Inspired by brother Dejan, Davor Lovren is forging his own path in professional football at Fortuna Düsseldorf. - © gettyimages / Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
Inspired by brother Dejan, Davor Lovren is forging his own path in professional football at Fortuna Düsseldorf. - © gettyimages / Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
Bundesliga

Davor Lovren: Dejan's little brother, Fortuna Düsseldorf's ace in the hole

Davor Lovren's cultured left foot already has a place in Fortuna Düsseldorf folklore, but the 2017/18 Bundesliga 2 champions can expect to see a whole lot more of the up-and-coming Croatian schemer in the months ahead.

Davor Lovren

Age: 19
Position: Winger
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Country: Croatia

Key stats

Lovren initially joined Fortuna on a two-year loan deal from Dinamo Zagreb in summer 2017. The 5'7" winger made 14 appearances over the course of 2017/18, scoring his only league goal in German football to date on his fifth appearance. He also posted a couple of assists, most notably setting up the title-clinching goal in Fortuna's winner-takes-all meeting with second-placed Nuremberg on the final day of the Bundesliga 2 season. The Croatia U19 international signed a permanent contract with the Rhineland club in July 2018.

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What they're saying

"I keep a close eye on what my brother does at Liverpool. His achievements are a real motivation. I only use the negatives people say about him as a stepping stone." - Davor Lovren

"Davor will definitely play more in the coming season. He's capable of becoming a top Bundesliga player in the next two, three years." - Fortuna head coach Friedhelm Funkel

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