To improve your user experience, this website uses cookies to store data. Click HERE for more information.I agree

HNS

About Us

Croatian Football Federation was founded on June 13th, 1912. Since 1941, HNS has been a member of FIFA and membership was confirmed on 3 July 1992, after Croatia gained independence. Full membership at UEFA was activated on June 17th, 1993.

About Us
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
  • RSS
  • HNS Presidents
  • General secretaries/Executive directors
  • Head coaches
  • Davor Šuker

    Davor
    Šuker

    2012.-

  • Vlatko Marković

    Vlatko
    Marković

    1998.-2012.

  • Branko Mikša

    Branko
    Mikša

    1997.-1998.

  • dr. Josip Šoić

    dr. Josip
    Šoić

    1996.-1997.

  • Nadan Vidošević

    Nadan
    Vidošević

    1995.-1996.

  • Đuro Brodarac

    Đuro
    Brodarac

    1995.

  • dr. Damir Matovinović (v.d.)

    dr. Damir
    Matovinović (v.d.)

    1994.-1995.

  • dr. Mladen Vedriš

    dr. Mladen
    Vedriš

    1990.-1994.

  • Paško Viđak

    Paško
    Viđak

    1988.-1990.

  • Antun Ćilić

    Antun
    Ćilić

    1986.-1988.

  • Adam Sušanj

    Adam
    Sušanj

    1985.-1986.

  • Milivoj Ražov

    Milivoj
    Ražov

    1984.-1985.

  • Dušan Veselinović

    Dušan
    Veselinović

    1982.-1984.

  • Željko Huber

    Željko
    Huber

    1981.-1982.

  • Ljubo Španjol

    Ljubo
    Španjol

    1978.-1981.

  • Vlato Bogatec

    Vlato
    Bogatec

    1976.-1978.

  • Ivan Kolić

    Ivan
    Kolić

    1971.-1976.

  • Bruno Knežević

    Bruno
    Knežević

    1966.-1971.

  • Luka Bajakić

    Luka
    Bajakić

    1965.-1966.

  • Pero Splivalo

    Pero
    Splivalo

    1959.-1965.

  • Mirko Oklobdžija

    Mirko
    Oklobdžija

    1957.-1959.

  • Vlado Ranogajec

    Vlado
    Ranogajec

    1953.-1957.

  • inž. Boris Bakrač

    inž. Boris
    Bakrač

    1950.-1953.

  • Lazo Vračarić

    Lazo
    Vračarić

    1947.-1950.

  • Mijo Hršak

    Mijo
    Hršak

    1945.-1947.

  • dr. Rinaldo Čulić

    dr. Rinaldo
    Čulić

    1944.-1945.

  • Vatroslav Petek

    Vatroslav
    Petek

    1942.-1944.

  • dr. Rudolf Hitrec

    dr. Rudolf
    Hitrec

    1941.-1942.

  • dr. Ivo Kraljević

    dr. Ivo
    Kraljević

    1939.-1941.

  • dr. Milan Graf

    dr. Milan
    Graf

    1914.-1919.

  • Vladimir Očić

    Vladimir
    Očić

    1914.

  • prof. dr. Milovan Zoričić

    prof. dr. Milovan
    Zoričić

    1912.-1914.

scrollscroll
  • Damir Vrbanović

    Damir
    Vrbanović

    2012.-

  • Zorislav Srebrić

    Zorislav
    Srebrić

    1998.-2012.

  • Josip Čop

    Josip
    Čop

    1996.-1998.

  • Ante Pavlović (v.d.)

    Ante
    Pavlović (v.d.)

    1995.-1996.

  • Duško Grabovac

    Duško
    Grabovac

    1990.-1995.

  • prof. Marko Jurić

    prof. Marko
    Jurić

    1981.-1990.

  • Ante Pavlović

    Ante
    Pavlović

    1962.-1981.

  • Boris Tepšić

    Boris
    Tepšić

    1959.-1962.

  • Vlado Bogatec

    Vlado
    Bogatec

    1957.-1959.

  • Mirko Oklobdžija

    Mirko
    Oklobdžija

    1954.-1957.

  • Julije Frangen

    Julije
    Frangen

    1941.-1943.

  • Valent Malović

    Valent
    Malović

    1940.-1941.

  • Vatroslav Petek

    Vatroslav
    Petek

    1941.

  • Josip Šikić

    Josip
    Šikić

    1940-1941.

  • Mijo Hršak

    Mijo
    Hršak

    1940.-1941.

  • Bogdan Cuvaj

    Bogdan
    Cuvaj

    1939.-1940.

  • Julije Frangen

    Julije
    Frangen

    1939.-1940.

  • Velimir Lamza

    Velimir
    Lamza

    1939.-1940.

  • Fran Šuklje

    Fran
    Šuklje

    1918.-1919.

  • Janko Justin

    Janko
    Justin

    1918.-1919.

  • Zvonimir Klobučar

    Zvonimir
    Klobučar

    1914.-1918.

scrollscroll
  • Ante Čačić

    Ante
    Čačić

    2015.-

  • Niko Kovač

    Niko
    Kovač

    2013.-2015.

  • Igor Štimac

    Igor
    Štimac

    2012.-2013.

  • Slaven Bilić

    Slaven
    Bilić

    2006.-2012.

  • Zlatko Kranjčar

    Zlatko
    Kranjčar

    2004.-2006.

  • Otto Barić

    Otto
    Barić

    2002.-2004.

  • Mirko Jozić

    Mirko
    Jozić

    2000.-2002.

  • Tomislav Ivić

    Tomislav
    Ivić

    1995.

  • Miroslav Blažević

    Miroslav
    Blažević

    1994.-2000.

  • Vlatko Marković

    Vlatko
    Marković

    1993.

  • Stanko Poklepović

    Stanko
    Poklepović

    1992.

  • Dražan Jerković

    Dražan
    Jerković

    1990.-1991.

  • Franjo Wölfl

    Franjo
    Wölfl

    1956.

  • Leo Lemešić

    Leo
    Lemešić

    1956.

  • Bruno Knežević

    Bruno
    Knežević

    1956.

  • Bernard Hügl

    Bernard
    Hügl

    1943.-1945.

  • Bogdan Cuvaj

    Bogdan
    Cuvaj

    1941.-1943.

  • dr.Rudolf Hitrec

    dr.Rudolf
    Hitrec

    1941.

  • Jozo Jakopić

    Jozo
    Jakopić

    1939.-1941.

  • Hugo Kinert

    Hugo
    Kinert

    1918.-1919.

scrollscroll

National teams at major tournaments

  • National Team
  • Youth teams
  • Futsal
1996UEFA Euro, England: Quarterfinals
1998FIFA World Cup., France: Third place
2002FIFA World Cup, Korea and Japan: Group stage
2004UEFA Euro, Portugal: Group stage
2006FIFA World Cup, Germany: Group stage
2008UEFA Euro, Austria and Switzerland: Quarterfinals
2012UEFA Euro, Poland and Ukraine: Group stage
2014FIFA World Cup, Brazil: Group Stage
2016UEFA Euro, France: Round of 16
1996UEFA U-16 European Championship, Austria: Quarterfinals
1998UEFA U-16 European Championship, Scotland: Quarterfinals
1998UEFA U-18 European Championship, Cyprus: Third place
1999FIFA U-20 World Cup, Nigeria: Knockout phase
1999UEFA U-16 European Championship, Czech Republic: Group stage
2000UEFA U-21 European Championship, Slovakia: Group stage
2000UEFA U-18 European Championship, Germany: Group stage
2001UEFA U-16 European Championship, England: Third place
2001FIFA U-17 World Cup, Trinidad and Tobago: Group stage
2004UEFA U-21 European Championship, Germany: Group stage
2005UEFA U-17 European Championship, Italy: Semi-finals
2010UEFA U-19 European Championship, France: Semi-finals
2011FIFA U-20 World Cup, Columbia: Group stage
2012UEFA U-19 European Championship, Estonia: Group Stage
2013UEFA U-17 European Championship, Slovakia: Group stage
2013FIFA U-20 World Cup, Turkey: Knockout phase
2013FIFA U-17 World Cup, UAE: Group stage
2015UEFA U-17 European Championships, Bulgaria: Quarterfinals
2015FIFA U-17 World Cup, Chile: Quarterfinals
2016UEFA U-19 European Championships, Germany: Group stage
2017UEFA U-17 European Championships, Croatia: Hosts/Group stage
1999UEFA Futsal EC, Spain: Group stage
2000FIFA Futsal WC, Guatemala: Group stage
2001UEFA Futsal EC, Russia: Group stage
2008UEFA Futsal U-21 EC, Russia: Group stage
2012UEFA Futsal EC, Croatia: Semi-finals
2014UEFA Futsal EC, Belgium: Quarter-finals
2016UEFA Futsal EC, Serbia: Group stage

Next Match

Croatia - Kosovo

02.09.2017.

Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb

Previous Match

Iceland - Croatia 1:0

11.06.2017.

Davor Šuker

President

Davor
Šuker

Davor Šuker is the president of HNS since July 5th, 2012. He is the best goalscorer of the Croatian national team in history, and in 1998 he won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in France.

More +

Major events in Croatian football. /

Timeline

1873.
1880.
1907.
1912.
1919.
1939.
1940.
1941.
1959.
1970.
1976.
1990.
1992.
1993.
1998.
2008.
2009.
2012.
2013.
2015.
2017.
1990

First football match in Croatian territory was played in Rijeka. At the Robert Whitehead's incentive in 1873, it involved the teams of the Hungarian Railways employees and English workers.

Factory workers from England, who were employed in Županja's wood industry, brought a football in 1880. Today, at the location of the former tannin factory, where this football first appeared, stands the Stadium of the First Football in Croatia.

The first two unofficial matches of the Croatian national team were played in Prague, against Slavia. The Czechs won both matches (15:2 i 20:0).

July 13th, 1912 - A football section within Croatian Sports Federation was founded, to supervise football on national level. This event is celebrated as the foundation of the Croatian Football Federation.

April 15th, 1919 - An inaugural session of the Croatian Football Federation was convened. During the proceedings, it became the inaugural session of the Yugoslav Football Federation.

On January 30th, the representatives of football associations from Zagreb, Split and Osijek abandoned the Yugoslav Football Federation Assembly. On May 14th, the representatives of 217 Croatian clubs founded the Croatian Sports Unity, and on August 6th, 1939, Croatian Football Federation was founded as a section of Croatian Sports Unity. Thus, the relations with Yugoslav Football Federation were ended.

The first match of the Croatian national team, which then represented the state of Banovina Hrvatska, was played. On April 2nd, Croatia beat Switzerland in Zagreb 4:0. Only a month later, on May 2nd in Pecs, the first match of the youth national team was played, against Hungary.

July 17th, 1941 - HNS was admitted to FIFA.

Croatian youth national team won the first official competition in which Croatia appeared, the Championship of Yugoslav Republics, held in Celje, Slovenia (July 12th - July 19, 1959). In the final, Croatia beat Serbia 3:1.

Croatia hosted the X. UEFA Congress, in Dubrovnik, on May 8th, 1970.

Croatia hosted the final tournament of the UEFA European Championships 1976. Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb was the venue for one semi-final match (Czechoslovakia - Netherlands 3:1) and the third-place match (Netherlands - Yugoslavia 3:2).

On October 17th, 1990, Croatian national football team played a friendly against the United States at Maksimir Stadium and won 2:1.

July 3rd, 1992 - After the recognition of independence for the Republic of Croatia, FIFA confirmed Croatia's membership in the International Federation of Association Football. Interestingly enough, Croatian membership of 1941 was never cancelled.

June 17th, 1993 - HNS was admitted with full membership to UEFA. Therefore, all the conditions were fulfilled for Croatia's official matches. On October 20th of the same year, Croatia U-17 played the first official competitive match of all the Croatian national teams. In the qualifying round for the European U-17 Championship, Croatia U-17 managed to draw in Turkey (2:2), and eight days later the same team, in the same qualifying round, recorded the first win in official competitions, beating Hungary 3:1 in Pecs.

Playing only the second major tournament, and the first FIFA World Cup, Croatia won the bronze medal with a win over Netherlands in France 1998. With six goals, Davor Šuker won the award for the best goalscorer of the tournament.

Croatian Football Federation hosted the XXXII. UEFA Congress in Hypo Expo Centre in Zagreb, on January 31st, 2008.

Croatian Football Federation hosted the final tournament of the UEFA Regions' Cup 2009 in Zagreb area.

Croatian Football Federation hosted the UEFA Futsal Championship in Split and Zagreb.

Croatian Football Federation hosted the UEFA TEP strategy meeting and UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Dubrovnik.

HNS president Davor Šuker was elected to the UEFA Executive Committee, thus becoming the first Croatian in the most important UEFA body.

Croatia was a successful host of the UEFA U-17 European Championships in Rijeka, Zagreb and Varaždin.

scrollscroll