Luka Vušković

Luka Vušković

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 24/02/2007 (15 years old)

Place of birth: Croatia

Height: 193cm

Youth career: Hajduk Split

Current club: Hajduk Split

Squad number: —

Current national team: Croatia U-16

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in:

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Gerard Piqué


– passing 

– vision 

– tackling 

– athleticism  

– positioning  

– aerial duels  

– versatility  

– technique  

– anticipation

– tactical intelligence

– ambidexterity


No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– complete, dominant, and elegant central defender

– perfect mix of a pure defender and ball-playing centre-back

– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– able to play as a right and left-sided centre-back in a four-man defensive line

– able to play as a defensive/holding midfielder thanks to his great ball skills

– very good coordination, agility, and footwork for a player of his size

– modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing

– concentrated player with very good reading of the game and anticipation

known for his positional sense, confidence in possession, and understanding of the game

– great composure and retention skills under pressure

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– often wins the ball back by outmuscling his opponents/wins most of the physical duels

– extremely dominant in the air

– aerial threat in the opposition box during the set-pieces

– above-average shooting/finishing skills in the final third

– strong and accurate tackler

– tenacious in challenges with a high percentage of duels won

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems

– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot

– mature and charismatic with good leadership skills/potential captain in the future

– accurate penalty taker

Vušković creates a big chance for his teammate with a brilliant pass through two lines.
Vušković intercepts the ball, stays very calm under pressure, and starts the attack of his team.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 17 June 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.


Luka Vušković is a product of the famous Hajduk Split youth academy. He is the brother of Mario Vušković who’s also a very talented footballer currently playing for the German side HSV. Luka is considered to be one of the most talented defenders of his generation in Europe. He is tipped to follow in the footsteps of other very talented Croatian centre-backs that appeared in recent years such as Joško Gvardiol, Josip Šutalo, and Josip Stanišić.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


World-class potential.



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