Ante Ćorić

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Ante Ćorić
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Personal information
Full name Ante Ćorić
Date of birth (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 20)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2006 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
2006–2009 NK Zagreb
2009–2013 Red Bull Salzburg
2013–2014 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Dinamo Zagreb 81 (12)
National team
2012 Croatia U-15 4 (1)
2012–2013 Croatia U-16 5 (1)
2012–2013 Croatia U17 8 (0)
2014 Croatia U18 3 (0)
2014–2015 Croatia U19 5 (0)
2014– Croatia U21 2 (0)
2016– Croatia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Ante Ćorić (born 14 April 1997) is a Croatian footballer who currently plays for Dinamo Zagreb as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Ćorić was born in Zagreb to Herzegovian Croat parents from Široki Brijeg; his father, Miljenko, is a football manager in the Zagreb area with whom Ante attended training sessions starting at a very young age.[2] Ćorić started playing football at the age of 5 at Hrvatski Dragovoljac. When he was 9 years old, he signed for the youth academy of NK Zagreb.[3] In 2009, Ćorić joined the youth academy of Red Bull Salzburg, in spite of interest from other clubs, including Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Barcelona.[4] On joining the club Corić commented, "I wanted to become a Red Bull Salzburg player because my team-mates here are better than players of the same age anywhere else. We train better and more often than others. And I was very impressed by how warmly I was welcomed."[3] In 2013, after four years in Salzburg, Ćorić returned to Croatia and signed with Dinamo Zagreb for a fee of €900,000.[5]

Senior years[edit]

On 16 April 2014, Ćorić made his senior debut against RNK Split, coming in as a 69th-minute substitute for Ivo Pinto.[6] On 26 April, he made his first start in a 1–1 draw against Lokomotiva Zagreb.[7] On 10 May, Ćorić scored his first senior goal for Dinamo in a 1-2 loss to NK Istra 1961.[8] On 18 September, Ćorić came on as a 77th-minute substitute and scored the fifth goal in Dinamo's 2014-15 Europa League opener against Astra Giurgiu, a 5-1 win. With this goal, he became the youngest goal scorer in Europa League history, at the age of 17 years and 157 days.[9] In 2015, newspaper Večernji list awarded Ćorić the Croatian Hope of the Year as the best young Croatian player of the year.[10]

International career[edit]

Ćorić played for various youth Croatian teams, and made his debut for the senior Croatia national football team in a friendly 1-0 win over Moldova in May 2016 after entering the game as the half time substitute.[11] He was called for UEFA Euro 2016 as one of the 23 players included in the squad, but remained as an unused substitute during the entire tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of last match played on 1 March 2017.[12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dinamo Zagreb 2013–14 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2014–15 24 3 5 1 4 1 33 5
2015–16 28 4 6 1 7 0 41 5
2016–17 18 3 3 3 9 1 30 7
Total 76 11 14 5 20 2 110 18

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Josip is also a football player.

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/player=250066128/index.html
  2. ^ "Ante Ćorić u Bayernu postavio rekord, u Dinamu oduševljava". 24Sata. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Football talent Ante Coric happy at Red Bull Salzburg". Croatian Times. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ante Coric a name to remember". Croatia Week. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Talentirani Ante Ćorić potpisao za Dinamo". Vecernji. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Split vs Dinamo". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lokomotiva Zagreb vs Dinamo Zagreb". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "ISTRA 1961 VS. DINAMO ZAGREB 2 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ćorić postao najmlađi strijelac u povijesti EL". Sportske Novosti. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "INDIVIDUAL AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: VL Footballer of the Year". Croatian Football Federation. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  11. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/croatia-vs-moldova/teams/354998
  12. ^ A. ĆORIĆ. Soccerway. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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