Currently playing for Italian club Internazionale (popularly known as Inter Milan outside Italy), the Croatian professional football player Marcelo Brozovic, also plays for his country’s national football team.
Brozovic has appeared in two FIFA World Cups so far in his career. He was part of the squads that represented Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World cup held in Brazil and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was also part of the team that represented Croatia in the 2016 UEFA Euro.
Marcelo Brozovic Bio
Brozović was born in Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb to parents – Sanja and Ivan Brozovicon on the 16th of November 1992. He has two siblings, a brother named Patrick Brozovic and a sister by the name Ema Brozovic.
Marcelo Brozović graduated from Hrvatski Dragovoljac’s youth setup and would make his professional debut with the Croatian club in July 2010 playing throughout the 90 minutes game against Dinamo Zagreb that ended in a 4-1 loss. His first goal for the club came in March the following year in a game against Karlovac.
He signed on to Lokomotiva in July 2011 after Dragovoljac benched him for almost four months. With the club, Marcelo featured in 27 games and recorded four goals which helped Lokomotiva to achieve a very comfortable mid-table position.
In August 2012, he signed a seven-year contract with Croatian professional football club Dinamo Zagreb, replacing Milan Badelj who left the club for another Croatian club Hamburger SV. He made his debut for the club in September as a second-half substitute in a match against NK Osijek that ended without any goal. Less than a week after the NK Osijek match, Brozović made his first UEFA Champions League appearance playing full 90 minutes in a game against Porto that ended in a 0–2 home defeat.
His first goal for Dinamo Zagreb came in April the following year in a game that ended in a 2–0 home win over Inter Zaprešić. By the end of his first season with Dinamo, Marcelo Brozovic had played a total of thirty matches, including 23 league matches, scoring twice. That season, Dinamo Zagreb won the Croatian football league, reached the 2nd round of the 2012–13 Croatian Football Cup, but were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League.
In January 2015, Marcelo Brozovic moved to the Italian side (Inter Milan) on a loan deal which is meant to last for a year and a half. The deal came with a conditional clause which stipulated that Inter can buy the player. They did and Brozovic picked shirt number 77 which was last worn in the club by Sulley Muntari.
He made his official debut with the club in February 2015 as a substitute in the last 20 minutes. The game was against Sassuolo Calcio. He scored his first goal for the club in a match against Empoli which ended in a 4–3 win. By the end of his first season, Marcelo Brozovic had had a playing time in 15 league games starting in 13 and seeing the back of the net once in the process.
Inter did sign him on a permanent deal at the expiration of his loan and he has remained with the Italian side. During the 2017–18 season, Marcelo made his 100th Serie A appearance in a game against Sassuolo that ended in a 1–2 upset loss.
Aside from playing professionally at the league level, Marcelo Brozovic has also represented his home country Croatia at different levels in the international scene. He has played with Croatian under-18, under-19, under-20, and under-21 teams.
Marcelo made several appearances with the under-21 team in 2013 scoring seven goals in eight of those appearances. In 2014, he made it on coach Niko Kovač’s final list of the squad to represent the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and in May 2018, Brozovic was also on the list of Croatia’s 32 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Marcelo has also represented the country in the UEFA European Championship. He was also part of the squad that represented Croatia at UEFA Euro 2016.
Brozović whose playing style has always been compared to that of English manager and former professional footballer Frank Lampard has been married to Silvija Brozović since 2016 and the couple welcomed a daughter Aurora, a year later.
Marcelo Brozovic’s Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
The Croatian player well known for his speed in running, passing skills, and stamina stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.81 m), weighing 68kg. Other details of his body measurements are yet to be confirmed.