|Date of birth||4 May 1989|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2017–2018||→ Greuther Fürth (loan)||31||(2)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 November 2022|
Mario Maloča (born 4 May 1989) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Lechia Gdańsk.
Maloča spent most of his youth career at Dinamo Zagreb and had spells with youth teams at NK Zagreb, Inter Zaprešić and Kamen Ingrad. In 2007, Maloča signed for Hajduk Split.
He made his Prva HNL debut with Hajduk at the age of 18 against Šibenik in the 2007–08 season and soon became a first team regular, playing alongside renowned defenders such as Igor Tudor, Goran Sablić and Boris Živković. After the season ended he signed a five-year contract with Hajduk, binding him to Poljud until 2013. In April 2015, he was dropped to B team for a short time, and in July 2015 he left Hajduk.
In July 2017, Maloča joined 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth on loan for the 2017–18 season.
In May 2019 it was confirmed, that he had joined Lechia Gdańsk on a 3-year contract.
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Maloča also earned 13 caps for Croatia's U-19 and U-21 teams and took part in Croatia's 2008 Under-19 European Championship campaign where he scored a goal against Albania. In August 2012, he was called to the Croatia national football team by Croatian manager Igor Štimac. He debuted in a friendly match against Switzerland, where he started and was substituted by Ante Vukušić at the start of the second half.
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|Hajduk Split||2007–08||Prva HNL||12||0||4||1||—||—||16||1|
|Greuther Fürth||2017–18||2. Bundesliga||17||1||2||0||—||—||19||1|
- ^ a b c d e f g Appearances in the Europa League
- ^ Appearance in the Hrvatski Superkup
- ^ Appearances in the 2015–16 Ekstraklasa Championship round
- ^ Appearances in the 2016–17 Ekstraklasa Championship round
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2007–08 HNK Hajduk Split season
2008–09 HNK Hajduk Split season
2009–10 HNK Hajduk Split season
2010–11 HNK Hajduk Split season
2011–12 HNK Hajduk Split season
2012–13 HNK Hajduk Split season
2013–14 HNK Hajduk Split season
2014–15 HNK Hajduk Split season
Despite being born in Zagreb and part of Dinamo Zagreb youth team in his early years, Maloča opted to play for Hajduk Split. Maloča married his childhood sweetheart Ivana in June 2012. The couple had their first child, Tea, on 21 March 2013.
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Source: "Mario Maloča", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 13th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Maloča.
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- ^ a b "Vatreni.info - Mario Maloča Biography" (in Croatian). vatreni.info. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- ^ "SpVgg Greuther Fürth leiht Innenverteidiger Mario Maloca von Lechia Gdansk aus". kicker Online (in German). 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
- ^ Oficjalnie: Mario Maloca wraca do Lechii Gdańsk! "Zdecydowaliśmy z moją rodziną, że to najlepsze rozwiązanie", dziennikbaltycki.pl, 22 May 2019
- ^ "Player Database". EU-football. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
- ^ "Mario Maloca > Club Matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- ^ "M. Maloča". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- ^ "Mario Maloča postao ponosni otac male Tee - Večernji.hr" (in Croatian). vecernji.hr. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
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- Mario Maloča at Sportnet.hr (in Croatian)
- Mario Maloča at 90minut.pl (in Polish)
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- 2. Bundesliga players
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- Croatian footballers
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