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Marin Tomasov (born 31 August 1987) is a Croatian footballer[1] who has represented Croatia as an under-21 international player. He plays as a right or left winger or an attacking midfielder and is known for his pace and skill on the ball. He plays for FC Astana in Kazakhstan.

Marin Tomasov
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Tomasov with TSV 1860 München in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Astana
Number 14
Youth career
NK Sv. Mihovil
Zadar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Zadar 72 (12)
2009–2012 Hajduk Split 76 (15)
2012–2015 1860 München 51 (3)
2015–2018 Rijeka 53 (16)
2016–2017Al-Nassr (loan) 23 (4)
2017–2018Astana (loan) 29 (8)
2018– Astana 31 (17)
National team
2007–2008 Croatia U21 9 (1)
2013 Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2019

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Club careerEdit

Coming from the village of Dobropoljana, on the island of Pašman, Tomasov entered the youth ranks of NK Sveti Mihovil, on the neighboring island of Ugljan, which represents both islands. Some years after, Tomasov was brought up through the NK Zadar youth academy and in 2006 he signed a professional contract with the senior team and was assigned the number 14 jersey. In the three seasons he spent at the club, spanning from 2006 to 2009, he made 72 appearances scoring 12 goals. His 2008–09 Prva HNL season was especially impressive and Croatian giants Hajduk Split were quick to snap him up in a deal worth over 350,000 euros in the summer of 2009. At his new club he retained his jersey number of 14 which he wore at NK Zadar.

Hajduk SplitEdit

In his first season at his new club, he found himself in and out of the starting line-up appearing 22 times in both league and cup games but only 11 of these were from the starting line-up. He managed only two goals in all of the 2009–10 Prva HNL and even though he was only 20 years old at the time, he stated himself that he was disappointed with his season and will be looking to improve in the future.

His 2010–11 season was just that. In the league he made 26 total appearances, 15 of which were starts and scored four goals but where he grabbed the most attention was his performances in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League where he grabbed two goals in nine games and starred throughout the competition in both the group stage games and qualifying.

Tomasov started the 2011–12 Prva HNL season in exhilarating fashion scoring the winner in the opening game against HNK Sibenik in the 87th minute. His next goal came three games later when he scored the first in a 3–0 away win against NK Istra 1961. He also scored the next match in a home game against NK Zagreb where he grabbed the opener, scoring inside 50 seconds of the start of the match. He grabbed the opener again in the next match in the Split derby against RNK Split making it the third consecutive game in which he scored the opener, this time in the second minute.

1860 MünchenEdit

In July 2012, Tomasov joined German 2nd Bundesliga side TSV 1860 München on a three-year contract.

RijekaEdit

On 10 January 2015, Tomasov signed a ​3 12-year contract with HNK Rijeka in Croatia's Prva HNL.[2] In his first season with the club he was prolific, netting 7 goals in 15 league appearances and one goal in three cup fixtures. He continued in the same fashion in the 2015–16 season. He scored both of Rijeka's goals in a 2–0 away win against RNK Split. He also scored from a free-kick and collected two assists in Rijeka's 3–0 away thumping of his former club, Hajduk Split. Tomasov's performances during 2015 did not go unnoticed and earned him the Prva HNL Player of the Year award. He was chosen as the best player in the league by captains of all Croatian First Football League clubs.[3] He finished the 2015–16 season with 8 league goals and 12 assists to his account (the highest in the league). He was also the top scorer in the 2015–16 Croatian Football Cup with 5 goals. During the season, Tomasov did not miss a single match, collecting 43 appearances in as many competitive fixtures.

Al-Nassr (loan)Edit

On 5 August 2016, Rijeka and Al-Nassr agreed terms for Tomasov's transfer to the Saudi club, with the deal valued at €2.8 million. In the first instance, Tomasov was loaned to the Saudi club until June 2017 for a fee of €800,000. The Saudi club then had an option to buy his contract outright for the remaining €2 million.[4]

Astana (loan)Edit

On 1 July 2017, Astana announced the signing of Tomasov on a year-long loan deal from Rijeka.[5] Following the end of the loan, on 4 July 2018 Tomasov was transferred from Rijeka to Astana for a fee of €500,000.

International careerEdit

Between 2007 and 2008, Tomasov was capped nine times and scored one goal for Croatia national under-21 football team. He has one cap for the Croatian national football team, earned in the 2–1 away win against South Korea on 10 September 2013.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 July 2019
Season Club League League Cup & Supercup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07 Zadar 2. HNL 24 3 1 0 25 3
2007–08 1. HNL 31 5 1 0 32 5
2008–09 17 4 1 0 18 4
Zadar total 72 12 3 0 0 0 75 12
2008–09 Hajduk Split 1. HNL 13 1 3 1 16 2
2009–10 20 2 7 0 2 0 29 2
2010–11 26 4 3 2 9 2 38 8
2011–12 17 8 2 0 2 0 21 8
Hajduk total 76 15 15 3 13 2 104 20
2012–13 1860 München 2. Bundesliga 26 2 3 0 29 2
2013–14 15 1 1 0 16 1
2014–15 10 0 2 0 12 0
1860 München total 51 3 6 0 0 0 57 3
2014–15 Rijeka 1. HNL 15 7 3 1 18 8
2015–16 36 8 5 5 2 1 43 14
2016–17 2 1 2 0 4 1
Rijeka total 53 16 8 6 4 1 65 23
2016–17 Al-Nassr (loan) Saudi Professional League 23 4 6 1 29 5
2017 Astana (loan) Kazakhstan Premier League 11 2 8 1 19 3
2018 18 6 1 2 2 2 21 10
Astana 12 8 0 0 14 1 26 9
2019 19 9 1 0 0 0 20 9
Astana total 60 25 2 2 24 4 86 31
Career total 335 75 40 12 41 7 416 94

HonoursEdit

Zadar
Hajduk Split
Rijeka
Astana
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marin Tomasov". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ HNK Rijeka
  3. ^ Tportal.hr
  4. ^ Radio Rijeka
  5. ^ "Лучший ассистент чемпионата Хорватии подписал контракт с "Астаной"". fca.kz (in Russian). FC Astana. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  6. ^ Croatian Football Federation

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