Balkan Union

Balkans zone covers all former Yugoslavia nations, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Albania although Croatia, Slovenia and Romania are mostly outside part of Balkan peninsulas. Balkan Cup was available between 1929 and 1980 at international level but unavailable in the 1950s and the 1960s. Former Yugoslavia national team dominated football in this zone. As a result, the majority of Balkan legends are from Yugoslavia.

Balkan

Location : Southeastern Europe
European Championship Participation :    10 Times
( 1960, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
World Cup Participation :  18 Times (Disappearance in 1978)
Achievement : 2004 European Championship Winners
2 Times European Championship Runner-Up (1960, 1968)
2 Times FIFA World Cup Third Place (1994, 1998)
Most Caps : Dorinel Munteanu (134 Games)
Top Scorer :  Dimitar Berbatov (48 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Dragan Dzajic



                                     All-Time Balkan Squad

Goalkeeper
Defender
Midfielder
Forward
Vladimir Beara
(Croatia)
Franjo Glaser
(Croatia)
Fahrudin Jusufi
(Serbia)
Branko Stankovic
(Serbia)
Branko Zebec
(Croatia)
Velibor Vasovic
(Serbia)
Nemanja Vidic
(Serbia)
Branislav Ivanovic
(Serbia)
Gheorghe Popescu
(Romania)

Zlatko Cajkovski
(Croatia)
Nicolae Dobrin
(Romania)
Dragoslav Sekularac
(Serbia)
Bernard Vukas
(Croatia)
Gheorghe Hagi
(Romania)
Safet Susic
(Bosnia)
Bora Kostic
(Serbia)
Dragan Dzajic
(Serbia)
Milos Milutinovic
(Serbia)
Stjepan Bobek
(Croatia)
Hristo Stoichkov
(Bulgaria)
Georgi Asparuhov
(Bulgaria)
Davor Suker
(Croatia)

Manager :  Vujadin Boskov (Serbia)
Stadium : Olympic (Greece)



Formation XI (4-3-3)





Explain of Formation

The formation is very similar to Yugoslavia as only twice additional players (Hagi and Stoichkov) can find space of the first team. There is no target man in this system. Stoichkov is a deep-lying forward and being supported by two wing-forwards (Dzajic and Milutinovic)

Statistics

By Decade
By Nation
1910s : -
1920s : -
1930s : -
1940s : 1
1950s : 7
1960s : 5
1970s : 2
1980s : 1
1990s : 4
2000s : 1
2010s : 1
Serbia : 9
Croatia : 7
Romania : 3
Bulgaria : 2
Bosnia : 1




 Table of Positional Ranking
Goalkeeper
Defensive Lateral
Central Defender
1. Vladimir Beara (CRO)
2. Franjo Glaser (CRO)
3. Ivan Curkovic (BOS)
4.  Milutin Soskic (SER) 
5. Rustu Recber (TUR)
6. Georgi Naydenov (BUL)
7. Ion Voinescu (ROM)
8. Apostal Sokolov (BUL)
9. Dragan Pantelic (SER)
10. Borislav Mikhailov (BUL)

1. Branko Stankovic (SER)
2. Fahrudin Jusufi (SER)
3. Branislav Ivanovic (SER)
4. Alexander Schalamanov (BUL)
5. Vladimir Durkovic (SER)
6. Tomislav Crnkovic (CRO)
7. Robert Jarni (CRO)
8. Emerich Vogl (ROM)
9. Dan Petrescu (ROM)
10. Grigoris Georgatos (GRE)
11. Mirzad Fazlagic (BOS)
12. Ivan Buljan (CRO)
13. Christian Chivu (ROM)
14. Boris Gaganelov (BUL)
15. Bruno Belin (CRO)


1. Velibor Vasovic (SER)
2. Nemanya Vidic (SER)
3. Gheorghe Popescu (ROM)
4. Dragan Holcer (CRO)
5. Branco Zebec (CRO)
6. Ivan Horvat (CRO)
7. Josip Katalinski (BOS)
8. Costica Stefanescu (ROM)
9. Milutin Ivkovic (SER)
10. Dimitar Penev (BUL)
11. Alexandru Apolzan (ROM)
12. Miodrag Belodedicci (ROM)
13. Sinisa Mihajlovic (SER)
14. Dan Coe (ROM)
15. Manol Manolov (BUL)
16. Cornel Dinu (ROM)
17. Srecko Katanec (SLV)
18. Miroslav Djukic (SER)
19. Ivan Dimitrov (BUL)
20. Stelios Manolas (GRE)
21. Velimir Zajec (CRO)
22. Traianos Dellas (GRE)

Defensive Midfielder
Offensive Midfielder
Offensive Lateral
1. Zlatko Cajkovski (CRO)
2. Stefan Bozhkov  (BUL)
3. Laszlo Boloni (ROM)
4. Ante Zanetic (CRO)
5. Zeljko Perusic (SER)
6. Miroslad Arsenijevic (SER)
7. Ion Dumitru (ROM)
8. Nemanja Matic (SER)
9. Jovan Acimovic (SER)
10. Vujadin Boskov (SER)
11. Vladislav Bogisevic(SER)
12. Theo Zagorakis (GRE)

1. Gheorghe Hagi (ROM)
2. Safet Susic (BOS)
3. Dragoslav Sekularac (SER)
4. Hristo Bonev (BUL)
5. Nicolae Dobrin (ROM)
6. Luka Modric (CRO)
7. Jurica Jerkovic (CRO)
8. Vladimir Petrovic (SER)
9. Zvonimir Boban (CRO)
10. Branko Oblak (SLV)
11. Dimitar Yakimov (BUL)
12. Iosif Petschovski (ROM) 
13. Mimis Domazos (GRE)
14. Krasimir Balakov (BUL)
15. Illie Balaci (ROM)
16. Dragan Stojkovic (SER)
17. Robert Prosinecki (CRO)
18. Jordan Letchkov (BUL)   
19. Ivica Osim (BOS)
20. Giorgios Delikaris (GRE)
21. Dejan Stankovic (SER)
22. Vladimir Jugovic (SER)
23. Zlatko Zahovic (SLV)

1. Dragan Dzajic (SER)
2. Bernard Vukas (CRO)
3. Dejan Savicevic (MTG)
4. Milos Milutinovic (SER)
5. Bora Kostic (SER)
6. Ivan Kolev (BUL)
7. Vassilis Hatzipanakis (GRE)
8. Ardan Turan (TUR)
9. Ivica Surjak (CRO)
10. Alexandar Tirnanic (SER)
11. Can Bartu (TUR)
12. Zvezdan Cebinac (SER)
13. Danilo Popivoda (SER)

Forward
                    Striker
               Manager
1. Hirsto Stoichkov (BUL)
2. Stjepan Bobek (CRO)
3. Georgi Asparuhov (BUL)
4. Milan Galic (SER)
5. Josip Skoblar (CRO)
6. Rajko Mitic (SER)
7. Blagoje Marjanovic (SER)
8. Todor Veselinovic (SER)
9. Predrag Mijatovic (MTG)
10. Ivan Hitrec (CRO)
11. Alen Boksic (CRO)
12. Titus Ozon (ROM)
13. Bozhin Laskov (BUL)
14. Franjo Wofl (CRO)
15. Adrian Mutu (ROM)
16. Florin Dumitrache (ROM)
17. Lefter (Turkey)
18. Asiam Ferhatovic (BOS)
19. Iva Bek (SER)
20. Stefan Dobay (ROM)
21. Nasko Sirakov (BUL)
22. Giorgos Sideris (GRE)
23. Todor Diev (BUL)
24. Goran Pandev (MCD)
25. Dragan Jovanovic (SER)
26. Panajot Pano (ABN)

1. Davor Suker (CRO)
2. Darko Pancev (MCDN)
3. Dimitar Berbatov (BUL)
4. Dusan Bajevic (BOS) 
5. Petar Zhekov (BUL)
6. Metin Oktay (TUR)
7. Zeki Riza Sporel (TUR)
8. Dudu Georgescu (ROM)
9. Hakan Suker (TUR)
10. Edin Dzeko (BOS)
11. Frane Matosic (CRO)
12. Slobodan Santrac (SER)
13. Dusan Savic (Yugoslavia)
14. Savo Milosevic (SER)
15. Liubomir Angelov (BUL)
16. Reflik Resmja (ABN)


1. Vujadin Boskov (SER)
2. Stefan Kovacs (ROM)
3. Tomislav Ivic (CRO)
4. Miljan Miljanic (SER)
5. Bora Milutinovic (SER)



Manager

1. Vujadin Boskov (Yugoslavia)
2. Stefan Kovacs (Romania)
3. Tomislav Ivic (Yugoslavia)
4. Miljan Miljanic (Yugoslavia)
5. Bora Milutinovic (Yugoslavia)
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The Greatest Balkan Players of the Era

10s : -
20s : -
30s : Milutin Ivkovic (1st Half), Franjo Glaser (2nd Half)
40s : Franjo Glaser (1st Half), Stjepan Bobek (2nd Half)
50s : Bernard Vukas (1st Half), Milos Milutinovic (2nd Half)
60s : Dragoslav Sekularac (1st Half), Dragan Dzajic (2nd Half)
70s : Hristo Bonev (1st Half), Safet Susic (2nd Half)
80s : Safet Susic (1st Half), Dragan Stojkovic (2nd Half)
90s : Hristo Stoichkov (1st Half), Davor Suker (2nd Half)
00s : Theo Zagorakis (1st Half), Dimitar Berbatov (2nd Half) 
10s : Luka Modic (1st Half)

The Greatest Balkan Footballers of All-Time

  1. Dragan Dzajic
  2. Gheorghe Hagi
  3. Hristo Stoichkov
  4. Bernard Vukas
  5.  Stjepan Bobek
  6.  Branko Zebec
  7.  Vladimir Beara
  8.  Dejan Savicevic 
  9.  Dragoslav Sekularac
 10.  Safet Susic
 11.  Nicolae Dobrin
 12.  Hristo Bonev
 13.  Velibor Vasovic
 14.  Zlatko Cajkovski
 15.  Bora Kostic
 16.  Gheorghe Popescu
 17.  Davor Suker
 18.  Georgi Asparuhov    
 19. Luka Modric
 20.  Josip Skoblar



By Nation

Yugoslavia : 16
Bulgaria : 2
Romania : 2




       Balkan Footballers of The Year


1930
Milutin Ivkovic
1931
Luliu Bodola
1932
Ivan Hitrec
1933
Ivan Hitrec
1934
Luliu Bodola
1935
Mirolad Arsenijevic
1936
Blagoje Marjanović
1937
Luliu Baratky
1938
Luliu Baratky
1947
Stjepan Bobek
1948
Stjepan Bobek
1949
Iosif Petschovschi
1950
Rajko Mitic
1951
Stefan Bozhkov
1952
Zlatko Cajkovski
1953
Bernard Vukas
1954
Stjepan Bobek
1955
Bernard Vukas
1956
Milos Milutinovic
1957
Vladimir Beara
1958
Todor Veselinovic
1959
Dragoslav Sekularac
1960
Milan Galic
1961
Dragoslav Sekularac
1962
Milan Galic
1963
Josip Skoblar
1964
Georgi Asparuhov
1965
Georgi Asparuhov
1966
Aleksander Shalamanov
1967
Dimitar Yakimov
1968
Dragan Dzajic
1969
Dragan Dzajic
1970
Dragan Dzajic
1971
Mimis Domazos
1972
Nicolae Dobrin
1973
Hristo Bonev
1974
Hristo Bonev
1975
Jurica Jurkovic
1976
Dragan Dzajic
1977
Dudu Georgescu
1978
Vladimir Petrovic
1979
Safet Susic
1980
Vladimir Petrovic
1981
Illie Balaci
1982
Safet Susic
1983
Safet Susic
1984
Vassilis Hatzipanagis
1985
Gheorgi Hagi
1986
Laszlo Boloni
1987
Gheorgi Hagi
1988
Gheorgi Hagi
1989
Dragan Stojkovic
1990
Dragan Stojkovic
1991
Dejan Savicevic
1992
Hristo Stoichkov
1993
Hristo Stoichkov
1994
Hristo Stoichkov
1995
Dejan Savicevic
1996
Davor Suker
1997
Predrag Mijatovic
1998
Davor Suker
1999
Gheorgi Hagi
2000
Savo Milosevic
2001
Cosmin Contra
2002
Dejan Stankovic
2003
Adrian Mutu
2004
Theo Zagorakis
2005
Dimitar Berbatov
2006
Dejan Stankovic
2007
Dimitar Berbatov
2008
Nemanja Vidic
2009
Edin Dzeko
2010
Nemanja Vidic
2011
Luka Modric
2012
Mario Mandzukic
     2013   Branisklav Ivanovic
    2014   Luka Modric
    2015   Ivan Rakatic
    2016   Luka Modric

By Nation

Serbia & Montenegro : 30
Croatia : 17
Bosnia : 4
Romania : 15
Bulgaria : 11
 Greece : 2

30 comments:

  1. Anonymous17/6/15

    Vojtech Bradach is not from Yugoslavia. Where is Mitic?

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  2. Anonymous18/6/15

    Bodola? Baratky?

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  3. Anonymous12/1/16

    In 1930 main event - World Cup. In Uruguay-1930 best balkanian player was defender Milutin Ivkovic, no Marjanovic.

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  4. Anonymous12/1/16

    in 1940 best player was Vilim Šipoš (Vilmos Sipos, hungarian origin). Right winger from Rapid Bucarest and Yugoslavia NT. Star of last pre-war Mitropa Cup.

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    1. Thanks. I already revised that of 1930 but I need to know about Vilim Sipos in 1940. Why do you think he is deserved ?

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  5. Anonymous13/1/16

    In QF Mitropa-1940 Rapid Bucarest beat Hungaria (MTK).
    MTK along with Ferencvaros and Ujpest was strongest club central and east europe on seasons 1938-39-1940. On World Cup-1938 7 players were from MTK. GK - A.Szabo, DF - S.Biro, MF - J.Dudas, J.Turay, FW - L.Cseh, F.Sas, P.Titkos. Also in MTK played G.Sebes (in future trainer).
    17.06.1940 MTK-Rapid 1-2. Both rapidian goals Sipos.
    23.06.1940 Rapid-MTK 3-0. Sipos scored goal and became the hero of match.
    For Rapid and Romanian football this plays were historic. Rapid reached final, but due WWII matches was canceled.
    Also Sipos was main star of romanian championchips 1940-41. Better than Avar, Baratky, I.Bogdan.

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  6. In balkan footballer of the year should be Darko Pancev and Goran Pandev

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    1. Which year do you think these players related to win ?

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  7. Anonymous20/10/16

    Manager

    1. Vujadin Boskov (Yugoslavia)
    2. Stefan Kovacs (Romania)
    3. Miljan Miljanic (Yugoslavia)
    4. Bora Milutinovic (Yugoslavia)

    You dont know for Tomislav Ivić? Best manager in Yugoslavia

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    1. I know that he is the best Yugoslav manager ever in club career but most of them are performed in a smaller league. Anyway, it is acceptable to name him at 5th place.

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  8. Anonymous22/10/16

    You wrote to me that the Yugoslav league was fifth in Europe at that time. Ivic was the champion of Yugoslavia 3 times, 4 times winner of the Cup. He was a champion and Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium and France. He won the European Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup. Milutinovic ?????? Miljanić- two years Champion of Spain with Real Madrid, and the championship with Red Star !!!

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    1. OK, You have a reasonable point. Let Revise.

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  9. Anonymous8/12/16

    1970 - 1. Dragan Dzajic (Yug) - 24%, 2. Albert Shesternyov (USSR) - 21%, 3. Włodzimierz Lubański (Pol) - 18%, 4. Josip Skoblar (Yug) - 14%, 5. Anatoliy Byshovets (USSR) - 13%, 6. Cornel Dinu (Rom) - 10%.
    1971 - 1. Eugeni Rudakov (USSR) - 38%, 2. Josip Skoblar (Yug) - 34%, 3. Ferenc Bene (Hun) - 10%, 4. Mimis Domazos (GRE) - 9%, 5. Dragan Dzajic (Yug) - 6%, 6. Velibor Vasovic (Yug) - 3%.
    1972 - 1. Victor Kolotov (USSR) - 27%, 2. Włodzimierz Lubański (Pol) - 23%, 3. Josip Skoblar (Yug) - 20%, 4. Kazimierz Deyna (Pol) - 15%, 5. Murtaz Khurtsilava (USSR) - 11%, 6. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 4%.
    1973 - 1. Kazimierz Deyna (Pol) - 29%, 2. Hristo Bonev (Bul) - 21%, 3. Jan Tomaszewski (Pol) - 18%, 4. Enver Marić (Yug) - 16%, 5. Ferenc Bene (Hun) - 13%, 6. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 3%.
    1974 - 1. Kazimierz Deyna (Pol) - 63%, 2. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 14%, 3. Grzegorz Lato (Poland) - 12%, 4. Cornel Dinu (Rom) - 6%, 5. Victor Kolotov (USSR) - 3%, 6. Jürgen Sparwasser (DDR) - 2%.
    1975 - 1. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 80%, 2. Leonid Buryak (USSR) - 7%, 3. Branko Oblak (Yug) - 6%, 4. Vladimir Onischenko (USSR) - 4%, 5. Dudu Georgescu (Rom) - 2%, 6. Hristo Bonev (Bul) - 1%.
    1976 - 1. Ivo Viktor (Cze) - 72%, 2. Anton Ondruš (Cze) - 10%, 3. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 7%, 4. Antonín Panenka (Cze) - 5%, 5. Ivan Ćurković (Yug) - 4%, 6. Marián Masný (CZE) - 2%.
    1977 - 1. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 34%, 2. Tibor Nyilasi (Hun) - 28%, 3. Dudu Georgescu (Rom) - 12%, 4. András Törőcsik (Hun) - 11%, 5. David Kipiani (USSR) - 10%, 6. Dražen Mužinić (Yug) - 8%.
    1978 - 1. Tibor Nyilasi (Hun) - 34%, 2. Zdeněk Nehoda (Cze) - 22%, 3. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 19%, 4. Marián Masný (Cze) - 16%, 5. Zbigniew Boniek (Pol) - 6%, 6. István Kocsis (Hun) - 3%.
    1979 - 1. Safet Sušić (Yug) - 27%, 2. Zbigniew Boniek (Pol) - 25%, 3. Zdeněk Nehoda (Cze) - 24%, 4. Joachim Streich (DDR) - 15%, 5. Vitaliy Starukhin (USSR) - 7%, 6. Antonín Panenka (Cze) - 2%.

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  10. Anonymous8/12/16

    1980 - 1. Antonín Panenka (Cze) - 35%, 2. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 20%, 3. Ladislav Vízek (Cze) - 18%, 4. Vladimir Petrović (Yug) - 17%, 5. Vladimir Bessonov (USSR) - 9%, 6. Marcel Răducanu (Rom) - 1%.
    1981 - 1. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 47%, 2. Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) - 32%, 3. Aleksandr Chivadze (USSR) - 11%, 4. Zbigniew Boniek (Pol) - 5%, 5. Zlatko Vujović (Yug) - 3%, 6. Tibor Nyilasi (Hun) - 2%.
    1982 - 1. Zbigniew Boniek (Pol) - 51%, 2. Rinat Dasaev (USSR) - 18%, 3. Józef Młynarczyk (Pol) - 15%, 4. Jan Fiala (Cze) - 8%, 5. Tibor Nyilasi (Hun) - 6%, 6. Imre Garaba (Hun) - 4%.
    1983 - 1. Rinat Dasaev (USSR) - 28%, 2. Safet Sušić (Yug) - 25%, 3. Tibor Nyilasi (Hun) - 17%, 4. Fyodor Cherenkov (USSR) - 14%, 5. Zbigniew Boniek (Pol) - 13%, 6. Stoycho Mladenov (Bul) - 3%.
    1984 - 1. Safet Sušić (Yug) - 32%, 2. Hans-Jürgen Dörner (DDR) - 26%, 3. Gennadiy Litovchenko (USSR) - 21%, 4. Vasilis Hatzipanagis (Gre) - 10%, 5. Silviu Lung (Rom) - 6%, 6. Velimir Zajec (Yug) - 5%.
    1985 - 1. Oleg Protasov (USSR) - 30%, 2. Zbigniew Boniek (Pol) - 29%, 3. Anatoliy Demiyanenko (USSR) - 28%, 4. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 6%, 5. Lajos Détári (Hun) - 4%, 6. Vahid Halilhodžić (Yug) - 3%.
    1986 - 1. Igor Belanov (USSR) - 29%, 2. Aleksandr Zavarov (USSR) - 27%, 3. Helmuth Ducadam (Rom) - 25%, 4. Pavel Yakovenko (USSR) - 13%, 5. Oleg Blokhin (USSR) - 5%, 6. Rinat Dasaev (USSR) - 1%.
    1987 - 1. Aleksandr Zavarov (USSR) - 42%, 2. Oleg Protasov (USSR) - 21%, 3. Gheorghe Hagi (Rom) - 18%, 4. Józef Młynarczyk (Pol) - 9%, 5. Antal Róth (Hun) - 8%, 6. Rodion Cămătaru (Rom) - 2%.
    1988 - 1. Aleksey Michaylichenko (USSR) - 49%, 2. Aleksandr Zavarov (USSR) - 15%, 3. Oleg Kuznetsov (USSR) - 12%, 4. Dragan Stojković (Yug) - 11%, 5. Rinat Dasaev (USSR) - 9%, 6. Anatoliy Demiyanenko (USSR) - 4%.
    1989 - 1. Gheorghe Hagi (Rom) - 37%, 2. Dragan Stojković (Yug) - 35%, 3. Vladimir Bessonov (USSR) - 10%, 4. Safet Sušić (Yug) - 8%, 5. Aleksey Mikhaylichenko (USSR) - 7%, 6. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 3%.

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    1. In 1981 and 1982, Balaci did not receive any vote despite his peak and won Romanian footballer of the year. That is strange.

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    2. Anonymous25/5/17

      In 1981 strongest NTs of Eastern Europe were Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland. In 1982 Poland, Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. Romania showed a very low level of football (See: France Football's European National Team of the Year 1981 and 1982). In 1980/81 strongest clubs of EE were Dinamo Kiev, Dinamo Tbilisi, Dynamo Berlin, Carl Zeiss, Banik Ostrava, CSCA Sofia, Spartak Moscow, Crvena Zvezda, Dynamo Dresden and Ferencvaros. Best romanian club 1980/81 Balaci's Universitatea was below Top 100. In 1981/82 Universitatea was only 14th among eastern european clubs. In 1980/81 and 1981/82 level of romanian league was below than Soviet, Czechoslovak, Yugoslavian, Hungarian and E.German. I think Balaci was good for Romania, not for Europe.

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    3. OK, I think it has been clear for me. This poll give the main importance to international football.

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  11. Anonymous8/12/16

    1990 - 1. Robert Prosinečki (Yug) - 33%, 2. Gheorghe Hagi (Rom) - 26%, 3. Dragan Stojković (Yug) - 20%, 4. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 14%, 5. Safet Sušić (Yug) - 6%, 6. Zvonimir Boban (Yug) - 1%.
    1991 - 1. Darko Pančev (Yug) - 24%, 2. Dejan Savićević (Yug) - 22%, 3. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 21%, 4. Gheorghe Popescu (Rom) - 16%, 5. Robert Prosinečki (Yug) - 15%, 6. Miodrag Belodedici (Rom) - 2%.
    1992 - 1. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 55%, 2. Ľubomír Moravčík (Cze) - 19%, 3. Davor Šuker (Cro) - 12%, 4. Alen Bokšić (Cro) - 7%, 5. Gheorghe Popescu (Rom) - 4%, 6. Gheorghe Hagi (Rom) - 3%.
    1993 - 1. Andrey Kanchelskis (Rus) - 36%, 2. Alen Bokšić (Cro) - 31%, 3. Emil Kostadinov (Bul) - 11%, 4. Sergey Kiriyakov (Rus) - 9%, 5. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 8%, 6. Victor Onopko (Rus) - 5%.
    1994 - 1. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 77%, 2. Andrey Kanchelskis (Rus) - 10%, 3. Iordan Lechkov (Bul) - 6%, 4. Gheorghe Hagi (Rom) - 4%, 5. Dejan Savićević (Yug) - 2%, 6. Victor Leonenko (Ukr) - 1%.
    1995 - 1. Dejan Savićević (Yug) - 25%, 2. Davor Šuker (Cro) - 23%, 3. Andrey Kanchelskis (Rus) - 20%, 4. Predrag Mijatović (Yug) - 16%, 5. Zvonimir Boban (Yug) - 9%, 6. Hristo Stoichkov (Bul) - 7%.
    1996 - 1. Davor Šuker (Cro) - 46%, 2. Karel Poborský (Cze) - 27%, 3. Gheorghe Popescu (Rom) - 10%, 4. Patrik Berger (Cze) - 8%, 5. Alen Bokšić (Cro) - 6%, 6. Radek Bejbl (Cze) - 3%.
    1997 - 1. Predrag Mijatović (Yug) - 50%, 2. Krassimir Balakov (Bul) - 22%, 3. Hasan Salihamidžić (Bsn) - 11%, 4. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 7%, 5. Davor Šuker (Cro) - 6%, 6. Alen Bokšić (Cro) - 4%.
    1998 - 1. Davor Šuker (Cro) - 40%, 2. Sergey Rebrov (Ukr) - 25%, 3. Predrag Mijatović (Yug) - 13%, 4. Adrian Ilie (Rom) - 9%, 5. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 8%, 6. Nikos Machlas (Gre) - 5%.
    1999 - 1. Sergey Rebrov (Ukr) - 38%, 2. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 36%, 3. Siniša Mihajlović (Yug) - 12%, 4. Zvonimir Boban (Cro) - 10%, 5. Gheorghe Hagi (Rom) - 3%, 6. Pavel Nedvěd (Cze) - 1%.

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  12. Anonymous8/12/16

    2000 - 1. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 64%, 2. Egor Titov (Rus) - 15%, 3. Zlatko Zahovic (Svn) - 8%, 4. Pavel Nedvěd (Cze) - 7%, 5. Jan Koller (Cze) - 4%, 6. Hakan Şükür (Tur) - 2%.
    2001 - 1. Aleksandr Mostovoy (Rus) - 26%, 2. Pavel Nedvěd (Cze) - 24%, 3. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 23%, 4. Sergey Barbarez (Bsn) - 19%, 5. Emmanuel Olisadebe (Pol) - 5%, 6. Igor Tudor (Cro) - 3%.
    2002 - 1. Valentin Belkevich (Blr) - 22%, 2. Tomáš Rosický (Cze) - 20%, 3. Dmitriy Los'kov (Rus) - 18%, 4. Hasan Şaş (Tur) - 17%, 5. Pavel Nedvěd (Cze) - 15%, 6. Kakha Kaladze (Geo) - 8%.
    2003 - 1. Pavel Nedvěd (Cze) - 48%, 2. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 38%, 3. Nihat Kahveci (Tur) - 6%, 4. Dado Pršo (Cro) - 4%, 5. Jan Koller (Cze) - 3%, 6. Adrian Mutu (Rom) - 1%.
    2004 - 1. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 76%, 2. Theodoros Zagorakis (Gre) - 8%, 3. Pavel Nedvěd (Cze) - 7%, 4. Milan Baroš (Cze) - 4%, 5. Māris Verpakovskis (Ltv) - 3%, 6. Jan Koller (Cze) - 2%.
    2005 - 1. Andrey Shevchenko (Ukr) - 67%, 2. Aleksandr Gleb (Blr) - 11%, 3. Petr Čech (Cze) - 10%, 4. Tomáš Rosický (Cze) - 5%, 5. Zoltán Gera (Hun) - 4%, 6. Dimitar Berbatov (Bul) - 3%.
    2006 - 1. Aleksandr Gleb (Blr) - 45%, 2. Euzebiusz Smolarek (Pol) - 15%, 3. Adrian Mutu (Rom) - 13%, 4. Tomáš Rosický (Cze) - 12%, 5. Shota Arveladze (Geo) - 8%, 6. Luka Modrić (Cro) - 7%.
    2007 - 1. Dimitar Berbatov (Bul) - 23%, 2. Adrian Mutu (Rom) - 21%, 3. Aleksandr Gleb (Blr) - 18%, 4. Ivica Olic (Cro) - 16%, 5. Marek Jankulovski (Cze) - 14%, 6. Andrey Voronin (Ukr) - 8%.
    2008 - 1. Andrey Arshavin (Ukr) - 39%, 2. Nemanja Vidić (Srb) - 25%, 3. Yuri Zhirkov (Rus) - 20%, 4. Luka Modrić (Cro) - 7%, 5. Anatoliy Timoshchuk (Ukr) - 5%, 6. Petr Čech (Cze) - 4%.
    2009 - 1. Darijo Srna (Cro) - 21%, 2. Ivica Olic (Cro) - 19%, 3. Nemanja Vidić (Srb) - 18%, 4. Petr Čech (Cze) - 16%, 5. Edin Džeko (Bsn) - 15%, 6. Andrey Arshavin (Rus) - 11%.

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  13. Anonymous8/12/16

    2010 - 1. Dejan Stanković (Srb) - 41%, 2. Dimitar Berbatov (Bul) - 32%, 3. Marko Vucinic (Mng) - 13%, 4. Balázs Dzsudzsák (Hun) - 7%, 5. Nemanja Vidić (Srb) - 5%, 6. Cristian Chivu (Rom) - 2%.
    2011 - 1. Luka Modrić (Cro) - 20%, 2. Martin Škrtel (Svk) - 19%, 3. Jakub Błaszczykowski (Pol) - 18%, 4. Edin Džeko (Bsn) - 16%, 5. Robert Lewandowski (Pol) - 15%, 6. Branislav Ivanović (Srb) - 12%.
    2012 - 1. Petr Čech (Cze) - 29%, 2. Robert Lewandowski (Pol) - 21%, 3. Luka Modrić (Cro) - 20%, 4. Genrikh Mhitaryan (Arm) - 12%, 5. Branislav Ivanović (Srb) - 11%, 6. Mario Mandžukić (Cro) - 9%.
    2013 - 1. Robert Lewandowski (Pol) - 145 pts, 2. Mario Mandžukić (Cro) - 109, 3. Andrey Yarmolenko (Ukr) - 86, 4. Darijo Srna (Cro) - 70, 5. Edin Džeko (Bsn) - 67, 6. Vedad Ibišević (Bsn) - 48.
    2014 - 1. Luka Modrić (Cro) - 129 pts, 2. Robert Lewandowski (Pol) - 111, 3. Marek Hamšík (Svk) - 77, 4. Edin Džeko (Bsn) - 72, 5. Andrey Yarmolenko (Ukr) - 69, 6. Darijo Srna (Cro) - 67.
    2015 - 1. Robert Lewandowski (Pol) - 121 pts, 2. Andrey Yarmolenko (Ukr) - 114, 3. Evheni Konoplyanka (Ukr) - 114, 4. Ivan Rakitic (Cro) - 101, 5. Juraj Kucka (Svk) - 50, 6. Elseid Hysaj (Alb) - 25.
    2016 - 1. Jan Oblak (Svn) - 312 pts, 2. Luka Modric (Cro) - 213, 3. Robert Lewandowski (Pol) - 132, 4. Ivan Rakitic (Cro) - 68, 5. Marek Hamšík (Svk) - 59, 6. Ivelin Popov (Bul) - 40.

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    1. Thanks for a highly appreciated list. Could you tell me about its source ?

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    2. Anonymous11/12/16

      Twice I sent you the top of the list, as well as explanations and sources.
      I need to send you this list third time?

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    3. OK I'm sorry since I have been very busy with the club implementation project.
      I think I would have a time to review the lists you provide within this week. Thanks anyway.

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    4. Anonymous12/12/16

      Eastern european player of the year. 1960-2016.
      In 1960 eastern german information agency ADN (Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst) organised the vote "Eastern european player of the year". Only players of former Soviet Union, former Yugoslavia, former Czechoslovakia, Eastern Germany (before 1991), Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Albania were in contention for the award.
      The voting was conducted: 1960-1991 ADN, 1992-2007 radiostation "Radioropa", 2008-2012 radiostation "Berlin-Britz", since 2013 newspaper "Ukrainian football".
      Source: http://ukrfootball.ua/news/albert-dzhayich-blohin-stoyichkov-levandovski-shcho-spilnogo

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  14. Anonymous12/12/16

    1960 - 1. Yuri Voynov (USSR) - 22%, 2. Lev Yashin (USSR) - 19%, 3. Bora Kostic (Yug) - 17%, 4. Ivan Kolev (Bul) - 15%, 5. János Göröcs (Hun) - 14%, 6. Blagoja Vidinic (Yug) - 13.
    1961 - 1. Georgi Naydenov (Bul) - 21%, 2. Gyula Grosics (Hun) - 19%, 3. Lev Yashin (USSR) - 18%, 4. Josef Masopust (Cze) - 17%, 5. Dragoslav Šekularac (Yug) - 15%, 6. Mikhail Meskhi (USSR) - 11%.
    1962 - 1. Josef Masopust (Cze) - 74%, 2. Milan Galic (Yug) - 12%, 3. Viliam Schrojf (Cze) - 6%, 4. Andrej Kvašňák (Cze) - 4%, 5. Lajos Tichy (Hun) - 3%, 6. Dragoslav Šekularac (Yug) - 1%.
    1963 - 1. Lev Yashin (USSR) - 75%, 2. Josef Masopust (Cze) - 10%, 3. Svatopluk Pluskal (Cze) - 6%, 4. Aleksandar Shalamanov (Bul) - 4%, 5. Flórián Albert (Hun) - 3%, 6. Manfred Kaiser (DDR) - 2%.
    1964 - 1. Valeriy Voronin (USSR) - 53%, 2. Ferenc Bene (Hun) - 20%, 3. Flórián Albert (Hun) - 9%, 4. Lev Yashin (USSR) - 8%, 5. Klaus Urbanczyk (DDR) - 7%, 6. Nikola Kotkov (Bul) - 4%.
    1965 - 1. Ján Popluhár (Cze) - 22%, 2. Georgi Asparukhov (Bul) - 19%, 3. Valeriy Voronin (USSR) - 17%, 4. Flórián Albert (Hun) - 16%, 5. Slava Metreveli (USSR) - 14%, 6. Ferenc Bene (Hun) - 12%.
    1966 - 1. Ferenc Bene (Hun) - 25%, 2. Flórián Albert (Hun) - 22%, 3. Josef Masopust (Cze) - 18%, 4. Nicolae Dobrin (Rom) - 15%, 5. Velibor Vasovic (Yug) - 11%, 6. Dragan Dzajic (Yug) - 9%.
    1967 - 1. Flórián Albert (Hun) - 74%, 2. Igor Chislenko (USSR) - 8%, 3. János Farkas (Hun) - 7%, 4. Anatoliy Byshovets (USSR) - 6%, 5. Nicolae Dobrin (Rom) - 3%, 6. Eduard Streltsov (USSR) - 2%.
    1968 - 1. Dragan Dzajic (Yug) - 79%, 2. Antal Dunai (Hun) - 9%, 3. Georgi Asparukhov (Bul) - 6%, 4. Jozef Adamec (Cze) - 3%, 5. Lajos Szűcs (Hun) - 2%, 6. Simeon Simeonov (Bul) - 1%.
    1969 - 1. Vladimir Muntyan (USSR) - 23%, 2. Petar Zhekov (Bul) - 20%, 3. Ladislav Kuna (Cze) - 19%, 4. Dragan Dzajic (Yug) - 17%, 5. Jozef Adamec (Cze) - 13%, 6. Alexander Vencel (Cze) - 8%.

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    1. Your contribution is more than appreciated for me. I'm sorry that I really have not enough time to respond you not so late until now but I never forget that your lists to be considered. Let me check all your contributed lists around the late of January 2016 when my schedule should be free. Thanks again, man !

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    2. Sorry for very late reply, for the list, I really surprise how come Yakimov are rarely appeared.

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  15. Hi Narathorn. Could you please explain why do you consider Borislav Mikhailov ahead of Silviu Lung?

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    1. Honesty I've not gotten into deep details of both. Lung was ranked in Romanian player of the year five times but no evidence to evaluate Mikahilov season by season.

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