Marijo Dodik

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Marijo Dodik
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
NK Mladost Mali Otok
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Željezničar (?)
1995–1997 Mechelen 84 (20)
1997–1998 Sakaryaspor 2 (0)
1998–2007 Slaven Belupo 228 (75)
2007–2008 Cibalia 28 (5)
2008–2009 Inter Zaprešić 12 (4)
2009 NK Zelina 10 (1)
2010 NK Sabarija Subotica Podravska ? (?)
2010–2011 NK Mladost Mali Otok ? (?)
2011 NK Rudar Trbovlje ? (5)
2012– NK Mladost Mali Otok ? (?)
National team
1998–2001 Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 December 2008

Marijo Dodik (born 18 February 1974 in Sarajevo) is a Bosnian Croat football striker currently playing for NK Mladost Mali Otok.

Dodik started his career at Željezničar Sarajevo before being picked up by the Belgian side Mechelen in 1995, where he spent two seasons in the Jupiler League and scored 20 goals in a total of 84 appearances. He spent the next season in Turkey's Sakaryaspor, before moving to Croatia and joining Slaven Belupo in 1998.

He spent his most successful years at Slaven, establishing himself as a first-team regular and the club's most prolific Prva HNL scorer with 75 goals in 228 appearances in a total of eight seasons between 1998 and 2007. During his time at Slaven he also netted 14 goals in 22 appearances in club's European campaigns in the Intertoto Cup, and holds the record for most goals scored by a player in a single Prva HNL game, scoring an incredible 6 goals against Varteks on 21 October 2000 in a 7–1 win.

In 2007, Slaven refused to renew his contract so he moved to Cibalia where he netted 5 goals in 28 appearances, and in 2008 he went on to Inter Zaprešić,where he played until 2009 and his retirement from professional football. Dodik continued, however, playing for lower-tier Croatian and Slovenian teams, such as NK Zelina, NK Sabarija Subotica Podravska, NK Rudar Trbovlje and NK Mladost Mali Otok.

Dodik also earned four caps for Bosnia-Herzegovina and scored one goal in a 2002 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in 2001.

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