Duje Caleta-Car

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Duje Ćaleta-Car
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Ćaleta-Car warming up for Marseille in 2021
Personal information
Full name Duje Ćaleta-Car
Date of birth (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Šibenik, Croatia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 15
Youth career
2005–2012 Šibenik
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Šibenik 17 (0)
2013–2014 Pasching 15 (3)
2014–2018 Red Bull Salzburg 84 (4)
2014–2015Liefering (loan) 20 (0)
2018– Marseille 85 (4)
National team
2012–2013 Croatia U17 12 (1)
2013–2014 Croatia U18 4 (0)
2014–2015 Croatia U19 10 (2)
2014–2018 Croatia U21 17 (3)
2018– Croatia 20 (1)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Croatia
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 2018 Russia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:55, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:41, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

Duje Ćaleta-Car ( born 17 September 1996) is a Croatian professional footballer He plays as a centre-back for Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Croatia national team.[2] He was a member of the Croatian squad which ended as runners-up to France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[change | change source]

He started with his local club HNK Šibenik. Then he went on to FC Pasching in Austria. Ćaleta-Car joined FC Liefering in 2014 on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.. He made his Austrian Football First League debut with FC Liefering on 25 July 2014 against FAC Team für Wien.[3]

Red Bull Salzburg[change | change source]

From 2015 till 2028 he played for FC Red Bull Salzburg 84 matches with four goals in the Austrian Bundesliga. 2017-18 he was part of the team which reached the Europa-League semifinals.

Olympique de Marseille[change | change source]

On 20 July 2018 Ćaleta-Car went to Olympique de Marseille on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of €19 million. Upon his arrival, Ćaleta-Car was given the squad shirt number 15.[4] On 29 September 2019 he scored his first goal for Marseille, the equalizer in a 1–1 draw with Rennes.[5]

International career[change | change source]

He played for Croatia U17, U18, U19 and U21 national football team. In October 2015, Ćaleta-Car received a first call-up for the senior national team for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Malta.[6] He was in the first 27 players team called for the Euro 2016 but was dropped.

In May 2018, he was named in Croatia's preliminary 32-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[7] On 3 June he made his international debut in a friendly match against Brazil, coming on as a substitute for Vedran Ćorluka in the 52nd minute.[8]

Ćaleta-Car was selected in the 23-man squad that travelled to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He made his World Cup debut in Croatia's final group game, a 2–1 win over Iceland. Croatia finish second in the tournament.

Personal life[change | change source]

He is married and father of a son.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 7 January 2022[2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Šibenik 2012–13 Druga HNL 17 0 0 0 17 0
Pasching 2013–14 Austrian Regionalliga 15 3 0 0 15 3
Liefering (loan) 2014–15 Erste Liga 19 0 0 0 19 0
2015–16 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 20 0 0 0 20 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2014–15 Austrian Bundesliga 7 0 1 0 1[d] 0 9 0
2015–16 31 2 4 0 2[d] 0 37 2
2016–17 18 0 5 0 8[e] 0 31 0
2017–18 28 2 6 0 19[f] 0 53 2
Total 84 4 16 0 30 0 130 4
Marseille 2018–19 Ligue 1 20 0 1 0 0 0 5[d] 0 26 0
2019–20 23 1 2 0 1 0 26 1
2020–21 33 2 1 0 4[g] 0 1 0 39 2
2021–22 9 1 1 0 3[d] 0 13 1
Total 85 4 5 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 104 4
Career total 221 11 21 0 1 0 42 0 1 0 286 11
  1. Includes Croatian Cup, Austrian Cup and Coupe de France
  2. Includes Coupe de la Ligue
  3. Includes Trophée des Champions
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 All appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. Five appearances in UEFA Champions League, three appearances in UEFA Europa League
  6. Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, fifteen appearances in UEFA Europa League
  7. All appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[change | change source]

As of match played on 11 November 2021[9]
National team Year Apps Goals
Croatia 2018 2 0
2019 3 0
2020 5 0
2021 10 1
Total 20 1
Scores and results list Croatia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Ćaleta-Car goal.[9]
List of international goals scored by Duje Ćaleta-Car
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 November 2021 National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta 20  Malta 2–0 7–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg

International[change | change source]

Croatia

References[change | change source]

  1. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Croatia - D. Caleta-Car - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. "FC Liefering vs. FAC Team für Win - 25 July 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  4. "Duje Caleta-Car joins Les Olympiens!". Olympique de Marseille. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. "VIDEO: Velika večer Vatrenog! Do danas je u klubu zabio samo jednom, sinoć je mrežu tresao čak dva puta". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). 2020-08-30. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  6. "Celtic defender Jozo Šimunović will miss Croatia's qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta due to injury, with Duje Ćaleta-Car called up as his replacement". hns-cff.hr. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  7. "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? - Goal.com".
  8. "Brazil vs. Croatia - 3 June 2018 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Duje Ćaleta-Car". Croatian Football Federation.