Pavlović in 2020
|Full name||Mateo Pavlović|
|Date of birth||9 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|2014–2015||→ Ferencváros (loan)||27||(2)|
|2013–2016||Werder Bremen II||4||(0)|
|2007–2008||Bosnia and Herzegovina U17||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 February 2013
Pavlović came through the youth system at NK Zagreb. He made his senior team debut in a 4–0 league defeat to Hajduk Split on 9 November 2008. He was a regular first team player in NK Zagreb's Prva HNL campaigns for the 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, and has also participated in the Croatian Cup.
The central defender was a reported transfer target for a number of major European teams. In April 2011, Croatian sports magazine Sportske novosti said that scouts from FC Bayern Munich, SV Werder Bremen, VfB Stuttgart and Zenit St Petersburg had watched him in recent matches. In May 2011, Croatian newspaper 24sata alleged that former French international Christian Karembeu, now a scout, had filmed the player with a view to recommending him to clubs in Ligue 1.
On 5 February 2014, after making just four first team appearances in over a year, Pavlovic joined Hungarian side Ferencvárosi TC on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season. The loan was extended by another year in July 2014. Having made 33 appearances for Ferencváros over 1.5 seasons, he returned to Werder Bremen.
In January 2016, Werder Bremen announced that Pavlović would be used neither in the first team nor in the reserves. In February, the club was still looking to offload the player whose contract was due to end in summer 2016.
Pavlović has represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at under-17 level, and Croatia at under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He made his competitive debut for the Croatia under-21s in a 1–0 loss to the Georgia under-21s in a June 2011 qualifying match for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
- As of match played 27 September 2020
|NK Zagreb||2008–09||Prva HNL||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
|Ferencváros||2013–14||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||9||1||0||0||5||0||0||0||14||1|
|2014–15||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||18||1||3||0||4||0||2||0||27||1|
|Werder Bremen II||2015–16||3. Liga||4||0||0||0||0||0||—||4||0|
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