Date of birth: 31/03/2008 (15 years old)
Place of birth: Rijeka (Croatia)
Youth career: HNK Rijeka, Hajduk Split (since 2022)
Current club: Hajduk Split
Squad number: —
Current national team: Croatia U-15
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Vlatko Marković International Tournament 2023, Rimini-Cup 2023, Krunoslav Fuš Memorial Tournament 2023
Contract until: 31.12.2024
Player’s agent: Nikola Gaćeša
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Radja Nainggolan/Mateo Kovačić
– work rate
– he could improve his shooting technique and the quality of his final ball to become more prolific in the final third
Style of play:
– box-to-box midfielder
– player with a good body mass ratio who has all the physical tools to develop into an excellent athlete in the near future
– all-round and versatile player who can cover multiple positions if needed
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– fast, dynamic, and mobile player who covers a lot of space
– perfect option for a high-intensity and pressing team
– intelligent on and off-the-ball movement between the lines
– vertical player who often creates numerical superiority with his progressive runs and passes
– above-average football IQ, spatial awareness, and playmaking skills
– feels comfortable in quick combination and one-touch play
– still too early to call him press-resistant but he has a decent composure and retention skills under pressure
– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counterattack
– impacts the game at both ends of the pitch
– combative, hardworking, and determined in the defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions and tackles
– positively aggressive, accurate, and tenacious tackler
– likes to attempt very well timed sliding tackles
– not afraid of physical duels, and even feels comfortable in contact situations against much stronger opponents
– mature and charismatic with good leadership skills/potential captain
– operates quite comfortably with his weaker left foot
After a superb run through the middle, Bistre provides a superb pass to his teammate on the wing.
Bistre shows his tenacity and wins the ball back with a very well-timed sliding tackle.
Bistre with a superb progressive run and pass.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Croatian U-15 Championship 2022/2023 winner with Hajduk.
Croatian U-15 Cup 2022/2023 winner with Hajduk.
Vlatko Marković International Tournament 2023 winner with Hajduk.
Rimini-Cup 2023 winner with Hajduk.
Krunoslav Fuš Memorial Tournament 2023 winner with Hajduk.
League summary (as for 16 June 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Davor Bistre joined the superb Hajduk Split youth academy from HNK Rijeka in January 2022. He is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in Croatia and the absolute leader of the 2008 generation. Thanks to his superb performances for Hajduk youth in national and international competitions, he’s already on the radar of many top European clubs.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.