Josko
Gvardiol

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Josko Gvardiol Josko Gvardiol

Bio

Talented defender Josko Gvardiol joined City on a five-year deal in August 2023. 
 
The Croatian international moved from RB Leipzig, where he won two DFB Pokal Cups and played 87 times across two seasons. 

He was  also a key part of his nation’s run to a third place finish at the 2022 World Cup, starting all seven matches.

A powerful, composed left-footed player, Gvardiol is comfortable at centre-back and left-back. 

Renowned for his passing ability as much as his defensive nous, the youngster has shown incredible leadership at club and international level despite his tender age. 

Like compatriot and fellow summer signing Kovacic, Gvardiol began his senior career at Dinamo Zagreb, a breeding ground for some of the most talented Croatian players ever produced.  

During two seasons in senior football in his homeland, he won two Croatian League titles, one Croatian Cup and a Croatian Super Cup before moving to Germany. 

Now Gvardiol will take his place in Pep Guardiola’s Treble winning squad ahead of the 2023/24 campaign. 

And he’s started his City career in style. The defender played the entirety of our Super Cup win over Sevilla to help us secure the European showpiece for the first time in the Club’s history. 

Josko also played during the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2023 to claim his second major trophy with City.

Info

Date of birth
2002-01-23
Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Nationality
Croatia
Croatia
Position
Defender
Joined City
2023-08-05
Gvardiol's

honours

  • Super Cup Award
    2023
  • Club World Cup
    2023
  • Premier League Award
    2023-24

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