The book “Croatian Football School” presented in Zagreb


The book “Croatian Football School” presented in Zagreb (Image source: Drago Sopta / HNS)

The book “Hrvatska škola nogometa” (Croatian Football School) published by the Croatian Football Association (HNS) was presented on Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb.

The book, which combines theoretical and practical knowledge of the football profession in Croatia, was edited by HNS coach, Petar Krpin, and HNS fitness trainer, Ivan Krakan.

“Finally, we have the book Hrvatska škola nogometa, To which we have devoted ourselves from day one, realizing the need for standardized professional subjects as a typical example of the work of football schools in Croatia. It was created with the great support of the HNS Football Academy and the holders of Croatian football quality, Dinamo, Hajduk, Rijeka and Osek, with whom we have really collaborated from the idea to the realization of this project,” said Editor Karban on today’s show, before adding.

“I would also like to thank the respected doctors, Dragan Primorak, Tomislav Madar and Tomislav Vlahovic, who put a great deal of effort in their field so that the entire contents of the book are approximated. In general, in nearly 400 pages, we have reduced everything that is important, which is related to the profession of Croatian football. I would like to thank everyone who is responsible for the realization of this project, the former and current president of the Croatian Football Federation, the members of the Executive Committee, the colleagues and associates who made the utmost effort to welcome the premiere of this book. Thank you all again.”


Krpan, Kustić and Krakan (Photo credit: Drago Sopta/HNS)

Co-editor Krakan added.

“The success of Croatian football has deep and stable foundations. Although we are not in a position to compete with the major football nations in terms of financial, demographic and geographic indicators, Croatia has something much more important, which is talented and expert football players and a real system of Through wise and hard work based on knowledge.HNS was led by President Kostic and the Executive Committee, by accepting the Croatian Football School project, which showed a strategic orientation towards the development of the profession, because it is knowledge and excellence that make the difference in modern football.At the same time, the School Croatian Football is not a one-time project, but a process that will keep pace with the evolution of football and experience a new edition.”

The promotion was attended by a notable group of Croatian football circles, including HNS President Marijan Kostic, CEO Tomislav Svetina, Vice Presidents Mario Smdlaca and Nenad Zrenko, Executive Board members Ante Kološić, Davor Ivic and Darko Raic Sodar, and advisors to President Zorislav Srebrich. Stjepan Merkaš, Technical Director of the A and U-21 National Teams, Stipe Pletikosa, Director of the HNS Football Academy, Boris Kupla, as well as the President’s Adviser on Science and Medicine, Dragan Primorac, Director of the Life Clinic, Tomislav Madar and National Team Doctor Tomislav Vlahovic.


(Photo credit: Drago Sopta/HNS)

The presentation was attended by the staff of the Croatian national team Zlatko Dalic, Ivica Olic, Vedran Çorluca, Marjan Marmic, Drazen Ladic, Mario Mandukic and Luka Milanovic, as well as the players of the national team, Captain Luka Modric, Domagoj Vida, Mateo Kovacic, Dominic Levakovic and Jusko.

“I would like to congratulate the editors, Pero and Ivan, as well as everyone involved in creating the content. I am very happy that the representatives of the football schools Dynamo, Hajduk, Osek and Rijeka are here with us, who, as quality carriers, made such a great contribution to the creation of this book. This shows The great unit of our football family and I’m really glad to see that and it also underscores the value of this book because it’s not Dynamo, Hajduk, Osijek or Rijeka football school, but really – the Croatian football school.When I talk to some FIFA leaders, they always ask us – What is the secret of your soccer success.This book is actually one of the answers to that question – good work with young people.Before adding, I think it’s great to have this knowledge in one place and this book will be Able to be used by coaches across the country.


(Photo credit: Drago Sopta/HNS)

“When we just look at the cover and the players that appear there, who are here with us, we see the strength of our school. There is Luca, who is often said about – no need to even waste words on him. However, I still want to say now that I am here – Luca is the best player Our football ever.There’s also Joško…A confirmation that our school continues to develop world class talent.I can’t help but be as dedicated, determined and humble as Luka was on his way and I have no doubt he will also have a great career.Once again, congratulations To the authors and everyone who worked on the book. It is the federation’s job to preserve and share the knowledge we have in this way, and I am very happy that we as a federation were able to stand behind this project, which is of strategic importance to our football.”

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