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 Ivan HITREC 1932-1938 
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Name: Ivan Hitrec

Nickname: "Ico", "Ruksak", "Sinek"


Country: :CRO: Croatia
Club: HAŠK
Position: *SS, CF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 21-27 years (13/04/1911)

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Attack: 92
Defence: 34
Balance: 84
Stamina: 78
Top Speed: 90
Acceleration: 87
Response: 86
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 90
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 78
Short Pass Speed: 70
Long Pass Accuracy: 76
Long Pass Speed: 71
Shot Accuracy: 89
Shot Power: 88
Shot Technique: 87
Free Kick Accuracy: 72
Curling: 69
Header: 84
Jump: 83
Technique: 87
Aggression: 92
Mentality: 79
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 75

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

S01 - Marauding
S03 - 1-on-1 Finish
S05 - 1-touch Play
P11 - Long Ranger
P13 - Goal Poacher

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Reaction - Scoring - 1-on-1 Scoring - 1-Touch Pass - Middle Shooting

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Ivan 'Ico' Hitrec (April 13, 1911 – 1946) is widely considered as the greatest Croatian football player before World War II.

The centre-forward became a legend after scoring twice against then famous Spanish keeper Ricardo Zamora during the first night game in Zagreb between Zagreb and Madrid in 1933. As one of the first Croatian international players, he went on to play for Grasshopper of Switzerland, and "Kicker", at the time the foremost sports journal in Europe, chose him as a member of the European elite 11.

Hitrec was also a goal-scorer for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia national team. He appeared in 14 international games and scored 9 goals in 7 of them. He was one of seven Croatian players to boycott the Yugoslavian national team at the 1930. FIFA World Cup after the Football Association of Yugoslavia was moved from Zagreb to Belgrade.

He was also the first technical officer and in his office in the Zagreb power-works in Gundulićeva street, the best players from Građanski met and discussed forming a new club with blue shirts which later became Dinamo Zagreb.

Hitrec was quoted as saying that he didn't like to perform 11m penalty kicks because they were "too close" (to the goal). He was able to sprint 100 meters in under 12 seconds which was quite fast given that the fastest sprinter at the time Jesse Owens ran the 100-meter dash in 10.30 seconds.

Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:04 pm

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Just a curiosity: who were the other 6 Croatian players who boycott Fifa WC 1930?

This is my new project about football STUDIO AZTECA. Only original sources.

Fri Aug 04, 2023 7:03 am

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27DONI72 wrote:
Just a curiosity: who were the other 6 Croatian players who boycott Fifa WC 1930?

I think other six were: Maksimilijan Mihalčić, Danijel Premerl, Antun Bonačić, Branko Kunst, Vladimir Lajnert, Leo Lemešić.

These are players who played in october 1929. against Czechoslovakia under the guidance of Ante Pandaković. There were more Croatian players in that team but these were considered most important.

Fri Aug 04, 2023 8:33 am
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