The champion of Croatia, Dinamo Zagreb

Sport JfreemanMD August 7, 2016 0 0
Since 1993, Dinamo Zagreb have already become thirteen times champion of Croatia and won eleven times the national cup. In 2011 Zagreb won again the group stage of the Champions League and include classified in the group with Ajax.

The history

On June 9th, 1945 are Hask, Gradanski and Concordia went into one football club Dinamo Zagreb. In the early years Zagreb was part of the Yugoslav league. In the season 1947-1948 Dinamo Zagreb was for the first time champion and it meant the first major trophy for the club. In the following years the club won the league title three times and seven times the national cup. The only international success was celebrated in 1967 by winning the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
After the disintegration of Yugoslavia, the club's name was changed to Hask-Gadanski and in 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia. The new name was in the crowd did not go down well and they demanded that it be changed. This happened in 2000 and the name was changed back to Dinamo Zagreb. In these years, the club was very successful and was no less than five times in a row won the national title. International successes, however, were out again. In the period 2001-2011 the club was still seven times champion, seven times won the Croatian Cup and have won four Super Cups. However, international Dinamo Zagreb could still not break pots. Dinamo Zagreb was and is still known for its good footballers. Some well-known names from the recent past, Robert Prosinecki, Davor Suker, Luka Modric, Eduardo da Silva and Zvonimir Boban.

Bad Blue Boys

In addition to sporting successes and the many great footballers Dinamo Zagreb has produced, the club also has a dark side and that is the hard core of Dinamo, also known as the Bad Blue Boys. The hard core rallied during the war in the 90s behind Tuzman president and many of them fought in the Croatian army. For the Maksimir stadium, where Dinamo Zagreb play their home games, there is a statue in memory of all Dinamo fans who died during this war. It will be clear that also in this case, politics and football are closely connected with each other.
However, when Dinamo Zagreb played games against rival Hadjuk Split, or matches in a European context, it was often out of control: mass brawls, riots, it was always the Bad Blue Boys who were involved. This led to the Croatian Football Federation Dinamo Zagreb has imposed several penalties and UEFA punished the club even with points deducted after it completely out of control of the match against Timisoara in 2009. For several years may Dinamo Zagreb supporters not to take more European away matches. This is a sanction that UEFA has imposed the club.

The future

In 2011 the club has enough potential in the selection to be champion again. Whether it will also play a role in the European context remains to be seen. Dinamo Zagreb brings each year enough talent stems from our own youth academy and partly because the club will in the coming years can compete for the national title.