Tin Jedvaj is a footballer from Croatia who plays for the German football club Bayer Leverkusen as well as for the Croatian national football team on the defensive.
Before signing with the German football club Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, Tin Jedvaj played for the Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb (where he started his professional career) and for the Italian club Roma. He also represented Croatia at various youth levels before being appointed to the squad of 32 senior national teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Who Is Tin Jedvaj?
Tin Jedvaj was born in Croatia on 28 November 1995, the son of former Croatian player Zdenko Jedvaj, who played for several Croatian and Austrian clubs during his active career.
His family left Mostar, Bosnia, and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War in 1992, before Tin was born, and moved to the Croatian capital Zagreb. There is no information online about his mother and siblings (if he has any).
Jedvaj began playing football at the age of six, but it was not until he was eighteen that he made his first professional appearance after graduating from the Football Academy of Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb. He made his debut against Osijek in the central defensive position. He scored his debut goal against Cibalia.
During his rookie season with the club, he was awarded the Croatian Prva HNL trophy. The following season he won another trophy with the club when he defeated another Croatian club, Hajduk Split, in the Croatian Supercup. He performed for the club a total of 14 times before being courted by Italian club Roma at the end of the season.
The Dinamo board initially refused to release Tin Jedvaj to Roma, but in July 2013 it was confirmed that the defender had signed with the Italian team. He made his debut for the club in December 2013, when he was called up as a substitute in the 83rd minute of a match against Genoa. The game ended with a 4-0 win. He also made his debut against Genoa, but this time it was in the last round of Serie A and unfortunately, they lost the match against Genoa.
These were the only two appearances by Jedvaj in the entire 2013-14 season, as he was put on the bench 33 times. In June 2014, German football club Bayer Leverkusen announced that they had reached an agreement with all parties involved to accept Jedvaj on loan until the end of the 2015-16 season.
In his debut for Bayer, the club’s first official game of the season, Tin played Alemannia Waldalgesheim every 90 minutes. The game ended with a 6-0 win. About a week later he made his UEFA Champions League debut with the German team. He was substituted for Giulio Donati in the 46th minute and the game also ended with a 2-3 away win over Copenhagen.
Tin Jedvaj then made his Bundesliga debut in a match against Borussia Dortmund. He scored his first goal for the club in the second game of the season against Hertha BSC. His goal, scored in the 50th minute, was Bayer’s first goal in the game, which finally ended in a 4-2 home win. This was followed by a powerfully swung goal, which he scored in a game against Werder Bremen and took a 1-0 lead. Later, Jedvaj helped Son Heung-min to the goal that made the game a 3-3 draw.
In January 2015, Bayer Leverkusen announced that Tin Jedvaj of Roma will be employed permanently by Bayer Leverkusen and that the contract will keep the defender on the German side until 2020. Unfortunately, Jedvaj only played once for the German team in the first half of the 2015/16 season due to multiple injuries. His only appearance was in a game against Hamburger SV, and his next appearance would be in October 2016, in a game against VfL Wolfsburg, where he scored the winning goal that ended the game 2-1.
Tin Jedvaj International Career
In May 2016 he was confirmed as part of the Croatian squad to represent the nation at UEFA Euro 2016 and during the tournament, he played in the match against Spain, which ended in a 2-1 victory.
Jedvaj also represented Croatia at various youth levels before being drafted as part of the squad of 32 senior national teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He made his first appearance in the senior national team at the age of eighteen when he was invited to a friendly match against Cyprus. He came into action in the last 13 minutes of the game.
His Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
The Croatian footballer stands at the height of 6 ft 0 in which translates to 1.84 m and weighs 81kg. His other body stats are unknown.