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Vlatko Marković

Personal information
Date of birth1 January 1937(age 79)
Place of birthBugojno, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Playing positionDefender (Retired)

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Vladimir "Vlatko" Marković (born 1 January 1937 in Bugojno, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a former football player, football manager, and current president of Croatian Football Federation ( ).

Marković was born in Bugojno on January 1, 1937. In 1945, his uncles died as part of the Croatian Armed Forces at Bleiburg. In SFRY, his father spent over 15 years in prison for possessing illegal firearm.

He played for: Iskra (Bugojno), Čelik (Zenica), Dinamo (Zagreb), Wiener SC (Vienna).

From 1958 until 1959 he played three matches for Yugoslavia national under-21 football team, and from 17 May 1961 until 30 September 1962 he played defense for Yugoslavia national football team and scored one own goal in 16 matches. He played in all matches on 1962 FIFA World Cup when Yugoslavia finished 4th.

After he finished his playing career, he coached Zagreb (Zagreb), Standard de Liège (Liège), OGC Nice (Nice), Hajduk (Split) and Dinamo (Zagreb). With Dinamo he won Yugoslav Cup in 1980.

He was elected president of Croatian Football Federation on 18 December 1999. He was reelected in 2002 and on 16 December 2006, again with unanimous support.

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