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Davor Šuker has held the office of the President of the Croatian Football Federation 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.

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Davor Šuker, born January 1st, 1968 in Osijek, is the best Croatian footballer in the last 50 years. Since 2012, he has held office of the President of the Croatian Football Federation.


He started his playing career in his hometown, where he scored 40 goals between 1984 and 1988 and became the best goalscorer of the former Yugoslav league. After that, he moved to Dinamo Zagreb.

Šuker wore Dinamo's blue jersey 60 times and scored 34 goals, and in 1991 signed for Spanish side Sevilla. There he spent five seasons and played even with Diego Maradona. In over 150 matches at Sevilla, he scored 76 goals.

Quality performances in Andalusia resulted in the move to Santiago Bernabeu, to one of the greatest clubs in the world, Real Madrid. He was among the Kings until 1999, implementing 40 goals in Real's successes, and once being the club top scorer. During that time, Šuker won one league title, one domestic Supercup, one Champions League title and one Intercontinental Cup.

After leaving Madrid, he wore the jersey of one other European giant, Arsenal of London. His club appearances came to a close in West Ham United and in the end, 1860 München. Šuker retired in 2003.

Davor Šuker was also one of the key players on the international level. In the youth ranks of the former Yugoslavian team he rose to prominence with 15 goals, including the appearances at the U-20 World Cup in Chile 1987, where his team won the gold medal. Šuker was the second best goalscorer of the tournament. Three years later, he won silver at the European U-21 Championships in Russia, winning the award for the best player as well. In the Yugoslav senior team he was capped twice, scoring once.

Deepest impact, of course, Šuker had in the Croatian chequered jersey. With 45 goals in 69 matches, he is still the best goalscorer of the national team in history. At the World Cup in France 1998, Croatia finished third, and Šuker won the Golden Boot with six goals to his name, ahead of Batistuta and Vieri, who both scored five.

In the same year, Šuker came third in the FIFA Player of the Year list, and second in the France Football Golden Shoe awards.

Šuker's achievements were recognized in Croatia as well as abroad. On six occassions he was named the Croatian footballer of the year, and in the successful 1998, he was also named the Sportsman of the year. Šuker is also the owner of the Franjo Bučar National Sports Award.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2003, European Football Federation (UEFA) included Davor Šuker in the list of Golden Players as the Croatian representative, based on the nomination by Croatian Football Federation. He also made the Pele's list of 125 best players of all time, as well as the distinguished World Soccer Magazine list of 100 best players of the 20th century.

After retiring, Šuker managed his own football academy, and in 2010 he became a member of the Croatian Football Federation Assembly. In 2011, he was appointed to the UEFA Football Committee.

On July 5th 2012, he was elected as the president of the Croatian Football Federation, an office he holds to this date. From August of the same year, he was also a member of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

On April 14th 2014, Šuker was re-elected as the president of the HNS with unanimous decision by the Assembly until 2018.


On March 24th 2015, Šuker was elected as the member of the UEFA Executive Committee, becoming the first Croatian in this governing body of UEFA. He was also put in charge as a chairman of the Football Committee and named as the deputy chairman of the Marketing Advisory Committee.

  • HNS Presidents
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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