Friday, 1 July 2022

Porec Tourism: Million Overnight Stays Achieved, Results Outdo 2019

July the 1st, 2022 - Porec tourism so far has been going beyond excellently, with one million overnight stays now having been realised, bringing in better results than the record, pre-pandemic year of 2019.

As Morski writes, according to Croatia's praised eVisitor system for the registration of tourists, the gorgeous Istrian city of Porec achieved its millionth tourist overnight stay on the 28th of June, 2022. Since the beginning of this year, there have been 225,000 arrivals for Porec's tourism ''picture'', which is an increase of 5 percent compared to 2019, which is the pre-crisis year we all keep comparing everything in 2022 to.

An excellent pre-season filled with numerous sporting events spilled over into the now height of the summer tourist season, and 50 percent of all guests making up Porec's tourism statistics are guests from Germany and Austria, followed by the neighbouring Slovenes, guests from other parts of Croatia, and also Italians.

''These are exceptional results,'' said the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Porec, Nenad Velenik, noting that this number was realised on the same day as it was back during the record year of 2019, even with Porec having less accommodation capacities than in 2019 because two hotels are currently out of order.

Judging by the number of overnight stays realised in this popular Istrian city so far, Porec is looking forward to an excellent remainer of this year's tourist season.

''We've been achieving excellent occupancy rates throughout the pre-season period, as well as throughout the month of June, in which we've achieved more than 510,000 overnight stays. Sporting events, which involved the arrival of large sport groups, influenced our above-average pre-season, which in some terms was up to 30 percent better than the same time back during the record year of 2019.

The German and Austrian markets are dominating Porec as a destination, which gives us a spring in out step in terms of our successful marketing activities in cooperation with the regional tourist boards. There have also been some very encouraging results coming from the nearby Italian market, which is once again back to what it was, and it seems that the trend of Croatian guests from other parts of the country speaks in favour of the fact that throughout two coronavirus-dominated years, we still succeeded in luring the local population, the numbers from which are cumulatively better by up to 32 percent when compared to 2019,'' said Velenik, who, given the pace of capacity filling for July and August, expects a better year for Porec tourism than 2019.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated travel section.

Friday, 1 July 2022

Germans Purchasing Adriatic Property en Masse, Then Renting it Out

July the 1st, 2022 - Germans have been purchasing Adriatic property en masse, and then renting it out. While this trend is less than satisfying for many Croats living on the coast themselves, the Germans engaging in this are getting quick returns on their investments this way.

As Morski writes, more and more Germans are snapping up Adriatic property along the Croatian coastline and then renting it out. Two such Germans sat down to talk about their experiences with builders, taxes and processes.

Jens and his family from the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg have fulfilled their dream by purchasing Adriatic property. They now own a luxury villa with pool and gorgeous sea views. It all started with a joint holiday of his family and his sister's family in beautiful Istria. They really liked this region, but the rent for a large enough and well-equipped villa with a pool was quite high. When they started calculating the figures, they decided it would be more worthwhile for them to own their own house. They searched for a long time, but couldn't find something they loved, writes Deutsche Welle.

Eventually they discovered a beautiful construction site on the edge of a fishing village in the south of Istria with a magnificent view of the sea, and they decided to build their own house. "It was simpler than we thought it would be," said Jens, 53. He says the price of construction materials is about the same as it is over in Germany, but that labour is still significantly cheaper. As such, last year they finished building their villa with a pool, and this year they already have their first paying guests coming.

In order to facilitate it all, they took out a construction loan in Germany and they plan to repay it by renting the house out during periods when they aren't using it themselves.

An interesting tax model

Oliver, 55, from Bavaria, decided to "build, not rent" using the same model.

''It was actually somewhat accidental. From Italy we went further towards Istria and there we saw some truly beautiful cities, the crystal clear sea and stunning clean beaches. That immediately won me over,'' recalled this German. After that, he went on, they spent a couple of years in the south of Istria and decided to buy a house there. But they, like Jens' family, couldn't find anything suitable, so they decided that it was better for them to build their Adriatic property from scratch as well, and do it all according to their own personal wishes and needs.

A few years ago, they found a large construction site, and the original intention was to build their Adriatic property for their own needs. But on a plot with a fantastic sea view, the construction of a larger facility ended up being planned.

I asked the salesman, "What am I supposed to do with a family of three on 500 square feet?" and he said, "Well, build some apartments and rent them out!" And so a larger building was created in which his two-level private apartment with an imaginatively decorated pool and three other apartments for rent are all located.

''I founded a company in Croatia and thus got back 25 percent of the VAT when building the facility,'' he explained. He already has a company in Germany for the sale of machines for industrial plants, so he then started selling through his Croatian company.

''Everything we did through Croatia, all the way to the motor boat that belongs to the company, these are definitely some interesting tax models,'' said this German entrepreneur.

He admits that renting out purchased Adriatic property is worthwhile, but added: "In the meantime, it has become difficult to rent something out in Croatia if you don't have a swimming pool, because the offer is very large. And really, all over Istria, a bit like like mushrooms after the rain, it's mostly luxury villas with swimming pools that keep on popping up, despite the drastic increase in construction costs. A pool has become important if you want to make a good living," Oliver explained.

Most of the foreign buyers in Croatia are German nationals

Jens and Oliver are just two of thousands of Germans who own real estate across the Republic of Croatia, and there are more and more of them coming and doing the same every day. According to recently released data from the Tax Administration, foreigners bought 9,514 Croatian properties last year, up 50 percent from a year earlier, and this still isn't the complete data for that period. Germans, Austrians and the neighbouring Slovenes buy the most. Real estate sales to German citizens rose by as much as 70 percent last year.

Many foreigners buy for their own needs, but there are more and more of them who come and invest their money in this way. Renting out Adriatic property has obviously become a lucrative business in Croatia, and after the coronavirus crisis, tourism is finally booming again, rental costs for both apartments and houses are rising, and taxes are relatively favourable for foreigners as well.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated lifestyle section.

Thursday, 30 June 2022

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Croatia Loses in Slovenia 97:69 (54:35)

June 30, 2022 - Slovenia secures the next-round spot behind Finland, and Croatia needs help to stay alive in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Tonight’s match-up being found at the bottom of Group C was a big surprise to most basketball fans. Finland and Sweden were able to celebrate big wins against highly-favored Slovenia and the expected runner-up Croatia earlier in the competition. With an 85:69 home win over Sweden, NBA youngster Lauri Markkanen’s team even secured position one in the group and a ticket to the next round of the qualifiers just before tip-off in Ljubljana.

To make up for missed opportunities, the Slovenian national basketball team around NBA star Luka Dončić put on a big show against Croatia for their 12,480 sold-out home crowd at Arena Stožice. An impressive 7-minute 20:0 scoring run in the first quarter already decided the game early and gave the crowd plenty of reason to celebrate. Coach Aleksander Sekulić was able to hold back his horses for most of the remaining 30 minutes.

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While NBA sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanović still seemed to suffer from jet lag, only Mario Hezonja seemed to have problems facing a loss, or maybe he was the only player tonight on the team with the checkers who had the skill to put up a fight. Croatia came back in the second quarter by outscoring the hosts 21:27. 15 of Croatia’s first half 35 points were delivered by Hezonja to make it 54:35 at half-time.

Croatian coach Damir Mulaomerović was not able to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but a miracle was just what his team would have needed to come back after Slovenia pulled away to 76:51 by the end of the third quarter. Luka Dončić (18) did not even need to do all the work with Mike Tobey (16) and Goran Dragić (17) chipping in plenty of points for the home team within the first 30 minutes.

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So it was no surprise all three of them were given a well-deserved rest at the start of the final 10 minutes. With few minutes left to play, Dončić must have decided that he does not want to give the top-scoring honors to Hezonja and polished up his stats to finish the night with a double-double of  21 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds. Goran Dragić finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds and Mike Tobey also finished with a double-double consisting of 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Mario Hezonja led the Croatian team with 22 points and 9 rebounds, just short of a double-double. Bojan Bogdanovicć’s not very convincing game with 13 points was topped by Ivica Zubac’s 14 points and 7 rebounds. Slovenia outscored Croatia in the final quarter by 21:18 to finish the game 97:69. 

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Now Croatia not only needs to win against Finland at home on Sunday in Rijeka at 20:00 to keep a minimal chance to still qualify for the World Cup tournament in 2023, but also needs the help from Slovenia to win their away game in Sweden, which will be played also on Sunday but already at 17:00.

Referees: ROSSO, Yohan (France), CASTILLO, Luis (Spain), PROC, Michal (Poland)

Result by quarters: 33:8, 21:27, 22:16, 21:18.

Boxscore: https://www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2023/european-qualifiers/game/3006/Slovenia-Croatia#tab=boxscore 

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated sports section

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Five Must-Visit Croatian Religious Tourism Destinations

June 30, 2022 - Throughout its rich history, Croatia has preserved many religious traditions, including imposing cathedrals, pilgrimage routes, important shrines, and even a miracle certified by the Vatican. Get to know some of the many Croatian religious tourism destinations here.

Something fascinating about Croatia isn't only the quantity but also the diversity of different tourists that arrive. Not everyone visits it for its countless beaches or its thousand (plus) islands (even if that's much more than reason enough), but also for particular objectives that are worth being recognised. From health tourism, due to the country's immaculate air in the northern Adriatic islands, to adventure tourism, Croatia is also a favourite destination for devotees and pilgrims. Five Croatian religious tourism destinations are not enough to do the enormous number of religious treasures the country boasts justice, but they can definitely serve as a starting point for anyone who wants to get better acquainted with religious heritage in Croatia.

Sinj

Less than 40 km from the City of Split is located what is perhaps one of the most important towns not only in Split-Dalmatia County but in the whole country, due to its historical, cultural, and religious value. Sinj occupies important pages in the lengthy book of the history of Croatia, being a key point of passage to the Adriatic Sea, as it managed to repel a last siege by the Turkish army in 1715, putting an end to a possession dispute with the Venetian Empire that lasted almost two centuries. Precisely that year, around 700 inhabitants managed to defend Sinj from an army of 60,000 Ottoman soldiers.

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Photo: Mario Romulić

Although the military prowess is still celebrated to this day through the Sinjska Alka, a very famous equestrian competition in the city, that event also motivated a very strong devotion to "Our Lady of Sinj". For many at that time, it was believed that she interceded for the people of Sinj to achieve this great feat. Thus, to this day, a procession is held every August 15 that brings together thousands of faithful marching behind the figure of ''Our Lady of Sinj'', in addition to being visited numerous times throughout the year by devotees arriving to offer their prayers.

Ludbreg

Ludbreg is located in Varaždin county, in the north of Croatia and just one hour from Zagreb by car, well known for its reputation as the center of the world. Ludbreg is a very calm, peaceful, and picturesque town that is worth visiting for its large and green parks, as well as for being a very important and popular pilgrimage destination, something that dates back centuries. Ludbreg is where the only miracle in Croatia certified by the Vatican is registered.

For those not very familiar with this miracle, The Real Presence website states that in 1411 at Ludbreg, in the chapel of the Count Batthyany's castle, a priest was celebrating Mass, during the consecration of the wine, the priest doubted the truth of transubstantiation, and the wine in the chalice turned into Blood. Not knowing what to do, the priest embedded this relic in the wall behind the main altar. The workman who did the job was sworn to silence. The priest also kept it secret and revealed it only at the time of his death. After the priest's revelation, news quickly spread and people started coming on pilgrimage to Ludbreg.

It was not until 1513 that the miracle was further investigated and confirmed by Pope Leo X.

Island of Krk

The entire island of Krk hosts one of the most popular and visited pilgrimage routes in Europe, which joins the great pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. According to the Krk Tourist Office, ''as the first section of the Croatian Camino route, Camino Krk joined the European network of St James’s ways, with Camino de Santiago being the most popular one''. Camino Krk is a 150km circular route around the island of Krk, in the Kvarner Bay.

Perhaps one of the reasons why the Krk Trail is one of the most popular pilgrimage routes on the continent is due to its spectacular scenery, clean air, and its religious value to pilgrims. Also, the 150-kilometer route helps to promote the various destinations on the island of Krk, some of which you can learn about in this article.

Zagreb

Zagreb, in its broad meaning as a tourist destination, is a must-see for anyone who adds Croatia to their travel list. However, we are talking about a city that is difficult to cover in its entirety even in the most ambitious itinerary due to its enormous historical and cultural offer. Although it is true that by including the Croatian capital in a list of religious destinations one might think that we are referring to one of its many cathedrals and churches, we will tell you more about a shrine with very deep meaning for devotees in Zagreb.

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According to the Zagreb Tourist Board, Kamenita Vrata (Stone Gate) is the most important shrine in Zagreb and is also one of the most popular attractions of the Upper Town. ''The Stone Gate is part of the remains of the city walls that once stood around the old town. Although it was first mentioned in 1429, it is assumed to have been built in 1266. Throughout the city's long history it has undergone many reconstructions and was devastated by fire more than once. The last such fire destroyed much of Gradec on 31 May 1731, burning down houses that were close to the Stone Gate. The Gate displayed a painting of the Mother of God, which was miraculously undamaged by the fire. To commemorate the event, grateful citizens built a chapel within the arch of the old Stone Gate. The chapel, which still houses the painting of the Mother of God, has since become Zagreb's biggest shrine and is regularly visited by people who come to light a candle and thank the Lady for protecting them''.

Trsat

In the district of Trsat, in the city of Rijeka, the largest and most important pilgrimage site in western Croatia is located: the shrine of Our Lady of Trsat. Without a doubt, visiting the sacred image is one of the most essential activities when visiting the city of Rijeka, which in itself has a rich tourist offer and especially when it comes to religious tourism since it is where the famous cathedral of St. Vid, a 17th-century Baroque Catholic cathedral, as well as the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, are located. But Trsat is also an area that should be visited for its religious value since, in addition to holding a Franciscan monastery there, it is where thousands of pilgrims gather each year to pray to Our Lady of Trsat.

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Image: Rijeka Tourist Board

According to the Rijeka Tourist Board, the shrine's foundation is reported to be, according to tradition, related to the miraculous transport of the Nazareth Barn, and its stay on Trsat (1291 – 1294). Shortly after the relocation of the Mother of God’s house to Loreto, Prince Nikola I of Krk built the first small church on the place where the barn stood on Trsat. Marija`s Trsat became a pilgrimage point of convergence, the reputation of which was strengthened by the astounding painting of the Lady of Trsat, which was a gift given to the inconsolable Croats in 1367 by Pope Urban V for the loss of the Holy Barn. In the XV century, the Sanctuary was taken over by Franciscans, who have remained its guardians to the present day. On 8 June 2003, Pope John Paul II attended a long pilgrimage procession.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Finmin: Fuel Vouchers Being Considered

ZAGREB, 30 June 2022- Finance Minister Zdravko Marić said after a government session on Thursday that one of the measures being considered was the introduction of fuel vouchers, but added that he didn't want to prejudge anything.

Since the decision to cap fuel prices at petrol stations not located on highways expires next week and since it is certain that oil prices will continue to rise on the markets, reporters asked Marić what further measures were being considered by the government, to which he responded that the government was waiting for all calculations regarding oil prices and that Economy and Sustainable Development Minister Davor Filipović was in additional talks with distributors and producers.

Asked about the possibility of fuel vouchers being introduced, Marić said that this was one of the measures being considered, but that its preparation required some time.

It has to be considered whether the measure would apply equally to everyone or not.

"We have been working on that, among other things, for the last few days and weeks," Marić said.

Asked by reporters whether food vouchers were also being considered, Marić recalled that VAT had already been reduced to the lowest possible level for fresh food, such as meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.

He reiterated that the government expected other "links in the chain" to contribute and that now was the time for joint action.

Government to support consumer protection associations

Asked about the remarks from consumer protection associations that they had been allocated too little money for monitoring the rounding of prices in the process of changing over to the euro, Marić said that "as a rule, no matter how much you give, more is always asked for".

He said that HRK 700,000 was earmarked in the budget for that purpose, and there were also European sources, but that the government would find the money for such an important purpose as consumer protection.

"They should not worry. If they have good suggestions as to how to better monitor prices and prevent unjustified price increases, we will be very happy to support that," Marić said.

As of 12 July and the final formal decision on Croatia's entry into the euro area on 1 January 2023, it will possible to show dual prices, and some businesses will start doing so then, but this will become mandatory on 5 September, said Marić.

For more, check out our politics section.

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Funds For Lending By HAMAG-BICRO To Be Ensured Under NRRP

ZAGREB, 30 June 2022 - The Croatian government on Thursday adopted schemes under which the HAMAG-BiICRO agency will approve loans for the green and digital transition from the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).

The scheme called "investment loans from the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan" refers to giving the green light for loans provided by the HAMAG-BICRO agency for small and medium-sized enterprises for the green and digital transition, Economy Minister Davor Filipović informed the government on Thursday.

The upper limit of a loan under this scheme is €100,000 at an interest rate of 0.8%, a grace period of up to 12 months and a maximum repayment period of 10 years.

The government also adopted a programme for subsidising the interest rate with funds from the NRRP.

This scheme aims to boost the resilience and competitiveness of SMEs, and the interest rate could be subsidised up to 50%.

Loans with at least five years of repayment are entitled to this facility.

The two schemes go into effect on the day of their adoption and are in place until the absorption of all the available funds for this purpose or until 30 June 2026 at the latest.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković described these schemes as a strong encouragement to the Croatian economy.

 

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

PM Says Government Systematically Making Strategic Headway For Prosperity Of Citizens

ZAGREB, 30 June 2022 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Thursday that the government was "very systematically making strategic headway" to improve the lives of citizens and the economy, referring to Croatia's admission to the euro area and the Schengen Area, as well as to the upgrade of the country's credit ratings.

At its last summit, the European Council confirmed Croatia's entry into the euro area on 1 January 2023, and the government expects that Croatia will also join the Schengen area then too.

"We are very systematically making these strategic steps forward for the prosperity of our citizens and economy. They (that headway) are here, they will last, they will remain, and they will be a kind of legacy of the two terms of our government," Plenković said at a cabinet meeting.

"These are really great strategic achievements. They do not just come with some routine schedule. They come on the basis of the implementation of reforms, the fulfillment of benchmarks, the adoption of laws, and our political and diplomatic engagement," he added.

The Moody's agency has recently announced that it could raise Croatia's credit rating to the investment category following the EU's recommendation for Zagreb's entry into the euro area.

Croatia's current rating of 'Ba1' signals investors that the agency considers the purchase of Croatian government bonds a speculative investment.

Last Friday Moody's announced that it will raise Croatia's rating by two levels, to 'Baa2', investment category.

Plenković said that Croatia will have the best credit rating so far in the investment level, according to the assessments of all the three largest global credit rating agencies.

"We are sending a message of confidence to financial markets, investors, partners (...) There will be many more such positive messages. Only now will we appear on the radar of some serious stakeholders on the market since we have been given a sort of tick from all three agencies," he underscored.

Council's conclusions on BiH call for limited constitutional and electoral law reforms

Commenting on the conclusions of the last European Council on the possible candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Plenković said that the Croatian initiative included the wording that the European Council is ready to give BiH candidate status if it meets reforms in 14 areas, including limited constitutional and electoral law reforms. They "should address the issue of the inequality of Croats as the least numerous constituent people in the country among other things, said the PM underscoring that Zagreb has been systematically advocating the BiH Croats' rights for years.

Plenković also commented on a decision at the NATO summit in Madrid to give the green light for Swedish and Finnish membership in NATO.

He said he was "glad" that President Zoran Milanović agreed with the government's position, who had previously said that it was necessary to block the Swedish and Finnish request for NATO membership until the election law in BiH was changed.

A proposal on initiating the procedure for concluding a protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO was adopted during Thursday's cabinet meeting.

 

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Government Declares Two Seaside Resort Projects Strategic Investments

ZAGREB, 30 June 2022 - The Croatian government on Thursday declared the "Marina Cavtat & Resort" project, estimated at HRK 625 million excluding Value Added Tax, and the "Frapa Resort Medine" project, estimated at HRK 1.04 billion including VAT, to be investments of strategic importance.

"Marina Cavtat & Resort" is a project to be developed on 6.4 hectares in the coastal town of Cavtat, southernmost Croatia. The project consists of a future five-star hotel with 260 accommodation units, that is with 900 beds.

Upon its completion, the resort will hire 250 permanent workers and 150 seasonal workers.

The "Frapa Resprt Medine" project in the coastal town of Rogoznica envisages the construction of a five-star hotel with over 300 beds, and spa facilities.

Furthermore, the whole resorts will offer up to 700 beds on aggregate, and will include villas, and other accommodation facilities within the resort.

Upon the implementation of the project, 110 permanent workers will be hired in the resort, plus 50 seasonal workers.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Petra Martić Books 3rd Round of Wimbledon for Fourth Time in Career!

June 30, 2022 - Petra Martić has booked the 3rd round of Wimbledon for the fourth time in her career, defeating Kristina Kučová on Thursday. 

Croatia's best female tennis player Petra Martić (WTA - 80) advanced to the 3rd round of Wimbledon for the fourth time in her career, defeating Slovak Kristina Kučová (WTA - 91) 7-6 (4), 6-3 after one hour and 42 minutes, reports Gol.hr

For a spot in the round of 16, the 31-year-old will play against the 8th seed American Jessica Pegula (WTA - 9), who defeated Harriet Dart (WTA - 94) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. In the first round, she was better than Donna Vekić in two sets.

Martić and Pegula will be scheduled for Saturday, and it will be their sixth mutual match. In the previous five, Martić achieved four victories, two of which were on hard courts and two on clay.

In the duel against 32-year-old Kučová, Martić showed a great deal of patience, and in the key moments of the match, Kučová's mistakes came in handy.

Martić took a 3-1 lead in the first set, but lost the advantage she gained already in the next game. Along the way, she spent all three challenges checking the decisions of the referees. That, in the end, didn't cost her.

The first set went to a tie-break in which the first six points were won by the tennis players on the serve. Martić came to the first advantage and took a 5-3 lead. She lost the next point and earned two set points with an excellent defense. She only needed one, as Kučová finished the set with her sixth double fault.

Such an outcome did not affect the fighting spirit of the Slovak player, who won the first two games in the second set. However, in the next four games, Martić left only three points to her rival and thus came to a key advantage.

When Kučová served at 3-5 to extend the match, Martić reached the match point at 30-40. She decided to wait for her opponent's mistake. Two points later, the scenario was the same, but with a different ending - Kučová sent the ball into the net and ended the duel with 30 unforced errors.

Martić had two unforced errors less (28) but had a big advantage in direct points (33-20). Petra scored 10 aces, with three double faults, and had an excellent first-serve percentage of 85%. She took advantage of three of the six break points.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

'Dubrovnik Football History' by Željan Konsuo Chronicles 115 Years of Football in Adriatic Pearl

June 30, 2022 - Željan Konsuo, the author of the first book on the history of Dubrovnik football, meticulously presented the last 115 years of football in the city with several unknown details and historical facts.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first official match in Dubrovnik, Željan Konsuo, an excellent chronicler of Dubrovnik sports, will present to the public "Dubrovnik Football History," his third book, which this time is entirely dedicated to the beginnings and development of football in Dubrovnik.

"Dubrovnik Football History," in addition to providing a chronological overview of football clubs and notable results, reveals many unknown details and historical facts and some intriguing misunderstandings that have been skillfully established in recent decades in the Dubrovnik sports public.

The book contains records from the Dubrovnik archives, never-before-published photographs, and conversations with deserving Dubrovnik football players and coaches. Well-known collaborators such as sports historian Jurica Gizdić, lawyer and sports enthusiast Saša Pavličić Bekić, and sports journalists Bernard Jurišić and Tonći Vlašić also contributed to the book with their football stories and views on football in the area. 

In his latest project from 2019, Konsuo covered 95 years of the most trophy-winning Croatian sports club, Jug. After publishing "Five to a Hundred," a significant work on which he worked for two whole years, he dedicated himself again to the south, but this time is looking at all those segments for which there was no place in the first water polo 'encyclopedia.'

The publisher of the first book and the coordinator of editorial and graphic design is the newspaper company Dulist. With the book "Dubrovnik Football History", DuList continues a series of publishing and editorial design of excellent works from the Dubrovnik area - "Mljet, Sadržaj sreće" by Dr. Siniša Car and "Svi Vlahovi ljudi," a monograph authored by Dulist previously published as a bestseller of this Dubrovnik company.

The book's presentation by Željan Konsuo will take place on Tuesday, July 5, at 8 pm at Hotel Lacroma, Iva Dulčića 34, Dubrovnik. Barbara Đurasović, editor-in-chief of DuList, who is the book's editor, will also participate.

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