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Top 5 best-ever products of Dinamo Zagreb’s youth academy

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2. Robert Prosinecki

Robert Prosinecki is one of the greatest Croatian football players of all time.

He started out at Dinamo Zagreb in the 1986–87 season but moved to their rivals from the Yugoslav League – Red Star Belgrade after only two appearances for the Blues.

Prosinecki was a skillful midfielder, who had an excellent technique and a great vision of the game. He played a huge role in Red Star’s historical European Cup triumph back in 1991, scoring four goals in the competition.

In his four years in Belgrade, Zhuti (Yellow – nicknamed due to his blonde hair) also won three titles in the Yugoslav First League, as well as the 1990 Yugoslav Cup. He joined Real Madrid during the summer of 1991, but also played for Barcelona four years later.

Robert Prosinecki was part of the Yugoslav youth team which won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, winning the Golden Ball award in the tournament.

He played for Yugoslavia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and won the bronze medal with Croatia in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. Prosinecki is the only player to score in the World Cup finals for two different national teams.