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Croatian player awards: and that’s nine for Luka Modrić

23 June 2021 - by Huns Croatia
For the ninth consecutive year Luka Modrić won the award for best Croatian football player. The Real Madrid midfielder was chosen by his colleagues in Croatia during a vote that was organised for the ninth time by player association HUNS.

Despite the pandemic, HUNS staff continued its tradition and visited all teams in their top league, the HT Prva Liga. Of course, all visits were held in compliance with the country’s health measures to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

“HUNS has always wanted to create a unique and prestigious event that brings together relevant actors in Croatian football as well as sports in general, and recognises the positive things of the past season,” said HUNS General Secretary Mario Jurić, who collected the votes together with his colleagues Ivica Landeka, Olivera Peroli Žodan and Sandro Šoronda.

“We noticed the players’ enthusiasm when they were filling in their ballots. They took it very seriously,” Jurić added. “We thank all players, coaches and clubs for their cooperation.”

Next to Modric receiving the Croatian Player of the Year award, several other players received personal honours. Bruno Petković (from champions GNK Dinamo Zagreb) was picked as Best Player in Croatia’s top league, while his teammate Joško Gvardiol was named Best Talent by his peers.

Another trophy also went to Dinamo, as Dominik Livaković was voted best goalkeeper.

All awards went to two teams: GNK Dinamo Zagreb and NK Osijek.

More winners:

Team of the season:
Goalkeeper: Dominik Livaković (Dinamo)
Defenders: Igor Silva De Almeida, Mile Škorić (both NK Osijek), Rasmus Lauritsen and Joško Gvardiol (both Dinamo);
Midfielders: Arijan Ademi, Luka Ivanušec and Lovro Majer (all Dinamo);
Forwards: Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić (both Dinamo) and Ramon Mierez (Osijek).

Best coach in HT Prva liga:
Nenad Bjelica (Osijek)

Best pitch in HT Prva liga:
Stadium Maksimir (Dinamo)

Trophy Footballer HUNS Team
HUNS staff: Sandro Soronda, Olivera Peroli Žodan, Dario Simic, Mario Juric and Ivica Landeka