The late Ivan Turina

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Ivan Turina was a Croatian goalkeeper who played professionally between 1998 and 2013. Some of the squads where he performed throughout his career were:

  • Dinamo Zagreb;
  • Skoda Xanthi;
  • Lech Poznań;
  • and AIK.

All those teams can be wagered at the 1xBet website. The player began his career in Dinamo Zagreb from his native country in 1998. After many loans, Turina eventually settled as first-choice goalkeeper during the 2005-06 season.

Moving abroad

After being relegated to second-choice keeper, in 2007 Turina moved to Greek team Skoda Xanthi. Don’t forget to download 1xBet app for Android or iOS, which can always be used to wager on the Greek league as well. However, he saw very little action in Greece. For this reason, in 2008 he decided to find new opportunities with Polish team Lech Poznań.

In Poland things became a bit better for the goalkeeper. He played a few matches in the local league, as well as in the UEFA Cup and the Polish Cup. By downloading the 1xBet app for Android or iOS gadgets, you will also have the opportunity to wager on Polish football as well.

In 2009 Ivan Turina decided to terminate his contract with the Polish squad. Immediately after he returned to his native Croatia where he began to train with Dinamo Zagreb.

The team was quite happy with Turina’s performance during their training sessions. For this reason, he was signed again by the team, which needed a backup for Tomislav Butina.

Finally finding stability

Ivan Turina’s contract with Dinamo Zagreb was a short one. For this reason, in mid-2010 he decided to find new horizons. This time he was signed by Swedish team AIK, whose matches can be wagered at the website.

The goalkeeper finally found the stability he was searching for. He became the number one keeper for the squad almost immediately after his arrival.

Yet, in 2013 tragedy struck. On the 2nd of May of that year, Ivan Turina passed away in his sleep. It was later discovered that he had a cardiac condition that had gone undetected in all the medical checks he had prior to that moment.

The first priority of AIK was to help Turina’s wife and children as much as possible. For this reason, on the 13th of May a friendly match was organized between the Swedish team and Dinamo Zagreb. All matches played by those teams are also featured at the 1xBet website. All funds earned in this match, which almost reached 200 thousand dollars, went directly to the family of the late goalkeeper.

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