Interview in FIFA magazine: ‘A life dedicated to football’

Published: 04.08.2016.


Miroslav Blažević has successfully coached several national teams and numerous clubs. FIFA 1904 met him in Zagreb, just months after he celebrated his 81st birthday.

Despite celebrating his 81st birthday in February, legendary coach Miroslav Blažević has lost none of his originality or vitality. FIFA 10904 met him in Zagreb. Story by Alan Schweingruber, photos by Ino Zeljak.


“The first spell at Dinamo was fantastic, so exciting. That time shaped me as coach more than any other because we lit up the whole region with our football.”


“We made history in 1998. No one can take that away from us, and I have many great memories of that campaign. Our third-place finish is etched in the memory of every Croatian.”


Read the full interview online on or download the magazine in PDF format.