Sports communication for ID Sports Venues

It was a very interesting professional challenge to be responsible for sports communications for ID Sports Venues as Head of Licencing. I was also responsible for communicating with the best European clubs for Kick ID, the app to track young players, and Kick Idols, the documentary we developed to discover young football talent and help them achieve their dream.

In these new times, if you work in sports, you have to bring together sports, football, data and technology. This is the basis of ID Sports Venues, a football company with different divisions.

The foundation is KICK ID Player rating, a digital performance analysis for football players. Tracking young players, entering new markets, developing TV shows and communicating with the big clubs has been a very dynamic journey where I have enjoyed working, growing and learning even more about this beautiful game.

Fani Stipkovic

Fani Stipkovic

Champions League for CBS Sports

In the 2021/2022 season, I had the chance to work on a production site for the live broadcast of the Champions League for CBS Sports.

The UEFA Champions League is the crown of football and nothing is as dynamic as these games that become the stage of world football.

The 2020/2021 season was interesting because of the clash of the two best footballers in the world, Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who met in the group stage, the brilliance of Erling Haaland, then the dominance of English clubs, as well as the crowning of Chelsea as the king of Europe after nine years.

But what made this year different was the pandemic. Producing content during the pandemic year was something else entirely, especially when you consider that the reporters, producers and cameramen were the only fans sitting and working in stadiums that normally hold up to 90,000 people and where you could hear conversations with football’s biggest stars from the sidelines during the game, something that will probably never happen again. So I can definitely say that it was the season I will never forget.

World Football Summit presenter

After working in the football industry for so many years and covering the World Football Summit as a journalist, I was delighted to be selected as the official presenter of the WFS Awards, where we honour the best in the industry each year.

The World Football Summit is the global platform for the football industry, gathering the most influential professionals in one place to discuss football’s most pressing issues while creating business opportunities.

It’s a great place to meet, join forces and forge new relationships while enjoying the magic and passion that this beautiful game brings. What I love about this event is that it always offers new opportunities, because when you bring together and connect the best people in the industry, you can only grow.

The awards I give out are a great way to recognise all the people who add lustre to football. I am already looking forward to a new awards ceremony this year in Seville.

Fani Stipkovic and Luis Figo

Luis Figo for Give me Sports

When you have in front of you one of the best football players in history who won the Ballon D’Or, you have the opportunity to enjoy a football interview fantasy. Having interviewed him many times, this time was for a British and international sports media, Give me Sports.

Figo, who scored 32 goals for Portugal and played for Sporting and Inter Milan, is one of the few footballers who played for the two rival Spanish clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Because of his winning character, leadership qualities and incredible charisma, there are always plenty of topics you can talk to him about. He is passionate about golf, loves fashion, is a successful businessman and advisor to Uefa President Alexandar Čeferin. I am definitely looking forward to seeing him again and enjoying all the interesting topics you can talk to him about.

IFFHS Weekly News

After many years on the Executive Committee of the IFFHS, where I was involved in proposals and changes for the federations, I was pleased to introduce weekly news, where I produce the video content about the most important football statistics of each week.

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) is an organisation that records the history and records of football. I first learned about the organisation in 2009 at the Fifa Awards in Zurich, where I met Vice President Robert Ley.

After many occasions helping them with sports communication when they awarded the best football players of the season like Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Robert Lewandowski, in 2019 I got involved in digital content creation where I created weekly news when we had important statistics or awards to present.

Fani Stipkovic

Fani Stipkovic

Davis Cup Presenter

Working in different areas of sports is a constant source of my passion for the profession. I am always very happy when I can present a sports event in two languages – English and Spanish. This is a small excerpt from the moderation of the Davis Cup in Madrid.

I was named an executive committee member of IFFHS

After many years of collaboration with the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) following the passion I have for football, I am happy I was named an executive committee member of IFFHS, becoming the first woman in the history of IFFHS for this position. I’m looking forward to achieving great results together!

Exclusive interview with Luis Figo

I really enjoyed interviewing again one of the biggest football legends, ex Ballon D’Or, who nowadays is a very successful businessman, Luis Figo. This interesting interview, where Figo opened up about his career, personality and private life, was broadcasted at Nova TV in Croatia.

Exclusive interview with the number 1 in the world, Novak Đokovic

It’s always a big pleasure to interview one of the best tennis players in history and a true example of an outstanding human being and athlete, Novak Đokovic. The interview was brodcasted on national television in Croatia, Nova TV.

TV Host of a Spanish TV show ‘De compras en Croacia’ for Canal Decasa

Recently I had an opportunity to host three TV shows filmed in my beautiful country Croatia, in cities Zagreb and Dubrovnik, that were broadcast nationally in Spain and Latin America. The first part was filmed in Zagreb for a show ‘De compras en Zagreb’ and was aired at Canal Decasa in Spain and Mas Chic in Latin America.

TV Host of a Spanish TV show ‘De compras en Dubrovnik’

I was extremely happy that I was able to spend a couple of days in stunning Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, to film a program ‘De compras en Dubrovnik’ for a media company AMC Networks.

TV Host of the football show ‘The game of your life’

I am very happy that I had the opportunity to be the presenter of the first season of the great football project ‘The game of your life’ (Utakmica života), where we have chosen the best young football player in Croatia. During this program that has been broadcast live every day, I had the opportunity to interview many iconic football players from Croatia who were invited in our TV studio.

My Latest News.

In February, 2016 I was very fortunate to be accepted by Arianna Huffington to be a contributor blogger to The Huffington Post, an American online news aggregator and blog offering original content about politics, entertainment, style, world news, technology, lifestyle and comedy.

Click The Huffington Post logo to read my articles about my passions: Education, Spirituality, Work and Healthy Lifestyle.

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My Latest TV Story.

As my life moto is ‘Break your own limits’ and I always say that real pleasure comes outside of your comfort zone, when I first tried Cross Fit I fell in love with it, as it expresses my moto perfectly. As a fitness addict, this strength and conditioning workout program has become my daily routine. I wanted to share this amazing experience with all of you so I’ve made this awesome TV program about CrossFit to show you what it’s about and how it changed my life. Hope you’ll like it and perhaps even try it:)

My Latest Huffington Post.

In my latest article for Huffington Post, I wrote about confronting your fears and becoming unstoppable. Our biggest fears always carry our biggest growth but a lot of times we are blocked and scared to face the fear so we become ‘stuck’ in life. If you feel you can’t reach your dreams and life you always wanted to live, I recommend you to take the first step and read this article.

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My Latest Exclusive Interview.

Recently I had an opportunity to have an exclusive interview  with Kataluna Enruiquez, who was crowned with title Transgender Beauty Queen of USA. This incredible story about a young boy who was bullied, depressed and discriminated for not knowing why he doesn’t identify with the gender that he was born with, will leave you speechless.

My Latest Huffington Post.

In my latest article for The Huffington Post I wrote about how to be free and live your dream. Freedom comes from setting yourself free and becoming the best version of yourself to enjoy everything life has to offer you. Don’t wait for tomorrow because you’ll never get today back! There is one quote that I want to share with you that describes my motivation for this article: «Someone once told me the definition of hell; on your last day on earth, the person you could have become will meet the person you became.»

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My Latest Exclusive Interview.

Recently I had an opportunity to have an exclusive interview  with Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian girl who was kidnapped when she was 10 years old and then held in a cellar where she was tortured, abused and raped for more than 8 years until she escaped. The interview was broadcasted on Spain on SinFiltros and Be mad channel of Mediaset Spain.

TV Story About Melania Trump

When American businessman Donald Trump was elected to become 45th President of the United States and by that one of the most powerful people in the world, a lot of people around the world were definitely surprised. His wife, America’s First Lady, Melania Trump, became over the night, the most powerful person in the history of Slovenia, her home country. Just before President Trump was elected, because of the huge interes of the public who wanted to know everything about his wife, I went to visit her home country Slovenia, to speak with her old friends that we could find out everything about her roots. Don’t miss out this interesting TV Story about Melania Trump.

Andre Agassi interview at the 2016 ATP Konzum Croatia Open

In this honest interview, Andre Agassi revealed how he liked his first visit to Croatia, what was the hardest thing to achieve throughout his career, why did he decide to reveal all the truth about his true feelings towards tennis and drug use in his book ‘Open’ and what advice would he give to his younger self.

Juan Carlos Ferrero interview at the 2016 ATP Konzum Croatia Open

Juan Carlos Ferrero won the Konzum Crotia Open tournament in 2010 and this year he came back for an exhibition match with Andre Agassi and Goran Ivanišević. I got the chance to talk to him and ask him some interesting questions.

Guest speaker at C.E.O. conference

I was a guest speaker at the C.E.O. conference, hosted at the University of Economics in Zagreb, Croatia. I, among other successful Croatian
entrepreneurs, motivated students with my story sharing my advice, skills
and personal development, which has led to my success as a journalist.

My ‘best of’ compilation video

On the right is a compilation video of my best interviews.
It features many celebrities, lots of laughter and wonderful