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Robert Prosinečki
Personal information
Full name Robert Prosinečki /Prosinetzki (GER)
Date of birth 12 January 1969 (1969-01-12) (age 41)
Place of birth    Schwenningen, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder,
Central midfielder
Club information
Current club Retired
Number 8
Youth career
1981-1986 Stuttgarter Kickers
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1986–1987
1987–1991
1991–1994
1994–1995
1995–1996
1996–1997
1997–2000
2000–2001
2001
2001–2002
2002–2003
2003–2004
Dinamo Zagreb
Red Star Belgrade
Real Madrid
Oviedo
FC Barcelona
Sevilla
Croatia Zagreb
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Standard Liège
Portsmouth
Olimpija Ljubljana
Zagreb
Total
002 0(1)
117 (24)
055 (10)
030 0(5)
019 0(2)
020 0(4)
050 (14)
004 0(1)
020 0(4)
033 0(9)
023 0(3)
026 0(5)
399 (82)   
National team
1989–1991
1994–2002
Yugoslavia
Croatia
015 0(4)
049 (10)
Teams managed
2006– Croatia (assistant)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Robert Prosinečki (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɛrt ˈprɔsinɛtʃki], German: Robert Prosinetzki) (born 12 January 1969 in Villingen-Schwenningen) is a Croatian former football midfielder and current assistant manager of the Croatia national football team.

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Club career

Born in West Germany to a family of Croatian gastarbeiters, Prosinečki moved to SR Croatia at an early age. He started his professional career at Dinamo Zagreb where former Yugoslavia coach Miroslav Blažević sent him away, saying that if Prosinečki ever became a real football player, he would eat his football diploma.[1][2] Ironically Prosinečki developed into one of Yugoslavia's most gifted and talented players, moving to Red Star Belgrade where he became a notable midfielder under coaches Dragoslav Šekularac and Ljupko Petrović, winning the European Cup in 1991.

He then played with Real Madrid, Real Oviedo, Barcelona, Sevilla, NK Hrvatski dragovoljac, Standard Liège, Portsmouth (where he is considered a legend despite playing only one season in the latter stages of his career), Olimpija Ljubljana, and Zagreb.

Prosinečki is still held as a folk hero at Portsmouth for his marvelous one man performances in the centre of midfield, his goals and assists saving the club from relegation in the 2001/02 season. It was after talking to Prosinečki that current Croatia international Niko Kranjčar decided to sign for Portsmouth in the summer of 2006.[3]

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yugoslavia League Cup League Cup Continental Total
1986-87 Dinamo Zagreb First League 2 1
1987-88 Red Star Belgrade First League 23 4 4 0
1988-89 33 4 2 0
1989-90 32 5 6 1
1990-91 29 11 9 4
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1991-92 Real Madrid La Liga 3 1
1992-93 29 3
1993-94 23 6
1994-95 Real Oviedo La Liga 30 5
1995-96 Barcelona La Liga 19 2
1996-97 Sevilla La Liga 20 4
Croatia League Croatian Cup League Cup Europe Total
1997-98 Dinamo Zagreb Prva HNL 16 5
1998-99 15 4
1999-00 19 5
2000-01 Hrvatski dragovoljac Prva HNL 4 1
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000-01 Standard Liège First Division 20 4
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2001-02 Portsmouth First Division 33 9
Slovenia League Pokal Hervis League Cup Europe Total
2002-03 Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenian PrvaLiga 23 3
Croatia League Croatian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2003-04 NK Zagreb Prva HNL 26 5
Total Yugoslavia 119 25
Spain 124 21
Croatia 80 20
Belgium 20 4
England 33 9
Slovenia 23 3
Career Total 399 57

International career

Prosinečki has 49 caps for Croatia and has scored 10 goals for his country. He was also capped 15 times, scoring four goals, for Yugoslavia. In 1987, Prosinečki was named the tournament's best player as Yugoslavia won the World Youth Championship in Chile along with fellow Croatians Davor Šuker and Igor Štimac. He then played for Yugoslavia at the 1990 World Cup and for Croatia at Euro 96 and the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. It was in 1998 that Prosinečki and the Croatian squad won third place in the World Cup, with Prosinečki scoring two goals along the way.

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International goals

Results list Yugoslavia's goal
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 September 1989 Stadium of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia  Greece
2 – 0
3 – 0
Friendly
2 19 June 1990 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, Italy  United Arab Emirates
4 – 1
4 – 1
World Cup 1990
3 12 September 1990 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland
0 – 2
0 – 2
Euro 1992 Qualifying
4 16 May 1991 Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, Yugoslavia  Faroe Islands
2 – 0
7 – 0
Euro 1992 Qualifying
Results list Croatia's goal
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 March 1994 Estadio Luís Casanova, Valencia, Spain  Spain
0 – 1
0 – 2
Friendly
2 25 March 1995 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia  Ukraine
3 – 0
4 – 0
Euro 1996 Qualifying
3 26 April 1995 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia  Slovenia
1 – 0
2 – 0
Euro 1996 Qualifying
4 2 April 1997 Poljud, Split, Croatia  Slovenia
1 – 0
3 – 3
World Cup 1998 Qualifying
5 3 June 1998 Kantrida Stadium, Rijeka, Croatia  Iran
1 – 0
2 – 0
Friendly
6 6 June 1998 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia  Australia
3 – 0
7 – 0
Friendly
7 14 June 1998 Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens, France  Jamaica
1 – 2
1 – 3
World Cup 1998
8 11 July 1998 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Netherlands
0 – 1
1 – 2
World Cup 1998
9 5 September 2001 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino
0 – 2
0 – 4
World Cup 2002 Qualifying
10 5 September 2001 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino
0 – 4
0 – 4
World Cup 2002 Qualifying

He is the only player in World Cup history to score for two different national teams. In 1990, he scored one goal for Yugoslavia in a group match against the United Arab Emirates and eight years later he added two goals for Croatia by scoring in a group match against Jamaica and in the third place match against the Netherlands. He played in a total of nine World Cup matches, three for Yugoslavia in 1990 and six for Croatia in 1998 and 2002.

Honours

International

Club

Individual

Miscellaneous

  • Prosinečki is regarded by many as the player with best technique that ever played in and for Croatia. Former national squad teammate Zvonimir Boban, humbly, also agreed with this. His dribbling is considered excellent, and his ability to keep possession of the ball is very highly regarded
  • In Croatian public and media he is nicknamed Veliki Žuti (The Great Yellow One), due to his football skills and hair color.
  • Prosinečki became infamously known for being a heavy smoker and rumors about his ability to smoke up to 50 cigarettes a day circulated in Croatian public for some time
  • In early 2006, Prosinečki made a short comeback playing for NK Savski Marof, an amateur side based in the village of Savski Marof near Zagreb, in the fourth tier of Croatian football[5]
  • In the summer of 2006, he was recruited as an assistant by Croatia's national team coach Slaven Bilić, with whom he has been helping plan out strategies for the team[6]
  • Prosinečki was the lead star of a commercial campaign for Renault in Spain. YouTube
  • He is married and has two daughters
  • In 2006, Prosinečki guest starred as himself in one episode of the Croatian popular sitcom Bitange i princeze imDB
  • Prosinečki opened a restaurant in Zagreb in 2007, and called it prosikito&kalimero[7]

References

  1. ^ Jajčinović, Milan (20 November 1998). "Hrvatski jal" (in Croatian). Vjesnik. http://www.vjesnik.hr/html/1998/11/20/Gledista.htm. Retrieved 5 September 2008.  
  2. ^ Jurišić, Predrag (25 June 2000). "Drugi odlazak »Velikog Žutog« - najtužniji dan za hrvatski nogomet" (in Croatian) (PDF). Vjesnik. http://www.vjesnik.com/pdf/2000%5C06%5C25%5C11A11.PDF. Retrieved 5 September 2008.  
  3. ^ Kranjčar: Prosinečki je presudio - Sport - Net.hr
  4. ^ "Vecernji list" Player of the Year
  5. ^ Prosinečki će igrati za Savski Marof - Sport - Index.hr
  6. ^ Croatia back among the big boys
  7. ^ Elita na otvaranju restorana Roberta Prosinečkog - Javno.hr

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