Yesterday was the last farewell of the Croatian football legend Miroslav Ciro Blazevic, who died on February 8th at the age of 88, after a long and serious illness.
The commemoration was held, and a number of public figures from the entire region were present.
Former Croatian national team player Igor Stimac also spoke, expressing his condolences to his family.
“We believed him when he was telling the truth and when we knew he was lying. We were so ready to follow him. No one could resist him. I was lucky that in 2005 I was able to make his wish come true and bring him to our club Hajduk,” Stimac said.
“The maestro who composed unforgettable symphonies has left. The creator of the cult of the Croatian national team, the builder of the foundation on which later successes were built,” said GNK Dinamo president Mirko Barisic.
Barisic added that Ciro delighted everyone with his charisma.
Among others, actor from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Emir Hadzihafizbegovic addressed.
“If I could put just one word next to the equal sign for Ciro, I would put the word – antiquity. Ciro equals antiquity. A word that contains both the aorist, the present, and the future tense. When we talk about Ciro, we are talking about his great career from the past, we are talking about him today here in Lisinski. They say that people die twice, once when they pass away physically, and the second time when their name stops being mentioned. His name will not stop being mentioned until the day of judgment,” Hadzihafizbegovic said yesterday, among other things.
Ciro Blazevic was buried yesterday at 2 p.m. in Zagreb’s Mirogoj, in Alley of the Great. Also, yesterday was the Day of Mourning in Croatia, Vijesti.ba reports.