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Mario Carević (born 29 March 1982 in Makarska) is a retired Croatian football midfielder.[1][2]

Mario Carević
Personal information
Full name Mario Carević
Date of birth (1982-03-29) 29 March 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Makarska, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1999 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Hajduk Split 102 (7)
2004–2005 Al-Ittihad 0 (0)
2005–2007 Stuttgart 6 (0)
2006–2007 → Hajduk Split (loan) 17 (4)
2007–2010 Lokeren 82 (10)
2010–2013 Kortrijk 37 (1)
2011–2012Maccabi Petah Tikva (loan) 26 (0)
2014 Krka 18 (1)
National team
1998 Croatia U15 5 (0)
1999 Croatia U16 1 (0)
1998–2000 Croatia U17 5 (1)
1999–2001 Croatia U19 6 (1)
2000–2001 Croatia U20 2 (0)
2001–2004 Croatia U21 19 (0)
2003 Croatia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Krka (assistant)
2018 Hajduk Split (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 February 2011

He made his debut for the Croatian national team playing in a friendly match against Macedonia in 2003. While he was a regular for the U15 through U21 youth selections, he was capped only once for the senior national team.

Club careerEdit

Carević started his professional career at Hajduk Split, playing five seasons before moving to Saudi Arabia to play for Al-Ittihad (Jeddah). He then spent a season in Germany playing for Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart, before returning to Split in 2006 on a one-year loan. In the season 2007–08 he played for SC Lokeren, a club from Belgian first division. In 2010, he joined Kortrijk, who loaned him out to Maccabi Petah Tikva of the Israeli Premier League during the 2011–12 season.

Coaching careerEdit

In September 2018 Carević joined former club Hajduk Split, this time as an assistant coach, as part of newly-appointed coach Zoran Vulić's staff.[3] In a previous coaching stint at the club, Carević was a player under coach Vulić.[3] In fact, Carević, with 107 appearances, was Vulić's most used player in the 156 matches he spent on the bench of Hajduk.[3] At the end of November 2018 Vulić was sacked and Carević left staff.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carevic, Mario" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Mario Carević". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Vratija se Car: Sam ulazak na Poljud budi mi posebnu emociju". hajduk.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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