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Milan Rapaić

Personal information
Full nameMilan Rapaić
Height1.83 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder/winger
Club information
Current clubNK Trogir

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Milan "Miki" Rapaić (born 16 August 1973 in Nova Gradiška) is a Croatian football (soccer) midfielder who last played for NK Trogir after his contract with Standard Liège ended in July 2007.

Previously, Rapaić played for Hajduk Split (1991 1996, 2002 2003), Perugia (1996 2000), Fenerbahçe (2000 2002), and Ancona (2003 2004).

A regular in the Croatia national football team, he had earned 45 caps and scored five goals as of the end of 2004. Rapaić played two games for his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He will be most remembered for his spectacular if somewhat lucky winning goal scored against Italy. He also played three games for Croatia in Euro 2004 and scored one goal.

He has proved a fan favourite wherever he has played, and after impressive performances he once again earned a call up for the Croatian national side after missing the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Croatia went on to beat the world champions Italy (0-2, in August 2006) with Rapaić playing a large role. He is also known for his boisterous night life which is one of the reasons (together with his spontaneous and simple character) he is so popular among fans, and also one of the reasons his tremendous talent never fully grew.

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