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Davor Šuker

Published: Friday 6 July 2012, 7.00CET
Davor Šuker
HNS president Davor Šuker ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 6 July 2012, 7.00CET

Davor Šuker

Nationality: Croatian
Date of Birth: 1 January 1968
Association president since: 2012

• Davor Šuker helped Yugoslavia win the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, and in the wake of Croatian independence, emerged as a star striker – and was voted as Croatia's Golden Player to mark UEFA's Jubilee in 2004.

• Šuker won a Spanish title and the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid CF, and his six goals at the 1998 FIFA World Cup helped him to win the Golden Shoe, while Croatia took bronze medals. He also enjoyed fine spells with hometown side NK Osijek, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Sevilla FC and Arsenal FC.

• Involved with the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) since 2010, Šuker assisted in particular in the work of the regional football bodies. Always considered as an ambassador for Croatian football, he has looked to continue in that role as HNS president, and is now preparing for a second term, this time of four years, after being re-elected in April 2014.

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