Vedran Turkalj

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Vedran Turkalj
Personal information
Full name Vedran Turkalj
Date of birth (1988-05-11) 11 May 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 26
Youth career
–2007 Rijeka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Rijeka 35 (2)
2010–2013 Pomorac 71 (5)
2014 Solin 13 (1)
2014 Zrinjski Mostar 0 (0)
2015 Bistra 7 (0)
2015– Aluminij 21 (2)
National team
2005 Croatia U17 1 (1)
2005 Croatia U18 3 (0)
2006–2007 Croatia U19 8 (2)
2008 Croatia U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016.

Vedran Turkalj (born 11 May 1988) is a Croatian football defender who plays for Aluminij.


Vedran Turkalj went through the ranks of Rijeka, becoming a Croatian youth international in 2005. He made his first team debut in the 2–0 home win against Pula[1] In the end, he collected 8 appearances in the 2006–07 season, when he was still eligible to play for the U19 team. His progress was, however, marred by an injury leading to a foot operation, which caused him to miss most of the 2007–08 season.[2] He spent two further seasons at the club, unable to fully break in the first team for similar reasons.

In the summer of 2010 he moved to the nearby Druga HNL team Pomorac Kostrena, becoming a firm first team fixture and helping the team to secure a third-place finish in the 2010–11 season and a second-place finish in the 2011–12 season. In the following seasons he became team captain as well, before moving to Solin in January 2014.[3]


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