Date of birth: 08/09/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Split (Croatia)
Youth career: Hajduk Split
Current club: Hajduk Split
Squad number: —
Current national team: Croatia U-19
Position: central defender
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50.000 €
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Toby Alderweireld
– aerial duels
– good ball skills but he still makes some simple errors sometimes/concentration which will surely improve with age and experience
Style of play:
– complete, elegant, and dominant centre-back
– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– able to play as a right-sided CB in a three-man defence system
– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals
– does not dive into tackles
– likes to charge with the ball forward and try to find the best passing option
– good at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition
– known for his positioning, good timing, confidence in possession, understanding of the game, and an above-average technical capacity
– very good recovery pace, agility, and coordination
– prefers an active style of defending by leaving the line, getting into challenges, and pressing opponents
– very dominant in the air/top timing and jumping technique
– high tackling and interception rate
– determined and committed player with very good rate of individual and collective work
– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot
Bradarić leaves the line, stops a dangerous attack, and starts the counter-attack of his team.
Bradarić intercepts the ball, charges forward, and provides a very good long ball to his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 25 January 2022):
2. HNL 2020/2021: 1 game/0 goals (Hajduk II)
Luka Bradarić joined Hajduk Split youth academy at the age of 6. He is the brother of Domagoj Bradarić – Lille and Croatia national team left-back. Luka is a part of a new very interesting wave of Hajduk teenage academy players such as Stipe Biuk, Marko Brkljača, Ivan Ćubelić, Toni Silić, Mate Antunović, Ivan Krolo, Marin Ljubičić, and Filip Čuić. Luka is also a regular youth international for Croatia and currently he is one of the most interesting players of the U-19 team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.