Croatia's Jurica Vucko Joins Spain's Alaves

Croatia's Jurica Vucko Joins Spain's Alaves

Post by Barry Marjanovic » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Alaves on the move Croatian striker Jurica Vucko signs with Spain's
Alaves

Jul 16, 2000

VITORIA, Spain Croatian international striker Jurica Vucko has signed
a
four-year deal with Spanish first division club Alaves.

The powerful 23-year-old centre forward makes the move from Hajduk
Split.
He has played eight times for his country and has scored 52 goals in his
five
seasons as a professional.

Vucko said he was happy at joining the Spanish league which he felt "was
one of
the strongest in the world."

"I hope to add some extra goals to the team so that Alaves can have as
good a
season as last year," the player said at his presentation by the Basque
club.

Alaves were the surprise package of last season in Spain, finishing in
sixth
position in the league and qualifying for the UEFA Cup.