Roko Šimić

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Roko Šimić
FC Salzburg gegen VfL Wolfsburg (CL-Gruppenphase 20. Oktober 2021) 43.jpg
Roko Šimić Championsleague versus Wolfsburg (2021)
Personal information
Date of birth (2003-09-10) 10 September 2003 (age 19)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
Number 23
Youth career
0000–2011 Dinamo Zagreb
2011–2015 Kustošija
2015–2020 Lokomotiva Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020–2021 Lokomotiva Zagreb 25 (3)
2021–0000 Red Bull Salzburg 1 (0)
2021–0000Liefering (loan) 13 (8)
National team
2017 Croatia U15 1 (0)
2018–2019 Croatia U16 13 (3)
2019–2020 Croatia U17 9 (1)
2021– Croatia U21 6 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:21, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:22, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Roko Šimić (born 10 September 2003) is a Croatian professional footballer. He plays as forward for 2. Liga side FC Liefering, on loan from Red Bull Salzburg. He also plays for the FC Salzburg U19 team in the 2021-22 UEFA Youth league

Career[change | change source]

He started his career with the youth teams of Dinamo Zagreb, Kustošija and Lokomotiva Zagreb. He made his senior debut for Lokomotiva in August 2020. In the 2020-21 season he made 25 matches and 3 goals for Lokomotiva. In July 2021 Šimić signed a contract with the Austrian side FC Red Bull Salzburg. [1] With €4 million it was Lokomotiva's most expensive transfer.

He went on loan to FC Liefering and made his debut in August 2021 versus St. Pölten. He came in in the 46th minute and scored his first goal within his first minute. On 20 October 2021 he made his senior team and Champions League debut. He came in for Noah Okafor in the 87th minute of the 3–1 victory over VfL Wolfsburg. [2]Four days later, he made his league debut for the senior team, replacing Karim Adeyemi in the 87th minute of the 4–1 victory over Sturm Graz.

National team[change | change source]

Roko Šimić played in all Croatian youth teams. At the moment he plays for the U21 team.

Personal life[change | change source]

Roko is the son of Dario Šimić, a former Croatian footballer. He was born in Milan, Italy where his father playedd for AC Milan. He has three brothers, Viktor, Nikolas and David. David suffers from Down syndrome.

Honours[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg

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