List of Famous people born in Croatia
Luka Modrić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder, usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker. He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, and the greatest Croatian footballer of all-time.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is a Croatian politician and diplomat who served as President of Croatia from 2015 to 2020. She was the first woman to be elected to the office since the first multi-party elections in 1990 and independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. At 46 years of age, she also became the youngest person to assume the presidency.
Mario Mandžukić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Besides being a prolific goalscorer, he is known for his defensive contribution and aerial power.
Ivan Perišić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Inter Milan, and the Croatia national team. He usually plays as a winger, but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder or second striker.
Toni Kukoč is a Croatian former professional basketball player who is currently Special Advisor to Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Chicago Bulls. After a highly successful period in European basketball, he was one of the first established European stars to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1996.
Domagoj Vida is a Croatian footballer who plays as a defender for Turkish club Beşiktaş and the Croatia national team. He is capable of playing in any defensive position but is mostly deployed as a centre-back or right full-back. His father Rudika is a former football player.
Bojan Hodak is a former Croatian professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Malaysia Super League club Kuala Lumpur City.
Edmund Josef von Horváth was a German-writing Austro-Hungarian-born playwright and novelist. He preferred the Hungarian version of his first name and published as Ödön von Horváth.
Danijel Subašić is a Croatian footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for AS Monaco FC.
Robert Herjavec is a Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality.