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Vinko Soldo (born 15 February 1998) is a Croatian football player who plays as centre-back for Finnish club KuPS on loan from GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the Veikkausliiga[1] and Croatia national under-19 football team.

Vinko Soldo
Personal information
Full name Vinko Soldo
Date of birth (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
KuPS on loan from Dinamo Zagreb
Youth career
2007–2009 Dubrava
2009–2015 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Dinamo Zagreb 5 (0)
2017Lokomotiva (loan) 5 (0)
2018Cibalia (loan) 15 (0)
2018Rudeš (loan) 5 (0)
2019-KuPS (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2012 Croatia U14 2 (0)
2013 Croatia U15 7 (0)
2013–2014 Croatia U16 5 (0)
2014–2015 Croatia U17 19 (1)
2015 Croatia U18 6 (1)
2016–2018 Croatia U19 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2017

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In 2009, Soldo joined GNK Dinamo Zagreb youth academy when he was a young child from NK Dubrava.[2] He was one of the brightest talents of a very interesting generation of Dinamo Zagreb players born in 1998, including Josip Brekalo, Nikola Moro, Borna Sosa, Branimir Kalaica and Adrian Šemper.

Dinamo ZagrebEdit

On 12 January 2016, Soldo has signed his first professional contract with Dinamo Zagreb. He made his league debut on 6 May 2016 against NK Slaven Belupo at Gradski stadion which Dinamo Zagreb won 3-0. In this match, he played 33 minutes, after he was substituted for Alexandru Mățel.[3] In 2015/16 Season that Soldo made professional debut, Dinamo Zagreb achieved double:league and cup.

In July 2018, he joined Rudeš on loan until December 2018.[4]

International careerEdit

Soldo has represented his country at various age groups, most recently for the Croatia national under-19 football team.[5] In 2015, he played 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup as one of the key players. Since March 2016, he has been member of Croatia national under-19 football team.

Club career statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Croatia League Croatian Football Cup Europe Total
2015-16 Dinamo Zagreb Croatian First Football League 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2016-17 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total Croatia 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Croatia - V. Soldo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Vinko Soldo: 1998 – Croazia" [Vinko Soldo:1998 - Croatia]. generazioneditalenti.it (in Italian). Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Slaven Koprivnica vs. Dinamo Zagreb - 6 May 2016 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cijeli Rudeš vrijedi tri kvarta Caktaša: evo šanse za prvu prvenstvenu pobjedu". slobodnadalmacija.hr. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Vinko Soldo - Croatian Football Federation". hns-cff.hr/en/. Retrieved September 10, 2016.

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