Karlo Lulic

Karlo Lulic


Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 10/05/1996 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Nova Gradiska (Croatia)

Height: 1,86m

Club career: NK Osijek

Current national team: Croatia U-17

Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1,000,000 €  

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Similar type of player: Cesc Fabregas



– passing

– vision

– crossing

– teamwork

– technique

– crossing

– decisions


Style of play:

– likes forward runs

– likes to hold up the ball

– likes to do layoffs


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre midfielder in 4-4-2.







League summary:

1.HNL 2012/2013: 1 match/0 goals (NK Osijek)

1.HNL 2013/2014 (ongoing): 12 matches/4 goals (NK Osijek)



Practically, every year there is a lot of young players in Croatia who make a big money move to a top European league sooner or later. This season, the biggest talent of them all is perhaps Karlo Lulic, who stormed his place into the first eleven of his club, Osijek, while his stats for a 17 year old CF are very good – 12 games, 4 goals and 1 assist. He also has a strong position in the Croatian U-17 national team, whereas just 6 months ago, he was only able to manage 30 minutes at the U-17 Euros. Great games in Prva HNL were not missed by scouts from Europe, and everyone is already talking about the “Wonderkid from Osijek” making a move to Serie A soon, like other talents from Croatia in the past, including Mateo Kovacic, Josip Radosevic or Tin Jedvaj.



“If he stays with us for another two years , Lulic will be perhaps the best transfer in the history of the club.”

(Zdravko Josic – NK Osijek chairman)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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