Zagreb, CroatiaCity of ZagrebZagreb, Yugoslavia
It is part of a significant Green Zone, which passes from Medvednica Mountains in the north toward the south. ŠRC Svetice, together with Maksimir Park, creates an ideal connection of areas which are assigned to sport, recreation and leisure. The latest larger recreational facility is Bundek, a group of two small lakes near the Sava in Novi Zagreb, surrounded by a partly forested park. The location had been used prior to the 1970s, but then went to neglect until 2006 when it was renovated. Some of the most notable sport clubs in Zagreb are: NK Dinamo Zagreb, KHL Medveščak Zagreb, RK Zagreb, KK Cibona, KK Zagreb, KK Cedevita, NK Zagreb, HAVK Mladost and others.

Yugoslav First League

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In the period from 1927 to 1940 seventeen seasons were completed, with all the titles won by clubs from Croatia (Građanski Zagreb, Concordia Zagreb, HAŠK Zagreb and Hajduk Split) or Serbia (BSK Belgrade and Jugoslavija Belgrade). It was governed at first by the Croatian-named Nogometni Savez Jugoslavije (Football Association of Yugoslavia), founded in April 1919 in Zagreb, until in late 1929 disagreements arose between the Zagreb and Belgrade branches of the association.

Yugoslavia national football team

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The opponent was Czechoslovakia, and the historic starting eleven that represented Kingdom of SCS on its debut were: Dragutin Vrđuka, Vjekoslav Župančić, Jaroslav Šifer, Stanko Tavčar, Slavin Cindrić, Rudolf Rupec, Dragutin Vragović, Artur Dubravčić, Emil Perška, Ivan Granec, and Jovan Ružić. They lost by a huge margin 0–7, but nonetheless got their names in the history books. In 1929, the country was renamed to Yugoslavia and the football association became Fudbalski Savez Jugoslavije and moved its headquarters to Belgrade. The national team participated at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, finishing in fourth place.

HŠK Concordia

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HŠK Concordia was a Croatian football club formed in Zagreb. The club was founded as the Srednjoškolski športski klub in 1906. By the end of the First World War the club had played many matches with both domestic and foreign clubs. After the war, the prewar members along with the members of HŠK Viktorija re-formed the club as Concordia-Viktorija (quickly renamed Concordia). One of the most importants acts by the club was the building of a stadium on Tratinska cesta (today's Stadion u Kranjčevićevoj), then the biggest in Zagreb. It was finished in 1921. The Yugoslavia national football team played eleven matches at the club's grounds.


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But in spite of the constant renewal of negotiations for a compromise it was impossible to arrive at any agreement, until the outbreak of war left all the projects for a Ruthenian university at Lemberg, a Slovene one in Laibach, and a second Czech one in Moravia, unrealized. Primary and secondary schools One of the first measures of newly established Hungarian government was to provide supplementary schools of a non-denominational character. By a law passed in 1868 attendance at school was obligatory for all children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

Croatian First Football League

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Dinamo Zagreb provided most top scorers in Prva HNL with 12. Eduardo holds the record for most goals in a season with 34, done with Dinamo Zagreb in the 2006–07 season. Six goals is the record individual scoring total for a player in a single Prva HNL match, held by Marijo Dodik. Dinamo Zagreb became the first team to have scored 1,000 goals in the league after Etto scored in a 4–0 victory over NK Zagreb in the 2005–06 season. The highest-scoring match to date in the Prva HNL occurred on 12 December 1993 when Dinamo Zagreb defeated minnows NK Pazinka 10–1.

Association football

The Ivory Coast national football team helped secure a truce to the nation's civil war in 2006 and it helped further reduce tensions between government and rebel forces in 2007 by playing a match in the rebel capital of Bouaké, an occasion that brought both armies together peacefully for the first time. By contrast, football is widely considered to have been the final proximate cause for the Football War in June 1969 between El Salvador and Honduras. The sport also exacerbated tensions at the beginning of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, when a match between Dinamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade degenerated into rioting in May 1990.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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Besides, Čelik Zenica (2), Red Star Belgrade, Vojvodina, Partizan, Iskra Bugojno and Borac Banja Luka won the Mitropa Cup; and Velež Mostar, Rijeka, Dinamo Zagreb and Radnički Niš, each won one Balkans Cup. On the national team level, FPR/SFR Yugoslavia qualified for seven FIFA World Cups, with the best result coming in 1962 in Chile with a 4th-place finish (equalizing the result Kingdom of Yugoslavia achieved in 1930). The country also played in four European Championships. The best results came in 1960 and 1968 when the team lost in the finals – in 1960 to Soviet Union and in 1968 to Italy.

Independent State of Croatia

Top clubs included Građanski Zagreb, Concordia Zagreb and HAŠK. The Croatian Football Federation was accepted into FIFA on 17 July 1941. The NDH national football team played 14 "friendly" matches against other Axis nations and puppet states between June 1941 and April 1944, winning five. The NDH had other national teams. The Croatian Handball Federation organized a national handball league, and a national team. Its boxing team was led by African-American Jimmy Lyggett. The Croatian Table-Tennis Association organized a national competition as well as a national team which participated in a few international matches.

Kingdom of Yugoslavia

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This threatened to provoke a split in his party as his action was opposed Svetozar Pribićević. It also gave Pašić a pretext to end the coalition. At first the King gave Pašić a mandate to form a coalition with Pribićević's Democrats. However, Pašić offered Pribićević too little for there to be much chance that Pribićević would agree. A purely Radical government was formed with a mandate to hold elections. The Radicals made gains at the expense of the Democrats but elsewhere there were gains by Radić's Peasant's Party.

Yugoslav Cup

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The Marshal Tito Cup trophy was based on a design by Branko Šotra. The pre-WW II competition in the then Kingdom of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia at the end of 1929) was held irregularly, and sometimes involved only regional selections, sometimes only clubs, and occasionally both clubs and regions. Between 1924 and 1927 the competition consisted of squads from the regional subassociations. Only the players with citizenship of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes were eligible. * 1940 Građanski Zagreb title is unverifiable The winners of the 1928 and 1930 editions are unknown.

Stadion Maksimir

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On 13 May, the Dinamo Zagreb–Red Star Belgrade riot took place, an infamous riot involving Dinamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade supporters. The last match of the Yugoslavia national football team was hosted at Maksimir on 3 June. On 17 October of the same year, Croatia played the United States in what was Croatia's first match in the modern era. In 1998, plans were made for a massive renovation, and the first phase started the same year. The old northern stand was demolished and a new one built within a year. This renovation increased Maksimir's seating capacity to 38,079.

1946–47 Yugoslav First League

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NK Dinamo Zagreb was officially formed in June 1945 by the municipal authorities of Zagreb. The club inherited the colours and a number of players from the defunct local powerhouse Građanski and the grounds formerly owned by HAŠK, after both clubs had been disbanded by a government decree in 1945. In subsequent decades Dinamo became one of the most prominent Croatian clubs and was never relegated from the Yugoslav First League. Following the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s the club officially began claiming lineage to Građanski and was briefly called "HAŠK Građanski" (1992) and "Croatia Zagreb" (1992–2000). It claims honours won by Građanski before World War II.


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A sovereign state, Croatia is a republic governed under a parliamentary system and a developed country with a very high standard of living. It is a member of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. As an active participant in the UN peacekeeping forces, Croatia has contributed troops to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and took a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008–2009 term. Since 2000, the Croatian government has constantly invested in infrastructure, especially transport routes and facilities along the Pan-European corridors.

World War II

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In August 1942, the Allies succeeded in repelling a second attack against El Alamein and, at a high cost, managed to deliver desperately needed supplies to the besieged Malta. A few months later, the Allies commenced an attack of their own in Egypt, dislodging the Axis forces and beginning a drive west across Libya. This attack was followed up shortly after by Anglo-American landings in French North Africa, which resulted in the region joining the Allies.

NK Lokomotiva

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At that time they were mostly in the shadow of the city's bigger clubs Građanski, Concordia and HAŠK. They played in first level only in 1940–41. In 1945. the club was renamed Lokomotiva and soon their most productive years followed. They continuously played for 8 seasons (1947–1955) in the Yugoslav First League with best league result in 1952, when they finished third, behind Hajduk and Red Star Belgrade. Some of the players at that time were Vladimir Čonč, Vladimir Firm, Drago Hmelina, Franjo Beserdi and Oto Bobek, younger brother of legendary Stjepan Bobek.

1936–37 Yugoslav Football Championship

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It was won by Croatian side Građanski Zagreb. Final goalscoring position, number of goals, player/players and club. Građanski Zagreb (manager: Marton Bukovi) Emil Urch Ivan Jazbinšek Bernard Hügl Jozo Kovačević Mirko Kokotović Svetozar Đanić August Lešnik Milan Antolković Branko Pleše Ivan Medarić * Yugoslavia Domestic Football Full Tables 1 - 21 goals - Blagoje Marjanović (BSK Belgrade). 2 - 14 goals - August Lešnik (Građanski Zagreb). 3 - 13 goals - Aleksandar Petrović (Jugoslavija). Yugoslav Cup. Yugoslav League Championship. Football Association of Yugoslavia.

1939–40 Yugoslav Football Championship

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In 1946, the Yugoslav First League was reestablished. name_HŠK=HAŠK Final goalscoring position, number of goals, player/players and club. match_BSK_HŠK=4–0 * Yugoslavia Domestic Football Full Tables 1939–40 Serbian Football League. 1939–40 Croato-Slovenian Football League. 1 - 10 goals - Svetislav Glišović (BSK Belgrade). 2 - 9 goals - August Lešnik (Građanski Zagreb), Aleksandar Petrović (Jugoslavija). Yugoslav Cup. Yugoslav League Championship. Football Association of Yugoslavia.

Eternal derby (Croatia)

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Eternal Derby (Vječni derbi) also known as the Croatian Derby (Hrvatski derbi), is the name given to matches between the two biggest and most popular Croatian football clubs Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split. The rivalry can be traced back to 1920s when Zagreb's Građanski and Hajduk often clashed in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia championships. After World War II, Građanski was disbanded by the authorities, and Dinamo Zagreb was formed to take its place, retaining its colours.

List of Serbia international footballers (including predecessor teams)

Zvonimir Cimermančić (1940/1948) 9/3. Slavin Cindrić (1920/1928) 5/3. Jovan Cokić (1952/1955) 2/1. Tomislav Crnković (1952/1960) 51/0. Nikica Cukrov (1977/1983) 14/0. Rudolf Cvek (1968/1969) 6/0. Borislav Cvetković (1983/1988) 11/1. Zvjezdan Cvetković (1982/1987) 9/1. Ratomir Čabrić (1938/1938) 1/0. Željko Čajkovski (1947/1951) 19/12. Zlatko Čajkovski (1946/1955) 55/7. Damir Čakar (1995/2001) 3/0. Vlado Čapljić (1984/1985) 4/0. Srđan Čebinac (1964/1964) 1/0. Zvezdan Čebinac (1959/1964) 20/4. Marijan Čerček (1969/1969) 1/0. Ratko Čolić (1949/1951) 14/0. Vladimir Čonč (1956/1956) 1/0. Josip Čop (1984/1984) 2/0. Milan Čop (1963/1964) 10/0. Bartol Čulić (1931/1935) 10/0.

List of Yugoslavia international footballers

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Zvonimir Cimermančić (1940–1948) 9/3. Slavin Cindrić (1920–1928) 5/3. Jovan Cokić (1952–1955) 2/1. Tomislav Crnković (1952–1960) 51/0. Nikica Cukrov (1977–1983) 14/0. Rudolf Cvek (1968–1969) 6/0. Borislav Cvetković (1983–1988) 11/1. Zvjezdan Cvetković (1982–1987) 9/1. Ratomir Čabrić (1938–1938) 1/0. Željko Čajkovski (1947–1951) 19/12. Zlatko Čajkovski (1946–1955) 55/7. Vlado Čapljić (1984–1985) 4/0. Srđan Čebinac (1964–1964) 1/0. Zvezdan Čebinac (1959–1964) 20/4. Marijan Čerček (1969–1969) 1/0. Ratko Čolić (1949–1951) 14/0. Vladimir Čonč (1956–1956) 1/0. Josip Čop (1984–1984) 2/0. Milan Čop (1963–1964) 10/0. Bartol Čulić (1931–1935) 10/0. Saša Ćurčić (1991–) 14/1.

1928 Yugoslav Football Championship

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Primorje – SAŠK 4:3, 2:3, extra match: 2:3. 1 - 8 goals - Ljubo Benčić (Hajduk Split). 2 - 5 goals - Branko Zinaja (HAŠK). 3 - 3 goals - Dragutin Babić, Slavin Cindrić (both Građanski Zagreb), Kuzman Sotirović, Milorad Dragičević (both BSK Belgrade). Yugoslav Cup. Yugoslav League Championship. Football Association of Yugoslavia.

FK Partizan

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Florijan Matekalo entered the record books as the first goal scorer in the history of Partizan, while goalkeeper Franjo Glaser was simultaneously the first club manager. Just three weeks later, Partizan went on the first of many international tours, travelling to Czechoslovakia where they beat the selection of Slovak Army with 3–1. At the time, just months after the World War II in Yugoslavia ended, no organized football competition was yet restored, so Partizan played only friendly games and tournaments both home and abroad. The club's first European engagement was a meeting against another army side, CSKA Moscow from what was then Soviet Union, in 1975.

Croatia national football team

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Balkan Insight commented that the national team became a symbol of Croatian independence from Yugoslavia. However, after the death of former-president Franjo Tuđman, local political ties with the national team have loosened. All matches are widely followed and televised throughout the country, particularly during tournaments. A large part of the team's support base consists of fans of Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb, the two best-supported clubs in the Croatian domestic league, the Prva HNL.

Hungary national football team

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After the match, striker Ádám Szalai gave a press conference delivering a poignant scathing monologue about his perception of "continuously lying to our supporters" when it came to suggesting that the team had a chance against current leading teams of the world. Similar sentiments have been expressed before by midfielder Szabolcs Huszti. During this period, a film crew began filming the team during both their preparations and matches; the film, Még 50 perc was eventually released in 2016 just before Euro 2016. Attila Pintér was appointed as head coach of the national team in December 2013.