Tomislav Pavličić

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Tomislav Pavličić
Personal information
Full name Tomislav Pavličić
Date of birth (1983-12-06) 6 December 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Vinkovci, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Virovitica
2004–2010 Cibalia 53 (11)
2006–2007 Graničar Županja (loan) (19)
2007–2008 Suhopolje (loan) 30 (33)
2010–2011 Maribor 15 (2)
2011– Cibalia 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:40, 1 June 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:40, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Tomislav Pavličić (born 6 December 1983 in Vinkovci) is a Croatian football midfielder, who is currently a member of the Croatian Prva HNL team HNK Cibalia.[2]

Club career[edit]

Known for his free kick skills, Pavličić had a difficult start of his professional career. After the end of his first season at Croatian football club Cibalia he was involved in a car accident, caused by an intoxicated driver who ran his car into Pavličić's.[1] Pavličić sustained heavy injuries of his leg and subsequently had to endure a knee operation that sidelined him for over six months.[1] The recovery was hard and after his return to football he first had to prove himself at Graničar Županja and a season later at Suhopolje, both members of the Croatian third division, 3.HNL. He had done that in big fashion as he scored a total of 52 goals in two season for both clubs.[1] After a season at Suhopolje, where he scored an impressive 33 goals in 30 matches, he returned to Cibalia and was given a chance in Croatian top division, which he never let go. In his first Prva HNL season after the injury he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring five goals and earning seven assists (the highest in the league during that season).[1] The very next season he, already a team captain, was voted in the first squad of the 2009–10 Prva HNL season.[1] After that season his contract with Cibalia expired and he had plenty of new offers from clubs at home and abroad.[3] He eventually decided in favour of the Slovenian side, Maribor, signing a contract until June 2013.[1][4] However, his stay in Maribor was brief as he failed to fulfill the expectations of his new club and their fans and he returned to Cibalia after only one season.

Personal life[edit]

After his departure from Prva HNL he promised to the fans of Cibalia that he will eventually return to the club, where he plans to finish his professional career.[4] Although he is left footed, he uses his right hand for writing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Osebni karton: Tomislav Pavličić" (in Slovene). nkmaribor.com. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tomislav Pavličić se vratio u Cibaliju" (in Croatian). tportal.hr. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cibalia: Pavličić na meti mnogih inozemnih klubova" (in Croatian). reprezentacija.net. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Tomislav Pavličić potpisao za Maribor" (in Croatian). nogometni-magazin.com. Retrieved 1 June 2011.