Karlo ZigerCroatia U19s
DATE OF BIRTH11 May 2001
Karlo Ziger is a Croatian goalkeeper who joined our Academy in July 2017.
A strong keeper and good shot-stopper, he is always hard to beat and has a fantastic work ethic and attitude to continually develop his game. He made 12 appearances during his maiden season in the Under-18s, making his FA Youth Cup debut - and a clean sheet - in our semi-final second leg win over Birmingham City.
The Zagreb-born teenager signed a first professional contract at the club in July 2018, a three-year deal that expires in the summer of 2021. While playing most of his football for the youth team in 2018/19, the teenager made headlines for his penalty heroics against his countrymen Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals. In the second half of the season.
2019/20 saw Ziger join up with Andy Myers' development squad and play all of his football for the older age group, making 12 starts and keeping five clean sheets.
He joined Sutton United in the National League on an emergency loan deal to provide keeper cover.