NK Osijek (Midfielder)
| (1983-10-06) 6 October 1983 (age 33)|
Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Hrvoje Kurtović (born 6 October 1983) is a Croatian football midfielder, currently playing for Osijek in the Prva HNL.
Hrvoje Kurtović Wikipedia
Born in Osijek, Croatia, Kurtović got his first opportunity to play for his hometown Prva HNL club, and at the highest level of Croatian football at the beginning of 2009, aged 25, under Tomislav Steinbrückner, after Goran Todorčev got sidelined due to three yellow cards. He remained a fixture in the first team, ever since - a strongly divisive figure, lauded by some, including his coaches<, for tenaciousness and his work rate, but dismissed by many for an alleged lack of technical abilities and proneness to errors. He nevertheless became the team's captain in 2014, after Ivo Smoje's retirement from professional football.