Mario Vušković

Mario Vušković

 

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 16/11/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Split (Croatia)

Height: 189cm

Youth career: RNK Split, Hajduk Split (since 2016)

Current club: Hajduk Split

Squad number: 44

Current national team: Croatia U-19

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (1/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Milan Škriniar

 

Strengths:

– aerial duels Untitled1

– marking Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– passing Untitled

– anticipation Untitled

– concentration Untitled

– composure Untitled

– positioning Untitled

– bravery Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– may struggle a bit in front of skilful players with fast direction shifts/great acceleration skills at short distances

– could be a little bit faster

 

Style of play:

– complete, elegant and dominant centre-back

– tall player with a very good body mass ratio that feels comfortable in the physical duels and knows reasonably well how to use his body to gain advantage

– superb mix of ball-playing defender and pure defender

– great at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition

– known for his composure, confidence in possession, understanding of the game and an above-average technical capacity

– very good vision and passing skills also when it comes to breaking the lines with laser passes

– often wins the ball back by outmuscling players thanks to his significant upper-body strength

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– extremely dominant in the air

– indirect set-piece threat

– high tackling and interception rate

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

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 11 August 2019):

2.HNL 2018/2019: 18 games/1 goal (Hajduk II)

 

Description:

Mario Vušković joined Hajduk Split youth academy from RNK Split in 2016. He made his professional debut for Hajduk II on 25 August 2018 in a 2.HNL fixture against NK Dugopolje in which he scored. He is a part of a very talented generation of Croatian players born in 2001 which includes, among others Antonio Marin, Marko Bulat, Tomislav Krizmanić, Tin Hrvoj & Edin Julardžija. In 2018, he featured on a list entitled “TOP 60 young talents in world football” by The Guardian.

 

Quotes:

“Aged 15 years and three months, he was the youngest member of Croatia Under-17s squad on his debut in February 2017. And then the youngest in the next Under-17s crop as well. “What sets him apart and suggests he might end up playing at an elite level is his unusual set of skills,” says Kresimir Gojun, head of the Hajduk academy. “He’s not just dominant in challenges but also exceptional in buildup play. He often scores goals and can score from free-kicks like a No 10.” Made his debut (and scored) this summer for Hajduk’s reserves in the second division.”

(The Guardian)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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