Dubrovnik Football History Book Officially Presented by Željan Konsuo

Daniela Rogulj

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At Hotel Valamar Lacroma, the Dubrovnik public was presented with a new book by the multi-awarded author, Željan Konsuo, which he dedicated to the beginnings and development of Dubrovnik football. “Dubrovnik Football History,” in addition to providing a chronological overview of football clubs and notable results, also reveals a whole series of unknown details and historical facts and exposes some intriguing “misunderstandings” that have skillfully become established in recent decades in the Dubrovnik sports public.

Željan Konsuo is undoubtedly known to the public because of his last project, where he celebrated 95 years of the most trophy-winning club, Jug. After publishing the capital work “Pet do sto,” he again devoted himself to Jug.


“This book was originally conceived as a book about the football club “Jug” however, the activities of football clubs in the last century were so intertwined, they were so often extinguished, merged, and separated that it was impossible to single out only the work of the football club Jug, so it was followed the activities of Jug and other clubs with which he joined.”

The book summarizes the last 115 years of playing football in Dubrovnik. It contains records from the Dubrovnik archives, never-before-published photos, and interviews with distinguished Dubrovnik football players and coaches.

“For a book to be of high quality, you need to have quality collaborators,” Konsuo concluded and thanked his collaborators, including sports historian Jurica Gizdić, lawyer and sports enthusiast Saša Pavličić Bekić, and sports journalists Bernard Jurišić and Tonći Vlašić, for sharing football stories and their watching football in southern Croatia.

The book presentation was also attended by Ile Topuzović, member of the HNS Executive Board, President of the County Football Federation and DNŽ Sports Association Blaž Pezo, President of the Dubrovnik Sports Association Maro Kapović, and Secretary-General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Siniša Krajač.


“With this book, Konsuo has enriched the sport’s history of Croatia and Dubrovnik football”, believes Krajač and adds, “it is a great legacy, which will be useful to many for the future guidance of the young generation to see how it was and in which direction today’s football should be directed.”

The publisher of the first book on Dubrovnik’s football history and the editorial and graphic design coordinator is the newspaper company Dulist.


“It is a special pleasure for us to help in the creation of excellent works,” says Barbara Đurasović, editor-in-chief of Dulist, also the editor of the book and added: “It seems to me that with this book, a unity has finally reigned in football if nothing else that is present here tonight and I hope that it will survive in the future as well.”

With “Dubrovnik Football History,” Dulist continues the series of publishing and editing excellent works from the Dubrovnik area – “Mljet, Sadržaj sreće” by Dr. Siniša Cara and “Svi Vlahovi ljudi,” a monograph signed by Dulist.

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