Dominik Prpić

Dominik Prpić

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 19/05/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Zagreb (Croatia)

Height: 188cm

Youth career: NK Zagreb, Lokomotiva Zagreb, Hajduk Split (since 2017)

Current club: Hajduk Split

Squad number: 3

Current national team: Croatia U-19

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (4/0), UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (2/0)

Contract until: 31.05.2025

Player’s agent: IDUB GLOBAL

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Alessandro Bastoni


– tackling 

– athleticism 

– anticipation 

– timing 

– positioning 

– pace 

– aerial duels 

– technique 

– passing 

– football IQ 

To improve:

– strong in the air but I still see a margin to improve his timing and positioning in aerial duels

– sometimes takes a little bit too much risk when marauding forward and can leave dangerous gaps behind

– long passing accuracy

Style of play:

– complete, elegant, and dominant centre-back

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

– able to play comfortably as a left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence system

– superb combination of pure defensive skills and ball-playing ability

– likes an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents

– able to play in a high defensive line thanks to his pace, reactivity, positioning, and reading of the game

– elegant and very comfortable on the ball with an above-average range of passing at all distances/takes a major impact on all of the team’s build-up process

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

– good composure and retention skills under pressure

– likes to spread play with long-range diagonals

– likes to maraud forward with the ball at his feet and assess options on the move

– tenacious and accurate tackler/very strong in 1vs1 duels

– strong player who knows how to use his body to gain advantage/wins most of the physical duels

– good recovery pace and determination when tracking back

– often cuts or intercepts passes and crosses near or inside his penalty area thanks to his anticipation, positioning, and timing

– determined and committed player with a very good rate of individual and collective work

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

– very accomplished and mature for his age

Prpić reads the game very well, anticipates the pass, and wins the ball back.
Prpić anticipates the through ball, shows his good pace and strength, takes control of the attacker, and wins the ball back.
Prpić stays calm under pressure and plays a good ball to his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 20 February 2023):

HNL 2022/2023 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Hajduk)


Dominik Prpić joined the Hajduk Split youth academy from Lokomotiva Zagreb in 2017. He is considered to be one of the most talented U19s in Croatia. He made his professional debut on 12 October 2022 in the Croatian Cup game against NK Tehničar 1974 Cvetkovec. He made his league debut a month later. He is also a regular youth international for Croatia and currently he’s one of the leaders of the U-19 setup.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European league.





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