Vlado Kasalo

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Vlado Kasalo
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Kasalo
Date of birth (1962-11-11) 11 November 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Osijek 93 (12)
1987–1989 Dinamo Zagreb 49 (8)
1989–1991 1. FC Nürnberg 22 (1)
1992–1994 Mainz 05 55 (5)
National team
1987 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
1990 Croatia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vladimir 'Vlado' Kasalo (born 11 November 1962) is a Croatian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

After representing NK Osijek and NK Dinamo Zagreb in his country, Kasalo was sold by the latter to Germany's 1. FC Nürnberg, for 1 million Deutsche Mark. In his second season, he infamously scored two consecutive own goals in as many matches: on 16 March 1991, at VfB Stuttgart (0–1) and on 23 March, against Karlsruher SC (0–2). He was suspected to have done that on purpose to pay off his gambling debts,[1] although it was never proven.

Kasalo retired in the same country at only 31, with second division's 1. FSV Mainz 05. His only cap for Yugoslavia came in a friendly against the Soviet Union, on 29 August 1987. He added two for newly formed Croatia, in the 1990 friendly games against the United States, the nation's first, and Romania.[2]


  1. ^ "German scandal raises echoes of the past". Daily Times. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

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