Mateo Kovacic

Born: May 6, 1994 (age 24)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Linz, Austria
Nationality: Croatia Croatian

Position: Midfielder
Team: Inter Milan (no. 10)
Mateo Kovacic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the TIM cup match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Cittadella at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 18, 2013
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Career History
Senior2013-Inter Milan
International2013-Croatia
Sports Mole has 256 articles about Mateo Kovacic. Articles 1 to 40:
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Real Madrid survive Bayern Munich scare to reach Champions League final
Two goals from Karim Benzema help fire Real Madrid into a third consecutive Champions League final courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich.
May 1, 21:42
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Team News: Mateo Kovacic preferred to Casemiro as Real Madrid welcome Bayern Munich
Mateo Kovacic is a surprise inclusion for Real Madrid as they welcome Bayern Munich to the Bernabeu for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final.
May 1, 18:48
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Much-changed Real Madrid beat Leganes
Real Madrid move to within one point of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Leganes at the Bernabeu.
Apr 28, 19:23
Mateo Kovacic in action for Croatia in June 2016
Inter Milan considering approach for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic?
Inter Milan are reportedly considering an approach for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who left San Siro for the Bernabeu in 2015.
Apr 21, 12:56
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Isco stars as Real Madrid beat Malaga
Real Madrid move above Valencia into third position in La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over basement side Malaga at La Rosaleda on Sunday night.
Apr 15, 21:39
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid share the spoils
Antoine Griezmann cancels out an effort from Cristiano Ronaldo as Atletico Madrid come from behind to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid in La Liga.
Apr 8, 17:03
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo brilliance sinks 10-man Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice and Marcelo nets the other as Real Madrid record a 3-0 win over 10-man Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 3, 21:38
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Mateo Kovacic: 'Real Madrid born for the Champions League'
Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic says that it "feels good" to make it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a convincing win over Paris Saint-Germain.
Mar 6, 22:30
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Result: Real Madrid book spot in Champions League quarter-finals
Real Madrid book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their last-16 tie.
Mar 6, 21:44
Quique Sanchez Flores in charge of Espanyol in November 2016
Result: Gerard Moreno strikes late as Espanyol beat Real Madrid in Catalonia
Gerard Moreno strikes late in stoppage time in order to hand Espanyol a shock 1-0 victory against visitors Real Madrid at the RCDE Stadium in La Liga.
Feb 27, 20:53
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Zinedine Zidane: Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez "important" players
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane suggests that the performances produced by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez against Leganes highlights the strength of his 25-man squad.
Feb 22, 12:13
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Real Madrid beat Leganes to go third in La Liga
Real Madrid move above Valencia into third position in La Liga courtesy of a 3-1 win over Leganes at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Feb 21, 19:35
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Real Madrid triumph in eight-goal thriller with Real Betis
Marco Asensio scores twice while Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema also net as Real Madrid record a 5-3 win over Real Betis in Seville.
Feb 18, 21:40
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat-trick against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid warm up for next week's Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain by beating Real Sociedad 5-2 in La Liga.
Feb 10, 21:35
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal 'offered Karim Benzema by Real Madrid'
Real Madrid reportedly offer striker Karim Benzema to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Juventus.
Feb 6, 09:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on Manchester United radar?
Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic but face competition from Juventus, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.
Feb 4, 20:48
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Team News: Sergio Ramos back for Real Madrid, BBC start
Sergio Ramos returns from injury as Real Madrid travel to Levante.
Feb 3, 18:43
football net general
Manchester United face competition from Inter Milan for Mateo Kovacic?
Manchester United will reportedly have to do battle with Inter Milan if they are to secure the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
Jan 23, 10:09
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Result: Gareth Bale sends Real Madrid on their way as Numancia collapse
Real Madrid score a couple of late goals to add some gloss to the scoreline, as they beat lower-league side Numancia 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie.
Jan 4, 21:51
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in action during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur 'offered choice of three players for Harry Kane'
Real Madrid reportedly offer Tottenham Hotspur three potential replacements in a part-exchange proposal for Harry Kane.
Jan 3, 09:40
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane 'accepts criticism' for team selection
Zinedine Zidane insists that he has no regrets over leaving Isco on the bench for the El Clasico clash with Barcelona, despite Real Madrid falling to a heavy 3-0 defeat.
Dec 23, 20:51
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo fit to start for Real Madrid
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to start in Saturday's El Clasico fixture with Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
Dec 23, 10:57
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Manchester United prepare £27m offer for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic?
Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make an offer in the region of £27m for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
Dec 16, 11:17
Cristiano Ronaldo is stunned during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Sevilla – prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Dec 7, 14:33
Raphael Varane in action for Real Madrid on October 17, 2017
Result: Lucas Vazquez nets late winner for Real Madrid
Lucas Vazquez scores the winner as Real Madrid record a 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund in their final Champions League group match.
Dec 6, 21:39
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Getafe and Real Madrid on October 14, 2017
Mateo Kovacic backs Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or award
Mateo Kovacic claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is deserving of a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or at this week's ceremony, as he remains "the best player in the world".
Dec 6, 14:10
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane welcomes return of injured trio
Zinedine Zidane admits that the return to action of Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic is a major boost for Real Madrid heading into the final month of the year.
Nov 29, 09:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale on bench as Real Madrid host Fuenlabrada in Copa del Rey
Gareth Bale returns from injury to make the Real Madrid bench as Zinedine Zidane's charges host third-tier side Fuenlabrada in the Copa del Rey.
Nov 28, 19:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews Sunday evening's La Liga showdown between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Oct 19, 14:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas sidelined with groin injury
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Costa Rica, the La Liga club announces.
Oct 11, 21:16
Dele Alli celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Real Madrid to propose Dele Alli, Mateo Kovacic swap deal?
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to include midfielder Mateo Kovacic in a deal to try to tempt Tottenham Hotspur into selling Dele Alli.
Sep 25, 10:59
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Preview: Alaves vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between struggling Alaves and under-pressure Real Madrid.
Sep 21, 16:35
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Team News: Marco Asensio back for Real Madrid
Marco Asensio returns to the fold as Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad.
Sep 17, 18:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mateo Kovacic 'facing six weeks out of action'
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic could reportedly spend six weeks on the sidelines after tearing his adductor against APOEL.
Sep 15, 12:25
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo returns to inspire Real Madrid in Champions League
Real Madrid open their 2017-18 Champions League Group H campaign with a 3-0 win over Cypriot outfit APOEL at the Bernabeu.
Sep 13, 21:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Marco Asensio spares Real Madrid's blushes
Marco Asensio scores twice - including an 83rd minute leveller - as Real Madrid draw 2-2 with Valencia at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.
Aug 27, 23:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Liverpool agree deal to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid?
Liverpool reportedly verbally agree to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid this summer.
Aug 23, 10:46
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema lead line for Real Madrid at Deportivo La Coruna
Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema lead the line for Real Madrid in their La Liga opener at Deportivo La Coruna.
Aug 20, 20:23
Cristiano Ronaldo scores past Gerard Pique during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana tie between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
Aug 15, 12:59
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo benched for El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana.
Aug 13, 19:54

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