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Goran Bunjevcevic... Rest in Peace
 

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Just posted the same in the Zvezda thread... :(
it doesn't feel that long ago that Zvezda were out here in Oz on tour... hard to believe



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Preminuo Goran Bunjevčević

Goran Bunjevčević, nekadašnji srpski fudbaler, preminuo je u 45. godini.

28.06.2018.



Bunjevčević je u noći između 19. i 20. maja hitno prebačen u bolnicu gde mu je ustavljeno da mu je pukla aneurizma, zbog čega je operisan i od tada je bio u teškom stanju.

On je do smrti obavljao funkciju sportskog direktora Fudbalskog saveza Srbije.

Igračku karijeru proveo je u nekoliko beogradskih klubova pre nego što je 1997. prešao u Crvenu zvezdu, čiji je bio kapiten.

Potom je još nastupao za Totenhem u Engleskoj i Den Hag u Holandiji.

Za fudbalsku reprezentaciju Jugoslavije nastupio je 16. puta.

https://www.b92.net/sport/rusija2018/vesti.php?yyyy=2018&nav_id=1412443
 

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First game I watched live was that generation vs Leicester.
 

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Goran Bunjevčević, golovi u Zvezdi


GORAN BUNJEVČEVIĆ | Zbogom, Legendo! | Najlepša Asistencije na Marakani


Komemoracija Gorana Bunjevčevića

 

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DEJAN SAVIĆEVIĆ - ŽIVOTNA PRIČA

 

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Dejan Savicevic ● Amazing Dribbling Skills ►The Diamond Of Balkan◄

 

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SportDoc: Džajić

Zanimljiva i emotivna priča o najboljem jugoslovenskom fudbaleru svih vremena, o njegovim počecima, uspjesima i teškim životnim iskušenjima .

Dječak iz Uba, legenda Crvene zvezde, osvajač titule prvaka Evrope i svijeta Dragan Džajić otvorio je dušu i kroz film nas vodi jednom smirenom i jasnom pričom, koja nikoga neće ostaviti ravnodušnim. Priča je to o čovjeku koji je bio i fudbaler i tehnički direktor i predsjednik, ali i zatvorenik. Stoga, jasno je zašto Džajić na početku filma kazuje: "Nije sve med i mlijeko. Ja sam to najbolje osjetio".

Džajić je u filmu pokazao da ima veliko povjerenje u autora Topalbećirevića, jer mu je, zajedno sa svojom suprugom, otkrivao detalje o kojima ranije nije govorio. Film je dobio nagradu za najbolji film i produkciju na 6. međunarodnom festivalu sportskog filma na Zlatiboru. U obrazloženju nagrade za najbolji film rečeno je: "Autor je uspješno savladao skoro sve zamke filmskog hvatanja u koštac sa junakom o kome se sve zna i koji uživa veliku ljubav i poštovanje miliona ljudi svih uzrasta i širom Evrope i svijeta. Hrabro je začeprkao i po 'drugoj strani medalje' i donio autentičnu bolnu priču o stradanju velikog asa u kovitlacu interesa vinovnika novokomponovanog društva", navodi se filmskoj recenziji.

 

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DRAGAN DŽAJIĆ: THE SERB LAUDED BY THE GAME’S BIGGEST LEGENDS
25/08/2017 by WILL SHARP



On the wrong side of retirement, in the pained days of forced leisure, memories can often be the most prized possession for the ex-footballer, as well as for those who shared in their treasured careers.

Some are best remembered by the compliments paid to them by their fans, those who gladly parted with their hard earned wages, week after week, just to watch them play in the flesh. Some are reminisced over through the words of their coaches or managers, those privileged to have held within their ranks such unique and precocious talents. And then there are the few whose most telling eulogies come in the form of the words spoken by their rival players, those who warranted a depth of admiration that even the heat of competition couldn’t wither.

For Serbia’s Dragan Džajić, his country’s greatest ever footballing talent, the most memorable commendation came from none other than Pelé. “Džajić is the Balkan miracle – a real wizard,” said the legendary forward, after the two did battle in 1968, “I’m just sorry he’s not Brazilian because I’ve never seen such a natural footballer.”

It was with good reason the man widely regarded as the most talented footballer in history had become so enamoured by the performances of Dragan Džajić. It has been almost 40 years since Džajić played his last game – and 54 since he played his first – and still no player from his native Serbia has dazzled, deceived or delighted the world as effectively as he did with a ball at his feet.

Having signed for Red Star Belgrade in 1963, aged just 17, Džajić quickly became an instrumental part of an often insurmountable domestic machine. In his first stint with Red Star – with whom his 12 successful seasons preceded a further two with Bastia in France before one final season-long salvo back in Belgrade – Džajić picked up no fewer than five league titles and four cups.

Barely a year after forcing his way into the team, Džajić was handed the first of his record 85 caps for the nation then known as Yugoslavia. The quintessential number 11, deployed on his favoured left wing where he could reign supreme with his immense pace, incisive trickery and inspired left foot, Džajić quickly became an automatic choice for both club and country. No single campaign better illustrates his influence than the one of 1968.

Having already helped Red Star to a league and cup double at home, Džajić travelled with the Yugoslavia squad to Italy to partake in the year’s European Championships. With only four teams participating – such was the fashion in the late 1960s – he and his countrymen were drawn against reigning world champions England in the semi-finals while hosts Italy took on the Soviet Union.

With the Italians through having drawn 0-0 with the Soviet Union, not by virtue of an extra-time winner or a victorious penalty shootout but instead a favourable coin-toss, Yugoslavia would instead book their place in the final thanks to their star man Džajić.

With 87 minutes on the clock, and their game also goalless, many feared the second of the two semi-finals may also be heading the way of the dreaded coin-toss. Then Džajić received an incisive cross from the opposite wing which he controlled with his chest and allowed to drop to his feet. Before any England player could react quick enough to avert the immediate danger, Džajić was already firing the ball over Gordon Banks and under the crossbar, scoring the goal that would carry his country into the final. Back in England, the back pages of the national papers ran with the headline ‘The Magic Dragan’ in honour of the man who had sent their hopeful world champions home early.

In Rome three days later, Džajić again played the role of the architect, constructing another lead for his team by beating Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff with an impulsive prod home shortly before half time. Sadly his team would surrender the lead late on, the game ending 1-1, and worse still would lose the replay 2-0.

Džajić may have been denied the European Championship title but he was paid some recompense in his placing third in the year’s Ballon d’Or, behind George Best and Bobby Charlton; a result that, though an honour itself, Germany defender Franz Beckenbauer was said to have taken issue with, believing Džajić to be the rightful winner.

Perhaps on account of his belonging to the ever retreating past of the beautiful game, or maybe as a result of his unerring commitment to remaining in the country of his birth for so much of his illustrious career, all too often Džajić’s name is met with a look of bemusement, present in so few discussions regarding the all-time legends of the game. But given his success in Serbia, his role in an unforgettable Red Star squad, and the part he played in taking Yugoslavia to within minutes of a European Championship win, Džajić certainly remains Serbia’s greatest ever footballer

Writer | Will Sharp

Editor | Andrew Flint

https://thesefootballtimes.co/2017/08/25/dragan-dzajic-the-serb-lauded-by-the-games-biggest-legends/

 

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Red Star Belgrade Greatest All-Time Team
Tuesday, June 20, 2017



1991 European Cup

This is my selection of a 25 member all-time team for the club. The number 25 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the Champions' League.

Red Star Belgrade are the only Serbian and ex-Yugoslav club to have won the European Cup, having done so in 1991, and the only team from Eastern Europe to have won the Intercontinental Cup, also in 1991. Red Star was the most successful club in former Yugoslavia and finished as first in the Yugoslav First League all-time table, and is the most successful club in Serbia.



Team

GK: Vladimir Beara (Yugoslavia)

Beara played on three World Cups; 1950, 1954 and 1958. He was considered one of the greatest keepers from the Warsaw Pact. With Hajduk Split (1946–55), he won the Yugoslav league title in 1950, 1952 and 1955. In 1955, he moved to Belgrade's Red Star (1955–60), where he won even more Yugoslav league titles, in 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, and won the Yugoslav Cup in 1958 and 1959. Beara ended his career in Germany.

GK: Srđan Mrkušić (Yugoslavia)

Srđan Mrkušić was capped by both the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia between 1941 and 1950. He was one of only seven footballers who represented both the pre and post World War II Yugoslavia. He went to the World Cup Finals in 1950. He also went down in history as one of the founders of Red Star Belgrade football club in early March 1945.

GK: Stevan Stojanović (Yugoslavia)

He came through Red Star's youth ranks. He quickly became a fans' favourite and was nicknamed Mali Dika ("Dika Jr.") after Red Star's goalkeeper from late seventies and early eighties, Aleksandar Stojanović (no family relationship to Dika Sr.). He was the team captain and led his team mates to Red Star's first and only European Cup title in 1990–91. He missed only one game and bailed out his team mates on many occasions during the campaign. Later he played for Belgium's Royal Antwerp.



Stevan Stojanović

RB: Vladimir Durković (Yugoslavia)

Vladimir Durković ws capped 50 times. He went to Euro 1960, where Yugoslavia finished second. Then, he won the Olymouc Gold in the same summer in Rome. In 1962, he went to the WC Finals and reached the semifinal. He played with Red Star Belgrade until he was 28 and moved to Saint Etienne.

RB: Branko Stanković (Yugoslavia)

Branko Stanković was best remembered for his career with Red Star Belgrade, where he won 4 league titles and established himself as one of the best defender in Yugoslavian football history. He participated at two World Cups(1950 and 1954) and twice at Olympic Games. Stanković is one of the most elegant defense players of his time. Because of his playing style, he earned his nickname Ambassador.

SW/CB: Miodrag Belodedici (Romania)

Miodrag Belodedici helped Steaua become the first Eastern European club to win the European Cup in 1986. In 1988, he deflected to Yugoslavia. He joined Red Star Belgrade and helped them winning the 1990-1991 European Cup, the second time an Eastern European side to win the European Cup. Between 1984 and 2000, he played 55 times for Romania, missing three years of action because of the ban imposed after his deflection. He played in USA 1994, Euro 1996 and 2000.

CB/LB: Ilija Najdoski (Yugoslavia/Macedonia)

He played for Red Star Belgrade and was part of their European Cup victory in 1991. He also played in Spain for Real Valladolid in Spain's La Liga and Denizlispor in Turkey's Super Lig. He represented both Yugoslavia and Republic of Macedonia in international matches. He played in the first ever official match of Macedonia, played on 13 October 1993, against Slovenia.

CB: Nemanja Vidic (Serbia)

He spent 9 seasons as the starting center-back at Manchester United from 2006 and 2014, where he won every major trophy and established himself as one of the best center-backs of his generation. He also played for Red Star Belgrade and Spartak Moscow. He went to the World Cup Finals in 2006 and 2010. He was part of the "Famous Four" Serbian national team defense that conceded just one goal during the 2006 World Cup qualification campaign.



Nemanja Vidic

CB/LB: Sinisa Mihajlovic (Yugoslavia)

Sinisa Mihajlovic was capped 63 times between 1991 and 2003 for Yugoslavia. He won the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade. In 1992, he moved to Italy and became was one of the best defender in Serie, notably played for Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter Milan. With Lazio, he won UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 1998–99. He was part of the golden generation of Yugoslav players who won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile.

LB: Slobodan Marović (Yugoslavia)

Slobodan Marović was born in Bar, SR Montenegro. During his playing career he played for NK Osijek, IFK Norrköping, and Silkeborg IF. With Red Star Belgrade, he was part of their European Cup victory in 1991. He earned four caps for the Yugoslavia national football team between 1987 and 1989.

CM/DM: Miroslav Pavlović (Yugoslavia)

He played domestically for FK Sloga Užička Požega, FK Sloboda Titovo Užice and Red Star Belgrade, in Belgium for KFC Diest, and in the United States for the San Jose Earthquakes. While playing in the United States, he was known as Miro Pavlovic. On the national level he played for Yugoslavia national team (46 matches/two goals), and was a participant at the 1974 FIFA World Cup and at Euro 1968.

CM/DM: Jovan Aćimović (Yugoslavia)

Known for his career with Red Star Belgrade, Jovan Aćimović played for Yugoslavia national team for 55 matches(3 goals), and was a participant at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, and at UEFA Euro 1968 and UEFA Euro 1976. Yugoslavia finished second at the European Championship of 1968.

CM: Vladica Popović (Yugoslavia)

Popović started playing at local side Jedinstvo but his talent was spotted while he was still very young and giants Red Star Begrade brough him to their youth team where he will later play for more than a decade becoming team captain and also regular member of the Yugoslav national team between 1956 and 1967. He also played for Stuttgart and Stuttgart Kickers.

CM: Vladimir Jugovic (Yugoslavia)

Jugovic was a member of Red Star Belgrade that won the European Cup in 1990. He won another one with Juventus in 1996. He also played for Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, LR Ahlen, AS Monaco FC and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling. He warned 41 caps. He played at Euro 2000 and the World Cup 1998 for Yugoslavia. His total of caps were limited because of the ban on Yugoslavia.



Vladimir Jugovic

LW: Bora Kostić (Yugoslavia)

Bora Kostić is the all-time leading scorer Red Star Belgrade, During his club career, he played for Red Star Belgrade until 1961. Then, he played for Lanerossi Vicenza in Italy and then, St. Louis Stars in the United States. Internationally, he earned 33 caps and 26 goals for the Yugoslavia, and participated in the 1960 European Nations' Cup. He won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1960.

LW: Dragan Dzajic (Serbia)

Džajić is viewed by some football experts as perhaps one of the most underrated players in European football, partly because he played in Yugoslavia. He is considered one of the greatest left wing in history of the game. He played most of his career with Red Star Belgrade. He was capped 85 times for Yugoslavia. He was voted the best player at Europran Championship in 1968, where Yugoslavia finished second.



Dragan Dzajic

AM/CM: Vladimir Petrović (Yugoslavia)

During his playing career, he mostly played for Red Star Belgrade and is one of only five Zvezdine zvezde (stars of the Star) — the legends of the club. He started out at Red Star making his debut in 1971, at the age of 16. In 1980, he was named the Yugoslav Footballer of the Year. In 1982, he moved abroad, and briefly played for Arsenal. He subsequently played for Brest and AS Nancy in France, and Royal Antwerp and Standard Liège in Belgium. In all he played 526 matches for the clubs.



Vladimir Petrović

AM: Dejan Savicevic (Montenegro)

He is considered one of the best players in the history of Yugoslavian and Serbian football. He starred for Yugoslavia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup (where he was named in the World Cup All-Star Team) and 1998 FIFA World Cup where he captained the team. He was a star player at Red Star Belgrade, but he was playing for Marseille when Red Star Belgrade beat Marseille in the 1990 Final of the European Cup.

AM: Dragan Stojkovic (Serbia)

He is considered one of the best players in the history of Yugoslavian and Serbian football. He starred for Yugoslavia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup (where he was named in the World Cup All-Star Team) and 1998 FIFA World Cup where he captained the team. He was a star player at Red Star Belgrade, but he was playing for Marseille when Red Star Belgrade beat Marseille in the 1990 Final of the European Cup.



Dragan Stojkovic

AM: Dragoslav Sekularac (Serbia)

Dragoslav Sekularac was considered one of the best player in Red Star Belgrade history. He was a football idol in the 1960's. He played in the 1958 and 1962 World Cup Finals, where his team reached the semifinal in 1962. He later played for Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia for five seasons, before transferring to Millonarios from Bogotá and ending his playing career in the German Bundesliga with Karlsruher SC.



Dragoslav Sekularac

FW: Dušan Savić (Yugoslavia)

Savić started with Red Star Belgrade in 1974. He quickly grew into a feared striker and a fan favourite. At still only 19, he made his national team debut for Yugoslavia. He ended up playing more than 400 official matches for Red Star Belgrade. After leaving Red Star, Savić played Sporting de Gijón in Spain, and Lille OSC, and AS Cannes in France.

ST: Bora Kostić (Yugoslavia)

During his club career, Bora Kostic played for Red Star Belgrade, Lanerossi Vicenza and St. Louis Stars. He earned 33 caps and 26 goals for the Yugoslavia national football team, and participated in the 1960 European Nations' Cup. Kostić was no less prolific at the club level with Red Star Belgrade, for whom he remains to this day the all-time leading marksman with 158 league strikes.

ST/SS: Rajko Mitic (Yugoslavia)

Rajko Mitic started his career with BSK Belgrade. After the World War II, he was the captain of Red Star Belgrade when it was found in 1945. He played 14 seasons there and was known for his leadership. He was considered one of the club's greatest players. He won 59 caps (in which he was captain 34 times) for Yugoslavia, and scored 32 goals.



Rajko Mitić

ST: Zoran Filipović (Yugoslavia)

Filipović made his name in Yugoslavia as a potent striker with Red Star Belgrade from 1969 to 1980. He still holds the club record for most goals in European competitions. He played abroad for Club Brugge in Belgium, S.L. Benfica and Boavista FC. On an international level, Zoran Filipović played 13 matches for the Yugoslav national team scoring 2 goals.

ST: Darko Pancev (Yugoslavia/Macedonia)

Darko Pancev was the European Golden Boot winner in 1991 when he scored 34 goals. With Red Star Belgrade, he scored 84 goals from 91 league appearances, and winning the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in 1991. In 1992, he made a move to Inter Milan, but his career never took off after the European Cup. He was capped 27 times for Yugoslavia and 6 times for Macedonia.



Darko Pancev

Honorable Mention

Duško Radinović, Ljubiša Spajić, Milan Jovin, Ratomir Dujković, Stanislav Karasi, Kosta Tomašević, Miroslav Pavlovic, Vladislav Bogicevic, Nikola Jovanović, Miloš Šestić, Dejan Petković.

Squad Explanation

-- Red Star gave away the title of the Star of Red Star (Serbian: Звездина звезда / Zvezdina zvezda) to the players that had a major impact on the club's history and have made the name of the club famous around the globe. Vladimir Petrović, Rajko Mitić, Dragan Dzajic, Dragan Stojkovic, Dragoslav Sekularac and the entire 1991 team were officially given the title.
-- The European Cup victory was Red Star Belgrade's greatest victory. I selected the following players to my all-time team: Dragan Stojkovic, Darko Pancev, Dejan Savicevic, Vladimir Jugovic, Miodrag Belodedici, Slobodan Marović , Stevan Stojanović, Ilija Najdoski and Sinisa Mihajlovic
-- Miodrag Belodedici was an ethnic Serb. He literally showed up at the office of Red Star Belgrade and asked to join the club after deflecting from Romania.
-- Vladimir Durković and Branko Stanković are ahead of Duško Radinović at rightback.
-- Nemanja Vidić is one of the few recent players who reached stardom from the club.
-- I am uncertain about the left back position. Milan Jovin and Slobodan Marović were the names I came up with.
-- Vladimir Petrović was a legend at the club, despite his setback in England.
-- And I am uncertain about Dejan Petković. He was better known for his career in Brazil, which was rare for an European player. He is on my honourable mention.
-- Branko Zebec's career with Red Star Belgrade was very short.
-- Darko Pancev's disappointing career does not include his time here. He was the European Golden Boot winner in 1991 when he scored 34 goals.
-- Bora Kostić is their all-time leading scorer.

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Soccer, football or whatever: Red Star Belgrade Greatest All-Time Team

 

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GK

1. Vladimir Beara (*)
2. Ratomir Dujkovic
3. Srdjan Mrkusic

DF

4. Branko Stankovic (RB) (*)
5. Vladimir Durkovic (RB)
6. Sinisa Mihajlovic (LB/CB/LM)
7. Vladislav Bogicevic (LB/LM) (*)
8. Ilija Najdoski (CB)
9. Miodrag Belodedic (CB/SW) (*)
10. Nemanja Vidic (CB) (*)

MF

11. Jovan Acimovic (CM) (*)
12. Miroslav Pavlovic (DM/CM)
13. Vladimir Jugovic (CM/DM) (*)
14. Dragan Stojkovic (CM/AM) (*)
15. Dragoslav Sekularac (AM)
16. Dragan Dzajic (LW) (*)
17. Milos Sestic (RW/AM)
18. Vladimir Petrovic (CM/AM)
19. Robert Prosinecki (CM/AM)
20. Vladica Popovic (CM)

FW

21. Rajko Mitic (FW)
22. Darko Pancev (ST) (*)
23. Bora Kostic (LW/FW)
24. Dusan Savic (ST)
25. Dejan Savicevic (AM/W/FW) (*)
 

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FK Partizan Greatest All-Time Team



European Cup Finalist 1966

This is my selection of a 25 member all-time team for the club. The number 25 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the Champions' League.

Partizan was founded by young high officers of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) in 1945 in Belgrade, as part of the Yugoslav Sports Association Partizan. Their best period was from 1958 to 1966. That generation of players was known as "Partizan Babies". In 1966, the club became the first Eastern European club to reach the Final of the European Cup.



2016-2017 League Champion

Team

GK: Milutin Soskic (Yugoslavia)

Milutin Soskic was a legend with FK Partzan where he played from 1955 to 1966. He played against Real Madrid in the 1966 European Cup Final. He later played for Koln in Germany from 1966 to 1971. He was capped by Yugoslavia for 50 times between 1959 and 1966. He went to the 1960 European Championship, where Yugoslavia finished second. He also went to Chile for the Wold Cup finals in 1962.



Milutin Soskic

GK: Ivan Ćurković (Yugoslavia)

Curkovic played for Velež Mostar, Partizan and Saint-Étienne. Ćurković was instrumental in the successful runs of Saint-Étienne's football club to the top of the French League and to the finals of the European Cup in the 1975–76 season. He played alongside French legend Michel Platini from 1978 to 1981. He was capped 19 times for Yugoslavia.

GK: Fahrudin Omerović (Yugoslavia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Omerović begin his career in FK Sloboda Tuzla. In summer of 1984, he was transferred to FK Partizan where he will become the main goalkeeper for the following 8 seasons. With Partizan he won two Yugoslav championships, two Yugoslav Cups, and one Supercup. After the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia, he played for Kocaelispor for 4 years and İstanbulspor. Capped by beth Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

RB/LB: Fahrudin Jusufi (Yugoslavia)

He was the greatest fullback in Yugoslavian football history. He played at the 1962 World Cup and at the 1960 Summer Olympics, where his team won the gold medal. During his career, he played for FK Partizan, Eintracht Frankfurt, Germania Wiesbaden and FC Dornbirn, retiring in 1972. He was part of the Partizan squad when they became vice-champions of Europe after losing the 1966 European Cup Final against Real Madrid.



Fahrudin Jusufi

RB: Ivan Golac (Yugoslavia)

Ivan Golac played for Partizan in Yugoslavia before he was allowed to play overseas at the age of 28. He became a star with Southampton and became the first foreigner to appear in a Final played in Wembley Stadium in 1979 when Southhampton reached the League Cup Final. He also played for AFC Bournemouth, Manchester City and Portsmouth. Capped once.

CB: Branko Rašović (Yugoslavia)

Rašović played five years in Partizan, from 1964 until 1969. The peak of his career was the 1966 European Cup Final in Brussels, when Partizan played in the final agains Real Madrid. In 1969, he moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he played from 1969 to 1974. Capped 10 times, helping the team to qualify for the 1968 European Championship.

CB: Velibor Vasovic (Yugoslavia)

Velibor Vasovic was a legend at FK Partizan. He lost the European Cup to Real Madrid in 1966. A year later, he later joined Ajax and established himself as one of the best defenders in Europe. In 1971, he captained Ajax as they won their first European Cup, playing alongside Johan Cruyff. He is considered one of the greatest Ajax defenders in history. He played 32 times for Yugoslavia.



Velibor Vasovic

DF: Blagoje Paunović (Yugoslavia)

He started his youth career in FK Partizan. He spent most of his career with Partizan. As a player or coach, he was part of Partizan for almost half a century. At 28, in 1975, Paunović joined FC Utrecht in the Netherlands. He played for OFK Kikinda, Oakland Stompers of the NASL and FK Sinđelić; whilst in North America, he played under the name Paki Paunovich. He played 39 matches for Yugoslavia, and went to the Euro 1968.

CB: Bruno Belin (Yugoslavia)

Bruno Belin started his career at Zagreb based NK Metalac and in 1950 he joined Belgrade-based giants FK Partizan where he won one national championship and 3 cup titles. He made a total of 25 appearances for the Yugoslav national team between 1952 and 1959.

CB: Nenad Stojković (Yugoslavia)

During his 18-year professional career, Stojković played for Partizan, Monaco, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nancy and Amiens, making over 500 league appearances. At international level, Stojković represented Yugoslavia at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1984. He was the 1978 Player of the Year in Yugoslavia.

LB: Milan Damjanović (Yugoslavia)

Milan Damjanović played for Partizan in Yugoslavia from 1962 to 1971. In 1971, he moved abroad. He played for Angers and La Mans in France. On the national level he played 7 times for Yugoslavia national team, and was a participant at European Championship in 1968, where Yugoslavia finished second behind host Italy.

LW/LB/CB: Branco Zebec (Yugoslavia)

Zebec was one of the greatest players ever from Yugoslavia. In his heyday the player from FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade fascinated the world with his performances at the World Cups in 1954 and 1958. With Partizan he won 3 Yugoslav Cups (1952, 1954, 1957). With Red Star Belgrade he won the national championship in 1960. He led Yugoslavia to second-place at Euro 1960.

DM/CM: Jovan Miladinović (Yugoslavia)

During his club career, Jovan Miladinović played for FK Partizan between 1956 and 1966 and 1. FC Nuremberg between 1966 and 1967. He earned 17 caps for the Yugoslavia national football team, and participated in the 1960 European Nations' Cup. He also participated at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

CB/DM: Miodrag Jovanović (Yugoslavia)

Miodrag Jovanović played for UDS-OS, Red Stars Belgrade and OFK Beograd before joining FK Partizan in 1946. Capped 25 times. He participated in the 1948 Olympic Games in London, where he won a silver medal. He also went to the World Cup in Brazil in 1950.

CM: Radoslav Bečejac (Yugoslavia)

During his playing days and even now, he was affectionately known as Zaza. Best known for being member of the FK Partizan team that played the 1966 European Cup Final vs Real Madrid. Bečejac is also known for the record transfer in the summer 1967 when Olimpija bought him from Partizan for YUD65 million. Capped 13 times.

CM: Zlatko Čajkovski (Yugoslavia)

He was considered one of the best Yugoslavian players ever. He played for FK Partizan before playing for Koln in Germany. Internationally, he played between 1942 and 1943 twice for the Independent State of Croatia, and between 1946 and 1955 he played 55 times for Yugoslavia. scoring seven goals. He won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in 1948 and 1952 both occasions. He also went to the World Cups of 1950 and 1954.

CM: Zvezdan Čebinac (Yugoslavia)

Čebinac began his football career in 1954 in the youth team of Partizan, making his senior debut 4 years later. He also played for Red Star Belgrade, and in the Netherlands, with PSV Eindhoven (1966-67), and in West Germany with Nurnberg and Hanover 96. From 1959 to 1964, he played 20 times for Yugoslavia.

LW/FW: Josip Pirmajer (Yugoslavia)

Josip Pirmajer played for Elan Srbobran and RFK Novi Sad. During the winter-break of the 1963–64 season, he was brought by FK Partizan, reaching the 1966 European Cup Final. During his spell in Partizan he got the record of having played 252 consecutive competitive matches. He also played with FK Vojvodina and abroad, in France, with Nîmes Olympique. Capped 4 times.

AM: Momčilo Vukotić (Yugoslavia)

Momčilo Vukotić began his professional career with FK Partizan in 1968. He also played for the Yugoslav national team and participated in the European Championship in 1976, which was hosted in his country, where Yugoslavia finished fourth. In 1978, he transferred to the French side FC Bordeaux. The following year, he returned to Partizan.

FW: Stjepan Bobek (Yugoslavia)

He played for Partizan between 1945 and 1959 helping them win two Yugoslav First League titles and four Yugoslav Cups, and was named the club's greatest player in history in 1995. He is the all-time top scorer for Yugoslavia, scoring 38 goals in 63 appearances between 1946 and 1956, and was member of Yugoslav squads which won Olympic silver medals in 1948 and 1952) and played in two World Cups in 1950 and 1954.



Stjepan Bobek

ST: Vladica Kovačević (Yugoslavia)

Kovačević had a successful playing career with FK Partizan, and in France with FC Nantes and Angers SCO. With Partizan, he was the European Cup Top Goal Scorer during the 1963–64 season with 7 goals, alongside Sandro Mazzola of Inter, and Ferenc Puskás of Real Madrid, and he reached the 1966 European Cup Final with the club. At International level, he played at theWorld Cup 1962 for Yugoslavia, finishing the tournament in fourth place.

ST/SS: Miloš Milutinović (Yugoslavia)

Miloš Milutinović was one of the Milutinović brothers who were famous players and coaches in Yugoslavia. He earned 33 caps in total and represented the country in the 1954 and 1958 World Cups. During his club career he played for FK Bor, FK Partizan, OFK Beograd, FC Bayern Munich, RCF Paris, and Stade Français Paris.

ST/SS: Milan Galic (Yugoslavia)

He scored 37 international goals in 51 matches for the Yugoslavia. He participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal, the 1960 UEFA European Football Championship, where Yugoslavia finished second and the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where Yugoslavia finished fourth. On the club level, he played for FK Partizan and Standard Liège.



Milan Galic

ST: Mustafa Hasanagić (Yugoslavia)

Born in Priboj, Hasanagić started playing football at FAP, before moving to Partizan in 1961. He was a member of the team that played in the 1966 European Cup Final against Real Madrid. In later years, Hasanagić played with Servette and La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. Hasanagić also made five appearances for the Yugoslav national team between 1965 and 1967.

ST: Predrag Mijatović (Yugoslavia/Montenegro)

At club level, Mijatović played for six different clubs: Budućnost Podgorica, Partizan, Valencia, Real Madrid, Fiorentina and Levante. He is best remembered for scoring the winning goal against Juventus as Real Madrid won the 1998 Champions' league, its first title since 1966. He played 73 times for Yugoslavia. In 1997, Mijatović was runner-up for the Ballon d'Or, behind Ronaldo and ahead of Zinedine Zidane.



Predrag Mijatović

Honorable Mention

Franjo Glaser, Tomislav Kaloperović, Marko Valok, Nenad Bjeković, Dragan Holcer, Miroslav Pavlović, Zoran Mirković, Mateja Kežman, Zlatko Zahovič, Momčilo Vukotić

Squad Explanation

-- FK Partizan reached the Final of the 1966 European Cup, where they lost to the "Ye-Ye" team of Real Madrid. The following players from that team made my all-time team: Fahrudin Jusufi, Milutin Soskic, Branko Rašović, Mustafa Hasanagić, Milan Galić, Vladica Kovačević, Josip Pirmajer, Radoslav Bečejac, Jovan Miladinović and Milan Damjanović.
-- The three Milutinović brothers played for FK Partizan. They were Bora, Miloš and Milorad. Miloš Milutinović is the only one who made my all-time team.
-- In 1995, Stjepan Bobek was named the greatest ever player from FK Partizan.
-- The communist government of Yugoslavia did not allow players to play abroad until after they turn 28 years. Most of the players did not have long careers after moving to the West. Ivan Ćurković is an exception.
-- Predrag Mijatović is the only player selected who played football after 1990's. Some of the more famous footballers from the post-Yugoslavia era included Zoran Mirković, Mateja Kežman and Zlatko Zahovič and Saša Ilić. I only listed them on the honourable mention.
-- Saša Ilić is their all-time appearance record holder, but I selected older players.
-- In 1995, the club's fan magazine "Partizanov vesnik" ran a poll to vote for FK Partizan's greatest ever best XI, called Magnificent Eleven.. The result: Milutin Šoškić, Bruno Belin, Velibor Vasović, Branko Zebec, Fahrudin Jusufi, Zlatko Čajkovski, Predrag Mijatović, Miloš Milutinović, Momčilo Vukotić Stjepan Bobek and Milan Galić. All of the players are selected onto my team. Basically, my research was almost the same without using the poll.

Formation



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I have create an all-time Yugoslavian team that featured played from all the former republics. This one is the all-time 23 member team for Serbia. I have also create an all-time team for Croatia and the rest of the former Yugoslavia without Serbia and Croatia.

Historically, Yugoslavia is loaded with football talents, but they did not perform as well as they should have. Dragan Stojkovic and
Dragan Dzajic were some of the greatest players in Yugoslavia.



World Cup 2018

Team

GK: Vladimir Beara

He played on three World Cups; 1950, 1954 and 1958. He was considered one of the greatest keepers from the Warsaw Pact. With Hajduk Split , he won the Yugoslav league title in 1950, 1952 and 1955. In 1955, he moved to Belgrade's Red Star, where he won even more Yugoslav league titles, in 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, and won the Yugoslav Cup in 1958 and 1959. He ended his career in German clubs Alemannia Aachen and Viktoria Köln.



Vladimir Beara

GK: Milutin Soskic

Milutin Soskic was a legend with FK Partizan between 1955 and 1966. In 1966, Partizan reached the Final of the European Cup, where they lost to the Ye-Ye team of Real Madrid. He later played for Koln in Germany from 1966 to 1971, winning the German Cup in 1968. He was capped by Yugoslavia for 50 times between 1959 and 1966.

GK: Srđan Mrkušić

Srđan Mrkušić was capped by both the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia between 1941 and 1950. He was one of only seven footballers who represented both the pre and post World War II Yugoslavia. He went to the WC Finals in 1950. He also went down in history as one of the founders of Red Star Belgrade football club in early March 1945.

RB: Branko Stanković

He is a Bosian Serb. He was best remembered for his career with Red Star Belgrade, where he won 4 league titles and established himself as one of the best defender in Yugoslavian football history. He participated at two World Cups and twice at Olympic Games. Stanković is one of the most elegant defense players of his time. Because of his playing style, he earned his nickname Ambassador.

RB: Milutin Ivković

Milutin Ivković played 39 times for Yugoslavia. He played for them at 1928 Summer Olympics and FIFA World Cup 1930, where they reached the semifinal. He is considered the best rightback in Yugoslavian football history. He obtained a medical degree in 1931 while serving as an active player. During the War, he was an active in resistance movement. He was executed by firing squad in 1943.

CB: Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic spent 9 seasons as the starting center-back at Manchester United from 2006 and 2014, where he won every major trophy and established himself as one of the best center-backs of his generation. He also played for Red Star Belgrade and Spartak Moscow. He went to the World Cup Finals in 2006 and 2010. He was part of the "Famous Four" Serbian national team defense that conceded just one goal during the 2006 World Cup qualification campaign.



Nemanja Vidic

CB: Velibor Vasovic

He was a legend at FK Partizan. He lost the European Cup to Real Madrid in 1966. A year later, he later joined Ajax and established himself as one of the best defenders in Europe. In 1971, he captained Ajax as they won their first European Cup, playing alongside Johan Cruyff. He is considered one of the greatest Ajax defenders. He played 32 times for Yugoslavia.

CB: Miroslav Djukic

He spent 14 years of his professional career in Spain, notably at the service of Deportivo de La Coruña and Valencia, amassing La Liga totals of 368 games and 11 goals, and winning six major titles for the two clubs combined. In 1994, Đukić missed a penalty kick in the game's last minute (eventual 0–0 draw).As a result FC Barcelona were crowned champions instead. He had 48 caps and played at Euro 2000 for Yugoslavia.

CB/LB: Sinisa Mihajlovic

Sinisa Mihajlovic was capped 63 times between 1991 and 2003 for Yugoslavia. He won the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade. In 1992, he moved to Italy and became was one of the best defender in Serie, notably played for Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter Milan. With Lazio, he won UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 1998–99. He was part of the golden generation of Yugoslav players who won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile.



Sinisa Mihajlovic

DM: Milorad Arsenijević

He earned 52 caps for the Yugoslavia, and played in the 1930 FIFA World Cup, where they reached the semifinal and served as the highest finishes for an European team. He was born in Smederevo. However, he grew-up in Šabac where he started playing for the local team FK Mačva Šabac when he was 14. In 1925, He joined BK Belgrade and retired there in 1938.

CM: Vladimir Jugovic

Jugovic was a member of Red Star Belgrade that won the European Cup in 1990. He won another one with Juventus in 1996. He also played for Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, LR Ahlen, AS Monaco FC and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling. He warned 41 caps. He played at Euro 2000 and the World Cup 1998 for Yugoslavia. His total of caps were limited because of the ban on Yugoslavia.



Vladimir Jugovic

AM: Dejan Petković

After leaving Red Star Belgrade in 1995, Petkovic's career in Europe did not succeed. In 1997, he joined Vitória in Brazil. He was one of the few Europeans to play and succeed in the Brazilian league. He was considered one of the best players in Brazil during his days there. Between 2000 and 2011, he played for 7 Brazilian clubs. He was a hero for three Rio clubs. His international career, however, was limited to 7 caps.

AM: Dragan Stojkovic

He is considered one of the best players in the history of Yugoslavian and Serbian football. He starred for Yugoslavia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup (where he was named in the World Cup All-Star Team) and 1998 FIFA World Cup where he captained the team. He was a star player at Red Star Belgrade, but he was playing for Marseille when Red Star Belgrade beat Marseille in the 1990 Final of the European Cup.



Dragan Stojkovic

AM: Dragoslav Sekularac

He was considered one of the best player in Red Star Belgrade history. He was a football idol door g the 1960's. He played in the 1958 and 1962 World Cup Finals, where his team reached the semifinal in 1962. He later played for Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia for five seasons, before transferring to Millonarios from Bogotá and ending his playing career in the German Bundesliga with Karlsruher SC.

CM/DM/RM: Dejan Stankovic

Dejan Stankovic played for Red Stars Belgrade and Lazio, but he is best remembered for his stint with Inter Milan where he won 5 league titles and one Champions League title. He played in three WC Finals for three different national teams: Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia. He captained the Serbia national team until 2011, when he announced his retirement from international football.



Dejan Stankovic

RW: Vujadin Boškov

He played with FK Vojvodina for most of his career (1946–1960). In 1961 he moved to Italy to play for Sampdoria for one season and then, joined Young Boys in Switzerland as a player/cooach. He also played for the Yugoslavia national team, and was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 1952 Olympic. Also he played at the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World Cups

RW: Aleksandar Tirnanić

He played 50 times for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia between 1929 and 1940. He went to the WC Finals in 1930, where he became among the youngest goal-scorer in history. Tirnanić spent most of his senior club career with BSK Beograd for which he appeared in 500 matches. He later played for SK Jugoslavija, BASK, Jedinstvo and Sloga .

LW: Bora Kostić

Bora Kostić is the all-time leading scorer Red Star Belgrade, During his club career, he played for Red Star Belgrade until 1961. Then, he played for Lanerossi Vicenza in Italy and then, St. Louis Stars in the United States. Internationally, he earned 33 caps and 26 goals for the Yugoslavia, and participated in the 1960 European Nations' Cup. He won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1960.

LW: Dragan Dzajic

Džajić is viewed by some football experts as perhaps one of the most underrated players in European football, partly because he played in Yugoslavia. He is considered one of the greatest left wing in history of the game. He played most of his career with Red Star Belgrade. He was capped 85 times for Yugoslavia. He was voted the best player at Europran Championship in 1968, where Yugoslavia finished second.



Dragan Dzajic

ST/SS: Milan Galic

He scored 37 international goals in 51 matches for the Yugoslavia. He participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal, the 1960 UEFA European Football Championship, where Yugoslavia finished second and the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where Yugoslavia finished fourth. On the club level, he played for FK Partizan and Standard Liège.

ST/SS: Rajko Mitic

Mitic started his career with BSK Belgrade. After the World War II, he was the captain of Red Star Belgrade when it was found in 1945. He played 14 seasons there and was known for his leadership. He was considered one of the club's greatest players. He won 59 caps (in which he was captain 34 times) for Yugoslavia, and scored 32 goals.

ST: Blagojie Marjanovic

He played 57 times for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. He was one of the first superstars in Yugoslavia. He played in the WC Finals of 1930, where Yugoslavia reached the semifinal before losing to host and eventual winner Uruguay. He spent most of his career with BSK Belgrade. He was captured as a POW during the War. He returned to football after the war.

ST/SS: Miloš Milutinović

Miloš Milutinović was one of the Milutinović brothers who were famous players and coaches in Yugoslavia. His was the famous coach Bora Milutinović. He earned 33 caps in total and represented the country in the 1954 and 1958 World Cups. During his club career he played for FK Bor, FK Partizan, OFK Beograd, FC Bayern Munich, RCF Paris, and Stade Français Paris.



Miloš Milutinović

Honorable Mention

Mirolad Arsejanovi, Jovan Acimovic, Savo Milosevic, Petar Radenkovic, Vladimir Durković, Nemanja Matic.

Squad Explanation

-- Ten players are on my Yugoslavia All-Time Team: Branko Stankovic, Vladimir Beara, Milutin Soskic, Nemanja Vidic, Velibor Vasovic, Milutin Ivković, Dragan Stojkovic, Dragoslav Sekularac, Aleksandar Tirnanić and Dragan Dzajic.
-- Vladimir Beara was born in modern day Croatia. He is of Serbian ethnicity. The ethnic issue is very sensitive in the region. So he is chosen for both all time teams for Serbia and Croatia.
-- Branko Stankovic is listed as a Bosnian Serb. He was born in Sarajevo. Again, ethnicity is a serious issue in the region. He is both of my all time team: Serbia and Former Yugoslavia Without Serbia and Croatia.
-- Fahrudin Jusufi sometimes listed on many Serbia All-Time list. He is definitely considered to be an all-timer. However, due to the complexity and sensitivity of the ethnic issue in the region, I decided to leave him out. He was born in Dragas, Kosovo. His ethnicity is listed as Gorani. I do not know if he is considered to be Serbian.
-- I tried to mix players from the days of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia to the modern era.
-- I tried to find a spot for Mirolad Arsejanovi.
-- Dejan Petkovic was relatively unknown in Europe, but he accomplished something few footballers were able to achieve. He found stardom playing league football in Brazil.
-- Savo Milosevic is probably among the most famous Serbian player after the end of Yugoslavia, but it is hard for him to displace the older players.

Starting lineup

Formation I: 4-3-3



Formtion II: 4-2-3-1
This is a more defensive approach. I added Stankovic who is better defensively.



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GK

1. Milutin Soskic (*)
2. Dragan Pantelic

DF

3. Branko Stankovic - RB (*)
4. Nemanja Vidic - CB (*)
5. Velibor Vasovic - CB(*)
6. Branislav Ivanovic - RB/CB
7. Fahrudin Jusufi - LB/RB (*)
8. Sinisa Mihajlovic - LB/LM/CB
9. Vladislav Bogicevic - LB/LM

MF

10. Dragan Stojkovic - CM/RM/AM (*)
11. Dragan Dzajic - LW/LM (*)
12. Jovan Acimovic - CM (*)
13. Vladimir Jugovic - CM/DM (*)
14. Bora Kostic - LW/FW
15. Dragoslav Sekularac - AM (*)
16. Vladimir Petrovic - CM/AM
17. Nemanja Matic - DM
18. Miroslav Pavlovic - DM
19. Ilija Petkovic - RM/RW

FW

20. Milos Milutinovic - RW/CF (*)
21. Milan Galic - FW/SS
22. Todor Veselinovic - CF
23. Dusan Bajevic - CF
 

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