A Soccer Genius – Robert Prosinecki Nonetheless 2022

a soccer genius robert prosinecki nonetheless 2022
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A Soccer Genius – Robert Prosinecki

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Should you’re a footy fan you have most likely heard of this legendary midfielder, former member of Croatian nationwide group. Robert Prosinecki was born in 1969. in Germany’s Schwenningen, the place his dad and mom have been working. He got here in Croatia at early age and began taking part in for Dinamo Zagreb, however coach Miroslav Blazevic dismissed him saying his (in)well-known sentence: ‘If this lad turns into an actual soccer participant, I am going to eat my teaching diploma.’

I am undecided if his diploma nonetheless remained in a single piece, however Robert Prosinecki then signed for Purple Star Belgrade and made his debut in younger nationwide group of Yugoslavia. In truth, in 1987. Robi or Zuti (‘the yellow one’, as a result of his blonde hair) got here to the world’s consideration on the World Youth Championship in Chile the place he was named participant of the event!

Who would thought this midfielder would grow to be the one participant in World Cup historical past to attain for 2 totally different nationwide groups? In Italy 1990, Prosinecki scored one objective for Yugoslavia in a gaggle match in opposition to United Arab Emirates. As Yugoslavia fell aside quickly after that, Robi grew to become outstanding member of Croatian nationwide group. Eight years later, throughout FIFA World Cup finals in France he scored 2 targets, in a gaggle match in opposition to Jamaica and within the third place match in opposition to the Netherlands. The second objective included his well-known method, that fooled opponent gamers utterly.

Croatia received third place that yr (with striker Davor Suker as Golden Boot winner), however amongst many Croats there is a nonetheless remorse for what might need occurred if solely coach Blazevic did not go away Robert Prosinecki on a bench throughout semi-final match in opposition to France, which Croatia misplaced 1:2.

Nevertheless, the third place in a World Cup will eternally stay the crown of his profession, however let’s not overlook he additionally received European Cup with Purple Star Belgrade in 1991., and performed for Spain’s huge two golf equipment, Actual Madrid and Barcelona. In Portsmouth, the place he performed solely in season 2001/2002., Robert is even now held as a hero and his nickname was ‘Croatian Magician’.

I met this soccer genius about 10 years in the past, you by no means guess the place – on the artwork gallery! No, he did not grow to be a painter, however he opened exhibition of portray as a particular visitor. Calm and down-to-earth, he gave autographs afterwards and took photos together with his followers.

Robert Prosinecki ended his taking part in profession in 2004., however his well-known dribblings, passes and targets are already a part of biggest moments in soccer historical past.

A Soccer Genius – Robert Prosinecki

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