Once top scorer 1. SNL’s Mate Eterović works at Cristiano Ronaldo’s club: Retired striker coaches star’s son
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Younger football fans may not remember him very well, but those who are a bit older would be able to tell you that Mate Eterović was a nightmare for goalkeepers in his best years in the Telemach First League. Dalmatian, from Supetar on island Brač, is in Slovenia played for Maribor, Aluminium, Nafta, Mura, Rudar from Velenje and Domžale and raised a lot of dust in Croatia when he was a teenager, when he left Hajduk as a talented footballer and signed for Dinamo.
Mate Eterović is in 1. He played 197 games in the SNL and scored 65 goals, seven in the Cup and two in 2. SNL. His most successful season was 2013/14, when he was the top scorer in the Slovenian Championship with 19 goals.
Mate Eterović finished his career with Postira Sardi from Brač, but stayed in the world of football. The now 39-year-old retired forward turned coach, among other things in the United Arab Emirates, where he was a coach at Ittihad Kalba, the club where Andres Vombergar is earning his living this season.
The Croat then moved to Saudi Arabia, where he is part of the Al Nassr coaching pyramid. The club where Cristiano Ronaldo shines. At Al Nasser, all the youth selections are led by Croats, with Mate Eterović leading the U13 squad. Among other things, his protégé … Ronaldo’s son! Cristiano Ronaldo Junior has joined his father at Al Nasser these days and Eterovic will be his coach.
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