The Croatian first division has supplied the world’s strongest football leagues with an abundance of talent of the over years – the likes of Zvonimir Boban, Davor Šuker, Luka Modrić and Alen Bokšić to name but a few…
With over 100 Croatian players already playing abroad in Europe, the January transfer window, which closed on Monday, was another opportunity for European clubs to take advantage of the conveyor belt of talent.
Croatian clubs this January window earned 23.17 million euros from the sale of players, ranking it the 9th league in the world when it came to money made from transfers this winter. One player from the Croatian first division, Rijeka’s Andrej Kramarić, found himself in the Top 20 most expensive deals of the window. Croatian clubs spent 9.16 million euros in January, placing the Croatian league in 25th place on the list of the leagues who spent the most.
The English Premier League spent the most in January (170 million euros), followed by Italy’s Serie A (75 million euros), Germany’s Bundesliga (62 million euros) and Spain’s Primera (55 million euros).
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