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Americans Buy Croatian First Division Football Club

nkA group of American investors have purchased Croatian first division football club NK Istra 1961…

The new owners, who signed the deal in Zagreb, will address the club’s board at a meeting on Thursday and reveal financial details of the sale. It has been reported that the Americans have purchased Russian businessman Michael Ščeglov’s majority share in the club for around 3 million USD. The City of Pula also have a stake in the club.

The group of American investors who have bought out the Pula-based club were represented by lawyer Michael Glover. Glover last year led an American consortium in a failed buyout attempt of another Croatian first division club – Hajduk Split.

Michael Glover (centre)

Michael Glover (centre)

NK Istra 1961 play their home matches at Stadion Aldo Drosina, which has a capacity of approximately 10,000 spectators.

(photo: NK Istra 1961)

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