Tag: croatia

Yugoslavia in the 1990s: the wonder-team that never was

In 1991, the great Red Star Belgrade of Savićević, Prosinečki and Pančev won the European Cup, defeating a Marseille team featuring stars such as Jean-Pierre Papin, Abedi Pele and Chris Waddle. In terms of…

The decorated, destructive and damned career of Robert Prosinečki

In February 2002, over 12,000 fans packed themselves into Fratton Park to see former Real Madrid and Barcelona maestro Robert Prosinečki score a scintillating hat-trick against Barnsley. What should have been an easy three…

Davor Šuker and the art of making scoring look easy

Illustration by Federico Manasse Peter Schmeichel frantically back-peddled as Aljoša Asanović sent a wonderfully precise diagonal pass from his own half, a pass which Davor Šuker, situated on the far left, took…

A beacon of loyalty and skill: the career of Darijo Srna

ISTANBUL, 2009. Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk are playing German giants Werder Bremen in the final of the UEFA Cup, with both sides looking to seal their first ever success in the competition.…