• Biography

    Jerko Leko was born on the 09.04.1980. in Zagreb. He started his career at FC Posavina with less than 8 years but soon he moved to NK Dinamo Zagreb. When he was 17 years old he went on a brief loan to NK Sesvete.

    After returning he  signed his first professional contract with Dinamo. In the same season he started to play for the first team and there played 44 matches and scored 5 goals until his next transfer to Dynamo Kiev.

    That same year, 08. May 2002. following a call in a Croatian national team debut in the friendly game against Hungary. Jerko has 59 appearances for Croatia.

    In Dynamo Kiev he leaves a distinct mark in his first season as a player of the year was chosen by journalists. In four years he plays over 100 games with big performances against Inter Milan and Arsenal in London in the Champions League.
    With Dynamo Kiev won numerous honors following: 2 times champion of Ukraine, 3 times won the Ukrainian Cup, 2 times won Super Cup of Ukraine.

     In 2006. year Jerko chooses AS Monaco as his new club. Choosing among several options he decides to make a dynamic French league and in 4 years he played over 100 games in the jersey of the club from the Principality.

    After the expiration of the contract with AS Monaco, Jerko was in 2010. transferred to Turkish Bucaspor, Super league club from Izmir.

    In the year spent in Izmir, Jerko played 34 matches and scored 2 goals for Bucaspor.

    After a season in Turkey, Jerko decides to return to Zagreb where he signed a two-year contract with Dinamo. So after nine years spent abroad, he decided to go back to the club where he started his professional career.

     In first season back with Dinamo, as a standard player of first team Jerko won the double crown: Croatian championship and Cup. This title certainly was very special for Jerko because it was hi first one with his favourite club.  During the same season, 2011./2012., Dinamo qualified for the group stage of the Champions league; a dream the club waited for 12 long years. Next season, Dinamo confirmed their quality and was once again one of the 32 European clubs, "part of the elite" that play in the Champions league. In season 13/14 Modri didn't make it to the group stage of the Champions league. Austria Vienna knocked them out in the play-offs and Dinamo went to Europa league. At home - business as usual. Dinamo won their ninth consecutive league title but didn't win the double as they've lost to Rijeka in the Cup final.

    Jerko started new season with Dinamo but at the 4th of August it was announced that he will spent this season on loan at Lokomotiva. Just like Jerko said himself, he wanted to play more often and Lokomotiva was a club with a lot of young players who can learn so much from him; on and off the pitch.

    Jerko played for Lokomotiva in the next season too and that one was his last; at least as a player. Right after ending his playing career in the summer 2016. Jerko was appointed as assistant coach in Lokomotiva. Just like always, Jerko is serious about his new career and soon after earning the new job he got his UEFA B coaching license.

    As an assistant coach Jerko was a big part of Lokomotiva biggest european success in the clubs' history – reaching the play-off stage of the Europa league. Lokosi were stopped just one step before group stage but certainly proved they can play against big european clubs. As for the national league, despite many points loss due to a young team Lokosi finished the league in fifth position.

    Just like during his playing times, as a coach Jerko keeps improving too so in the season 17/18 he will start as a head coach of the U21 Lokomotiva team. Off course, already with his A licence and big challenge ahead - UEFA Youth league.

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