Tomečak with Dinamo Zagreb in 2009
|Date of birth||7 December 1989|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Right-back / winger|
|2007–2009||→ Lokomotiva (loan)||47||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2018|
Ivan Tomečak (pronounced [ˈiʋan ˈtɔmɛtʃaːk]; born 7 December 1989) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Club Brugge KV. He is usually deployed as a right full-back, but is often used as a right winger or left full-back.
Tomečak started his senior football career at Lokomotiva, making 47 league appearances throughout his 18-months loan spell at Dinamo Zagreb feeder team. In January 2009 he returned from the loan to Dinamo Zagreb. After spending 4 seasons with the club, in 2013 Tomečak was transferred to Rijeka.
Loan to Lokomotiva
On 14 August 2007, Tomečak joined Croatian third tier club Lokomotiva on an 18-month loan spell. He played in almost every match of 2007–08 season and helped Lokomotiva win the promotion to Druga HNL. In 2008–09 season he featured in all 15 of Lokomotiva's league matches before his loan finished.
Return to Dinamo Zagreb
Tomečak returned from loan on 1 January 2009 and has played an important part in Dinamo's 2008–09 championship title. His debut came on 1 March 2009 in a home match against Slaven Belupo, which Dinamo won 1–0. On 5 April 2009, he scored his first ever goal for Dinamo Zagreb, entering the match in 74th minute against Cibalia and scoring two crucial goals in Dinamo's 4–3 away win. He also played in both legs of 2009 Croatian Cup finals which Dinamo won third time consecutively, defeating Hajduk Split 4–3 after penalty shootout. With Dinamo Zagreb, Tomečak has won two consecutive domestic league titles, making a total of 30 league appearances for the club during the two seasons following his return. He also made his debut in the European competitions on 21 July 2009 in a 2009–10 UEFA Champions League match against Pyunik Yerevan which Dinamo Zagreb won 3–0.
On 7 June 2013, Tomečak signed a three-year contract with HNK Rijeka. He scored on his official debut for the club on 12 July 2013, opening the score in the 16th minute of a league match against NK Istra 1961. He immediately established himself as a regular starter both in Prva HNL and Europe. On 7 May 2014, Tomečak scored the winning goal in Rijeka's away win at GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the first leg of the 2014 Croatian Football Cup Final.
On 31 August 2015, Tomečak signed a two-year contract with Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, for a fee of €1 million. However, his contract was terminated in July 2016 after the club faced financial difficulties.
Subsequently, Tomečak switched clubs and countries and signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr which was managed by fellow Croatian and former Dinamo Zagreb manager Zoran Mamić. In his only season with the Saudi club he scored three goals and gave five assists.
Tomečak started his international career for Croatia with the friendly match for the under-18 team in a match against Poland under-18. He made three more friendly match appearances for the under-18 team before he debuted for the under-19 team on 18 September 2007 in a friendly match against Slovenia under-19. He made a total of seven appearances for the under-19 selection before debuting for the under-20 and under-21 teams. He made two appearances in friendly matches for the under-20 team throughout the 2009 and 2010. On 7 June 2009, Tomečak debuted for the under-21 team in a qualifying match against Cyprus under-21.
|Lokomotiva (loan)||2007–08||Croatian Third League||32||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||32||2|
|2008–09||Croatian Second League||15||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||15||2|
|Dinamo Zagreb||2008–09||Croatian First League||13||4||3||0||–||–||–||–||16||4|
|Rijeka||2013–14||Croatian First League||27||2||4||1||10||0||–||–||41||3|
|Dnipro||2015–16||Ukrainian Premier League||9||0||–||–||4||0||–||–||13||0|
|Al-Nassr FC||2016–17||Saudi Professional League||26||2||2||0||–||–||–||–||28||2|
|Mechelen||2017–18||Belgian First Division A||9||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||9||0|
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Croatian First League : 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
- Croatian Cup: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12
- Croatian Super Cup: 2010
- Club Brugge
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- HNK Rijeka
- "Tomečak u Dnjipru". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "Ivan Tomečak potpisao za Al Nassr [Ivan Tomečak signed for Al Nassr]" (in Croatian). Nogometplus. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Dnjipro je bio veliki promašaj, a u Al Nassr odlazim zbog Mamića [Dnipro was a big fellow, and in Al Nassr I'm leaving for Mamić]" (in Croatian). Goal. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "NIEUWE AANWINST BIJ KV MECHELEN: IVAN TOMECAK [NEW ACQUISITION IN KV MECHELEN: IVAN TOMECAK]" (in Dutch). KV Mechelen. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Club Brugge heeft nieuwe verdediger beet en stuurt er eentje ter vervanging richting KV Mechelen". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 8 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
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