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Mario Bilen


Mario Bilen



Date of Birth:



Vinkovci, Croatia



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84 kgs



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Action Shots
Mario Bilen in the action   Mario Bilen on the ball   Mario Bilen   Alex Feneridis celebrates the opener
Mario Bilen wins header   Mario Bilen cops an elbow   Mario Bilen covering   Mario Bilen closes on opponent
Mario Bilen challenged from behind   Play it again Mario!   Mario Bilen heads clear   Mario and Ivan trudge off the field
Mario Bilen clears   Mario Bilen   Mario Bilen scores   Mario Bilen congratulated
Captain Ivan congratulates Mario   Gustavo Souto congratulates Mario Bilen   Mario Bilen   Croatian defender Mario Bilen
Profile Information

Mario Bilen



FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 (7th Place) & Morocco 2014 (Bronze Medal)
Oceania Club Champions 2013 & 2014;
ASB Premiership Champions 2014;
OFC President's Cup Champions 2014;
ASB Charity Cup Champions 2013;
Croatia Representative U20 (1 cap), U19 (13 caps), U18 (5 caps) & U17 (4 caps);
Has represented clubs in the premier leagues of Croatia, Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina;


Previous Clubs

HNK Cibalia, NK Dilj, NK Hrvatski Drogovaljac, NK Slaven Belupo, HNK Vukovar '91, NK Nehaj & NK Zadar (all Croatia), HNK Orasje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) & KS Flamurtari Vlore (Albania)


Most Memorable Match Played In

For NK Slaven Belupo against Aris Thessaloniki FC (Greece) in a UEFA Cup second round qualifying match on 28 August 2008. We played this second leg match at home at the Gradski Stadion in Koprivnica and won 2-0 to qualify for the first round proper of the competition where we met CSKA Moscow (Russia) and were subsequently defeated 1-3 on aggregate over two legs.


Favourite Player

Overseas - Wayne Rooney (Manchester United & England)

Croatia - Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich & Croatia)

Local - All of my Auckland City teammates


Toughest Opponent Faced

Sammir, the Brazilian-born Croatian international who plays for Dinamo Zagreb.


Biggest Influence on Your Career

My Parents


Sportsperson You Most Admire

Janica Kostelic, the famous Croatian alpine ski racer. She is the only woman to win four gold medals in alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics (in 2002 and 2006), and the only woman to win three alpine skiing gold medals in one Olympics (2002).


Best Goal Scored

For NK Slaven Belupo against HNK Hajduk Split in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals of the Croatian Cup on 26 November 2008. We played this second leg match at home at the Gradski Stadion in Koprivnica and the tie was level at 0-0 after two legs and extra time. We eventually lost a heart breaking penalty shoot-out 6-7. Hajduk went on to make the final where they also lost on penalties 3-4 to GNK Dinamo Zagreb after the aggregate score over two legs was level at 3-3.


Marital Status

Married to Dragana



A daughter, Dora


Country You'd Like to Visit

Australia and Morocco



Spending time with my family and friends


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