Date of Birth: 1 January 1981 (32 years old)
Place of Birth: Dubrave, SFR Yugoslavia
Debut: 18 August 2012 v. Norwich City (h), Premier League
Previous Club(s): FC Baden, Grasshopper Zürich, FC Basel, Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV
Mladen Petrić became Fulham’s first major signing ahead of the 2012/13 season when he joined on a free transfer from Hamburger SV. He scored 61 goals and made 23 assists in 136 appearances for the German club.
The Croatian striker will be a familiar face for Fulham fans, having hit a wonder strike for his former team at Craven Cottage three seasons ago. Petric will also be well known to Fulham Manager Martin Jol; he worked under the Dutchman at Hamburger during the 2008/09 season, scoring 20 goals in 42 matches.
The striker actually started his career in Switzerland having moved there with his family as a young boy. He went on to play for FC Baden, Grasshopper Zürich and FC Basel, before moving to Germany with Borussia Dortmund.
Petrić, who has won more than 40 caps for Croatia, famously scored his country’s third in the 3-2 defeat of England at Wembley. Not only did his strike condemn England to their first competitive defeat at the new Wembley, but it also denied them qualification for Euro 2008.