Croatia home shirt as worn in the international seasons 1994-1996. This is a player version, so meant for a player of the Croatian national football team.
In the years 1994-1995 this shirt was worn without a small number on the front. In 1996 they played all the matches with a number on the front, even friendlies. During international friendlies of early 1996, Croatia played with a shaded number on the front of the shirts (e.g. see photo 5 against England in April 1996). From June 1996, when the UEFA Euro 1996 started, Croatia starting using shirts that had a collar with button. These shirts also had a bigger white square in front of the shirt with a blue number within. Photo 6 shows a photo from this shirt when it was used during UEFA Euro 1996.
This shirt has all the characteristics of a match shirt: correct first team player size XL; fully embroidered Lotto logo and club crest (being screen printed on commercially available fanshop shirts); the white Lotto label in the neck is different to the grey label in the fanshop shirt version, and the shirt has a white square on the back meant for a player number.
Note: it’s a misconception that this shirt is from the period 1992-1995. In 1992, Croatia used a different home shirt in their matches against Australia (they played 3 friendlies against them). It is believed that in 1993 Croatia only played one match, which was a friendly against Ukraine. There’s no photo or video evidence of this match, hence I chose not to pick 1993 as the first year of it being used.