Ivo Grbić is now a red & white player after reaching an agreement with NK Lokomotiva Zagreb. The goalkeeper passed his medical at Clínica Universidad de Navarra and will be part of the team until 2024.
Born in Split, Croatia, on January 18 of 1996, Grbić arrives following an exceptional season where he was a fundamental piece of Lokomotiva’s campaign. He kicked off his career while playing for Hajduk Split and has been deployed between the sticks as a regular for Croatia’s youth team, becoming one of the keepers with the most projection in the country.
Furthermore, Álex Dos Santos, the Brazilian keeper formed at our Academy, has been transferred to Lokomotiva Zagreb to defend their goal. We wish him the best of luck on this new challenge. We highly appreciate his outstanding job and professionalism during his 9 seasons at the Academy and wish the best of luck in this new chapter.
Following his first team debut with Hajduk Split, he disputed 10 official matches, and later went on to sign for Lokomotiva Zagreb during the 2018/19 season. Throughout the last two seasons he played 74 official matches, completing 38 games on the last campaign. During his Prva HNL and cup’s performances he conceded 37 goals and kept 11 clean sheets. The accomplishments drew the attention from Zlatko Dalic, who called him to join Croatia’s national team to play against Portugal and France this upcoming September.
Ivo Grbić is a tall goalkeeper (1,96m) which allows him to dominate the game from the air and is able to save 1v1 situations, leaving the least amount of room to concede a goal. He also counts with the necessary agility and reflexes to make great saves between the sticks. We welcome a young player with great projection and called to be one of Croatia’s key goalkeepers.