Davor Suker’s great­est games

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Osi­jek 2 Pristina 1 April 17, 1985 Yu­goslav First League

“I started my ca­reer at home­town club Osi­jek. Against Pristina, I scored my first ever goal in the Yu­goslav League. That was so im­por­tant for my ca­reer be­cause I was still very young. Thank God, at the clubs I played for I al­ways had a de­cent per­cent­age of scor­ing goals. I left Osi­jek in 1989 to sign for Di­namo Za­greb, and moved to Spain two years af­ter that to play for Sevilla and, later, Real Madrid.”

Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 0

De­cem­ber 7, 1996 La Liga

“From my spell with Real Madrid, I’ll pick my first Cla­sico against Barcelona. Real Madrid is the best club in the world and the Bern­abeu is one of the best grounds a foot­baller can ever play at. It’s spe­cial. It was a sell-out that night and we won 2-0: I scored the first goal and Pre­drag Mi­ja­tovic got the sec­ond af­ter half-time. It was one of the best nights of my life.”

Nether­lands 1 Croa­tia 2 July 11, 1998 World Cup

“Of course I had to se­lect a match from the World Cup in France, and I rate the game against Hol­land re­ally highly. The vic­tory meant we se­cured third place at the tour­na­ment, and per­son­ally I picked up the Golden Boot as top scorer. I hit the win­ner in Paris, giv­ing me six goals over­all and mean­ing I won the tro­phy.”

Ar­se­nal 4 Sun­der­land 1 Jan­uary 15, 2000 Premier League

“I spent a sea­son with Ar­se­nal and my favourite match was def­i­nitely the win against Sun­der­land, when I scored two goals. The first one was es­pe­cially great. I re­ceived a pass from Thierry Henry and then scored with a lob from out­side the penalty area. About five min­utes later, I scored again to put us 3-0 up. To score at High­bury was a great feel­ing, sim­ply amaz­ing. It had a bril­liant at­mos­phere.”

“IN MY FIRST CLA­SICO, THE BERN­ABEU WAS FULL, I SCORED AND WE BEAT BARÇA ONE OF THE BEST NIGHTS OF MY LIFE”

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