Dado Prso

Dado Prso

Croatian footballer, forward
Date of Birth: 05.11.1974
Country: Croatia

Content:
  1. Biography of Dado Pršo
  2. Early Career
  3. Monaco and Rangers
  4. International Career
  5. Achievements

Biography of Dado Pršo

Dado Pršo is a Croatian footballer who played as a forward. He is best known for his performances in the French club "Monaco," with whom he reached the UEFA Champions League final. He also played for the Scottish team "Rangers," where he ended his player career in 2007. From 2003 to 2006, he played for the Croatian national football team, participating in the 2004 European Championship and the 2006 World Cup.

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Early Career

Dado Pršo began his professional football career in 1991 at the club "Zadar" in his hometown. He then briefly played for "Hajduk Split" before joining the second division club "Pazinka" in Pazin, but he did not achieve significant success. In 1993, he moved to France, where he played in lower leagues for "Rouen." From 1995, he played for the amateur club "San Rafael" while working as an auto mechanic.

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Monaco and Rangers

In 1996, the then coach of "Monaco," Jean Tigana, noticed Pršo and invited him to join his team. However, during that season, the Croatian forward only played for Monaco's reserves, and for the next two seasons, he went on loan to "Ajaccio." In 1999, he returned to Monaco and helped his club become the French champions in the 1999/2000 season. In 2004, he reached the UEFA Champions League final with Monaco. Pršo particularly stood out in the tournament with four goals scored in a match against "Deportivo," which ended with a convincing 8-3 victory for Monaco.

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Despite developing a specific knee problem where his knees would swell after each match, preventing him from playing for several days, Pršo joined one of the leading Scottish clubs, "Rangers," from Glasgow in May 2004. The then manager of Rangers, Alex McLeish, called Pršo his best acquisition at the end of the 2005/06 season. Pršo remained a player for Rangers in the 2006/07 season, first under Paul Le Guen and then under Walter Smith, despite reports of his departure from the national team. He retired from professional football after his contract with Rangers expired in 2007.

International Career

Pršo represented the Croatian national team at the 2004 European Championship, where he played three matches and scored a goal against France. He became an integral part of the Croatian team's attack over time. Pršo demonstrated good performances in the qualifying matches for the 2006 World Cup, but he was unable to score in the final tournament, and Croatia failed to advance past the group stage.

Achievements

- UEFA Champions League finalist: 2004
- French champion: 2000
- Winner of the French League Cup: 2003
- Scottish champion: 2005
- Winner of the Scottish League Cup: 2005

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