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Domagoj Drožđek (born 20 March 1996) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Lokomotiva as a centre forward.

Domagoj Drožđek
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Varaždin, Croatia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiva
Number 11
Youth career
Varteks
2009–2013 Dinamo Zagreb
2013–2015 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Borussia Dortmund II 12 (0)
2016–2018 Varaždin 28 (16)
2018– Lokomotiva 23 (2)
National team
2012 Croatia U16 4 (0)
2012 Croatia U17 1 (0)
2014 Croatia U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:18, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Varaždin to a Croatian father and German mother, Drožđek started his youth career with the academy of Varteks before joining Dinamo Zagreb. He moved to German club Borussia Dortmund in 2013, after agreeing to a three and a half year deal.[1]

After a stint with Borussia Dortmund II, Drožđek returned to Croatia and joined third tier club Varaždin on 1 September 2016.[2] During the 2017–18 season, he scored 16 league goals (including a hat-trick against Gorica), and won the Best Player of the Tournament award.[3][4]

On 30 August 2018, Drožđek joined first tier club Lokomotiva.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Drožđek u Borussiji (D): Trener Klopp me prati, nadam se da ću igrati za prvu momčad" (in Croatian). Fenix Magazin. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ Novosel, Dražen (1 September 2016). "Domagoj Drožđek postao igrač Varaždina" [Domagoj Drožđek became a player of Varaždin] (in Croatian). Varaždinske-Vijesti. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ "PRIZNANJE Domagoj Drožđek najbolji igrač 2. HNL, Dario Jertec odmah iza njega" [AWARD Domagoj Drožđek is the best player of 2. HNL, Dario Jertec right behind him] (in Croatian). Varazdinski. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "eTV: Domagoj Drožđek iz NK Varaždina o atmosferi u klubu, podršci s tribina i ulasku u prvu ligu" [eTV: Domagoj Drožđek from NK Varazdin about the atmosphere at the club, the support from the stands and joining the first division] (in Croatian). EVaradzin. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Domagoj Drožđek novi je igrač Lokomotive!" [Domagoj Drožđek is a new Lokomotiva player!] (in Croatian). Lokomotiva. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.

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