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 Nenad GRAČAN 1982-1986 
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Posts: 778
Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Nenad Gračan

Nickname: "Doktor"


Country: :CRO: Croatia
Club: HNK Rijeka
Position: *CMF, AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 20-24 years (23/10/1962)

Height: 184 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Attack: 81
Defence: 55
Balance: 84
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 79
Response: 76
Agility: 79
Dribble Accuracy: 88
Dribble Speed: 80
Short Pass Accuracy: 90
Short Pass Speed: 82
Long Pass Accuracy: 89
Long Pass Speed: 84
Shot Accuracy: 79
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 78
Free Kick Accuracy: 75
Curling: 81
Header: 71
Jump: 73
Technique: 90
Aggression: 77
Mentality: 78
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: C
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Growth Type: Early Peak

P13: Long Ranger
P20: Talisman
S02: Passer
S05: 1-touch Play
S16: 1-footed Roulette

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Tactical Dribble - Playmaking - Middle Shooting - Passing - 1 touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Nenad Gračan was one of the most talented players in Croatian history whose promising career was practically destroyed when the Rambo Mladen Mladenović broke his leg when he was on his peak in 1986. Nenad was excellent playmaker with superb technique and passing range, great vision, very strong and elegant with powerful shot. Gračan started playing professionally for hometown side NK Rijeka, amassing nearly 150 official appearances. He then moved to another club in Croatia, HNK Hajduk Split, for which he appeared intermittently over the course of four full seasons. Late into 1989, Gračan signed with La Liga club Real Oviedo. Joined by compatriots Janko Janković and Nikola Jerkan in his second season, he helped the Asturias team finish sixth and qualify for the UEFA Cup, contributing with 26 matches, and eventually appearing in more than 100 games overall. Aged almost 31, Gračan left Oviedo and returned to his country, now independent. After two years of inactivity, he played a handful of games with first professional club Rijeka, but retired shortly after. In the following decade, he took up coaching, starting with his last team as a player, but he rarely settled. Gračan was capped 10 times for Yugoslavia, but never attended any major international tournament. In 1984, the 21-year old helped the Olympic squad win the bronze medal in Los Angeles, appearing in all but one games and scoring in the quarterfinals against West Germany (5–2).

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