Ivan Hitrec

Apr 13, 1911 - Oct 11, 1946(35)

A great benefactor

About the good deeds of the great soccer player from Zagreb.

Ica is remembered by his contemporaries, not only as a top soccer player, but also as a great pedagogue, a cheerful person and a great man. Namely, due to its influence, Hitrec stood out during the Second World War.

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He used his status and career to save the lives of many Jewish families. With his involvement, he saved almost the entire Hirschler and Rosenfeld family. At the last moment, they avoided the tragic fate that the Nazis were preparing for them.

Ico was a favorite. Sociable and always cheerful, he made jokes in the dressing room, was a favorite of the crowd, and did favors for everyone who turned to him for help...

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