|Full name||Tomislav Šokota|
|Date of birth||8 April 1977|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, Republic of Croatia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|NŠK Sveti Mihovil|
|2020-||NŠK Sveti Mihovil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tomislav "Tomo" Šokota (born 8 April 1977) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a striker.Šokota is a powerful striker but his promising career was overshadowed by frequent injuries, especially in second half of the 2000s. Šokota gave his best performances during his first spell with Dinamo Zagreb (1997–2001) and at Portuguese side Benfica (2001–2005). He was also a Croatia international, capped eight times during the team's Euro 2004 campaign.
Šokota joined Porto from rivals Benfica, where he played between 2001 and 2005. He previously played four seasons for Croatian First League side Dinamo Zagreb, who signed him to his first professional contract from his youth club NK Samobor in 1997. While playing for Dinamo Zagreb, he became the top goalscorer of the Croatian First League in both 1999–2000 and 2000–01 seasons, scoring 21 and 20 goals respectively. He also made several appearances in the UEFA Champions League with the club during their participations in the 1998 and 1999 group stages of the competition. Following his very successful 2000–01 season he was signed by Primeira Liga side Benfica.During his time with the Lisbon side he played up front alongside Norwegian striker Azar Karadas for two seasons.
By the end of 2004, and after refusing all Benfica's contract renewal proposals, Šokota was relegated to Benfica B, the club's reserve squad, where he eventually played for the rest of the 2004–05 season. On 25 January 2004, he played in a 1–0 away win against Vitória de Guimarães, a game overshadowed by the tragic death of his team mate Miklós Fehér. In June 2005, after his contract with Benfica finally expired, he joined rivals FC Porto on a free transfer.
He has been plagued by injuries in his time in Portugal, having undergone four major surgeries. While at FC Porto, his first injury was at the beginning of the 2005–06 season, and he only returned to an official match on the last day of the Portuguese league. Soon, in the 2006–07 pre-season, he had another injury and as a result he played his first Superliga match against Estrela Amadora on 3 February 2007.Šokota returned to his hometown club Dinamo Zagreb in March 2007 in which he played until July 2009. In July 2009 Šokota moved to the Belgian League, signing a contract with Lokeren. Following a year with the Belgian side he moved to Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana for the 2010–11 season.
Šokota debuted for the Croatian national team in their second-leg Euro 2004 qualifying play-off match versus Slovenia in November 2003 and also played all three matches at the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal before the Croatian team exited the competition in the group stage.Following UEFA Euro 2004, he was called up to be a part of the Croatian squad to play at the 2006 FIFA World Cup but due to a very serious injury he had to miss the tournament.
He won a total of eight caps and scored two goals for Croatia. His international goals came in friendlies against Turkey and Denmark.
|1||31 March 2004||Maksimir, Zagreb||Turkey||1 – 0||2 – 2||Friendly|
|2||5 June 2004||Parken, Copenhagen||Denmark||1 – 0||2 – 1||Friendly|
Miklós "Miki" Fehér was a Hungarian professional footballer who played as a striker.
Vanderlei Fernandes Silva, known as Derlei, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a striker.
Joaquim Manuel Sampaio da SilvaOIH, known as Quim, is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Tomislav Butina is a Croatian former footballer who played as goalkeeper for Dinamo Zagreb, Club Brugge and Olympiacos. He was also capped 28 times for the Croatia national team in the period from 2001 to 2006, and was member of Croatian squads at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, as well as UEFA Euro 2004.
António Leonel Vilar Nogueira Sousa, known as Tonel, is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a central defender, and a manager.
Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro de Jesus Machado is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Leixões S.C. as a central midfielder.
Silvio Marić is a Croatian former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
Augusto Soares Inácio is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a left back, and a manager.
Eurico Monteiro Gomes, known simply as Eurico in his playing days, is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a central defender, and is a manager.
Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho, known simply as Eduardo, is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Hugo Miguel Almeida Costa Lopes is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Turkish club Kayserispor.
Sérgio Miguel Relvas de Oliveira is a Portuguese footballer who plays for FC Porto and the Portuguese national team as a central midfielder.
Ivo Daniel Ferreira Mendonça Pinto is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Rio Ave F.C. on loan from Croatian club GNK Dinamo Zagreb as a right back.
The 2008 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira was the 30th edition of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, the annual Portuguese football season-opening match contested by the winners of the previous season's top league and cup competitions. 2008 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira was constested by Porto and Sporting CP. Porto participated in their 24th Supertaça final, their third consecutive final since 2006. Porto went into the match as the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira 14-time winners. Sporting CP participated in their eighth Supertaça final, also their second consecutive final. Sporting CP went into the match as the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira six-time winners.
The 2013 Taça da Liga Final was the final match of the 2012–13 Taça da Liga, the sixth season of the Taça da Liga. It was played on 13 April 2013 at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra in Coimbra, between Braga and Porto. Braga won 1–0 to secure their first title in this competition, and the club's third overall.
The 2004 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira was the 26th edition of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, the annual Portuguese football season-opening match contested by the winners of the previous season's top league and cup competitions. The match was contested between the 2003–04 Primeira Liga winners, Porto and the 2003–04 Taça de Portugal winners, Benfica.
The 2006 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira was the 28th edition of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, the annual Portuguese football season-opening match contested by the winners of the previous season's top league and cup competitions. The match was contested between the 2005–06 Primeira Liga and 2005–06 Taça de Portugal winners, Porto, and the cup runners-up, Vitória de Setúbal.
The 2005 Taça de Portugal Final was the final match of the 2004–05 Taça de Portugal, the 65th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier Portuguese football cup competition organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The match was played on 26 May 2013 at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and opposed Benfica and Vitória de Setúbal. Vitória defeated Benfica 2–1 and secured their third title in the competition after winning the competition in the 1964–65 and 1966–67 seasons.
Antonio Franja is a retired Croatian professional footballer who played as a left winger.
The 1980–81 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 77th season in existence and the club's 47th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football, covering the period from 1 July 1980 to 30 June 1981. Benfica competed domestically in the Primeira Divisão, Taça de Portugal and the Supertaça de Portugal, and participated in the Cup Winners' Cup after winning the Taça de Portugal in the previous season.