Sime Vrsaljko Biography

( 1992 - )
June 27, 2018
First published on:June 27, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Sime Vrsaljko

Date of Birth: 1992, January 10
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Croatia
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Sime Vrsaljko
Birth Place Rijeka Croatia
Famous Name Sime Vrsaljko
Nationality Croatian
Currently Working For Atletico Madrid
Currently Married Yes
Married to Matea Vrsaljko
Children 2 children
is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 2
Boyfriend No
Squad No 2
Caps 37
World Cup Game 4
Rank 120

Sime Vrsaljko is a professional Croatian football player who plays as a right back for Croatia national team and Spanish La Liga football club, Athletico Madrid.


Besides playing for Athletico Madrid, he has also played for Croatian football clubs such as  Dinamo Zagreb and Lokootiva as well as Italian football clubs like Genoa and Sassuolo.

He has played for several youth teams of Croatia and made his full international debut for Croatia in 2011. Sime has also represented Croatia at the UEFA Euro 2012 as well as 2016 and 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Sime Vrsaljko’s Early Career

Sime Vrsalijko was born on 10 January 1992 in Rijeka, Croatia. He is of Croatian nationality.

He started his junior playing career with the youth teams of Croatian football clubs such as Zadar and Dinamo Zagreb.

Sime Vrsaljko’s Net worth and Salary

His annual salary is estimated to be around € 2.8 million with a weekly salary of € 54,000 which he receives from playing for Atletico Madrid and has a market value in the region of £22.5 million as of May 2018.

Looking at his professional playing career, his net worth is around $ 8 million.


Sime Vrsaljko’s Career

After playing for the junior team of Dinamo Zagreb, he joined the main team in 2009  and was the part of the team that won the Croatian First League for multiple times and Croatian Cup in 2011/12 and 2011/12 season.

He was transferred to fellow Croatian football club, Lokomotiva as the part of the loan deal in 2009. The Croatian defender was then transferred to Italian football club, Genoa for a transfer fee of around  €4.6 million in the summer of 2013.

He signed with another Italian football club, Sassuolo for a transfer fee of  €3.5 million with € 2 million in the summer of 2014. Sime is currently playing for Spanish football club, Atletico Madrid with whom he signed a five-year contract in 2016. He was the part of the Atletico Madrid that won the UEFA Europa League for 2017/18 season.

Sime Vrsaljko’s International Career

After playing for Croatia in their U 15, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21, he was initially called by the Croatia national team for Euro 2012 Qualifiers against Malta on 2 November 2010.

He made his full senior international debut for Croatia against the Czech Republic on 9 February 2011. Sime has played at the FIFA major tournaments such as UEFA Euro Cup and FIFA World Cup.

As of June 2018, he has yet to score an international goal for  Croatia and was included alongside the player such as strikers, Marko Pjaca and defender, Ivan Strinic for 23 men Croatian squad led by the captain, Luka Modric at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia.

Sime Vrsaljko’s Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, he is a happily married man. He is married to his spouse, Matea Vrsaljko in 2017. The couple is blessed with two children, Mladen and Branka Vrsaljko.

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