Soccer Famous Soccer Players from Croatia

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Here's an extensive list of the best soccer players from Croatia. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Croatia, along with photos when available. This list of best Croatian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Croatian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List ranges from Tonči Martić to Vladimir Vasilj and more, answering the questions, "Who are the best Croatian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Croatian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Croatia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Croatian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Ahmet Brković is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Ahmet Brković Midfielder Ahmet Brković is a former Croatian footballer. His position is midfielder. Brković started off his career in 1999 for HNK Dubrovnik in Croatia. When he was made available for transfer, clubs ...more

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Alen Bokšić is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward Alen Bokšić is a former Croatian football player. A prolific forward who spent most of his career in France and Italy, he was renowned for his technique and is regarded as one of the greatest ...more

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Alen Peternac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Alen Peternac Forward Alen Peternac is a Croatian retired footballer who played as a striker. He is best known for his Real Valladolid stint, having spent the better part of his professional career in Spain, ...more

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Aljoša Asanović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Midfielder Aljoša Asanović is a retired Croatian footballer best known from his performances in the mid-to-late 90s when he played for Derby County and for Croatia during Euro 96 and World Cup 98. He was ...more

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Anas Sharbini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Anas Sharbini Forward, Midfielder Anas Sharbini is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for HNK Rijeka. He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger, and is best known for his dribbling and crossing skills.

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Andrej Panadić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Andrej Panadić Defender Andrej Panadić is a Croatian football coach and a former defender. He last managed LASK Linz in 2008. He played for Dinamo Zagreb, Chemnitzer FC, KFC Uerdingen 05, Hamburger SV, Sturm Graz and ...more

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Ante Rukavina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Ante Rukavina Winger, Forward Ante Rukavina is a Croatian footballer who currently plays for Lokomotiva on loan from Dinamo Zagreb. He also played at Šibenik, Hajduk Split and Panathinaikos earlier in his career.

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Anthony Šerić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender, Midfielder Anthony Šerić is a retired Croatian Australian footballer who played as a defender. He was a part of the Croatian national team at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.

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Antonio Vojak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward Antonio Vojak was a famous Italian football player whose career was played out during the 1920s and 1930s. He is most noted for his time with Juventus and Napoli, the latter of which he holds ...more

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Damir Krznar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Damir Krznar Defender, Midfielder Damir Krznar is a retired Croatian football left back, who spent his career playing for Varteks, GNK Dinamo Zagreb and most recently NK Inter Zaprešić. He made his international debut against ...more

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Ardian Kozniku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Ardian Kozniku Forward Ardian Kozniku is a former Croatian footballer who played as a striker and was a recently coached FK Shkëndija. He is from Kosovo and is of Albanian descent. He started his career at KF ...more

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Damir Vrančić is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Midfielder Damir Vrančić is a Bosnian Croat footballer who plays for Eintracht Braunschweig and occasionally for Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.

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Daniel Šarić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Daniel Šarić Defender Daniel Šarić is a former Croatian footballer who played as a right wingback. His name is sometimes spelled as Danijel Šarić. Born in Rijeka, Šarić started his professional career at local club ...more

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Bernard Vukas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward, Midfielder Bernard "Bajdo" Vukas was a Croatian football player. Vukas played as a left winger/forward and is mostly remembered for his extraordinary dribbling ability. In 2000, he was voted by ...more

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Danijel Hrman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Danijel Hrman Midfielder Danijel Hrman is a retired Croatian football midfielder. He made his international debut against South Korea in the 2-0 friendly win in Seoul on 10 November 2001. He has made four appearances ...more

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Danijel Pranjić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender, Midfielder Danijel Pranjić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Greek club Panathinaikos. Being a versatile left-footed player, he can play all across the left wing and can also be used as a ...more

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Darijo Srna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender, Midfielder Darijo Srna is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk as a captain and is also the captain of the Croatian national team. He can play all across the right wing and is ...more

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Billy Vojtek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Billy Vojtek Forward Billy Vojtek is a retired Croatian Australian footballer. He migrated to Australia with his family as a child, he would go on to become one of the leading players in Australia during the 1960s ...more

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Dario Dabac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender Dario Dabac is a Croatian footballer.

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Dario Jertec is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dario Jertec Midfielder Dario Jertec is a Croatian football midfielder playing for Fujairah in the UAE Division 1 Group A since July 2013. During his time in NK Varteks he was often described as a fast dribbler who ...more

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Boris Živković is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender Boris Živković is a former Croatian footballer. He played as right and left full back and centre back. At one point of his career he even played as defensive midfielder. Živković started his ...more

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Dario Mijatović is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dario Mijatović Defender Dario Mijatović is a Croatian professional football player, who currently plays for Vejle Boldklub in the Danish Superliga. On 16 January 2006 he signed a 3 ½-year contract with the

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Dario Šimić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dario Šimić Defender Dario Šimić is a retired Croatian football player. Šimić was a versatile defender who played as full-back, sweeper or centre back. A product of Dinamo Zagreb Academy, he later played for Serie A ...more

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Boško Balaban is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward Boško Balaban is a Croatian footballer who last played for Selangor FA in the Malaysia Super League as a striker until 2013 when his contract was not extended after a mutual agreement. He is a ...more

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Dario Smoje is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dario Smoje Defender Dario Smoje is a Croatian footballer, who is currently in Hrvatski Dragovoljac, after being released by Panionios in January 2010.

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Dario Vidošić is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Midfielder Dario Vidošić is a Croatian Australian footballer who plays for FC Sion and Australia national football team, as an attacking midfielder.

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Branko Šegota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward Branimir "Branko" Šegota is a former Canadian professional soccer forward, starring in the original Major Indoor Soccer League, the North American Soccer League, the Continental Indoor ...more

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Darko Perić is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Darko Perić Darko Peric is a Croatian football player. His favourite position is as a right winger. Perić previously played for NK Zagreb and HNK Šibenik in the Croatian Prva HNL and KS Elbasani in

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Davor Šuker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward Davor Šuker is a retired Croatian footballer and president of the Croatian Football Federation since July 2012. He played as a striker for a number of European clubs as well as the Croatian ...more

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Davor Vugrinec is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Davor Vugrinec Forward, Midfielder Davor Vugrinec is Croatian footballer who plays for Slaven Belupo. He primary plays as striker, but can also operate as an attacking midfielder / second striker. He is the all time top scorer of ...more

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Dado Pršo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dado Pršo Forward Miladin "Dado" Pršo is a Croatian former professional footballer who played as a striker. Pršo played for seven different teams and made over 300 league appearances as a professional. ...more

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Dino Kresinger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dino Kresinger Forward Dino Kresinger is a Croatian football striker who plays for Zavrč in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.

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Dražen Ladić is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Goalkeeper Dražen Ladić is a former Croatian football goalkeeper. Between 2006 and 2011 he was the head coach of the Croatian national under-21 team.

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Dražen Mužinić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dražen Mužinić Dražen Mužinić is a former Croatian professional footballer Mužinić spent most of his career in his native Yugoslavia. With Hajduk Split he won four league titles, five cups and was capped by ...more

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Dubravko Pavličić is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Dubravko Pavličić Defender Dubravko Pavličić was a Croatian footballer who played as a central defender.

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Eduardo da Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward, Midfielder Eduardo Alves da Silva, commonly known as Eduardo, sometimes nicknamed Dudu, is a Brazilian-born Croatian footballer who plays for Flamengo. Capable of playing any forward position, he started ...more

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Elvis Brajković is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender Elvis Brajković is a retired Croatian football player. He played for several clubs, including NK Rijeka, 1860 München, Hellas Verona F.C., Hajduk Split, NK Pomorac and HNK Sibenik. He also ...more

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Elvis Scoria is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Elvis Scoria Elvis Scoria is a Croatian former football player and manager. He last coached NK Slaven Belupo in the Croatian First League.

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Emir Spahić is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender Emir Spahić is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a centre back. During his club career, he has represented teams in his homeland, Croatia, Russia, France, Spain and Germany. His ...more

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Ernest Dubac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Ernest Dubac Ernest Dubac was a Croatian footballer who played international football for both the NDH Croatian and Royal Yugoslavian national teams.

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Florijan Matekalo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Florijan Matekalo was a footballer who played international football for both Yugoslavia and Croatia.

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Franjo Glaser is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Goalkeeper Franjo Glaser was a Croatian football goalkeeper and football manager. He is the only Yugoslav footballer who won national titles before and after the Second World War, with three different ...more

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Đovani Roso is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Midfielder Đovani Roso, born 17 November 1972 is a former Croatian football player of Croatian and part Italian ethnicity. Roso was a midfielder, who preferred to play on the center-right flank of the ...more

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Goran Hunjak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Midfielder Goran Hunjak is a retired football player.

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Goran Jurić is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Goran Jurić Defender Goran Jurić is a former Croatian football player. During his career, he played for Velež Mostar, Red Star Belgrade, Celta de Vigo, Croatia Zagreb, Yokohama F. Marinos, and NK Zagreb. He earned 4 ...more

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Goran Rubil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Goran Rubil Defender, Midfielder Goran Rubil is a Croatian football midfielder who last played for Asteras Tripolis in Greek Super League. Rubil started his career in his hometown club NK Marsonia Slavonski Brod. At the age of ...more

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Goran Vlaović is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Goran Vlaović Forward Goran Vlaović is a former Croatian football striker.

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Gordon Schildenfeld is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Defender Gordon Schildenfeld is a Croatian football defender who plays for Panathinaikos on loan from Dynamo Moscow and for Croatian national team.

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Hrvoje Kovačević is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Hrvoje Kovačević Midfielder Hrvoje Kovačević is a Croatian association football player currently playing for NK Lučko. Kovačević began his career playing for HNK Cibalia in the Croatian Prva HNL, before signing a contract ...more

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Ico Hitrec is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Croatia
Forward Ivan "Ico" Hitrec is widely considered as the greatest Croatian football player before World War II. The centre-forward became a legend after scoring twice against then famous Spanish ...more