|Date of birth||16 November 2001|
|Place of birth||Split, Croatia|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2018–2019||Hajduk Split II||19||(1)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 22 May 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2021
Mario Vušković (Croatian pronunciation: [mâːrio ʋûʃkoʋitɕ] ; born 16 November 2001) is a Croatian professional footballer currently playing as a defender for Prva HNL club Hajduk Split.
Vušković started playing football by joining RNK Split academy, before moving to the academy of Dalmatian giants Hajduk Split in 2016.Initially a defensive midfielder, he was moved back to the centre back position in the youth teams. In October 2018, he was included in The Guardian 's Next Generation list.
On 18 August 2019, Vušković made his Prva HNL debut for Hajduk in the 3–0 victory over Gorica.However, he did not proceed to get many opportunities during Damir Burić's tenure at the club. On 16 November, he fractured his arm while on international duty in Elbasan, in Croatia U20's friendly 1–0 victory over Albania, which sidelined him for three months. During the tenure of Igor Tudor at the club, Vušković solidified his spot in the starting XI following the COVID-19 suspension of the league and injuries of Ardian Ismajli and Nihad Mujakić. He scored his first goal for Hajduk Split on the 16 June 2020 in the 2–3 defeat to Varaždin. On 25 July, the last matchday, he was shown two yellow cards and sent off in the 1–4 victory over Inter Zaprešić.
Ahead of and during the 2020–21 season, Vušković attracted attention of various Serie A clubs, most notably Napoli. However, club president Lukša Jakobušić stopped the transfer, dubbing Vušković the "club project".On 27 January 2021, Vušković scored the opener in a 3–1 derby defeat to Dinamo Zagreb. On 20 March, he assisted Marin Ljubičić for the only goal in a 1–0 derby victory over Šibenik. In the beginning of May, Vušković sparked significant interest from Celtic and Torino. On 12 May, he scored the first goal and provided Stipe Biuk with an assist for the fourth in a 4–0 victory over Gorica.
Vušković was part of Dario Bašić's 18-man squad for UEFA Under-17 Euro 2017.He made one appearance at the tournament, in the 1–1 draw with Spain, as Croatia finished at the bottom of the group.
He earned his first call-up to Croatia under-21 team in August 2020, ahead of UEFA Under-21 Euro 2021 qualifiers against Greece and the Czech Republic.He made his debut on 12 November, in a 2–2 away draw with Scotland. On 9 March 2021, Vušković was named in Igor Bišćan's 23-man squad for the group stage of the tournament. On 17 May, he was named in Bišćan's 23-man squad for the knockout stage of the tournament.
Vušković's great-grandfather Marko made three appearances for Hajduk Split on the liberated territory of Vis during World War II, and later worked as a club executive.Vušković's grandfather Mario, whom he was named after, attended the Hajduk academy in the 1970s and won a junior league title during Tomislav Ivić's tenure. Vušković's father Danijel is a former player who played as a defender. His cousin Moreno plays as a forward at Inter Zaprešić.
He named Sergio Ramos his football idol.
|Hajduk Split II||2018–19||Druga HNL||18||1||–||–||18||1|
|Hajduk Split||2019–20||Prva HNL||10||1||1||0||0||0||11||1|
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