Josko Gvardiol: Career and Net Worth

Quick Facts of Josko Gvaridol

Net Worth$1 million
Salary$1 million per year
Height6 ft
Date of Birth23 January, 2002
ProfessionSports

Josko Gvardiol is a Croatian professional footballer who now plays for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Croatia national team. He can also play as a left-back or a center-back.

Josko Gvardiol working out.
Josko Gvardiol working out.

Josko Gvardiol: Footballing Career

Dinamo Zagreb

Season 2019-20

Josko Gvardiol made his senior Dinamo league debut on October 18 in a 4–2 win against Gorica. Furthermore, he replaced Mario Gavranovi in the 87th minute.

On November 2, in his second league game for the club, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Inter Zaprei.

Moreover, his goal made him Dinamo’s sixth-youngest league goal scorer.

Season 2020–21

Gvardiol came on for Mario Gavranovi in the 54th minute of a Champions League qualifier against CFR Cluj in August 26following Kévin Théophile-red Catherine’s card.

The game went to a penalty shootout, which Gvardiol converted, as Dinamo won 6–5. Subsequently, the team advanced to the third qualifying round.

In late August and early September, the media reported on the interest of recently promoted Premier League club Leeds United, whose manager Marcelo Bielsa offered €22 million to sign the 18-year-old.

Gvardiol, on the other hand, declined the offer and chose to remain in the Prva HNL and develop further.

However, on September 28it was revealed that Gvardiol had signed a five-year contract with Bundesliga club RB Leipzig for €16 million with other add-ons.

The price was the biggest for a Croatian adolescent, and the third-highest paid for a Croatian defender, after only Dejan Lovren and Duje Aleta-Car.

RB Leipzig

Gvardiol made his Bundesliga debut on August 20, 2021, playing the entire match in a 4–0 victory over VfB Stuttgart.

He soon established himself in Leipzig’s starting XI and drew attention with his excellent performances. Then, on September 15, he made his Champions League debut, losing 6–3 against Manchester City.

Josko Gvardiol playing for RB Leipzig.
Josko Gvardiol playing for RB Leipzig.

Furthermore, he scored his first goal for Leipzig in a 4–1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach on December 11.

In addition, he made a huge contribution to Leipzig’s good run during the start of Domenico Tedesco’s term as manager.

Josko Gvardiol: International Career

Youth Level

At 17, Gvardiol received his first call-up to Croatia’s national under-21 squad in October 2019.

On October 8, 2020, he scored the tenth goal in Croatia’s 10–0 victory over San Marino, the national team’s greatest victory in history.

He was chosen to Bian’s 23-man squad on March 9, 2021, but was forced to miss it owing to a quadriceps ailment.

On May 17, he was nominated to Zlatko Dali’s 26-man UEFA Euro 2020 squad. Moreover, Gvardiol joined the senior team after losing 2–1 extra time to Spain in the Under-21 Euro quarter-final.

Senior Level

On June 6, he made his senior debut in a 1–0 friendly loss to Belgium. Moreover, he came on as a half-time substitute for Borna Barii.

In addition, a week later, he made his debut appearance for Croatia in a 1–0 loss to England in Croatia’s first Euro 2020 match.

With 19 years, four months, and 21 days, he became the youngest player in Croatian history to compete in a major event, overtaking Mateo Kovai.

Furthermore, he made his debut goal for Croatia in a 3–0 World Cup qualifying win over Cyprus on October 8, 2021.

Josko Gvardiol: Net Worth

Josko Gvardiol, who is signed to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, earns $22,000 a week, or $1 million per year. In addition, he is a member of the Croatia national team, where he earns a good living.

His net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

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