On November 6, Zagreb hosted a screening of the Shakhtar legendary player Darijo Srna’s autobiography. The organization of the event was supported by FAVBET, a leading Ukrainian entertainment technology company.
In the biography, Dario talks about his childhood during the wartime, his first steps in sports, his career at Shakhtar, ups and downs. The biographical book is called «Why do they call you Srna?.» It was co-authored with the famous Croatian journalist Milana Vlaović.
Dario said that it took more than a year to publish the biography, he also noted the following: «Four years ago, my club started writing a book. However, I didn’t like the writer and I didn’t like the book either. After that, we put the book on “stand by” and I decided with my wife that it would be best if Milana Vlaović wrote it, because only she could write something like that. My job was to expose myself and say everything I wanted to say, openly and concretely.»
The presentation of Darijo Srna’s book was attended by his relatives, former teammates and friends, including Andriy Matiukha, and the president of the FAVBET Foundation. During the event, the former Shakhtar captain also spoke about his unwavering support for Ukraine against Russian aggression. «Seeing what’s happening is very difficult… I’m helping, it’s my second homeland, I’ve been in Ukraine since 2003. I live more in Ukraine than in my native Metković. Therefore, they are good people, real people who didn’t deserve any of this and we have to provide any help in any way we can. We must stand with them, as we do. Thank you, Croatia, for that!» he said.
In support of his words, Dario said that he would direct the money from the sale of his autobiography to a project that helps Ukrainian children who lost their parents in the war.
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