Nikola Pokrivač

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Nikola Pokrivač
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Personal information
Full name Nikola Pokrivač
Date of birth (1985-11-26) November 26, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Čakovec, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 23
Youth career
1995-1997 Bratstvo Jurovec
1997-2001 Čakovec
2001-2004 Varteks Varaždin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 - 2006 Varteks Varaždin 67 (1)
2007 - 2008 Dinamo Zagreb 30 (5)
2008 - 2009 Monaco 32 (2)
2009 - 2011 Red Bull Salzburg 30 (4)
2011 - Dinamo Zagreb 5 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Croatia U21 8 (0)
2008– Croatia 15 (0[1])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 August 2011

Nikola Pokrivač (born 26 November 1985 in Čakovec, Croatia) is a Croatian footballer who plays as defensive midfielder for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Career[change | change source]

Pokrivač started to play football with Bratstvo Jurovec, near his hometown. His youthteams were also Čakovec and Varteks Varaždin .In Varaždin he started his professional career which brought him over Dinamo Zagreb, AS Monaco to Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.In this team he plays not regularly, in the 2010/11 season he played eight matches.

International career[change | change source]

Pokrivač has played for the Croatian under-21 national team and has also played at under-17 and under-19 levels. He played 39 matches and scored three goals for all Croatian youth national teams between 2001 and 2006.

On 5 May 2008he became member of the team for the UEFA Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland, where he only played in the last group match against Poland. His debut was on 24 May 2008 in a friendly match against Moldova in Rijeka, coming forbstitute for Niko Kovač in the 59th minute. Another five matches he played in the qualifying round for the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Honours[change | change source]

  • Austrian Champion 2010 with Red Bull Salzburg
  • Croatian Champion 2007 with Dinamo Zagreb
  • Croatian Cup 2007 with Dinamo Zagreb

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