Lovro Kalinic: football career

Lovro Kalinic - professional football player, goalkeeper of the Belgian club "Ghent" and the Croatian national team. goalkeeper Height is 201 cm; weight - 91 kg. In the early period of his career he played for the Croatian team such as "Hajduk Split", "Yunak", "Novalja" and "Charles." He is the vice-champion of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Within the last World Cup Kalinic was recognized as the tallest player.

Biography player: the early years

Lovro Kalinic was born on April 3, 1990 in Split, Yugoslavia. He is a graduate of the football academy "Hajduk Split", where he spoke at the youth level from 2000 to 2008.

April 23, 2011 at the age of 21 years and 20 days, the first time he made his debut for the bulk of "Hajduk Split" under the guidance of coach Ante Misha in the first league match against "Slaven Belupo". The match then ended in favor of "Hajduk" with a score of 2: 1. However, to gain a foothold in the first team Lovro Kalinic was not possible, it is often sent to the rent a little-known Croatian clubs, where he got match practice.

With the arrival of the team of head coach Igor Tudor Kalinic got a chance to prove himself in the first team. In season 2013/14 the goalkeeper began to appear frequently in the starting lineup, "Hajduk Split" and maintain their goal safe.

In the season 2015/16 Lovro Kalinic set a new record - held eight matches (775 minutes) without conceding a single goal.

Lovro Kalinic: football career

Careers in the Belgian "Gent"

December 27, 2016 it was reported that Lovro Kalinic transferred to the Belgian championship, which signed a contract with the club, "Gent". The cost of the transfer of transition was 3, 1 million euros. Kalinic became the most expensive footballer in the history of "Hajduk Split" and "Ghent". It was named the best goalkeeper in the Belgian league in 2016/17 season, playing just half a season.

February 7, 2018 Lovro Kalinic was named goalkeeper of 2017. Second place was Frank Beck of "Anderlecht", and the third turned Nicolas Penneteau from "Charleroi". In total, the goalkeeper for the club spent 57 matches and conceded 47 goals (at the time of September 2018).

Lovro Kalinic: football career


Lovro Kalinic not aktivnichaet in social networks and do not share with the public details of his private life. According to some rumors, it is known that it meets with the Croatian model.

International career for the national team of Croatia

In the national team Kalinic started performing with the age of fifteen - playing in the youth team of up to 17 years.

After the departure of Stipe Pletikosa from the national team in 2014, Lovro Kalinic became the second goalkeeper of the national team after Daniel Subasic - one of the best goalkeepers of the last World Cup in 2018.