Nikola Kalinic Biography

Nikola Kalinic

Quick Facts About Nikola Kalinic

Celebrated Name Nikola Kalinic
Age 33 Years
Nick Name Nikola Kalinic
Birth Name Nikola Kalinic
Birth Date 1988-01-05
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Croatia
Place Of Birth Solin, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Father Jozo Kalinić
Mother Neda Kalinić
Spouse Vanja Kalinić
Height 6ft 1in
Weight 78 kg
Current Team Croatia national football team (#16 / Forward), A.C. Milan (Forward)
Position Centre-Forward
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Nikola Kalinić (born 5 January 1988) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Fiorentina and for the Croatian national team. Kalinić began his career with Hajduk Split in his native Croatia before moving to English club Blackburn Rovers for £6 million in 2009. After scoring rarely in two Premier League seasons, he left for Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, helping them reach the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final. Kalinić made his debut for Croatia in 2008, representing the nation at three UEFA European Championships.

Nikola Kalinic's Early Life

Nikola Kalinic was born to Neda Kalinic and Jozo Kalinic on 5 January 1988 (age 30). Born in Solin, SFR Yugoslavia, he currently holds Croatian nationality. He also has an older brother. named. Kalinic was a fan of AC Milan since his childhood as his brother and mother both were the Italian's supporter.

Nikola Kalinic's Early Career

Born in the town of Solin near Split, Kalinić began his playing career at Hajduk Split. He made his Prva HNL debut in the 2005–06 season at the age of 17. On 1 August 2006, he was sent on loan to Pula Staro Češko (now Istra 1961) to see more first-team action. In his loan time at Pula, he had a slow but fair start considering his young age. Despite not playing all too regularly in a short single season with them, he still managed to adapt and find goalscoring form, netting three goals in 12 league appearances.

Nikola Kalinic's Personal Life

Nikola Kalinic has a son with his wife Vanja Kalinic. The couple has been together since Nikola was 18 and got married in 2007. It has already been a decade since their marriage and the couple is living a happy married life. They had their son Mateo born in 2014, Native of Peljesac, Croatia, his wife is also a famous local footballer.

Nikola Kalinic's Net worth and Salary

Nikola Kalinic's current annual salary is reported to be €3 million with the weekly wage of €75,000. He is the joint second highest paid player in the club only behind Leonardo Bonucci who earns €110,00 a-week.

Did You Know?

  • In Crotia's first group match against Nigeria he refused to play as substitute because his ego that felt he is more important than being a substitute. And next day he was sent back home.