Mario Pasalic

Mario Pasalic

 

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 09/02/1995 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Mainz (Germany)

Height: 1,86m

Club career: Hajduk Split

Squad number: 8

Current national team: Croatia U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder, side midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

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

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Similar type of player: Lucho Gonzalez

 

Strengths:

– passing

– long shots

– heading

– versatility

– defensive contribution

– teamwork

– plays very well with his weaker foot

 

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder

– likes to play short passes

– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession

– likes to shoot from distance

– indirect set-piece threat

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

pasalic

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary:

1.HNL 2012/2013 : 2 matches/0 goals (Hajduk Split)

1.HNL 2013/2014 (ongoing) : 16 matches/6 goals (Hajduk Split)

 

Description:

Mario Pasalic joined Hajduk Split’s youth academy in early 2006. He first gained wider recognition in the 2011–2012 season, scoring 17 goals for the U-17 team, despite being a midfielder. Last year during the pre-season, he was diagnosed with a Staphylococcus infection, because of which he was forced to miss the first half of the 2012–2013 season. He recuperated, however, and made his first team league debut on 14 April 2013 in a match against HNK Cibalia, when he entered for Ivan Vukovic in the 90th minute. During the current season he became a first team regular and a central figure in midfield of “The pride of Dalmatia”. In September 2013, he has scored two goals in a famous Croatian “Eternal Derby” against Dinamo Zagreb. He is on the radar of many good European clubs including Juventus, Eintracht, Lazio and Catania. It is also worth noting that he has represented Croatia on many age levels and now is a member of U-19 team.

 

Quotes:

“These are the moments that are hard to forget. A week ago I played in juniors and then scored two goals in the derby . That all happened so fast. I had the offer from Italy and I repeat that I am glad I stayed.”

(Mario Pasalic)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/mario-pasalic/profil/spieler_205938.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/mario-paali/215485/

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