Tag: yugoslavia

Predrag Mijatović: the LaLiga diaries

One of Real Madrid’s most iconic imports, Predrag Mijatović remains a shining star in a spectacular era of gifted Yugoslav footballers

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…

The Balkan brotherhood of RNK Split

Throughout its history, Croatia has seen the ideals of unity and fraternity thoroughly trialled and tested. But in the southern region of Dalmatia, it can boast a football team that has arguably done…

Zvonimir Boban and the kick that started a war

There is one man who towers above the rest when it comes to the uncomfortable entwining of football and politics: Zvonimir Boban. The former AC Milan midfielder enjoyed a richly successful club career,…

Red Star and the immortal triumph of 1991

AS THE IRON CURTAIN descended over Eastern Europe following the Second World War, when Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union held onto – or at the very least controlled – the land that it had…

A World of Ultras: Red Star

This feature is part of A World of Ultras Delije: a term that strikes fear across Europe and evokes all the images linked to football ultras. This is the name of Red Star…

The story of the 1930 World Cup

WHEN FIFA WAS FORMED IN 1904 its membership was comprised of only seven teams, all from Europe. Over the next two decades more and more national sides joined FIFA, and the 1924 Olympic…