[People Profile] All We Know About Petar Musa Biography, Career, Family, Networth
Petar Musa born 4 March 1998 is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Portuguese club Benfica and the Croatia national team.
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|Full Names||Petar Musa|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Date Of Birth||4 March 1998|
|State of Origin||Zagreb, Croatia|
2006–2007 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
2007–2017 NK Zagreb
Years Team A
2016–2017 NK Zagreb
2017 Inter Zaprešić
2017–2022 Slavia Prague
2017–2018 → Viktoria Žižkov (loan)
2019 → Slovan Liberec (loan)
2021 → Union Berlin (loan)
2021–2022 → Boavista (loan)
2015 Croatia U18
2019–2021 Croatia U21
|Salary||£9.100. per week|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
Born in Zagreb, Musa started playing football in the Hrvatski Dragovoljac youth system, before joining NK Zagreb in 2007. He made his first team debut on 1 March 2016 in the Prva HNL in a 3–0 away loss to Slaven Belupo. Musa eventually made six appearances for his team, as they were relegated to the 2. HNL.
Musa was signed by Slavia Prague in 2017, but he was immediately loaned out to Viktoria Žižkov in the Czech National Football League. He scored 12 goals in 37 games on loan, but during the winter transfer window, he was loaned to Slovan Liberec in February 2019, making his debut in the Czech First League on 16 February in a 2–1 away loss against Baník Ostrava.
During the first half of 2019–20, Musa began displaying an impressive goalscoring form, scoring seven goals for his team, including a brace against Mladá Boleslav on 27 October, which led Slavia Prague to recall him from his loan and integrating him into the club’s first team. In the league season, Musa scored Slavia’s goal in the 1–1 draw to rivals Sparta Prague in the Prague derby, the winning goal in a 1–0 away victory over 1. FK Příbram, netted a brace in the 4–0 home victory over FK Jablonec. He finished the season as the league’s top scorer alongside Libor Kozák, with 14 goals. In doing so, he became the youngest ever player aged 22 years and 122 days to achieve that feat.
Despite being scouted by a number of established European teams, Musa decided to stay in Prague for another season in order to continue his development. However, he fell into a scoring drought and was loaned for the remainder of the season to German Bundesliga side 1. FC Union Berlin on 1 February 2021, at the last day of the 2020–21 winter transfer window. The loan fee paid to Slavia Prague was reported as €200,000 by sports magazine Kicker. On 17 April, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 2–1 home victory over VfB Stuttgart, but he added no more goals in 14 games for the rest of the season.
Instead of returning to Slavia Prague, Musa was sent on a season-long loan to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Boavista on 25 August 2021, with an option to buy. He impressed during his stint with Os Axadrezados, scoring 12 goals and proving four assists, helping his side to a 12th place finish, as Boavista triggered Musa’s buyout clause of €3.5 million.
On 20 May 2022, Musa signed a five-year contract with Benfica of the same league, for a fee of €5 million, plus half of Ricardo Mangas’ economic rights and Ilija Vukotic being sent to Boavista in part-exchange for €500,000 of half of his economic rights bringing the net cost of the transaction to €4.5 million.
Musa began his international career with under-18 level in 2015, for a total of 3 caps. On 14 November 2019, Musa won his first cap for the under-21 side in a 3–1 victory in Lithuania for
the 2021 European Championship qualification campaign. In March 2021, Musa took part in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, helping Croatia to a quarter-final finish, after losing 2–1 to Spain in extra-time.
He was called up to the senior side by manager Zlatko Dalić on 16 May 2022, for the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League matches against Austria, France and the Denmark.