Mario Mandzukic

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Full Name Mario Mandzukic
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Dilkos
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date May 21st, 1986
Birth Place Slavonski Brod, Croatia

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A Croatian professional football player who plays as forward for Croatia national team and Italian Serie A football club, Juventus is named for Mario Mandzukic. He has played for several football clubs such as Marsonia, NK Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb, VfL Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid. He is best known for his defensive contribution and aerial power. He has represented Croatia in their youth teams and made his international debut in 2007. He has also been a key player in the 2018 World Cup. He was named Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Overall, he is a very talented footballer. 

Manchester United urged to call off Mario Mandzukic transfer

Manchester United have been urged to end their pursuit of Juventus and Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic. The Red Devils have expressed interest in signing Mandzukic, 33 before the summer transfer window closes on Thursday. Reports claimed that the striker had agreed on a three-year contract worth around £120,000-a-week with Manchester United. The former Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich star have scored 44 goals for Juventus since arriving in Turin in 2015. The report claims that Juventus are ‘unlikely’ to allow Mandzukic to leave if a replacement is not signed, while the Serie A champions will now be forced to restructure their offer for Lukaku if United fail to agree on terms with Dybala.

Early Career of Mario Mandzukic

Mario Mandzukic was born on 21st May 1986 in Slavonski Brod, SFR Yugoslavia. He is of Croatian nationality and his ethnicity is white. His father Mato Mandzukic and mother Jelica Mandzukic later moved to Germany and started living there due to Yugoslav war. Mario also has a younger brother named Markovic. As of 2019, he celebrated his 33rd birthday. He was interested in playing football since his early childhood days and played at the various youth clubs of Croatian teams such as TSF Ditzingen, Marsonia, and Zeljeznicar Slavonski Brod. His religion is Christian. 

Body Measurements of Mario Mandzukic

The Croatian striker, Mario Mandzukic is a very handsome person with amazing body features. He has got a very charming smile on his lips attracting a lot of people towards him. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall. He has a balanced bodyweight of 86 Kg with athletic body build. His eyer color is brown and his hair color is black. His biceps size is 13.5 in. 

Mario Mandzukic’s  Career

  • Mario began his career with TSF Ditzingen. 
  • He then started his senior playing career with the Croatian football club, Marsonia in 2005 and was later transferred to fellow Croatian club, NK Zagreb in 2005.
  • The Croatian striker signed with  Dinamo Zagreb for a transfer record fee of  €1.3 million in the summer of 2007.
  • He was the part of the successful Zagreb that went on to win the Prva HNL for several seasons and Croatian Football Cup in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 season.
  • He was later transferred to VfL Wolfsburg for a transfer fee estimated to be around € 7 million in 2010 and later signed with German Bundesliga football club giant, Bayern Munich for a fee of € 13 million in 2012.
  • He was the part of the successful Bayern Munich team that went on to win the UEFA Champions League in the 2012-2013 season.
  • He then signed a four-year contract with the Spanish football club, Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee and won the Supercopa de Espana in 2014.
  • He is currently playing for his current club, Juventus with whom he signed a four-year contract for a transfer fee of € 19 million that also includes extra  € 2 million which relates to performance.
  • He made his 100th appearance for Juventus in a 1-1 away draw against Sporting in the UEFA Champions League on 31st October 2017. 
  • He scored his first goal of the 2018-2019 season in a 2-0 home win over Lazio on 25th August 2018. 
  • On 4th April 2019, he extended his contract with Juventus until 2021.

International Career of Mario Mandzukic

  • After playing for Croatia in their U 19, U20 and U21, he made his full senior international debut for Croatia against Macedonia in a friendly on 17 November 2017.
  • He scored his first international goal for Croatia against England during 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on 10 September 2008.
  • Mario has represented Croatia in the UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016 as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • He along with player such as defender, Dejan Lovren, and midfielder, Marko Pjaca is added to the 23 men Croatian squad led by the captain, Luka Modric at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia. Croatia also topped the group ahead of Argentina and will face Denmark in the Round of 16.

Marital Status, Dating, Girlfriend

Mario is not married yet but he is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Ivana Mikulic and the couple are currently enjoying a happy and harmonious life. Ivana who is dating Mario for about 5 years is also from Croatia and currently studies in Poland. At present, there is no sign of disturbances between them. They are planning to get married soon. 

Net Worth of Mario Mandzukic

The net worth of this famous footballer will be surely in millions. His net worth is estimated to have $8 Million as of 2019. His annual salary is around $5 million which he earns from playing for his current team of Juventus and has a market value worth € 18 million as of June 2018. In 2014 while playing for Bayern Munich, he used to get a weekly wage of £60,000 with the annual salary of around £3 million. He made his move to Atletico Madrid in 2014 where he was paid  £90,000 weekly with the yearly salary being around  £4.5 million. He also owns several cars. some of them include Audi, Ferrari, etc. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings.