Lot # 105: Igor Cvitanović #21 Croatia National Team Match Worn Shirt vs Ukraine for FIFA World Cup Qualifier Playoff match played October 29, 1997 (Croatia's Legendary Team)

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Igor Cvitanovic #21 Croatia National Team Match Worn Shirt vs Ukraine National Team for FIFA World Cup Qualifier Playoff match played October 29, 1997. Amazing Croatia shirt model!

Provenance: Former Real Sociedad 1997-98 Argentine Teammate.

Igor Cvitanovic (Osijek, November 1 , 1970 ) is a retired Croatian footballer. He played forward and is the top scorer in the first division of the Croatian league, with 126 goals. He began his professional career at Dinamo Zagreb . In 1989 he debuted with the first team, then in the first division of the Yugoslav league, playing ten games in which he scored five goals. It was ceded to Varteks Varaždin during the first edition of the newly created Croatian league , spring 1992 . In Varteks he played 21 league games in which he scored nine goals and at the end of the season he returned to Dinamo. A few months later, in October, I would debut with the Croatian national team. Between 1992 and 1997 Cvitanovic remained at Dinamo Zagreb. In this period, he won four leagues, three cups and two super cups. Cvitanovic played a fundamental role in these titles, being the top scorer in the league in two consecutive seasons: with 19 goals in the 1995/96 campaign and 20 goals in 1996/97. The 1993/94 season, despite obtaining a much higher scoring record (27 goals in 34 games) was exceeded in the scorers table by his teammate, Goran Vlaovic, who added 29 goals. After a signing frustrated by the Middlesbrough (Cvitanovic could not obtain a work permit to play in the Premier League ), he finally left Zagreb in the winter market of the 1997/98 season to join the Royal Society . His Spanish league was discreet: in the season and a half that he remained in the San Sebastian club he played 29 games, in which he only scored three goals. The summer of 1999 he returned to Dinamo Zagreb , where he remained until 2002 . Then, he played a year in the Japanese league with Shimizu S-Pulse and returned to Croatia to play his last season as a professional, 2003/04, in the ranks of his hometown club, NK Osijek . National team He has been international with the Croatia National Soccer Team in 27 games, in which he scored 4 goals. He debuted with Croatia on 22 as October as 1992 , in a match against Mexico disputed in Zagreb . He was part of the Croatian team that participated in the final phase of the 1996 Euro Cup (although he did not play any games). Despite regularly aligning in the qualifying matches for the 1998 World Cup , he finally did not attend the World Cup event, played in France , due to discrepancies with Croatian coach Miroslav Blaževic . Since then, he would only play six more games with Croatia, all of them friendly, wearing the shirt of his team for the last time on June 19 , 1999 in a match with the Republic of Korea .

Shirt details: Lotto trademark. Size XXL. Made in Italy. Lotto logo and Croatia shield stitched. Numbers stamped in felt/flock material. See photos for all details!!

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