Nikola Kalinić (born 5 January 1988) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Italian club Fiorentina and for the Croatian national team. Kalinić began his career with Hajduk Split in his native Croatia before moving to English club Blackburn Rovers for £6 million in 2009. After scoring rarely in two Premier League seasons, he left for Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, helping them reach the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final. Kalinić made his debut for Croatia in 2008, representing the nation at three UEFA European Championships.
Where was Nikola Kalinic born?
Nikola Kalinic was born to Neda Kalinic and Jozo Kalinic on 5 January 1988 (age 30). Born in Solin, SFR Yugoslavia, he currently holds Croatian nationality. He also has an older brother. named. Kalinic was a fan of AC Milan since his childhood as his brother and mother both were Italian supporters.
Nikola Kalinic’s Early Career
Born in the town of Solin near Split, Kalinić began his playing career at Hajduk Split. He made his Prva HNL debut in the 2005–06 season at the age of 17. On 1 August 2006, he was sent on loan to Pula Staro Češko (now Istra 1961) to see more first-team action. In his loan time at Pula, he had a slow but fair start considering his young age. Despite not playing all too regularly in a short single season with them, he still managed to adapt and find goalscoring form, netting three goals in 12 league appearances.
Nikola Kalinic’s Personal Life
Nikola Kalinic has a son with his wife Vanja Kalinic. The couple has been together since Nikola was 18 and got married in 2007. It has already been a decade since their marriage and the couple is living a happy married life. They had their son Mateo born in 2014, Native of Peljesac, Croatia, his wife is also a famous local footballer.
Nikola Kalinic’s Net worth and Salary
Nikola Kalinic’s current annual salary is reported to be €3 million with a weekly wage of €75,000. He is the joint second highest-paid player in the club only behind Leonardo Bonucci who earns €110,00 a week.