DSSA: About Davor Suker


Davor Šuker was one of the most feared strikers in the 1990’s, best known for his goal scoring ability.  He played for a number of European clubs and represented Croatia on the global stage. Šuker came into international prominence at the 1998 World Cup in France when he won the Golden Boot award scoring six goals in seven matches. Šuker was also awarded the Silver Ball as the second best player in the tournament next to Ronaldo.  His goal-scoring prowess proved instrumental as the Croatian squad took third place, upsetting a strong Netherlands team. Šuker went on to become the Croatian national team’s all-time leading scorer with 45 goals.


At the club level, Šuker played for NK Osijek and Dinamo Zagreb before leaving his home country in 1991 to play for Sevilla in Spain.  Šuker was highly-regarded, showing consistent form with Seville and was amongst the top goal scorers for consecutive seasons. He signed with Real Madrid 5 years later, and was again amongst the league's top scorers, which helped Madrid claim the La Liga title, the Supercup trophy and win the UEFA Champions League. Šuker wrapped up his career with Arsenal and West Ham United in the Premiership, followed by a three-year stint with 1860 Munich. Named as Croatia's Golden Player for the UEFA 2003 Jubilee anniversary, he is also on the FIFA 100 list of the top 125 greatest soccer players. Davor's many accomplishents can be found by clicking on the "Suker's Accomplishments" tab.