Mateo Kovačić in 2017
|Date of birth||6 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Linz, Austria|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2013
Kovačić began his professional career with Dinamo Zagreb at the age of 16, with whom he won two consecutive league titles, before joining Inter in 2013. After the 2014–15 season, he moved to Real Madrid, where he won his first Champions League with the squad in 2016. A full Croatian international since 2013, Kovačić represented the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. He is nicknamed Il Professore (The Professor).
- "Mateo Kovačić". Inter.it. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
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