|Date of birth||28 November 1967|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||4 April 2012(aged 44)|
|Place of death||Elche, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|Radnik Velika Gorica|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Zagreb, Socialist Republic of Croatia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Pavličić started playing professionally for local NK Dinamo, being irregularly used over the course of three seasons. He developed into a top division player with NK Rijeka, helping it to two sixth-place finishes and one fourth in the newly founded Croatian First Football League; in the 1993–94 Croatian Cup, he scored the game's only goal in the second leg of the final, albeit in an eventual 1–2 aggregate loss.
In the 1994 summer Pavličić moved to Spain and signed for Hércules CF, in Segunda División, winning promotion to La Liga in his second year and netting a career-best six goals in 38 games in the following season, which nonetheless ended in relegation, with the player scoring in both games against FC Barcelona (3–2 win at the Camp Nou and 2–1 success at home). He stayed in the top level with UD Salamanca, dropping down a division in 1999.
In the 2000 off-season, 32-year-old Pavličić signed for Racing de Ferrol – division two – retiring at the end of the campaign. He settled in the nation subsequently, also playing amateur football for club Sporting Plaza in the Alicante area.
Pavličić played for Croatia for five years, gaining a total of 22 caps. His debut came on 8 July 1992 in a 1–3 friendly loss with Australia in Adelaide, and he was selected for the squad that appeared at UEFA Euro 1996, playing two group stage games (one minute against Turkey, full match against Portugal) in an eventual quarter final exit.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Yugoslavia||League||Yugoslav Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1986–87||Dinamo Zagreb||Yugoslav First League||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|Croatia||League||Croatian Cup||Super Cup||Europe||Total|
|1992||NK Rijeka||Prva HNL||18||0||3||1||–||–||21||1|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Supercopa de España||Europe||Total|
|1994–95||Hércules CF||Segunda División||27||1||1||0||–||–||28||1|
|1997–98||UD Salamanca||La Liga||30||0||4||0||–||–||34||0|
|1999–00||Racing de Ferrol||29||2||0||0||–||–||29||2|
|Croatia national team|
- Hércules CF
- Yugoslavia U-20
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- Dubravko Pavličić at the Croatian Football Federation