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Two Croatians on the list of the 50 coolest footballers of all time

Written by  Jun 09, 2020

Famous football magazine FourFourTwo has published a list of the 50 coolest footballers of all time according to their opinion. 

-Footballers today are often criticised for being bland, uninformed, media-trained robots, but it would be unfair to tar a whole profession with one brush. -Indeed, there have been plenty of personalities in the game down the years – FourFourTwo writes, bringing a slideshow of football legends, including two Croatian footballers!

The names that got on the list are Robert Prosinecki and Zvonimir Boban.

Prosinecki has been placed on 48th place of the list.

-Prosinecki played for the big three during his career: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Portsmouth. A technically gifted attacking midfielder, the Croatian wasn't shy in admitting that he had a weakness for tobacco and tracking back – it's written in the article.

They add a quote from Peter Crouch, a team-mate at Pompey, from 2017: -He'd smoke before the game, at half-time in the showers and after the game as well. Red Marlboros, too. The real heavy stuff.

Zvonimir Boban has been placed higher, on the 30th place.

-Boban played for Milan for more than 10 years, won Serie A four times and was a member of the legendary side that demolished Barcelona 4-0 in the 1994 Champions League Final. Four years later he was the captain of the Croatian side that came third at the World Cup in France. And yet the first thing everyone remembers about Boban is that he kicked a cop – FourFourTwo writes, giving a back story too.

-When Boban’s Dinamo Zagreb faced bitter rivals Red Star Belgrade in 1990, Yugoslavia was already a dying state, cracking under ethnic tensions. Police stormed the field when fans spilled onto the pitch after an eruption of violence in the stands; when Boban saw an officer hitting a Dinamo fan, he jumped up and kicked him in the chest – FourFourTwo explains.

You can see the full list HERE.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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