Zvonimir BobanCause and Affect
Boban's cause and affect. A skilled playmaker renowned for his passing range and vision, Zvonimir Boban, born 8 October 1968 in Imotski, Croatia (formerly Yugosalvia), captained the Croatian national team to third place at the 1998 World Cup. Croatia never lost a match when he scored. A known patriot, Boban is much loved in Croatia. In May 1990, whilst captain of Dinamo Zagreb, he attacked a policeman who was beating a Dinamo supporter when a riot broke out between Dinamo and Red Star Belgrade fans. The incident made him a national hero. It also earned him criminal charges and a six month suspension from the Yugoslav national team, causing him to miss the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
'Here I was, a public face prepared to risk his life, career, and everything that fame could have brought, all because of one ideal, one cause; the Croatian cause.'