Nikola Kalinic


Nikola Kalinic
  • Full Name: Nikola Kalinic
  • Position: Forward
  • Birthday: January 5, 1988 (Age: 26)
  • Club: Blackburn Rovers
  • Height: 6' 2" (1.88m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
0 0 0 0 0

Nikola Kalinic

The thigh injury to experienced striker Ivica Olic was a hammer blow to Croatia boss Slaven Bilic on the eve of Euro 2012, but he had a decent replacement waiting in the wings to fill the void.

Kalinic may have been planning a summer watching this tournament with something of a nasty taste in the mouth, as he would have been expecting to make the original 23-man squad for Croatia, only for coach Bilic to opt for alternative options as the former Hadjuk Split and Blackburn star was left on the standby list.

His last-gasp reprieve hands him an instant chance to answer Bilic’s doubts and the lively forward is more than capable of doing just that coming off the bench in this tournament. A veteran of his nation’s Euro 2008 campaign, he is renowned for being a predator in the box and is capable of snapping up chances with impressive efficiency.

Euro 2012

Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0