Date of birth: 08/01/1997 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Zagreb (Croatia)
Club career: NK Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb (from 2011)
Current national team: Croatia U-17
Position: winger, secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 150,000 €
Contract until: 08.01.2015
Similar type of player: Davor Suker
– off the ball
Style of play:
– complete striker
– likes to dribble
– likes forward runs
– often attacks from the wing
– likes to play short passes
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-2-2.
1.HNL 2012/2013: 1 match/0 goals (Dinamo Zagreb)
Fran joined “Hitrec-Kacian”, the famous Dinamo Zagreb youth academy, in 2011, at the age of 14. Before he was NK Zagreb player and it’s worth mentioning that he was chosen as best player of the famous tournament for U-16 players – Nike Premier Cup in Budapest. He scored 4 goals and he shared first place on the top scorers list even though NK Zagreb was eliminated in quarterfinal versus Fenerbahce. Dinamo have won the race to sign talented younster with many top European clubs, including Arsenal, Inter or Manchester United. He already made his first-team debut for “The Blues” on 14 April 2013, as an 85th-minute substitute in a 2–0 win at home to Inter Zaprešić in the Prva HNL. At 16 years 3 months and 6 days, he became Dinamo’s youngest ever debutant. He is also a member of Croatia U-17 national team with whom he participated in UEFA Under-17 Championship 2013 and FIFA U-17 World Cup 2013.
“He’s a boy with an exceptional talent, speed, aggression, motor skills, technical quality. His arrival in the Dinamo is a great thing for the future, he will be the new Modri number 9.”
(Romeo Jozak – Dinamo Zagreb academy director)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.