Robert Prosinecki, a unique case in the history of the World

Robert Prosinecki, a unique case in the history of the World
Robert Prosinecki and Maradona in the Yugoslavia-Argentina of Italy '90 (Photo: Pamboleros)

In case of Robert Prosinecki It is one of the most curious in World Cup history. He is the only player who has been able to mark representing two different countries but, The most curious of all, He is not born in either.

Robert Prosinecki and Maradona in the Yugoslavia-Argentina of Italy '90 World Italy 1990 Robert Prosinecki and Maradona in the Yugoslavia-Argentina of Italy '90 Yugoslavia. His team had a more than worthy participation in this edition reaching the quarterfinals (leaving out Spain which he won by knockout 2-1). Prosinecki He marked one of the goals with which Yugoslavia thrashed UAE liguilla (4-1). Finally, They were eliminated against Argentina on penalties in the quarterfinals cited.

After this promising debut, a Prosinecki it had to wait until 1998 to return to a World. It was in France but this time defending Croatia and still he achieved a better result. Croats managed to reach the semifinals of tournament, falling against hosts France. The midfielder struck in the opening game against Jamaica as his team beat 1-3, becoming the first player to do so in two World Cups with two different countries.

The most curious, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, is that Prosinecki He born in Germany, truth is that by chance because his parents soon moved to Zagreb which is where he began his playing career at Dinamo and then to Red Star with whom he won 3 Suspenders, 1 Cup and 1 European Cup.

Robert Prosinecki
Prosinecki holds the European Cup obtained by the Red Star (high pulsations)

Robert Prosinecki and Maradona in the Yugoslavia-Argentina of Italy '90

From that mentioned European Cup achieved with Red Star, Many players who were part of that team made the leap to major European clubs. Prosinecki he joined Real Madrid as one of the most important signings but performance left much to be desired.

After three seasons pretty loose merengue gave it to Real Oviedo which itself materialized a good season, So much so that the FC Barcelona He undertook his move. But nevertheless, again in a big club again he skates and ended his adventure in Spain in the ranks of Sevilla.

 

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