Igor Tudor, Goran Sablić and Boris Živković. After the season ended he signed a five-year contract with Hajduk, binding him to Poljud until 2013.

In April 2015, he was dropped to B team.

International career[edit]

Maloča also earned 13 caps for Croatia's U-19 and U-21 teams and took part in Croatia's 2008 Under-19 European Championship campaign where he scored a goal against Albania. In August 2012, he was called to the Croatian national football team by Croatian manager Igor Štimac.[1] He debuted in a friendly match against Switzerland.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hajduk Split 2007–08 12 0 4 1 16 1
2008–09 16 0 5 1 3 0 24 1
2009–10 20 0 6 0 2 0 28 0
2010–11 27 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 38 0
2011–12 14 1 3 0 2 0 19 1
2012–13 23 1 6 0 4 0 33 1
2013–14 30 1 2 0 4 1 36 2
2014–15 22 1 5 1 6 0 33 2
Total 164 4 32 3 30 1 1 0 227 8
Last Update: 18 April 2015[2]
1Includes appearance in 2010 Croatian Supercup

Personal life[edit]

Despite being born in Zagreb and part of Dinamo Zagreb youth team in his early years, Maloča opted to play for Hajduk Split. Maloča married his childhood sweetheart Ivana in June 2012. The couple had their first child, Tea, on 21 March 2013.[3]

Player honours[edit]

Croatia Hajduk Split

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vatreni.info - Mario Maloča Biography" (in Croatian). vatreni.info. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mario Maloca > Club Matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mario Maloča postao ponosni otac male Tee - Večernji.hr" (in Croatian). vecernji.hr. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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