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 Aljoša ASANOVIĆ 1994-1998 
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Name: Aljoša Asanović

Nickname: "Vatreni Lakat"


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Country: :CRO: Croatia
Clubs: Hajduk Split (1994-1995), Derby County C.F. (1996-1997), Napoli SSC (1997-1998)
Position: *AMF, CMF
Number: 7
Side: LF/BS
Age: 29-33 (14/12/1965)

Height: 186 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Attack: 82
Defence: 55
Balance: 89
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 77
Acceleration: 76
Response: 80
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 86
Dribble Speed: 77
Short Pass Accuracy: 93
Short Pass Speed: 87
Long Pass Accuracy: 87
Long Pass Speed: 82
Shot Accuracy: 75
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 77
Free Kick Accuracy: 84
Curling: 87
Header: 72
Jump: 71
Technique: 89
Aggression: 77
Mentality: NT: 82 / Club: 75
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 85

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 5
Growth Type: Standard Lasting


CARDS:
P03: Classic NO.10
P20: Talisman
S02: Passer
S05: 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Playmaking - Passing - 1 Touch Pass - Centre

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


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Aljoša Asanović is legendary Croatian former midfielder. He was best known for his outstanding abilities to make fantastic last pass and set up his teammates in 1 on 1 situation. Asanović was nicknamed "vatreni lakat" or "fiery elbow", due to his peculiar 'elbow-out' running style. Therefore it was impossible to take the ball away from him. That great ability, alongside with his little bit fat built, good ball control, fantastic passing range, great vision and amazing team commitment made Asanović as one of the best and most important midfielders in Croatian history. That also compensated his obvious lack of pace and the fact he couldn't settle anywhere on club level, except of Hajduk Split. He always played better for NT than for his clubs. Asanović started to play in Hajduk's youth systems and in 1984 he was selected as the best player on "Trofej Marjan". He played for Hajduk until 1990 but came back also 3 more times later. In meantime he played for various European clubs like Metz, Cannes, Montpelier, Valladolid, Derby County, Napoli, Panathinaikos and Austria Vienna. With Hajduk he won Croatin league in 1994-1995 and Cup in the same season and Yugoslav Cup in 1986-1987. He won 3 caps for Yugoslavia NT and later he won 62 caps for Croatia and scored 4 goals, from which the most famous is surely the first historic goal of independent Croatian NT scored in the first game independent Croatia played in 1990 against USA. He was heart and soul of Croatian NT on historic bronze medal winning WC '98 in France. Asanović now works as an Assistent coach of Croatian selector Slaven Bilić.



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