Krešić with Leverkusen in 2014.
|Full name||Dario Krešić|
|Date of birth||11 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|1996–2000||NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac|
|2002–2006||SV Eintracht Trier 05||36||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 July 2013.
The Croatian shot-stopper spent the last three seasons (2006–2009) at Panionios, where he made fifty-six appearances for the Athenian side in all competitions. He easily became the first-choice goalkeeper for the team in his second season, and his solid play between the posts played a crucial role in Panionios' run to the 2007–08 Super League play-offs last season.
He moved to PAOK FC in June 2009 on a free transfer from Panionios F.C. At PAOK, Krešić is expected to challenge Greece international goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias for the starting role. While Chalkias' experience played a key role in PAOK's ability to clinch a berth in the UEFA Europa League next season, Krešić's athleticism and potential will most definitely challenge Chalkias' tenure between the goal posts. In 28 July 2010, PAOK was playing against Ajax in Amsterdam Arena and Kostas Chalkias who was injured at the 15th minute was substituted by Krešić. The Croatian goalkeeper proved with his appearances that he deserve to be the first goalkeeper of PAOK and since then he is always in the first eleven in PAOK games. He has already played in 18 games the season 2010–2011, as of November 2010. Voted already 3 times MVP of the team he continues to perform well in a difficult year.
FC Lokomotiv Moscow
On 31 July 2012 Krešić signed a two-year contract with FC Lokomotiv Moscow. He made his debut for the new club on 11 August 2012 against Alania Vladikavkaz. After having made only one substitute appearance for Lokomotiv in the first part of 2013-2014 season, Krešić was released by his club.
1. FSV Mainz 05
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
- "PAOK give Dermitzakis a night to remember". UEFA. 28 July 2010.
- Ζήτησε να φύγει ο Κρέσιτς! (in Greek). paok24.com. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "Λύση συμβολαίου του Dario Kresic" (in Greek). paokfc.gr. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- «Локомотив» подписал контракт с Дарио Крешичем (in Russian). fclm.ru. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- Локомотив – Алания (in Russian). sports.ru. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "Mainz 05 verpflichtet Dario Kresic" (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 6 January 2014.
- "Bayer 04 verpflichtet Mainzer Torhüter Dario Kresic" (in German). Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 23 May 2014.
- Republic of Korea - Croatia 1:2. hns-cff.hr. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
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