Born in Imotski, Croatia on 8 October 1968, Zvonimir Boban was appointed as AC Milan’s Chief Football Officer in June 2019. Before then, from May 2016, he was Deputy Secretary General at FIFA, where he was responsible for football development and the organisation of competitions. ‘Zvone’, as he is affectionately known, came through the ranks at Dinamo Zagreb before making his debut aged 16 and going on to become captain. He joined AC Milan in 1991 and spent nine years with the Rossoneri, including an initial season on loan at Bari. Boban helped Milan win the Champions League in 1994 and four league titles, the last of which came in 1999. He joined Celta Vigo in August 2001 before retiring two months later. At international level, Boban helped Yugoslavia win the World Youth Championship (U-20 World Cup) in 1987 and played for Croatia at Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup in France, where the Croats finished third.