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

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General info

  • Name: Mario Mandžukić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/05/1986 (28)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Atlético ( ESP)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • 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

TeamPGS
Croatia146
Croatia U-2130
Croatia U-1932
Total208

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Bayern206
Dinamo Zagreb147
Total3413
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Bayern10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb174
Total174
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Zagreb20
Total20
Last updated: 02/09/2014 12:54 CET
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