Mateo Kovacic

Born: May 6, 1994 (age 21)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Linz, Austria
Nationality: Croatia Croatian

Position: Midfielder
Team: Inter Milan (no. 10)
Mateo Kovacic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the TIM cup match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Cittadella at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 18, 2013
Career History
Senior2013-Inter Milan
International2013-Croatia
Sports Mole has 174 articles about Mateo Kovacic. Articles 1 to 40:
Gareth Bale reacts to a Rayo goal during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid on April 23, 2016
Result: Gareth Bale inspires Real Madrid to comeback victory
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid come from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 and move to the top of the La Liga table in the process.
Apr 23, 16:53
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale in, Cristiano Ronaldo out for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is absent from the Real Madrid matchday squad as Gareth Bale returns to the fold.
Apr 23, 14:07
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrates with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid in Lviv on November 25, 2015
Tottenham Hotspur interested in Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer, but could face competition from Sevilla.
Mar 29, 18:43
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Sevilla
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Mar 18, 22:56
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hits four in Real Madrid win
Cristiano Ronaldo hits four as Real Madrid record a 7-1 win over Celta Vigo to move within one point of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Mar 5, 16:55
Cristiano Ronaldo moans to the heavens as he fails to poke it in during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on February 27, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo criticises Real Madrid teammates
Cristiano Ronaldo claims that Real Madrid would be top of La Liga at this stage of the season if his teammates were on the same level as him.
Feb 27, 19:58
Cristiano Ronaldo goes down on his knees after missing a penalty during the La Liga game between Malaga and Real Madrid on February 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes in tatters
Real Madrid's already-slim La Liga title hopes take a hit after being held to a 1-1 draw at Malaga in Sunday afternoon's clash at La Rosaleda.
Feb 21, 16:53
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Team News: James Rodriguez drops out for Real Madrid
Colombian attacker James Rodriguez drops out of the Real Madrid team for the trip to Malaga in La Liga.
Feb 21, 14:06
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Result: Real Madrid up to second spot in La Liga with win over Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid move to within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona courtesy of a 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Feb 13, 16:53
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Team News: Real Madrid bring in Raphael Varane for Sergio Ramos
Zinedine Zidane brings in Raphael Varane for the injured Sergio Ramos as Real Madrid host Sporting Gijon.
Jan 17, 14:11
Isco for Real Madrid on October 29, 2014
Team News: Zinedine Zidane makes two Real Madrid changes in first game in charge
Zinedine Zidane makes two changes to the Real Madrid starting lineup in his first game in charge of Los Blancos as Deportivo La Coruna visit the Bernabeu.
Jan 9, 18:59
New Valencia head coach Gary Neville during a training session on December 7, 2015
Valencia boss Gary Neville not content with a point
Valencia boss Gary Neville refuses to be satisfied by his team's point against Real Madrid in Sunday's La Liga fixture at the Mestalla.
Jan 4, 12:13
Gareth Bale is mobbed by teammates after scoring during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Result: Valencia hold 10-man Real Madrid in tense affair
Gary Neville's Valencia twice come from behind to draw 2-2 with 10-man Real Madrid in Sunday evening's La Liga fixture at the Mestalla.
Jan 3, 21:25
Aymen Abdennour and Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Valencia 2-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Valencia and Real Madrid at the Mestalla, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Jan 3, 18:30
Real Madrid's coach Rafael Benitez (C) looks on before the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match Cadiz CF vs Real Madrid at the Ramon de Carranza in Cadiz on December 2, 2015.
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez heaps praise on eight-goal stars
Rafael Benitez says that Real Madrid's 8-0 win over Malmo will "strengthen" his team.
Dec 8, 23:14
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 2015.
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo
Sports Mole takes a look at how each player performed during Real Madrid's 8-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League.
Dec 8, 23:12
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 201
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action from Real Madrid's 8-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League.
Dec 8, 22:30
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 2015.
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets four as Real Madrid hit sorry Malmo for eight
Cristiano Ronaldo sets a new record for Champions League group goals as Real Madrid put eight past Malmo.
Dec 8, 21:33
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez holds a press conference after the Real Madrid training session ahead of the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Valdebebas training ground on November 20, 2015
Team News: Five changes for Real Madrid against Malmo
Real Madrid hand starts to Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, while Gareth Bale misses out.
Dec 8, 18:59
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 2015.
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid and Malmo at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 8-0 home win.
Dec 8, 18:45
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Team News: Karim Benzema starts for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema is recalled to Real Madrid's starting lineup for their match against Getafe after starting on the bench last weekend.
Dec 5, 14:20
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez dropped by Real Madrid
Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez drop to the bench for Real Madrid in their Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Nov 25, 18:54
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players during the UEFA Champions League football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Real Madrid, on October 21, 2015 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
Preview: Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the Champions League clash between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid at the Arena Lviv.
Nov 23, 18:51
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos reacts to an injury after scoring during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on November 8, 2015.
Sergio Ramos hits out at Real Madrid doctor
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos admits that the Spanish club's chief doctor Jesus Olmo does not have the full confidence of the Los Blancos players.
Nov 10, 13:18
Isco for Real Madrid on October 29, 2014
Real Madrid star Isco 'requests transfer'
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Isco is rumoured to have handed in a transfer request at Real Madrid.
Oct 28, 01:55
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players during the UEFA Champions League football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Real Madrid, on October 21, 2015 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the clash between the top two sides in La Liga as Celta Vigo host Real Madrid.
Oct 22, 17:58
Marcos Llorente of Real Madrid runs with the ball during the UEFA Youth League Semi Final match between Real Madrid and Benfica Lisbon at Colovray Stadion on April 11, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland.
Marco Llorente "very happy" with Real Madrid debut
Marco Llorente reflects positively on the moment that he made his senior Real Madrid debut.
Oct 18, 12:27
Gareth Bale congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on September 12, 2015
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale lead the line for Real Madrid against Levante
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale start up front together for Real Madrid against Levante.
Oct 17, 14:17
Mateo Kovacic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the TIM cup match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Cittadella at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 18, 2013
Mateo Kovacic 'glad to leave Inter Milan'
Croatian international Mateo Kovacic reveals that he was desperate to leave Inter Milan for Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Oct 7, 16:26
Carlos Casemiro of Real Madrid in action during the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 2nd leg match between Real Madrid and Olimpic de Xativa on December 18, 2013
Rafael Benitez praises Mateo Kovacic, Casemiro
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez hints that Mateo Kovacic and Casemiro are both key parts of his plans this season.
Oct 6, 14:44
Carlos Casemiro of Real Madrid in action during the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 2nd leg match between Real Madrid and Olimpic de Xativa on December 18, 2013
Rafael Benitez lavishes praise on Casemiro
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is "very good for any type of match", according to Los Blancos boss Rafael Benitez, who selected the Brazilian against Atletico Madrid.
Oct 5, 15:36
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid scores Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 4, 2015
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of La Liga action as Atletico Madrid come from behind to claim a point in a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Sunday.
Oct 4, 22:13
Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres in action during the game with Barcelona on September 12, 2015
Team News: Fernando Torres handed start for Atletico Madrid in derby
Fernando Torres starts for Atletico Madrid in their city derby with rivals Real Madrid.
Oct 4, 18:52
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal with his teammate Spanish defender Nacho (R) during the UEFA Champions League first-leg Group A football match between Malmo FF and Real Madrid CF at the Swedbank
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo double gives Real Madrid victory over Malmo
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice to become Real Madrid's joint-leading scorer in club history, as his side ease past 10-man Malmo 2-0 in their Champions League clash.
Sep 30, 21:39
Carlos Casemiro of Real Madrid in action during the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 2nd leg match between Real Madrid and Olimpic de Xativa on December 18, 2013
Team News: Real Madrid make three changes for Malmo, four players out injured
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez makes three changes for his side's Champions League clash with Malmo, as Alvaro Arbeloa, Mateo Kovacic and Casemiro are named to start.
Sep 30, 19:03
Mateo Kovacic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the TIM cup match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Cittadella at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 18, 2013
Mateo Kovacic thanks manager Rafael Benitez after making first Real Madrid start
Real Madrid newcomer Mateo Kovacic thanks manager Rafael Benitez after making his first start for the club in Wednesday's win over Athletic Bilbao.
Sep 25, 10:01
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (C) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Granada FC at the Sant
Match Analysis: Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid record a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.
Sep 23, 22:35
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Result: Karim Benzema brace sends Rafael Benitez's Real Madrid top of La Liga
Real Madrid move to the top of the La Liga table following a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames stadium.
Sep 23, 21:54
Karim Benzema (R) of Real Madrid CF scores their opening goal against goalkeeper Andres Fernandez (L) of Granada CF during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 19, 2015
Half-Time Report: Karim Benzema gives Real Madrid one-goal lead over Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid lead Athletic Bilbao by one goal to nil thanks to Karim Benzema's strike in a game which has seen plenty of chances for both sides.
Sep 23, 20:47
Real Madrid's coach Rafael Benitez gestures during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Spetember 19, 2015
Team News: Mateo Kovacic starts for Real Madrid, Sabin Merino earns start for Athletic Bilbao
Mateo Kovacic starts for Real Madrid as Rafael Benitez makes one change from the side that beat Granada on Saturday, while Sabin Merino earns a start in attack for Bilbao.
Sep 23, 19:18
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