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Lovre Kalinic is a Croatian professional football player who plays a goalkeeper for Croatia national team and Belgian Jupiler Professional League club, KAA Gent. Besides playing for KAA Gent, he has also played for Croatian football clubs such as Hajduk Split, Junak Sinj, Novalja, and Karlovac.
He has represented Croatia in their youth teams and made his international debut for Croatia in 2014 and has played at the UEFA Euro 2016 for Croatia. He is also in the 23-man Croatian squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Lovre Kalinic’s Early Career
Lovre Kalinic was born to mother Nina Kalinic and father, Joško Kalinic in Split, SFR Yugoslavia on 3 April 1990. He holds a Croatian nationality. He also has an older brother named Anto.
Kalinic was fond of playing football since his early childhood days. He joined the youth clubs of Croatian teams such as Solin and Hajduk Split.
Lovre Kalinic’s Net Worth and Salary
Lovre Kalinic's annual salary is estimated to be around € 980,000 with a weekly salary of around € 19,000 which he receives from playing for his current club, KAA Gent and has a market worth in the region of £5.85 million as of June 2018.
Looking at his professional career and examining his earnings, his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.
Lovre Kalinic’s Career
After playing for the junior team of Hajduk Split, he made his senior debut with the club against NK Slaven Belupo on 23 April 2011.
He was later transferred to Croatian football clubs such as Junak Sinj, Novalja and Karlovac as the part of the loan deal from Hajduk Split.
Lovre went on to make a record of most successive minutes without conceding a goal in the Croatian top football league, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga
He later went to sign a new five-year contract with the Split and after playing for several seasons with the club, he left the team in 2017.
The Croatian goalkeeper later moved to Belgium and signed with the Belgian first division football club, KAAA Gent in 2017 for a record transfer fee of €3. 1 million making him the expensive transfer fee for a goalkeeper in the Prva HNL.
He won the Belgian League goalkeeper of the year 2017 in February 2018.
Lovre Kalinic’s International Career
After playing 20 matches for Croatian youth teams, he made his full international debut for Croatia in 2014 and was the part of the Croatian squad that played at the UEFA Euro 2016 in France.
Lovre Kalinic’s Personal Life
Currently, 28 the Croatian goalkeeper, Lovre Kalinic stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 96 kg.
Talking about his personal life, he is a happily married man. Lovre is married to his wife, Jelena Kalinic with whom he tied his wedding knot on 2015. The couple is currently enjoying a happy and blissful marital life with no rumors of being separated or divorcing.
His wife Jelena forensic masters and has a daughter together born in 2017.