He's been likened to Arjen Robben and almost single handedly saved Wolfsburg from relegation last season - but what else is there to know about Croatian winger Josip Brekalo? bundesliga.com finds out...
Country: Croatia (U21s)
Brekalo began his first full season of Bundesliga football on loan with VfB Stuttgart, scoring his first of four top-flight goals to date in a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. He was recalled by parent club Wolfsburg during the winter break, however, and it's probably just as well. After netting a crucial goal in the 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Mainz in February, the 66-time Croatia youth international's final-day brilliance - another goal and assist - gave the Wolves the result they needed to salvage a place in the relegation play-offs. The 5'9" wide man duly added to his tally in the first of two legs against Bundesliga 2 side Holstein Kiel as the 2009 Bundesliga champions avoided the drop by the skin of their teeth.
What they're saying
"It's not been easy for him here, but now everyone can see what he's capable of." - Bruno Labbadia (Wolfsburg head coach)
"He would have become a brilliant runner if he had continued with athletics." - Slavko Petrovic (Brekalo's former athletics coach)