Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Although a somewhat surprising one to watch, with no hope of entering the Croatian national team or even to that matter likely to be on the wishlist of Dinamo or Hajduk, nevertheless Olympiakos Volos striker Domogoj Abramovic has been reminding people he can play a little in recent months.

The 28 year old is playing in the Greek second division and has been finding the net as they attempt to break into the top flight. Abramovic had an interesting career. For those that look to a players youth statistics as a measure of their abilities to establish themselves at senior level Abramovic would go down as a peculiar case. In fact Abramovic found youth football easy scoring over 100 goals whilst in Dinamo Zagreb's academy. He also found life HNL2 childs play smashing 16 goals in 20 games whilst loaned out to Croatia Sesvete and then eight in 16 during the early revival of the new HNL1 force that is Lokomotiva Zagreb. Unfortunately though Abramovic will have to go down as a HNL1 flop. At Dinamo he scored only 4 times and failed to convinced the coaches he was worth a place in the side. In a loan spell in Cibalia he also didn't impressed, leading him to quit Croatian football and move to Croat enclave side Sikori Briceg in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abramovic was excellant in the Bosnian league scoring 34 goals and helping them to titles in 2004 and 2006. He then made the surprise switch to Finland where he won the league with Inter Turku in 2008 with a brief flurry of goals hitting 7 goals in just 12 games. Greek side Thrasyvoulos then boughted the striker in attempt to save them for relegation. The move failed to pay off with just the one goal leading to his switch to Volos. That has however gone far better and Abramovic at 28 is back on the way up. Volos are in top spot and a whole 9 points ahead of OFI in third position.