Joško Gvardiol was born on the 23rd of January 2002, and he is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Croatia national team.
According to the report, BBC sport, Gvardiol made his league debut for the senior Dinamo team on the 18th of October in a 4–2 victory over Gorica, coming on for Mario Gavranović in the 87th minute. The report has it that in his second league appearance for the club on 2 November, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Inter Zaprešić. That made him the sixth youngest league goalscorer for Dinamo, after Alen Halilović, Mateo Kovačić, Niko Kranjčar, Ante Ćorić and Tin Jedvaj. And on the 12th of February 2020, in a UEFA Youth League play-off against Dynamo Kyiv, Gvardiol successfully converted a penalty in a shootout as Dinamo won 4–3 and qualified for the round of 16.
Statistics has it that in the round of 16 against Bayern Munich on the 4th of March, Gvardiol reflected Leon Dajaku’s shot into his own net to set the score to 2–2. In the resulting shootout, he successfully converted his attempt again as Dinamo won 6–5 and progressed to the quarter-finals. And on the 25th of June, Gvardiol signed a five-year contract with Dinamo. However, on the 5th of July, in the derby against Rijeka when the league title was already mathematically secured, Gvardiol deflected Franko Andrijašević’s shot into his own net as Rijeka won 2–0, which would eventually cost coach Igor Jovićević his job.
A report from ESPN has it that Gvardiol made his Bundesliga debut on the 20th of August 2021 in a 4–0 victory over VfB Stuttgart, playing the entire match. The player quickly established himself in Leipzig’s starting XI and attracted attention with his good plays. And on the 15th of September, he made his Champions League debut in a 6–3 defeat to Manchester City. Again, on the 11th of December, he scored his debut goal for Leipzig in a 4–1 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Defender significantly contributed to Leipzig’s good form during the beginning of Domenico Tedesco’s tenure as manager, after the poor start of the season during previous manager Jesse Marsch’s term.
However, various reports has it that on the 23rd of January 2022, he scored his second goal of the season in a 2–0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg. And by the end of the season, Gvardiol helped Leipzig win the DFB-Pokal and reach the semi-finals of the Europa League, accomplishing both feats for the first time in the history of the club. Furthermore, the DFB-Pokal victory was also the first major trophy title in the history of the club. And on the 12th of August, France Football announced Gvardiol as one of the nominees for the 2022 Kopa Trophy.
According to the report BBC sport, Gvardiol earned his first call-up to Croatia national under-21 team in the month of October 2019, at the age of 17, when coach Igor Bišćan listed him in the squad for Under-21 Euro 2021 qualifiers against Lithuania and the Czech Republic. The defender debuted on the 14th of November against the former opponent, being named in the starting lineup, as Croatia won 3–1. And on the 8th of October 2020, he scored the tenth goal in Croatia’s 10–0 victory over San Marino, the largest victory in the history of the national team.
The report has it that Gvardiol joined the senior team. The player made his senior debut in a friendly 1–0 defeat to Belgium on the 6th of June, being substituted on for Borna Barišić at half-time.
Joško Gvardiol’s Net Worth and Salary
Josko Gvardiol, who is signed to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, earns $22,000 a week, or $1 million per year. In addition, he is a member of the Croatia national team, where he earns a good living. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Prva HNL: 2019–20, 2020–21
Croatian Cup: 2020–21
Croatian Super Cup: 2019
Trophy Footballer – Best Prva HNL U-21 player: 2021
Trophy Footballer – Team of the Year: 2021