Lovro Zvonarek

Lovro Zvonarek

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 08/05/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Čakovec (Croatia)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: Slaven Belupo

Current club: Slaven Belupo (on loan from Bayern)

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Croatia U-16

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 15.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Federico Valverde


– pace 

– passing

– vision 

– technique 

– ball control 

– creativity 

– defensive contribution 

– first touch 

– dribbling 

– versatility 


– needs to improve his strength to endure stronger players

– concentration and consistency during games which will surely improve with age and experience

Style of play:

– creative and dynamic number ‘8’

– can also play as an advanced playmaker

– player with very good technical ability, mobility, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession

– well-rounded, hard-working team player

– knows how to dictates tempo using his good vision, passing ability at all distances and natural technique to create dynamism on the team’s build-up process

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills

– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style

– great mix of progressive passer and carrier who always tries to find a vertical option in his game

– intelligent and creative player, who finds the space well between the lines

– works hard in pressing

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– very comfortable on the ball, with a willingness to play and receive passes along the ground

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

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

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

– competent set-piece taker

Zvonarek intercepts the ball, dribbles past one opponent and starts a dangerous counter-attack.
Zvonarek with a fantastic shot to score his first ever professional goal.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 13 September 2021):

1.HNL 2020/2021: 2 games/1 goal (Slaven)

1.HNL 2021/2022 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Slaven)


Lovro Zvonarek joined the youth academy of Slaven Belupo in 2015, at the age of 11. He made his debut for Slaven against Rijeka, coming on in the 70th minute. At 16 years and 5 days old, he became the second-youngest player ever in the Prva HNL, just after Marko Dabro (16 years and 2 days). One week later he scored his first goal becoming the youngest ever scorer in the Croatian League taking the record from Alen Halilović. On 30 August 2021, Bayern Munich had agreed to sign Zvonarek for a reported fee of €1.8 million, although he will remain on loan with Slaven Belupo through the season. He will join the German giants before the 2022/2023 season.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.




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