Fran Tudor

Fran Tudor (Croatian pronunciation: [frân tûdor];[1][2] born 27 September 1995) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a right back for Raków Częstochowa in the Ekstraklasa.

Fran Tudor
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-09-27) 27 September 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Raków Częstochowa
Number 7
Youth career
2004–2005 Mladost Buzin
2005–2007 Dinamo Zagreb
2007–2013 NK Zagreb
2014 Panathinaikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2019 Hajduk Split 109 (15)
2015Hajduk Split B 8 (0)
2020– Raków Częstochowa 14 (1)
National team
2013 Croatia U19 2 (0)
2015– Croatia U21 5 (0)
2017– Croatia 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:52, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2017

Club careerEdit

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Tudor started his career with lower-tier side Mladost Buzin, originally playing as a forward, aged 10 he was spotted by GNK Dinamo Zagreb scouts and moved there, but two years later moved to NK Zagreb where he spent most of his youth career, moving gradually to a right back role. In 2014, he moved to Greece, joining the U20 side of Panathinaikos, where he was helped and mentored by Danijel Pranjić[3]

After a year in Greece, Tudor moved back to Croatia, signing a three and a half-year[4] contract with HNK Hajduk Split. Initially playing for the third-tier B team, where coach Mario Osibov moved him to a more offensive right wing role, he was moved to the first team by the newly appointed sports director/coach Goran Vučević for the match against HNK Rijeka on 18 April 2015, on which he debuted in the first team, scoring the leading goal from a header in the 44th minute in what would be a 1–2 loss for his team, before he was replaced in the 62nd minute by Josip Bašić.[5]

On 27 December 2019, he signed a two and a half year deal with the option of prolonging it for another two years.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Tudor is an alumnus of the XIII. High School in Zagreb. He is a distant cousin of Igor Tudor, both of them having roots in the village of Milna on the island of Hvar.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Croatia's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 May 2017 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States   Mexico 2–0 2–1 Friendly


  1. ^ "Fránjo". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Frȁn
  2. ^ "Tèodor". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Tȕdor
  3. ^ Tata Tudor: Pranjić je Frana u Ateni hranio i oblačio at Večernji List
  4. ^ Tata Tudor za Goal: Uvjet za nogomet Franu je bila škola, a u Ateni ga je Pranjić hranio i oblačio at
  5. ^ "Gogijeva dica" nadigrala Rijeku, a onda sve prosula u dvije minute at Slobodna Dalmacija
  6. ^ "Fran Tudor nowym zawodnikiem Rakowa". (in Polish). Raków Częstochowa. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  7. ^ Pet stvari koje niste znali o... Franu Tudoru! at
  8. ^ "F. Tudor". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

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