Mario Mandzukic is a Croatian Footballer who plays for the Italian club Juventus. The Croatian player is on trending news for putting his national side in the final of 2018 FIFA World Cup. See his skills, goals, and World Cup record of one of the most versatile players of Croatia.
Mario Mandzukic Club
The 32 years old is currently playing for Juventus that he joined in 2015 from Atletico Madrid. He begun his senior career at Marsonia in 2004 and since then, he has played for 7 professional clubs.
Mandzukic won his first ever Champions League title with German club Bayern Munich in 2013. In the same year, he also won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. Before moving to Juventus, he won Supercopa de Espana at the Spanish club Atletico Madrid in 2014.
While playing for Juventus, he won 3 Serie A titles, 3 Coppa Italia titles and one Supercoppa Italiana.
Video: Mario Mandzukic Skills
The Croatian is known for his versatility, physical strength, mobility, and fitness and his ability in the air. Miroslav Blazevic gave him the nickname “Dilkos” which means brash and unsophisticated, referring to his strength, physique and endless stamina. Enjoy his skills in the video below
Mario Mandzukic World Cup Record
2014 World Cup: He played his first ever World Cup match in 2014 Brazil edition but was suspended for the first game. So played his first match of the World Cup in second match against Cameroon. It was a memorable debut of Mandzukic as he scored 2 goals in Croatia’s 4-0 win against the African side. He was “Man of the Match” on his debut World Cup. It was the only win of Croatia in that World Cup.
2018 World Cup: Mandzukic was again named in the Croatia’s squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup. He didn’t score in the first 3 group games but scored an important goal against Denmark in the round of 16 that took the game to penalties. Croatia won the game on penalties by 3-2. In the semifinal round, he scored the winning goal against England on 11 July that confirmed Croatia’s first ever final match qualification in World Cup. You can download Croatia vs England 2-1 highlights video.
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