Mario Pasalic

by John Max 27 Dec,2021
Mario Pasalic
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Mario Pasalic
  • Country Germany DE
  • Birth Name Mario Pasalic
  • Birth Place Mainz, Germany
  • Famous Name Mario Pasalic
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Salary £1,508,000
  • Position in Team Central midfielder
  • Current team Atalanta
  • Nationality Croatian
  • Profession Soccer Player
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Marija Grbesa

Mario Pasalic is a Croatian professional footballer who is signed to the Serie A side Atalanta as a central midfielder. A full international since 2014, he has earned 34 caps with 5 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 and is 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, £1,508,000 per year. His contract with Atalanta expires on 30th June 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, updated on 28th May 2021. 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. 

Football Career

Club Career

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

On 14th April 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 9th July 2014, Pasalic signed to 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 3rd July 2015, Pasalic joined Monaco on a season-long loan deal. On 28th July 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 8th August 2015, he made his Ligue 1 debut in a 2–1 victory against Nice. On 17th September 2015, Pasalic made the Europa League debut against Anderlecht in a 1-1- away draw. Further, he scored twice in the 2015-16 Coupe de France. 

On 27th August 2016, Pasalic signed a season-long loan deal with Milan. 

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

On 25th July 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 next year's Champions League.

On 4th July 2019, Chelsea signed Pasalic on a new contract until 2022 and returned to Atalanta on loan for a second season. On 18th September 2019, Atlanta played their first Championship League. On 2 December 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 14th May 2014, Pasalic was named for the 2014 World Cup, however, he did not make it to the final squad. On 4th September 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 7th October 2020, he scored an international goal for Croatia in a friendly 2–1 victory over Switzerland.


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