Ante Palaversa

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Ante Palaversa
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-04-06) 6 April 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Split, Croatia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
(on loan from Manchester City)
Number 15
Youth career
Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Hajduk Split II 19 (2)
2018–2019 Hajduk Split 12 (2)
2019– Manchester City 0 (0)
2019–Hajduk Split (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2014 Croatia U14 2 (0)
2015 Croatia U15 5 (1)
2015–2016 Croatia U16 12 (2)
2016 Croatia U17 12 (0)
2017– Croatia U18 4 (1)
2017– Croatia U19 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:49, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:31, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Ante Palaversa (born 6 April 2000) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hajduk Split, on loan from Manchester City.

Club career[edit]

Hajduk Split[edit]

Born in Split, Croatia, Palaversa started his youth career with the Hajduk Split academy.[1] At the end of the 2016–17 season, he won the Best Player of the Youth League award and was subsequently promoted to the reserve team.[2] After playing regularly for the reserve team in the second tier, he was promoted to the senior team in June 2018 by manager Željko Kopić.[3] On 26 July 2018, Palaversa made his first team debut, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 victory over Bulgarian club Slavia Sofia in UEFA Europa League qualifying match.[4] On 26 August, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw against Inter Zaprešić, scoring a volley from 21-metres.[5]

Manchester City[edit]

On 28 January 2019, it was announced that Palaversa will be joining Manchester City for an eventual fee of €7 million, instantly returning to Hajduk on loan.[6][7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played on 5 December 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hajduk Split 2018–19[8] Prva HNL 12 2 2 0 1[a] 0 15 2
Career total 12 2 2 0 1 0 15 2
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League


  1. ^ "Ante Palaversa: I'm glad that coach Kopic trusts young players". HNK Hajduk Split. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Ante Palaversa: Nagradu posvećujem momčadi, nije bilo lako igrati po ovakvim vrućinama" [Ante Palaversa: I dedicate the team prize, it was not easy to play with this kind of heat] (in Croatian). Dalmatinski Portal. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Novi dijamant Hajduka Ante Palaversa blista na pripremama: Ovo je ispunjenje mojih snova" [New Hajduk's Diamond Ante Palavers Blinks on Preparations: This is the fulfillment of my dreams] (in Croatian). Slobodna Dalmacija. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Palaversa after the debut: This is my dream come true, thank you for applause". HNK Hajduk Split. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Prvijenac za pamćenje: Kada dam gol, onda je to obično ovakav nekakav" [Remember that when I get a shot, then this is usually something like this]. Slobodan Dalmacija. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Palaversa leti u Manchester na potpis ugovora, sutra se očekuje konačna potvrda" [Palaversa flying off to Manchester to sign a contract.]. Slobodan Dalmacija. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Ante Palaversa: Man City complete Hajduk Split signing". 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019 – via
  8. ^ "A. Palaversa". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 August 2018.

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