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Alen Peternac
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Personal information
Full name Alen Peternac
Date of birth January 16, 1972 (1972-01-16) (age 38)
Place of birth    Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Dinamo Zagreb
HNK Segesta
Murcia (loan)
39 (7)
43 (20)
153 (53)
10 (0)
21 (2)   
National team
1999 Croatia 2 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alen Peternac (born January 16, 1972 in Zagreb) is a former Croatian footballer.

A striker, he is best known for his Real Valladolid stint.


Club career

In 1989, Peternac started his football career at hometown NK Dinamo Zagreb, and spent six seasons playing for Dinamo and HNK Segesta in the Croatian league, before moving to Spain.

He spent five seasons at Real Valladolid, appearing in 153 league matches with 53 goals, becoming the side's all-time top goalscorer in the first division. His goal total also made him the second-highest Croatian goalscorer in the competition, behind Sevilla FC and Real Madrid's Davor Šuker.

On May 19, 1996, on an 8–3 away victory against Real Oviedo, which proved crucial in helping Valladolid avoid direct relegation in 1995–96, Peternac set a club record by scoring five goals, four of which on penalty kicks.[1][2] He finished that season as the fourth top goalscorer, with 23 goals.

In 2000–01, Peternac joined Real Zaragoza, receiving limited playing time. He was then loaned to Real Murcia, where he played one season in the second division before closing out his career back with Zaragoza (one match, followed by retirement due to injuries).

International career

Peternac made his international debut against Denmark, in a friendly match played in Split, on 10 February 1999 (0–1).

Exactly one month after, he appeared in another friendly, now with Greece (2–3), for his second and final cap; incidentally, he replaced then was replaced by Goran Vlaović in his two appearances, at halftime.


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