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Croats of Sweden

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The Croats of Sweden (Swedish: Sverigekroater) today number approximately 28,000. They mostly follow Catholicism, but a small minority that have been living in Sweden for generations have converted to Evangelicalism. They mostly live in Stockholm, the capital city, and in Malmö, in Rosengård district. The most successful football club of Croats of Sweden is NK Croatia Malmö, that played in 1988 the Swedish 2nd League, declared in 1989 with title "Best Immigrant Club of Europe", winner of Malmö Mästerskap four times (1988, 1989, 1991 and 2016). Zlatan Ibrahimović, a half-Croat, can be considered a Croat of Sweden, because his mother is a Croat.

Notable people

  • Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer born in Sweden to a Bosniak father and a Croat mother
  • Damir Markota, Croatian basketball player who grew up in Sweden
  • Dennis Bozic, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Slavenka Drakulić, Croatian novelist who lives in Sweden
  • Ivana Gagula, Croatian born Swedish model
  • Branimir Hrgota, Swedish footballer
  • Christer Lipovac, Swedish footballer
  • Teddy Lučić, former Swedish footballer born to a Croatian father and a Finnish mother
  • Peter Popovic, former Swedish ice hockey player
  • Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
  • Matija Prskalo, Swedish model
  • Robin Simović, Swedish footballer
  • Teresa Utković, Swedish handball player
  • Ivo Vazgeč, Swedish footballer
  • References

    Croats of Sweden Wikipedia