Mario Mandžukić

  • Date of birth : 21/05/1986
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Mario Mandžukić

Mario Mandžukić

Clubs: NK Marsonia, NK Zagreb, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Bayern München

• Born in Slavonski Brod, he began his professional career with local club Marsonia and scored 14 goals in his debut season in the Croatian second division, which prompted a transfer to top-flight Zagreb.

• Struggled in his first term at Zagreb but found the net 11 times in his second top-flight campaign and earned a cross-city move to Dinamo, where he was expected to fill the boots of the departed Eduardo.

• Proved a worthy replacement for the Brazilian-born Croatian international, scoring 12 league goals in his first season, a league-best tally of 16 in his second and another 14 in 2009/10, helping Dinamo to the title in each campaign; he also won two Croatian Cups and appeared three seasons running in the UEFA Cup/Europa League group stage.

• Scored his first goal for Croatia on only his second appearance – a consolation effort in a 4-1 home defeat by England in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying; it took him another 15 games before he struck for his country again but he came good at UEFA EURO 2012, finding the net three times in the group stage.

• Joined Wolfsburg in summer 2010 and recovered from a poor start to score eight goals in the closing weeks and rescue the club from relegation. His form at UEFA EURO 2012 led to a transfer to Bayern. Top scored for the Bavarians with 15 goals in their Bundesliga title-winning campaign and was on target in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final victory against Borussia Dortmund. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2013

Last updated: 28/05/13 17.54CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Mario Mandžukić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/05/1986 (29)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Juventus ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (First round)
    23/06/07: Zagreb 2-1 Vllaznia
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite round)
    14/05/05: Germany 3-0 Croatia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-2130
Croatia U-1932

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb147
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb174
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 04/11/2015 01:10 CET