Zvonimir Milić

Zvonimir Milić (born 20 February 1995) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for HNK Cibalia in Prva HNL, on loan from HNK Hajduk Split, as a centre back.

Zvonimir Milić
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Split, Croatia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position(s) Center back
Club information
Current team
Cibalia (on loan from Hajduk Split)
Youth career
–2005 Orkan Dugi Rat
2005–2013 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Hajduk Split 2 (0)
2014Junak Sinj (loan) 15 (0)
2014Hajduk Split B 11 (0)
2015Junak Sinj (loan) 3 (0)
2016–Šibenik (loan) 1 (0)
2017–Cibalia (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2009 Croatia U14 2 (0)
2010 Croatia U15 4 (0)
2011 Croatia U16 3 (0)
2011 Croatia U17 11 (1)
2012 Croatia U18 2 (0)
2012– Croatia U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2014

Club careerEdit

Zvonimir Milić joined the HNK Hajduk Split academy in 2005, aged 10, after training for some time at the lower-tier NK Orkan. Progressing through the ranks, he became a regular in national selections as well, from U14 to U19, for which he debuted in April 2012, aged 17 years and 2 months.[1] Unfortunately, a back injury halted his progress, making him lose the entire 2012/2013 season and putting into question his career. Nevertheless, he recovered and rejoined Hajduk's U19 team for the 2013/2014 season.

He made his first senior appearances in early 2014 on loan at the Treća HNL Jug side NK Junak Sinj, after he signed a professional contract with Hajduk.[2] He rejoined Hajduk that summer and, on 24 August 2014, made his Prva HNL debut in a 0-2 loss against NK Osijek, after the coach Igor Tudor decided to rest several first-team players.[3]

After featuring for the third-tier second team of Hajduk, another injury put him on the sidelines for the entire spring part of the season, and he was sent on loan to NK Junak Sinj again at the beginning of the 2015/16 season.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit