NIKO KRANJCAR’s dad and Croatian football hero Zlatko has sadly died aged 64.
The former striker and manager passed away after a short and severe illness.
Zlatko made over 250 appearances for local side Dinamo Zagreb and represented Yugoslavia and Croatia at international level.
He captained the Croatian team in their first ever international football fixture.
Zlatko led the side out against the United States in Zagreb in 1990.
The former striker only managed one more cap before retiring from playing the following year.
He managed the national team to help them reach the 2006 World Cup and his last job came as Iran U23 boss in 2018 and 2019.
Zlatko’s son Niko, 36, is more widely known among English football fans.
The attacking midfielder was a favourite of Harry Redknapp.
He played for Portsmouth, Tottenham, QPR and had a spell at Rangers at the end of his career.
He played 81 times for Croatia and scored 16 international goals.
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