Club: Valencia CF
One of finest footballers from Yugoslavia during 1990s. He had very refined technique, good sense for goal and he positioned himself very well during the attacks. Although he mostly played as SS or CF, in Valencia he was sometimes used as winger (very successfully). In national team he was mostly used as pure striker.
Despite the fact that in most cases he wasn't used as CF in Valencia, he managed to score 28 goals in 40 games, during 1995-1996 season. He also managed to have a few great assists during the same season.
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Club: Real Madrid
Mijatovic (in the middle) scores one of Real's most important goals ever, the one that conquered the 7th European Cup for the "Merengues".
Unlike most people think, Mijatović didn't become "a deadly center forward" when joining Madrid, on the contrary. Many of his goals came mainly from his runs from wide-in, from the flank into the rival's area, resulting in true beautys from time to time.
He would often accompany Raul, Šuker or Morientes, never as a main striker, but always a reliable attacking resource. Not typically a goalscorer, the Yugoslavian would often score when needed, proving himself as a key member in Real's front line back then, but none of his almost 30 goals scored with "Merengues" matched the one he scored against Del Piero's and Zidane's Juventus, at Amsterdam Arena, during the Final that catapulted him into the privileged list of players who'd manage to win trophies "by themselves".
May 20th 1998, was the day chosen for Predrag to make his way into history. Around 65th minute, he made an incredible run from wide and was able to retain a rebound from a Roberto Carlos shot, he dribbled, cheated Peruzzi and scored with a subtle touch, the most important goal he'd ever score, the one that gave Real Madrid the 7th European Cup (now Champions League). The 29 year old Mijatović had a date with History, and he didn't disappoint.
After finishing his spell at Bernabeu, Mijatović went to play for Fiorentina and Levante, before retiring as a professional footballer, but his link with Real Madrid went further than his pressence as a player and in 2006, he became Sport Director of the club, until 2009, when subbed by another club legend: Jorge Valdano.
He won 1 Spanish Liga, 1 Spain Super Cup, 1 International Supercup and the mentioned European Cup while playing for Real Madrid, in only 3 seasons.