Marko Pjaca

Marko Pjaca



Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 06/05/1995 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Zagreb (Croatia)

Height: 1,83m

Club career: NK Lokomotiva

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Croatia U-21

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, secondary striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 950,000 €  

Contract until: 15.06.2016

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Marco Reus



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  versatility Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– off the ball Untitled

– flair Untitled

– suitable to play on both wings Untitled

– crossing Untitled


Style of play:

– flamboyant winger/offensive allrounder

– likes to dribble

– likes to cut inside

– counter attack threat

 – player is very good in combination play

– likes to swap positions


He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

1.HNL 2011/2012: 1 match/0 goals (NK Lokomotiva)

1.HNL 2012/2013: 17 matches/2 goals (NK Lokomotiva)

1.HNL 2013/2014 (ongoing) : 22 matches/5 goals (NK Lokomotiva)



Croatia – the land of football talents. Majority of the talented youngsters comes from Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb academies, but other clubs also produce future Croatian internationals. Marko Pjaca joined Lokomotiva Zagreb youth setup in 2010 at the age of 15, but it’s true that before that he was a Dinamo player. He made his professional debut 2 years later, on 24th February 2012 in a league fixture against NK Zadar – it is worth mentioning that he managed to make an assist in that game. He became a first team regular and a real star of the team during the current season – he has already 5 goals and 4 assist in 22 matches. He is also a regular Croatian youth international for many years – he represented young “Hrvatska” at many youth levels – U-17, U-18 and U-19, U-20 (he participated in FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 in Turkey) while currently being a member of U-21 setup.



“Midfield magicians have been the principle delights of Group F, with a selection of impressive creative talents on show. While the aforementioned De Arrascaeta dazzled in the middle, Uzbekistan have a series of pass-masters amongst their ranks, with Jamshid Iskanderov and Abbosbek Makhstaliev arguably their best. Croatia meanwhile ruled the wings, with the likes of Ante Rebic and Marko Pjaca causing havoc for full-backs.”

( – website of International Federation of Association Football)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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