Mateo Kovačić is an Austrian-born Croatian footballer, currently playing for Internazionale as a midfielder. He was born in 1994 and came through the youth system of LASK Linz and at the age of 13 he joined the academy of Dinamo Zagreb. In 2009 Kovačić picked up an injury and after a long recovery period he joined the club’s senior team. On 20 November 2010 he made his debut in the match against Hrvatski Dragovoljac and throughout his first season with Dinamo Zagreb he featured in seven games, helping the team to finish the season with the league title.
Kovačić was regularly used in 2011/12, made 31 league appearances during the season and Dinamo Zagreb grabbed one more league title. He went on to play for the team in 2012/13 and at the end of January 2013 moved to Italy, signing for Serie A side Internazionale.
He represented the Croatia national team at different youth levels.
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