Tribuna/Atalanta/Midfielder/Mario Pašalić
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Club season 2023/2024
50Games
8Goals
7Assists
19 Jun
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Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Career: Atalanta (Transfer, €15 m, 30.06.2020) Atalanta ... Hajduk SplitShow more
Career goals: 99Show more
Career matches: 492Show more

Written by Alex Holiga for Telesport:

While he was on Chelsea’s books, Mario Pasalic had to undergo five loan spells in four different countries — Spain, France, Italy, Russia, then Italy again — before the London club finally let him go, without as much as giving him a single appearance for the Blues. He found home at Atalanta, who signed him on a permanent deal in 2020. It also took him a long time to establish himself in the national team as a valuable option, usually off the bench. But he learned about the importance of patience early in his career when, aged 17 and considered a top talent, his dreams were crushed by a staphylococcus infection and he had to spend the next six months in hospital. “At times I thought I wouldn’t be able to continue playing,” he says. A year later, he scored both goals for Hajduk in a derby win against Dinamo and was signed by Chelsea the following summer.