On Arsenal.com Davor Šuker is a stat: 39 (15 starts, 24 as a sub) , 11 goals
Davor Šuker was born 1 January 1968 in Osijek. As a footballer in his prime he had all the skills and ability you could ever want. He came to fame outside his country when he played in the Yugoslav under 20 side that won the world championship in 1987.
He played for Dinamo Zagreb from 1989 When the Balkan wars began he joined Sevilla and in 1996 moved to Real Madrid playing alongside Raul and Mijatovic, winning the European Cup and La Liga during his four years.
By the time he came to Highbury however his time seemed to have passed, although he was a substitute in the 2000 Uefa cup final in Copenhagen, coming on for Marc Overmars. He was thus there at the end and took the first penalty after the scores ended even, and he missed. Arsenal in the end lost 4-1 on penalties. On 28 June 2000: Davor Suker joined WHU on a free. After that he went to 1860 Munich.
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Internationally he was the top goal scorer in the 1998 World Cup getting six goals in seven games as Croatia came third, losing to France in the semi-finals. He was also named third in the Fifa World Player of the Year that year.
And that’s Davor Šuker the player. As his career wound down Šuker opened his own football school, the Davor Šuker Soccer Academy, with training camps in several Croatian cities. In July 2012 he became president of Croatian Football Federation.
He also worked with Dino Pokrovac as a football agent until Poklrovac who was first attacked when he car was blown up, was subsequently killed on 11 June 2005 in what the excitable media called a mafia styled execution in Zagreb. Some uncollaborated reports suggest Dino Pokrovac was involved also in money lending. Davor Suker was inevitably questioned by police.
In a complete separate incident Davor Suker was reported on 5 October 2011 to have been fined in Munich anything between £7000 and £21,000 (depending on which report you read) for taking a collection antique coins off a plane after a passenger accidentally left them behind in February. He was caught after his friend asked an expert about their value.