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Marin Skender
Personal information
Full name Marin Skender
Date of birth August 12, 1979 (1979-08-12) (age 30)
Place of birth    Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club NK Zagreb
Number 12
Youth career
NK Osijek
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
NK Olimpija Osijek
NK Vukovar '91
NK Osijek
NK Zagreb

175 (0)
005 (0)   
National team
2006-  Croatia 0 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 4 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Marin Skender (born 12 August 1979 in Osijek) is a Croatian football goalkeeper currently under contract with NK Zagreb.


Advancing through the youth ranks of NK Osijek, Skender went on to start his senior career with amateur side NK Olimpija Osijek in 2000, moving to NK Vukovar '91 the following year. After spending two seasons with Vukovar, he returned to NK Osijek in the summer of 2003 and joined their first team competing in the Croatian First League.

He soon found his place as a regular at NK Osijek, appearing in all of their domestic league games for three consecutive seasons between 2005 and 2008, as well as being the club's first-choice goalkeeper for more than five years. During this time, he was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Croatian top flight, even earning himself a call-up to the Croatian national team at the beginning of their qualifying campaign for the UEFA Euro 2008 in the summer of 2006.

During the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, Skender competed with Mario Galinović for the place of the national team's third-choice goalkeeper behind Stipe Pletikosa and Vedran Runje, being named on the bench for Croatia's away game at Israel in November 2006, where he remained an unused substitute as Runje played the entire game.

Following the end of the 2008-09 season, he was released from his contract at NK Osijek and was without a club until NK Zagreb signed him in October 2009.[1]


  1. ^ Korać, Branimir (27 October 2009). "Skender ostaje u HNL-u" (in Croatian). Retrieved 27 October 2009.  

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