Futsal week brings together all people who share our passion toward Futsal. Our goal is to share knowledge and experience with them and have a good time doing it.
I started off as a player and I spent many years playing professionally in Italy’s 1st Division. I was also the captain of Croatian national team at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. Since the beginning of my coaching career I have been the Head coach of the Croatian national team and a consultant to the England National Team. I am currently the Head Coach of the Finland National Team and Futsal Dinamo who plays in the Croatian 1st Division.
As a FIFA instructor I travel the world to educate coaches and assist UEFA in developing it’s coaching education programs. I was also selected by FIFA to be a member of the technical committee during last World Cup. I am the founder and owner of the world’s most popular futsal website, FutsalPlanet.com, and it’s sister website for coaches, CoachingFutsal.com.
My huge passion for the game and willingness to share his knowledge and expertise is an import offer unique and memorable futsal experiences.
My playing career started in 1993 in Croatian 1st division. My team won the Croatian championship in 1998. After winning that trophy, I moved to Italy, to Serie B team Arzignano Grifo. Grifo won Serie B that year and we were promoted to Italian A2 league. It took us 3 years to win A2 and earn a spot in Serie A, and only two seasons to win the Scudetto (2004) under coach Lucio Solazzi.
I completed a coaching course in Vicenza (Italy) under the guidance of Roberto Menichelli (current manager of Italy) and obtained a permit of futsal coach.
In Croatia, I played one season in Split under coach Tiago Polido (Marca, Arzignano, Asti) and then I started to work as a player-manager with Uspinjača until Mićo Martić joined club in 2010.
I moved to Alumnus in season 2012/2013 and in my second season with Alumus I won my second Croatian championship.
I went on to play for the national team and won the 2010 Mediterranean Cup in Libya in and fourth place at the 2012 European Championships in Croatia before retiring.
In 2008 I took over a student team of Zagreb with whom I won two Croatian championships, and became a European champion in 2010. After that I was offered a job at VERN private college and managed to win the 2015 European University Championship with them.
I am now the president of Futsal Dinamo.
I started playing futsal when I was 17 years old. During my career, I played for the Croatian national team, some of the best Croatian futsal teams (Uspinjača, Split, Knin, Potpićan, Nacional and Murter) and for Pesarofano C5 in Italy.
I won two Croatian championships (Potpićan and Nacional) and two Croatian cups (Uspinjača and Nacional). For Croatian national futsal team I have played for years, and we competed against the best national teams in the world (Italy, Brasil, Argentina, Spain, Portugal and Russia).
I’ve learned a lot about futsal from famous futsal coaching figures such as Mićo Martić,Tiago Polido and Roberto Osimani. I am the president of the Zadar futsal association and MNK Futsal Zadar futsal club.