Player Profile

Mateo Kovačić

Mateo Kovačić

8 Midfielder

Nationality :Croatia
Date Of Birth :May 6, 1994
Height :177cm
Weight :78kg
Mateo Kovačić is a Croatian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A team Internazionale and the Croatian national team.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameMateo Kovačić
Date of birth6 May 1994 (age 29)
Place of birthLinz, Austria
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s)Central midfielder

Mateo Kovačić Biography, EarlyLife

Mateo Kovačić, who turned 28 years old on May 6, 1994, was born. He was born in the Austrian city of Linz.

Mateo Kovačić’s amazing and responsible parents are Stipo and Ruzica Koba. He was born to the couple a year after their wedding, and they have given him everything he needs to succeed in his career.

Mateo Kovačić is a professional football player who competes for the English Premier League team Chelsea as a central midfielder.

In 2010–2011, the 28-year-old midfielder joined Dinamo Zagreb and began his professional career. Kovačić thoroughly enjoyed his three years at Dinamo Zagreb, which piqued Inter Milan’s interest. Mateo Kovačić appeared in 73 games and scored 8 goals.

Mateo Kovačić Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Mateo Kovačić’s Height, And Weight

Despite not being particularly tall, Mateo Kovačić is a person who moves quickly and always has his eye on a killer pass. He is a 5 ft 10 in man.

Mateo Kovacic Stats – Detailed

Premier League Stats for Mateo Kovačić

GeneralTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Matches Played26N/A
 
58
Minutes168465 min’ per appearance
 
56
Annual Salary€5,973,283N/A
 
96
Matches Started17N/A
 
51
Matches Subbed In9N/A 
Matches Subbed Out4N/A

Shots Taken

Shots DataTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Shots Taken120.70
 
52
Shots On Target
2/ 12
0.12
 
30
Shots Off Target
10/ 12
0.58
 
68
Hit The Woodwork0 times0.00
 
66
Shot Conversion Rate8.33% 
 
50
Shot Accuracy16.67% 
 
20
Shots Per Goal Scored12.00 

Assists, Passing, & Chance Creation Stats

Assists & PassingTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Assists20.11
 
70
Expected Assists (xA)3.710.22
 
84
Passes114766.60
 
97
Successful Passes
981/ 1147
56.96
 
96
Pass Completion Rate85.53% 
 
85
Key Passes211.22
 
74
Crosses40.23
 
27
Successful Crosses
1/ 4
0.06
 
34
Cross Completion Rate25.00% 
 
65
Minutes Per Assist842 min’ / assist 

Dribbling & Offside Stats

Dribbles & OffsidesTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Dribbles261.51
 
63
Successful Dribbles160.93
 
73
Dribble Success Rate61.54% 
 
75
Dispossessed241.39
 
20
Offsides00.00
 
39

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and Foul Stats

Cards & FoulsTotalPer 90Percentile
Yellow Cards8  
Red Cards0  
Total Cards80.43
 
91
Minutes Per Booking211 min’ / card 
 
20
Cards Over 0.5831%
 
95
Fouls Committed170.99
 
43
Fouled Against110.64
 
32

Career

Kovačić appeared for the Croatia national team at various youth levels, debuting in May 2008 in an under-14 friendly match against Slovakia. Since 2011, he was a regular member of the under-19 and under-21 teams.

In August 2012, Kovačić received his first competitive call-up for the Croatian senior team match against Switzerland but did not play because of injury. Subsequently, he received a call-up for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches in March 2013. He made his senior debut in a qualification match against Serbia on 22 March, playing as a central midfielder alongside Luka Modrić, instead of a regular team starter, Ognjen Vukojević. 

Four days later, he played against Wales at the Liberty Stadium, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–2 win. His third match of the campaign came in June when Croatia faced Scotland in Zagreb and suffered a frustrating defeat as they were unable to score despite a string of good chances. By the end of the qualifiers, Kovačić made two more competitive appearances for Croatia, as Croatia scraped into the FIFA World Cup play-offs having taken only one point from their last four qualifiers. Although he did not participate in the scoreless first leg of the play-off against Iceland in Reykjavík, Kovačić started the second leg between the two teams in Zagreb, making an assist for the team’s second goal as they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 2–0 win on aggregate.

On 2 June 2014, Kovačić was named as a member of Croatia’s World Cup squad. He was in Croatia’s starting team for the opening game of the tournament, a 3–1 defeat to World Cup hosts Brazil at the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, where he played for his team for 60 minutes before being substituted. He went on to play all the remaining games in the group stage, as Croatia was eliminated in the group stage. On 7 June 2015, he scored his first international goal in a 4–0 victory over Gibraltar, coming in his 20th appearance for the team.

On 4 June 2018, Kovačić was selected in Zlatko Dalić’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 22 June, Kovačić provided an assist to his teammate Ivan Rakitić as he scored Croatia’s third goal in a 3–0 win over Argentina in their second group stage match of the tournament. Croatia was beaten 4–2 by France in the final on 15 July.

Kovačić appeared in Croatia’s 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A matches against Spain away and England home, which ended up a 6–0 defeat and a goalless draw, respectively. He featured throughout Croatia’s successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, as they finished top of the group. In a 2–1 win over Wales in Osijek on 8 June 2019, he scored what would have been a goal for 2–0, however, it was disallowed as Andrej Kramarić was in an offside position. In a return leg on 13 October, in the build-up to Wales’ goal, Kovačić was controversially injured by Ben Davies as the match ended up as a 1–1 draw.

During Croatia’s 2020–21 Nations League A campaign, Kovačić was heavily criticized for his inefficiency in the national team, especially after making an error that led to Dejan Kuluševski’s opening goal in Croatia’s crucial match against Sweden on 14 November 2020, that eventually finished as a 2–1 defeat. However, three days later, he scored two goals in a 3–2 defeat to Portugal, which eventually saved Croatia from relegation to the 2022–23 Nations League B as they achieved a better goal difference than Sweden.

On 17 May 2021, Kovačić was selected in Dalić’s 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020 and started all three group stage matches.[citation needed] In contrast to Croatia’s Nations League campaign, his performances earned him widespread praise in the country as Croatia finished as the group runners-up and progressed to the round of 16. On 3 June 2022, in a 3–0 defeat to Austria in the 2022–23 Nations League A, Kovačić captained Croatia for the first time. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Kovačić received further praise for his performances as Croatia finished in third place.

Mateo Kovačić’s Net Worth

Mateo Kovačić is estimated to be worth $22.9 million in total.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €40.00m
  • Highest market value: €45.00m

Personal Life

In 2017, Mateo Kovačić married his longtime girlfriend. Izabel Kovačić is a wonderful mother and wife in addition to being a devoted wife.

Children

On October 12, 2020, Mateo Kovačić and his wife welcomed their first child. He goes by the name Ivan Kovačić.

Trophies & Titles

Dinamo Zagreb

  • Prva HNL: 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Croatian Cup: 2010–11, 2011–12

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2016–17
  • Supercopa de España: 2017
  • UEFA Champions League: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2016, 2017

Chelsea

  • UEFA Champions League: 2020–21
  • UEFA Europa League: 2018–19
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2021
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2021
  • FA Cup runner-up: 2019–20, 2021–22
  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2018–19, 2021–22

Croatia

  • FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2018; third place: 2022

Individual

  • Croatian Football Hope of the Year: 2011
  • Chelsea Player of the Year: 2020
  • Goal of the Season: 2021–22
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: January 2022

Orders

  • Order of Duke Branimir: 2018

FAQ

What is the net worth of Mateo Kovačić?

His net worth is 22.9 million dollars.

What is the height of Mateo Kovačić?

His height is 5 feet 10 inches.

What is the age of Mateo Kovačić?

His age is 029 years as of 2023.

What position does Mateo Kovačić play?

The position of Mateo Kovačić is a central midfielder.

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