Hrvoje Kurtović

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Hrvoje Kurtović
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-10-06) 6 October 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Grafičar Vodovod
2006 Zadar
2006–2008 Vukovar '91
2008 Grafičar Vodovod
2009–2016 Osijek 150 (1)
National team
2001 Croatia U18 2 (0)
2001 Croatia U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2014

Hrvoje Kurtović (born 6 October 1983) is a retired Croatian football midfielder, who last played for Osijek in the Prva HNL.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Osijek, Croatia, Kurtović got his first opportunity to play for his hometown Prva HNL club, and at the highest level of Croatian football at the beginning of 2009, aged 25, under Tomislav Steinbrückner, after Goran Todorčev got sidelined due to three yellow cards.[2] He remained a fixture in the first team, ever since - a strongly divisive figure, lauded by some, including his coaches[3]<, for tenaciousness and his work rate,[4][5] but dismissed by many for an alleged lack of technical abilities and proneness to errors.[6][7] He nevertheless became the team's captain in 2014, after Ivo Smoje's retirement from professional football.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hrvoje Kurtović". uefa.com. 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ NK Osijek: Kurtović ulazi na zadnjeg veznog at Osijek 031
  3. ^ Kurtović: Igram pod injekcijama, a za Rukavinu sam spreman skočiti u bunar at Glas Slavonije
  4. ^ Kurtović: Igram pod injekcijama, a za Rukavinu sam spreman skočiti u bunar at Glas Slavonije
  5. ^ NK Osijek at cro-manager.net
  6. ^ NK Osijek at cro-manager.net
  7. ^ NK Osijek - što promijeniti za bolji nastavak sezone? at NogometPlus
  8. ^ Kurtović: Igram pod injekcijama, a za Rukavinu sam spreman skočiti u bunar at Glas Slavonije

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