Marko Marić

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Marko Marić
Personal information
Full name Marko Marić
Date of birth (1983-04-25) April 25, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2003 NK Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 NK Zagreb 35 (0)
2001–2002 NK Marsonia (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2007 Egaleo 41 (1)
2007–2009 Lille OSC 5 (1)
2010 Skoda Xanthi 3 (0)
2011 Chicago Fire 1 (0)
National team
Croatia U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 19, 2011.

Marko Marić (born 25 April 1983 in Zagreb) is a Croatian footballer.



Marić began his career with Croatia's NK Zagreb and in two years at the club appeared in 35 league matches. In 2005, he joined Greek First Division side Egaleo FC. In two years in Greece Marić appeared in 41 league matches and scored one goal. His play with Egaleo FC did not go unnoticed and Marić started to receive interest from higher level clubs.

In the summer of 2007 he signed a 3-year contract with France's Lille OSC.[1] In two years at the club Marić received limited playing time making 5 league appearances and scoring one goal. On 29 January 2010 the Croatian midfielder left Lille and returned to Greece signing for Skoda Xanthi.[2]

North America[edit]

On 2 March 2, 2011, Marić signed with Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.[3] He made his debut for his new team on 14 April 2011 in a game against the Portland Timbers. That proved to be the only match Marić played for Chicago before suffering an injury and spending the remainder of season on the injured reserve. Marić was eventually waived by the club on 14 September 2011.[4]


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