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Who are Croatia's biggest #UCL names?

Where do Luka Modrić, Mario Mandžukić and Ivan Rakitić rank among their nation's all-time greats?

Who are Croatia's biggest #UCL names?
Who are Croatia's biggest #UCL names? ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a Croatian player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

89: Darijo Srna (Hajduk Split, Shakhtar Donetsk)
81: Luka Modrić (Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid)
 66: Mario Mandžukić (Dinamo Zagreb, Bayern München, Atlético Madrid, Juventus)
55: Ivan Rakitić (Basel, Schalke, Barcelona)
 51: Robert Kovač (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Juventus)
47: Eduardo (Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk)
 44: Sammir (Dinamo Zagreb)
 43: Igor Bišćan (Dinamo Zagreb, Liverpool, Panathinaikos)
 42: Boris Živković (Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart)
41: Mateo Kovačić (Dinamo Zagreb, Real Madrid)
 41: Ognjen Vukojević (Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv)
 

Top-scoring Croatian players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

The prolific Mario Mandžukić
The prolific Mario Mandžukić©Getty Images

27: Mario Mandžukić (Dinamo Zagreb, Bayern München, Atlético Madrid, Juventus)
 13: Eduardo (Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk)
 12: Ivica Olić (CSKA Moskva, Hamburg, Bayern München)
 11: Alen Bokšić (Marseille, Juventus, Lazio)
 10: Boško Balaban (Rijeka, Dinamo Zagreb, Club Brugge)
 10: Dado Pršo (Monaco, Rangers)
 8: Slaviša Žungul (Hajduk Split)
 8: Sammir (Dinamo Zagreb)
 8: Goran Vlaović (Dinamo Zagreb, Valencia, Panathinaikos)
 7: Borislav Cvetković (Dinamo Zagreb, Crvena zvezda)
 7: Ivan Klasnić (Werder Bremen)
7: Luka Modrić (Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid)
 7: Robert Prosinečki (Crvena zvezda, GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
 7: Davor Šuker (Real Madrid, Arsenal)

Most appearances by Croatian players in UEFA club competition*

Shakhtar stalwart Darijo Srna
Shakhtar stalwart Darijo Srna©AFP/Getty Images

146: Darijo Srna (Hajduk Split, Shakhtar Donetsk)
98: Luka Modrić (Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid)
 95: Ognjen Vukojević (Slaven Koprivnica, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv, Austria Wien)
91: Ivan Rakitić (Basel, Schalke, Sevilla, Barcelona)
86: Mario Mandžukić (Dinamo Zagreb, Bayern München, Atlético Madrid, Juventus)
 82: Mladen Petrić (Grasshopper Club, Basel, Hamburg, Panathinaikos)
78: Milan Badelj (Dinamo Zagreb, Fiorentina)
 77: Igor Bišćan (Dinamo Zagreb, Liverpool, Panathinaikos)
 77: Ivica Olić (Dinamo Zagreb, CSKA Moskva, Hamburg, Bayern München, Wolfsburg)
 76: Sammir (Dinamo Zagreb)

Top-scoring Croatian players in UEFA club competition*

Mladen Petrić with Panathinaikos
Mladen Petrić with Panathinaikos©Getty Images

31: Mario Mandžukić (Dinamo Zagreb, Bayern München, Atlético Madrid, Juventus)
27:
Mladen Petrić (Grasshopper Club, Basel, Hamburg, Panathinaikos)
 26: Ivica Olić (Dinamo Zagreb, CSKA Moskva, Hamburg, Bayern München, Wolfsburg)
21: Eduardo (Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk)
 21: Zlatko Vujović (HNK Hajduk Split, FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
 17: Boško Balaban (Rijeka, Dinamo Zagreb, Aston Villa, Club Brugge)
 17: Miljenko Mumlek (Varaždin, Dinamo Zagreb, Standard Liège)
16: Nikola Kalinić (Hajduk Split, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Fiorentina, AC Milan)
 15: Mario Bazina (Hrvatska Dragovoljac, Dinamo Zagreb, Graz, Rapid Wien, Austria Wien)
 15: Igor Cvitanović (Dinamo Zagreb, Real Sociedad)

Notable Croatian firsts

Robert Prosinečki with the trophy in 1991
Robert Prosinečki with the trophy in 1991©Bob Thomas/Getty Images

First Croatian player to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Robert Prosinečki (Crvena Zvezda 0-0 Marseille 1991, aet, Crvena zvezda win 5-3 on penalties)
 
First Croatian to appear in a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final win
Mladen Ramljak (Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 agg Feyenoord, 1974)
 
Only Croatian club to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (non-UEFA affiliated predecessor of the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League)
Dinamo Zagreb (1967)
 
First Croatian to score in a UEFA Champions League final
Mario Mandžukić (Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munchen, 2013)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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