"Vecernji list" Player of the Year

Chosen by "Vecernji list" in Zagreb; from 1972-1990 for the best Yugoslav
player, since 1991 for the best Croatian player.

1972    Dusan Bajevic
1973    Enver Maric
1974    Josip Katalinski
1975    Ivan Buljan
1976    Ivica Surjak
1977    Drazen Muzinic
1978    Vilson Dzoni
        Nenad Stojkovic
1979    Velimir Zajec
        Safet Susic
1980    Vladimir Petrovic
1981    Zlatko Vujovic
1982    Ivan Gudelj
1983    Zoran Simovic
1984    Velimir Zajec
1985    Blaz Sliskovic
1986    Semir Tuce
1987    Marko Mlinaric
1988    Dragan Stojkovic
1989    Dragan Stojkovic
1990    Robert Prosinecki
1991    Zvonimir Boban
1992    Davor Suker
1993    Alen Boksic
1994    Davor Suker
1995    Davor Suker
1996    Davor Suker
1997    Robert Prosinecki
        Davor Suker
1998    Davor Suker
1999    Zvonimir Boban
2000    Nenad Bjelica
2001    Igor Tudor
2002    Stipe Pletikosa
2003    Dado Prso
2004    Dado Prso



1998 detailed results:

place player               club                 points

 1.   Davor Suker          Real Madrid           106
 2.   Drazen Ladic         Croatia                89
 3.   Robert Prosinecki    Croatia                64
 4.   Zvonimir Boban       Milan                  63
 5.   Dario Simic          Croatia                56
 6.   Slaven Bilic         Everton                55
 7.   Aljosa Asanovic      Napoli, Panathinaikos  48
 8.   Robert Jarni         Betis, Real Madrid     42
 9.   Igor Stimac          Derby County           19
10.   Silvio Maric         Croatia                15
   etc.

Best player in Croatian Clubs:  Drazen Ladic (NK Croatia Zagreb)
Best foreign player in Croatia: Marko Viduka (NK Croatia Zagreb)
Best transfer:                  Mate Baturina (from Hajduk Split to Zagreb)
Best young player- Asics award: Jurica Vranjes (NK Osijek)

1999 detailed results:

pl. player                 club                 points

 1. Zvonimir Boban         Milan                 109
 2. Davor Suker            Real, Arsenal          62
 3. Robert Prosinecki      Croatia                53
 4. Drazen Ladic           Croatia                37
 5. Alen Boksic            Lazio                  33
 6. Jurica Vranjes         Osijek                 31
 7. Aljosa Asanovic        Panathinaikos          26
    Robert Jarni           Real Madrid            26
    Igor Musa              Rijeka, Hajduk         26
10. Igor Stimac            West Ham United        24
11. Tomo Sokota            Croatia                18
12. Ivan Leko              Hajduk                 15
13. Djoni Tafra            Rijeka                 12
14. Igor Biscan            Croatia                11
    Stipe Pletikosa        Hajduk                 11
16. Damir Milinovic        Rijeka                 10
    Tomislav Rukavina      Croatia                10
18. Zvonimir Soldo         Stuttgart               8
19. Bosko Balaban          Rijeka                  7
20. Zvonimir Deranja       Hajduk                  4

  
TEAM:  Ladic - Biscan, Vranjes, Stimac - Musa, Prosinecki, Boban,
       Asanovic, Jarni - Suker, Boksic
  
  
Best player in Croatian League: Robert Prosinecki (Croatia Zagreb)
Best foreign player:            Josip Skoko (Hajduk Split)
Best transfer:                  Igor Musa (from Rijeka to Hajduk)
Best U-21 player:               Tomo Sokota (Croatia Zagreb)

2000 detailed results:

pl. player                 club                 points

 1. Nenad Bjelica          Osijek                 87
 2. Niko Kovac             Hamburger SV           59
 3. Alen Boksic            Lazio, Middlesbrough   58
 4. Tomo Sokota            Dinamo                 47
 5. Igor Biscan            Dinamo                 38
 6. Zvonimir Boban         Milan                  36
 7. Stipe Pletikosa        Hajduk                 34
 8. Davor Suker            Arsenal, West Ham Utd  33
 9. Robert Prosinecki      Dinamo, HD, Standard   28
10. Robert Kovac           Bayer Leverkusen       27
11. Andrej Panadic         Hamburger SV           26
    Davor Vugrinec         Trabzonspor            26
13. Dario Simic            Inter                  20
14. Boris Zivkovic         Bayer Leverkusen       14
15. Igor Tudor             Juventus               13
16. Ivica Banovic          Zagreb, Werder          8
    Zvonimir Soldo         Stuttgart               8
18. Mario Stanic           Parma, Chelsea          7
19. Milan Rapaic           Perugia, Fenerbahce     6

TEAM: Pletikosa - N. Kovac, Panadic, R. Kovac, Biscan - Boban, 
      Bjelica, Sokota, Prosinecki - Suker, Boksic

Best player in Croatian League: Nenad Bjelica (Osijek)
Best foreign player:            Edin Mujcin (Dinamo Zagreb)
Best transfer:                  Igor Biscan (from Dinamo to Liverpool)
Best U-21 player:               Kruno Lovrek (Zagreb)

2001 detailed results:

pl. player                 club                 points

 1. Igor Tudor             Juventus              102
 2. Alen Boksic            Middlesbrough          73
 3. Robert Kovac           Bayer, Bayern          55
 4. Robert Prosinecki      Standard, Portsmouth   50
 5. Stipe Pletikosa        Hajduk                 47
 6. Zvonimir Soldo         Stuttgart              46
 7. Ivica Olic             Marsonia, Zagreb       45
 8. Sasa Bjelanovic        Varteks                29
 9. Bosko Balaban          Dinamo, Aston Villa    28
10. Tomislav Butina        Dinamo                 20
11. Antonio Franja         Zagreb                 13
12. Dario Simic            Inter                  12
    Davor Vugrinec         Lecce                  12
14. Milan Rapaic           Fenerbahce             11
    Boris Zivkovic         Bayer Leverkusen       11
16. Robert Jarni           Panathinaikos           7
17. Mario Carevic          Hajduk                  5

TEAM: Pletikosa - R. Kovac, Tudor, Simic - Franja, Soldo, Prosinecki  
      - Olic, Balaban, Bjelanovic, Boksic

Best player in Croatian League: Stipe Pletikosa (Hajduk)
Best foreign player:            Goce Sedloski (Dinamo)
Best U-21 player:               Ivica Olic (Zagreb)

2004 detailed results:

 1. Dado Prso              Monaco, Rangers

Best player in Croatian League: Eduardo da Silva (Dinamo)
Best U-21 player:               Luka Modric (Inter Zapresic)



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