Aljoša Asanović ‘Vatreni Lakat (Fiery Elbow)’

Aljoša Asanović was nicknamed ‘Vatreni Lakat’, which means “Fiery Elbow”, due to the way that he would run with his elbows outwards and held high.  If an opposing player ran too close then they risked getting one of Asanović’s fiery elbow’s in their face.

The retired Croatian footballer was one of the best players on the Croatian national team in the mid-to-late 90s, and he was on the Croatian team that won the bronze medal in the 1998 World Cup.



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