Jul 16, 2000
VITORIA, Spain Croatian international striker Jurica Vucko has signed
four-year deal with Spanish first division club Alaves.
The powerful 23-year-old centre forward makes the move from Hajduk
He has played eight times for his country and has scored 52 goals in his
seasons as a professional.
Vucko said he was happy at joining the Spanish league which he felt "was
the strongest in the world."
"I hope to add some extra goals to the team so that Alaves can have as
season as last year," the player said at his presentation by the Basque
Alaves were the surprise package of last season in Spain, finishing in
position in the league and qualifying for the UEFA Cup.