Marijan Kustić was born on February 10, 1975 in Rijeka, Croatia. He assumed the role of the President of the Croatian Football Federation on 29 July 2021.


Kustić’s career has been rooted in football since its beginnings – as a football player, he successfully played for Novalja in Croatia’s second and third division, and he continued to lead the club as its general manager after ending his playing career.

He developed his football executive career on a regional level as president of the County Football Federation of Lika-Senj, as well as president of the Inter-county Football Board of the Rijeka Football Center. The HNS Assembly elected him to the HNS Executive Committee in 2014, and he went on to serve as the FA’s vice-president.

From January 2018, he served as the director of competitions and infrastructure at HNS. During his tenure, the Croatian Football Federation completed its biggest infrastructure project to date – the renovation of pitches at five first-division clubs.

The HNS Executive Committee named Kustić the executive director of HNS at their meeting on March 28, 2019. Kustić’s term officially began on April 21, 2019. After taking on his new role in HNS, Kustić renounced his position in the 9th Assembly of the Croatian Parliament, of which he had been a member since June 2017.

HNS General Assembly unanimously elected Kustić as the new president of the Croatian Football Federation on 29 July 2021, after his nomination was supported by all county football associations. Under his leadership, the Croatian Football Federation has had multiple noted successes both on and off the pitch. The Croatian men’s senior national team won the bronze medal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and silver medal at the UEFA Nations League in 2023, while the Croatian FA’s excellent results made it possible for the HNS to invest additional funding into football development. The Croatian FA’s investments into football infrastructure across the country are among the most notable of the HNS’s investment projects, while the signing of a record-breaking broadcasting rights contract helped HNS secure additional funding for clubs.


Kustić received a bacc. oec. degree from the Effectus University College in 2019, and in 2022 he successfully received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Kustić has been awarded the Order of the Croatian Morning Star with the face of Franjo Bučar by the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović for his contribution to the success of the Croatian national football team at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, where the team earned a silver medal.

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  • Glavni tajnici/Izvršni direktori
  • Izbornici
  • Marijan Kustić

    Marijan Kustić

    2021. –

  • Davor Šuker

    Davor Šuker

    2012. – 2021.

  • Vlatko Marković

    Vlatko Marković

    1998. – 2012.

  • Branko Mikša

    Branko Mikša

    1997. – 1998.

  • dr. Josip Šoić

    dr. Josip Šoić

    1996. – 1997.

  • Nadan Vidošević

    Nadan Vidošević

    1995. – 1996.

  • Đuro Brodarac

    Đuro Brodarac

    1995.

  • dr. Damir Matovinović (v.d.)

    dr. Damir Matovinović (v.d.)

    1994. – 1995.

  • dr. Mladen Vedriš

    dr. Mladen Vedriš

    1990. – 1994.

  • Paško Viđak

    Paško Viđak

    1988. – 1990.

  • Antun Ćilić

    Antun Ćilić

    1985. – 1988.

  • Adam Sušanj

    Adam Sušanj

    1985.

  • Milivoj Ražov

    Milivoj Ražov

    1984. – 1985.

  • Dušan Veselinović

    Dušan Veselinović

    1982. – 1984.

  • Željko Huber

    Željko Huber

    1981. – 1982.

  • Ljubo Španjol

    Ljubo Španjol

    1978. – 1981.

  • Vlato Bogatec

    Vlato Bogatec

    1976. – 1978.

  • Ivan Kolić

    Ivan Kolić

    1971. – 1976.

  • Bruno Knežević

    Bruno Knežević

    1968. – 1971.

  • Luka Bajakić

    Luka Bajakić

    1965. – 1968.

  • Pero Splivalo

    Pero Splivalo

    1959. – 1965.

  • Mirko Oklobdžija

    Mirko Oklobdžija

    1957. – 1959.

  • Vlado Ranogajec

    Vlado Ranogajec

    1953. – 1957.

  • inž. Boris Bakrač

    inž. Boris Bakrač

    1950. – 1953.

  • Lazo Vračarić

    Lazo Vračarić

    1947. – 1950.

  • Ratko Viličić

    Ratko Viličić

    1946. – 1947.

  • Mijo Hršak

    Mijo Hršak

    1945. – 1946.

  • dr. Rinaldo Čulić

    dr. Rinaldo Čulić

    1945.

  • Vatroslav Petek

    Vatroslav Petek

    1942. – 1945.

  • dr. Rudolf Hitrec

    dr. Rudolf Hitrec

    1941. – 1942.

  • dr. Ivo Kraljević

    dr. Ivo Kraljević

    1939. – 1941.

  • dr. Milan Graf

    dr. Milan Graf

    1918. – 1919.

  • Vladimir Očić

    Vladimir Očić

    1918.

  • Dimitrije Magarašević

    Dimitrije Magarašević

    1914.

  • prof. dr. Milovan Zoričić

    prof. dr. Milovan Zoričić

    1912. – 1914.

  • Tomislav Svetina

    Tomislav Svetina

    2021. –

  • Marijan Kustić

    Marijan Kustić

    2019. – 2021.

  • Damir Vrbanović

    Damir Vrbanović

    2012. – 2019.

  • Zorislav Srebrić

    Zorislav Srebrić

    1998. – 2012.

  • Josip Čop

    Josip Čop

    1996. – 1998.

  • Ante Pavlović (v.d.)

    Ante Pavlović (v.d.)

    1995. – 1996.

  • Duško Grabovac

    Duško Grabovac

    1990. – 1995.

  • prof. Marko Jurić

    prof. Marko Jurić

    1981. – 1990.

  • Ante Pavlović

    Ante Pavlović

    1962. – 1981.

  • Boris Tepšić

    Boris Tepšić

    1959. – 1965.

  • Vlado Bogatec

    Vlado Bogatec

    1957. – 1965.

  • Mirko Oklobdžija

    Mirko Oklobdžija

    1950. – 1957.

  • Ivan Barišić

    Ivan Barišić

    1949. – 1950.

  • Božidar Žapčić

    Božidar Žapčić

    1945. – 1948.

  • Rudolf Sabljak

    Rudolf Sabljak

    1945. – 1947.

  • Bruno Knežević

    Bruno Knežević

    1945. – 1949.

  • Danko Tuzlanić

    Danko Tuzlanić

    1943. – 1945.

  • Nikola Zdunić

    Nikola Zdunić

    1943. – 1945.

  • Stjepan Sandia

    Stjepan Sandia

    1943. – 1945.

  • Božidar Žabčić

    Božidar Žabčić

    1943.

  • Rudolf Sabljak

    Rudolf Sabljak

    1943. 

  • Valent Malović

    Valent Malović

    1940. – 1941.

  • Vatroslav Petek

    Vatroslav Petek

    1941.

  • Josip Šikić

    Josip Šikić

    1940. – 1941.

  • Mijo Hršak

    Mijo Hršak

    1940.

  • Ivo Šuste

    Ivo Šuste

    1940.

  • Viktor Mašek

    Viktor Mašek

    1940.

  • Bogdan Cuvaj

    Bogdan Cuvaj

    1939. – 1940.

  • Julije Frangen

    Julije Frangen

    1939. – 1940.

  • Velimir Lamza

    Velimir Lamza

    1939. – 1940.

  • Janko Justin

    Janko Justin

    1918. – 1919.

  • Fran Šuklje

    Fran Šuklje

    1918. – 1919.

  • Zvonimir Klobučar

    Zvonimir Klobučar

    1914. – 1918.

  • Zlatko Dalić

    Zlatko Dalić

    2017. –

  • Ante Čačić

    Ante Čačić

    2015. – 2017.

  • Niko Kovač

    Niko Kovač

    2013. – 2015.

  • Igor Štimac

    Igor Štimac

    2012. – 2013.

  • Slaven Bilić

    Slaven Bilić

    2006. – 2012.

  • Zlatko Kranjčar

    Zlatko Kranjčar

    2004. – 2006.

  • Otto Barić

    Otto Barić

    2002. – 2004.

  • Mirko Jozić

    Mirko Jozić

    2000. – 2002.

  • Tomislav Ivić

    Tomislav Ivić

    1995.

  • Miroslav Blažević

    Miroslav Blažević

    1994. – 2000.

  • Vlatko Marković

    Vlatko Marković

    1993.

  • Stanko Poklepović

    Stanko Poklepović

    1992.

  • Dražan Jerković

    Dražan Jerković

    1990. – 1991.

  • Franjo Wölfl

    Franjo Wölfl

    1956.

  • Leo Lemešić

    Leo Lemešić

    1956.

  • Bruno Knežević

    Bruno Knežević

    1956.

  • Bernard Hügl

    Bernard Hügl

    1943. – 1945.

  • Bogdan Cuvaj

    Bogdan Cuvaj

    1941. – 1943.

  • dr.Rudolf Hitrec

    dr.Rudolf Hitrec

    1941.

  • Jozo Jakopić

    Jozo Jakopić

    1939. – 1941.

  • Hugo Kinert

    Hugo Kinert

    1918. – 1919.

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