Lukas Kačavenda

Lukas Kačavenda

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 02/03/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Zagreb (Croatia)

Height: 174cm

Youth career: NK Kustošija, Dinamo Zagreb, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (since 2017)

Current club: NK Lokomotiva Zagreb

Squad number: 11

Current national team: —

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 800.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 15.06.2025

Player’s agent: TTMA

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Mason Mount


– pace 

– passing 

– vision

– creativity

– technique

– ball control 

– ambidexterity 

– long shots

– agility

– dribbling 

– first touch 

– defensive contribution 


– still has margin to improve the consistency of his decision-making on the ball

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– can also play deeper as a midfield playmaker

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– very intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– knows how to dictate tempo and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions/great mix of progressive passer and carrier

– likes to come a little bit deeper to get the ball

– likes to dribble

– very good at spotting space and his teammates’ runs thanks to his excellent vision and awareness

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– has the technique, ability and confidence to execute the killer passes and set-up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– good reaction to the loss of the ball with good aggressive attitude, and good recovery of his position

– very good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

Kačavenda dribbles past two opponents, enters the penalty area and scores with clinical finish.
Kačavenda with a very dangerous run – he dribbles past his opponent and sends a good croos into the penalty area.

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 25 August 2021):

1. HNL 2020/2021: 10 games/1 goal (Lokomotiva)

1. HNL 2021/2022 (ongoing): 5 games/1 goal (Lokomotiva)


In 2015, 12-year-old Lukas Kačavenda moved to the academy of the Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb which he left two years later, unsatisfied with his playing time. He then joined NK Lokomotiva Zagreb – a club that developed some very interesting players in recent years such as Lovro Majer, Luka Ivanušec, Lirim Kastrati, and Roko Šimić. Kačavenda made his professional debut on 3 April 2021 in a 2–0 defeat to Hajduk Split, coming on for Kim Jeong Hyun in the 65th minute. On 7 May, he scored his first goal, as Lokomotiva defeated Slaven Belupo 3–1.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European club.




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