Vinko Soldo

Vinko Soldo



Croatia-32 (1)

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 15/02/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Zagreb (Croatia)

Height: 185cm

Youth career: NK Dubrava, Dinamo Zagreb (since 2009)

Current club: Dinamo Zagreb/Dinamo Zagreb II

Squad number: —

Current national team: Croatia U-19

Position: central defender, left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (3/0)

Contract until: 18.01.2021

Player’s agent: Miroslav Bičanić

Transfer rumours: AC Milan, Tottenham

Similar type of player: Dejan Lovren



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– elegant, complete and dominant defender

– able to play as a left-back as well, making him a more versatile and well-rounded player

– strong left foot also helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer

– indirect set-piece threat

– composed on the ball

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– extremely dominant in the air

– able to play in a three-man defensive line system

– forceful, quick and powerful

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line

– concentrated, determined and commited player with very good rate of individual and collective work


He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

2. HNL 2015/2016 (ongoing): 6 matches/0 goals (Dinamo Zagreb II)



Vinko Soldo joined famous Dinamo Zagreb youth academy as a young child from a small NK Dubrava. He is one of the brightest talents of a very interesting generation of Dinamo players born in 1998 which includes, among others, Josip Brekalo, Nikola Moro, Borna Sosa, Branimir Kalaica, Adrian Šemper and Davor Lovren. On 12 January 2016 he has signed his first professional contract with Dinamo. He was one of the key players of Croatia U-17 national team during the 2015 European Under-17 Championship as well as the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Since March 2016 he is part of the U-19 squad.



“I am so happy because of this moment. I came to Dinamo when I was just a kid, Zagreb is my hometown and I think I don’t need to explain how thrilled I am. My dream finally came true and I will need to work a lot in order to achieve another goal – make a debut for the first team at Maksimir stadium. I will give my best and I will try to justify the trust.”

(Vinko Soldo – after signing his first professional contract with Dinamo)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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