Mario Šitum

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Mario Šitum
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-04-04) 4 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2002 NK Vrapče
2002–2007 NK Kustošija
2007–2008 NK Špansko
2008–2011 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Dinamo Zagreb 43 (8)
2012–2014 Lokomotiva (loan) 72 (8)
2014–2016 Spezia (loan) 65 (8)
National team
2009 Croatia U17 3 (1)
2010 Croatia U18 5 (0)
2010–2011 Croatia U19 5 (0)
2012–2013 Croatia U20 3 (0)
2011–2014 Croatia U21 15 (3)
2017– Croatia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2017

Mario Šitum, (Croatian pronunciation: [marˈio ʃːtum]; born 4 April 1992 in Zagreb, Croatia) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Dinamo Zagreb.

Club career[edit]

Šitum's senior career began when he was promoted from the Dinamo Academy to the first team in 2011, making his first-team debut in the same year in a 3-0 win over Czech side Sigma Olomouc. On the 19 February 2011 he started and played 75 minutes in a friendly against NK Istra 1961, which Dinamo won 4-3 at the newly renovated Stadion Aldo Drosina in Pula. His first league appearance came on the 26 February 2011 in Dinamo's game against Karlovac. Šitum started the match and scored in the 12th minute, a goal which turned out to be the game winner. Šitum started on a high note in the 2011-12 season, scoring the fourth goal in a 5-0 win against NK Karlovac, and then scoring twice in a 4-0 win against NK Osijek. He scored again in the next round, netting the only goal in a win against NK Lučko.

On 17 July 2014, Šitum joined Italian Serie B club Spezia on loan after a two-and-a-half year loan spell with NK Lokomotiva.

International career[edit]

Internationally, Šitum scored his first goals for the Croatia under 21 side, during qualification for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in the match against Liechtenstein where Šitum scored the first two goals in a 4-0 win.

In May 2015 he received a call-up to the senior Croatia squad for the friendly against Gibraltar and for a Euro 2016 qualifier game against Italy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelsea midfielder named to Croatia squad to face Italy, Gibraltar". weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.