Mario Pasalic

MKhanal 27 Dec,2021

Facts of Mario Pasalic

Birth Name
Mario Pasalic
Famous Name
Mario Pasalic
Married to
Marija Grbesa
Currently Married
Luka Pasalic


Central midfielder

Position in Team : Central midfielder

Football Player

Position in Team
Central midfielder

Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$5 Million
Soccer Player


Married to
Marija Grbesa
Currently Married

Mario Pasalic is a Croatian professional footballer signed by the Serie A side Atalanta as a central midfielder. A full international since 2014, he has earned 42 caps with seven goals for the Croatia National Team. 

Though born in Mainz, Germany, Pasalic grew up in Kastel, Dominica. His mother is from Vrlika, a small town in inland Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, and his father hails from  Sarajlije near Tomislavgrad, a Bosnia Croat. His uncle, Ivan Krstanovic, is a footballer who plays in the Croatian First Football League for Slaven Belupo. 

How Much Is Mario Pasalic's Net Worth?

Mario Pasalic is currently under contract with Atalanta, earning  £29,000 per week and £1,508,000 per year. His contract with Atalanta expires on June 30, 2024. 

Year Team Salary
2014 HNK Hajduk s.d.d.     £202,800    
2015 Chelsea     £202,800    
2016 Chelsea     £202,800    
2017 Chelsea     £1,144,000    
2018 Chelsea     £1,352,000    
2019 Chelsea     £1,612,000    
2020 Chelsea     £2,028,000    
2021 Atalanta     £1,664,000    
2022 Atalanta     £1,508,000    

His current market value is €23 million. His net worth is $5 million. 

Is Mario Pasalic Married?

Mario Pasalic is married to his long-term girlfriend, Marija Grbesa.

MarioMario Pasalic and his wife Marji Grbesa. SOURCE: thedubrovniktimes

Pasalic tied the knot with Grbesa in the church of Ciovo, and the guests were then moved to a sailboat, where they celebrated long into the night. The duo welcomed their first child, Luka Pasalic, in February 2022. 

Football Career

Club Career

Luka Ivanusec finished his youth playing for the GOSK Kastel Gomilica (2003-2005) and Hajduk Split (2006-2003).

On April 14, 2013, Pasalic made his professional debut for Hajduk Split, replacing Ivan Vukovic in the 90th minute of a 2–1 home win over Cibalia. In 2013, Pasalic agreed on a four-year contract with Hajduk. That season (2013-14), he made 36 appearances in all competitions. 

On July 9, 2014, Pasalic signed with Chelsea. He said,  "I am very happy because I am now a Chelsea player." For the 2014-15 season, Chelsea sends Pasalic on loan to Elche. He played 31 games and scored three goals for Elche. 

On July 3, 2015, Pasalic joined Monaco on a season-long loan deal. On July 28, 2015, he made Monaco's debut in a 3–1 win over against  Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, where he scored the final goal to make it 3–1. On August 8 2015, he made his Ligue 1 debut in a 2–1 victory against Nice. On September 17 2015, Pasalic made his Europa League debut against Anderlecht in a 1-1- away draw. Further, he scored twice in the 2015-16 Coupe de France. 

On August 27, 2016, Pasalic signed a season-long loan deal with Milan. On August 2 2017, he signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea and was again sent on loan to Spartak Moscow for the 2017-18 season. 

On July 25, 2018, Pasalic moved to the Italian side of Atalanta for a season-long loan deal with an option to buy by the end of the deal. That season, Atlanta finished third in Serie A, qualifying for the following year's Champions League.

On July 4, 2019, Chelsea signed Pasalic on a new contract until 2022 and returned to Atalanta on loan for a second season. On September 18, 2019, Atlanta played their first Championship League. On December 2, 2019, Atalanta negotiated a €15 million option to buy to be activated at the end of the season.

In December 2020, Pasalic had sports hernia surgery, keeping him on the disabled list for over two months. He made his comeback in a 3–1 defeat to Lazio, in which he scored Atalanta's only goal.


On May 14, 2014, Pasalic was named for the 2014 World Cup, however, he did not make it to the final squad. On September 4, 2014, he made his international debut, replacing Mario Mandzukic in a friendly home win against Cyprus. 

Again, he was named to the 2018 World Cup in Russia but did not make the final 23. 
On October 7, 2020, he scored an international goal for Croatia in a friendly 2–1 victory over Switzerland.


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