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 Dražen MUŽINIĆ 1973-1979 
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Posts: 494
Name: Dražen Mužinić

Nickname: "Frfa"


Country: :CRO: Croatia
Club: Hajduk Split
Number: 8
Position: *DMF, CMF, SB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 20-26 years (25/01/1953)

Height: 176 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 71
Defence: 80
Balance: 84
Stamina: 92
Top Speed: 82
Acceleration: 81
Response: 83
Agility: 80
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 76
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 68
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 68
Free Kick Accuracy: 68
Curling: 73
Header: 78
Jump: 83
Technique: 78
Aggression: 71
Mentality: 93
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard

S08 - Slide Tackle
S09 - Covering
P08 - Box to Box
P12 - Enforcer

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Sliding - Covering - Centre

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Dražen Mužinić (born 25 January 1953 in in Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia) was a former Croatian footballer. He was a midfielder with big will power and sense for teamwork. He played mostly as defensive midfielder but also in center of midfield as well useful on position in back line. His main quality was his dedication to the white jersey (bijeli dres) always giving everything from themselves for the team. Mužinić has also had qualities to make good passes to his teammates and nice pace on the ball. He was strong in the air and especially on the ground in duels, where he always insisted on aggressive way of playing but also was been correct and fair.

Mužinić spent most of his career in his native Yugoslavia. With Hajduk Split he won four league titles, five cups and was capped by his country 36 times, representing them at the 1974 World Cup and Euro 76.

Norwich City manager John Bond signed him in 1980, paying what was then a club record £300,000 for his services. However, his time at Norwich was not a success. He struggled for form and did not speak English, making communication at times impossible. At one match, Bond employed the services of an interpreter from the University of East Anglia to pass on instructions to Mužinić from the touchline.

Mužinić made just 23 appearances for Norwich, 17 starts and 6 substitute appearances. He did not score a goal for the club. He made his debut on 13 September 1980 and his final appearance for the club came on 28 December 1982. By then, Bond had left the club to manage Manchester City and his successor Ken Brown cancelled the player's contract at the end of the 1981-82 season. Bond admitted that he had not seen Mužinić play and had signed him on reputation, leading then-Norwich player Justin Fashanu to say "I don't think we got Muzinic, I reckon they sent his milkman."

In his 2002 updated edition of Canary Citizens, Mike Davage reported that Mužinić has been running a restaurant in Brač. He has also worked as a scout for his former club Hajduk Split.

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