|Full name||Dejan Lovren|
|Date of birth||5 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Zenica, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2006–2008||→ Inter Zaprešić (loan)||50||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Dejan Lovren started his career in the youth teams of NK Karlovac. He joined top flight club Dinamo Zagreb in 2004. On 10 June 2006 he debuted for the senior squad of Dinamo in Prva HNL match against Inter Zaprešić. On 17 July 2007 he was loaned to Zaprešić club for two seasons in which he featured in 50 league matches and scored a goal against NK Osijek in Inter's 2–1 loss on 10 May 2008. Following his return from loan, Lovren regularly featured in NK Dinamo's first eleven, appearing in 38 matches throughout 2008–09 season, bagging three goals. In 2009–10 he featured in all 4 UEFA Champions League qualifiers, against Pyunik Yerevan and Red Bull Salzburg, respectively, also managing to score a close–range header against Pyunik.
In January 2010, Lovren signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais for €8 million and €1.5 million bonus He was given the number 26 shirt at the club and made his competitive debut on 24 January 2010 in their 2–1 defeat at Monaco in the Coupe de France, playing the entire match. His Ligue 1 debut came on 31 January 2010 in Lyon's 2–1 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain, once again completing the full 90 minutes. During the second half of the season he made 10 appearances, mostly as a substitute. He was not allowed to participate in Lyon`s matches in Champions League, because he has already played in the competition for Dinamo Zagreb. Lovren playing time increased during the 2010/2011 season, following the departure of two other defenders, Jean-Alain Boumsong and Mathieu Bodmer, in summer of 2010. During the season, he gradually established himself as the first team regular starter, playing as a center-back alongside Cris. In some games during the season he was also used as right or left full-back, demonstrating himself as a versatile defender. In November 2010, he was listed in Don Balon list of the 100 best young players in the world. On January 23 2012, the Croatian defender extended his contract with Olympique Lyonnais for two more seasons, signing with the French club until 2016.
Lovren was first called–up to Croatia national team in 2009 by manager Slaven Bilić who included the player in his match squad against Belarus on 12 August. He was an unused substitute, but still was delighted with the new experience. Lovren was also capped 48 times in the various Croatia youth national teams and scored 4 goals. On 2 September scored against Malta in a Euro 2012 qualifier. He was included by manager Slaven Bilić in preliminary 23-players squad for UEFA Euro 2012 but had to be withdraw because of the injury, just a week before the tournament. He scored his second goal for Croatia in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Wales on Liberty Stadium. It was an equalizer for 1-1, after Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick given by Lovren himself, to give Wales a 1-0 lead. Croatia eventually won the game by 1-2.
|1||2 September 2011||Ta'Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali||Malta||3–1||3–1||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|2||26 March 2013||Liberty Stadium, Swansea||Wales||1–1||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Inter Zaprešić
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Croatia||League||Croatian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2005–06||Dinamo Zagreb||Prva HNL||1||0||0||0||—||—||0||0||1||0|
|2006–07||Inter Zaprešić||Druga HNL||21||0||—||—||—||—||—||—||21||0|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
- "Dejan Lovren pozvan za utakmicu protiv Bjelorusije" (in Croatian). monitor.hr. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- sport.dnevnik.hr "Dinamo pred praznim Maksimirom prošao dalje" (in Croatian). Dnevnik.hr. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- Lovren nach Lyon
- "Don Balon’s list of the 100 best young players in the world". Don Balon. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- "Novi reprezentativac spreman za "modre" izazove" (in Croatian). nk-dinamo.hr. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- List of national team appearances at official website of Croatian Football Federation
- "Lovren izjednačio, Eduardo zabio za pobjedu!". gol.dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- Career statistics at Nogometni Magazin
- Career statistics at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Career statistics at Dinamo Zagreb's official website
- Dejan Lovren at National-Football-Teams.com
- Dejan Lovren international stats at the Croatian Football Federation website
- Dejan Lovren at Transfermarkt.de
- Dejan Lovren at nogometni-magazin (Croatian)