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Dejan Lovren
Dejan Lovren 2008.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth July 5, 1989 (1989-07-05) (age 20)
Place of birth    Zenica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Lyon
Number 26
Youth career
NK Karlovac
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2005–2010
2006–2008
2010–
Dinamo Zagreb
Inter Zaprešić (loan)
Lyon
037 0(1)
050 0(1)
03 0(0)   
National team2
2004–2005
2006–2007
2007–
2009–
Croatia U–17
Croatia U–19
Croatia U–21
Croatia



0 2 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 13 February 2010.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 17 October 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Dejan Lovren (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈdɛjan ˈlɔʋrɛ̂ːn]; born 5 July 1989 in Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian professional footballer, currently playing for Olympique lyonnais. He is also a member of the Croatia national team.[1]

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Club career

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dejan Lovren started his career in the youth teams of NK Karlovac. He joined top flight club Dinamo Zagreb in 2004. On 10 June 2006 he debuted for the senior squad of Dinamo in Prva HNL match against Inter Zaprešić. On 17 July 2007 he was loaned to Zaprešić club for two seasons in which he featured in 50 league matches and scored a goal against NK Osijek in Inter's 2–1 loss on 10 May 2008. Following his return from loan, Lovren regularly featured in NK Dinamo's first eleven, appearing in 38 matches throughout 2008–09 season, bagging three goals. In 2009–10 he featured in all 4 UEFA Champions League qualifiers, against Pyunik Yerevan and Red Bull Salzburg, respectively, also managing to score a close–range header against Pyunik.[2]

Olympique Lyonnais

In January 2010, Lovren signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais[3] He was given the number 26 shirt at the club and made his competitive debut on 24 January 2010 in their 2-1 defeat at Monaco in the Coupe de France, playing the entire match. His Ligue 1 debut came on 31 January 2010 in Lyon's 2-1 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain, once again completing the full 90 minutes.

National team

Lovren was first called–up to Croatia national team in 2009 by manager Slaven Bilić who included the player in his match squad against Belarus on 12 August. He was an unused substitute, but still was delighted with the new experience.[4] Lovren was also capped 48 times in the various Croatia youth national teams and scored 4 goals.[5]

Honours

Career statistics

As of 13 February 2010.[6][7][8]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Croatia League Croatian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005–06 Dinamo Zagreb Prva HNL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07 Inter Zaprešić Druga HNL 21 0 21 0
2007–08 Prva HNL 29 1 29 1
2008–09 Dinamo Zagreb 22 1 8 1 8 1 38 3
2009–10 14 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 27 1
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2009-10 Lyon Ligue 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Career Total 87 2 11 1 1 0 19 2 118 5

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