Croatia's biggest European success stories

With Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić in contention in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA.com celebrates Croatian players' greatest achievements in UEFA club competition.

With Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić in contention in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, and Nikola Kalinić and Milan Badelj chasing glory in the UEFA Europa League, UEFA.com celebrates Croatia's continental pacesetters.

Darijo Srna
Darijo Srna©Getty Images

Most appearances by a Croatian player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
77: Darijo Srna (HNK Hajduk Split, FC Shakhtar Donetsk)
51: Robert Kovač (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München, Juventus)
47: Luka Modrić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Real Madrid CF)
44: Mario Mandžukić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Bayern München, Club Atlético de Madrid)
44: Sammir (GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
43: Igor Bišćan (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Liverpool FC, Panathinaikos FC)
42: Boris Živković (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart)
41: Ognjen Vukojević (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Dynamo Kyiv)
39: Dario Šimić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Internazionale Milano, AC Milan)
38: Eduardo (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal FC, FC Shakhtar Donetsk)

Top-scoring Croatian players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
18: Mario Mandžukić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Bayern München, Club Atlético de Madrid)
12: Eduardo (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal FC, FC Shakhtar Donetsk)
12: Ivica Olić (PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Bayern München)
11: Alen Bokšić (Olympique de Marseille, Juventus, SS Lazio)
10: Boško Balaban (HNK Rijeka, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Club Brugge KV)
10: Dado Pršo (AS Monaco FC, Rangers FC)
8: Slaviša Žungul (HNK Hajduk Split)
8: Sammir (GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
8: Goran Vlaović (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Valencia CF, Panathinaikos FC)
7: Borislav Cvetković (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FK Crvena zvezda)
7: Ivan Klasnić (SV Werder Bremen)
7: Robert Prosinečki (FK Crvena zvezda, GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
7: Davor Šuker (Real Madrid CF, Arsenal FC)

Most appearances by Croatian players in UEFA club competition*
119: Darijo Srna (HNK Hajduk Split, FC Shakhtar Donetsk)
93: Ognjen Vukojević (NK Slaven Koprivnica, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Dynamo Kyiv)
79: Mladen Petrić (Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC Basel 1893, Hamburger SV, Panathinaikos FC)
77: Igor Bišćan (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Liverpool FC, Panathinaikos FC)
77: Ivica Olić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, PFC CSKA Moskva, Hamburger SV, FC Bayern München, VfL Wolfsburg)
76: Sammir (GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
71: Luka Peruzović (HNK Hajduk Split, RSC Anderlecht)
68: Robert Kovač (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
66: Danijel Pranjić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, sc Heerenveen, FC Bayern München, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Panathinaikos FC)
64: Mario Mandžukić (NK Zagreb, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Bayern München, Club Atlético de Madrid)

Top-scoring Croatian players in UEFA club competition*
27: Mladen Petrić (Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC Basel 1893, Hamburger SV, Panathinaikos FC)
26: Ivica Olić (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, PFC CSKA Moskva, Hamburger SV, FC Bayern München, VfL Wolfsburg)
22: Mario Mandžukić (NK Zagreb, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Bayern München, Club Atlético de Madrid)
21: Zlatko Vujović (HNK Hajduk Split, FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
17: Boško Balaban (HNK Rijeka, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Aston Villa FC, Club Brugge KV)
17: Miljenko Mumlek (NK Varaždin, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, R. Standard de Liège)
16: Eduardo (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal FC, FC Shakhtar Donetsk)
15: Mario Bazina (NK Hrvatska Dragovoljac, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Grazer AK, SK Rapid Wien, FK Austria Wien)
15: Igor Cvitanović (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Real Sociedad de Fútbol)
14: Alen Bokšić (Olympique de Marseille, SS Lazio, Juventus)
14: Nikica Jelavić (SK Rapid Wien, Rangers FC, Hull City)
14: Zlatko Kranjčar (GNK Dinamo Zagreb, SK Rapid Wien)
14: Robert Prosinečki (FK Crvena zvezda, Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona, GNK Dinamo Zagreb)

Robert Prosinečki in 1991
Robert Prosinečki in 1991©Bob Thomas/Getty Images

First Croatian player to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Robert Prosinečki (FK Crvena Zvezda 0-0 Olympique de 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 FC 2-4agg Feyenoord, 1974)
 
Only Croatian club to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (non-UEFA affiliated predecessor of the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (1967)
 
First Croatian to score in a UEFA Champions League final
Mario Mandžukić (Borussia Dortmund 1-2 FC 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

Mario Mandžukić after scoring in the 2013 final
Mario Mandžukić after scoring in the 2013 final©AFP/Getty Images
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