Special recognition to Bill Belichick for promoting Croatia in the world

Author  HrTurizam Promo

10. June 2024.

Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić at the end Sunset Sports Media Festival in Zadar assigned special recognition Bill Belichick, the most famous American NFL coach with Croatian roots, for contribution to the promotion of Croatia during his professional career in the United States. He is the historically most successful American football coach who is happy to point out his Croatian origins whenever he gets the chance. He often wore Croatian symbols with particular pride at NFL games.

"Bill Belichick, in addition to occupying the top of the sports world rankings, played an important role in the promotion of Croatia at the international level, often emphasizing his pride and respect for his Croatian roots, for which we are extremely grateful to him. Raising the awareness of people around the world about the values ​​of our country, this sports leader is greatly contributed to the recognition of Croatia on the global tourist scene, and especially on the American market, our most important distant market", he said director Staničić, adding that the Sunset Sports Media Festival in Zadar, whose focus is on influential sports professionals, turned out to be an ideal opportunity to award this prestigious award.

Also, a well-known sports coach in Zadar ceremonially received i Croatian passport which he handed to him Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Croatia Tonči Glavina.

Bill Belichick and Tonci Galvin
Bill Belichick and minister Tonči Glavina
Sunset sports media festival in Zadar
Sunset Sports Media Festival in Zadar

"With this festival and eminent guests from the sports and media world, we present Croatia as a country that is a serious partner for business cooperation in the sports and tourism segment. In this way, we also send a message that Croatia is interesting in its entire tourist offer, especially as a major sports a nation that is also an excellent organizer of major sports competitions and events. We are extremely happy and proud to have had the opportunity to host the greatest coach in the NFL, Bill Belichick, and present him with a Croatian passport contributes to the promotion of Croatia and we will definitely try to continue cooperation with him in the sports and tourism promotion of Croatia", he said Minister Glavina.

Bill belichick thanked Director Staničić and Minister Glavina for these special gestures.

Having won eight Super Bowls and holding the title of the best coach of the most popular sport in the USA, and at the same time emphasizing the importance of Croatian heritage, it is unquestionable that Belichick has acquired the status of Croatia's favorite promoter in America, but also beyond, which, among others, was recognized by the Government of the Republic Croatian. Let's remind Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković it's Bill Belichick's week delivered Croatian nationality.

Source and photo: Croatian National Tourist Board

Author  HrTurizam Promo

10. June 2024.