Yugoslavia Union

“The Master Technician of The Europe” The All-Time Yugoslavia national football team represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1920-1941), the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1946-1992) and all post-Yugoslavian independent nations comprises Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovena, Mecedonia and Montenegro., Yugoslavian players has been known as the attractive technical players. The first world-class Yugoslav player is believed to be Milutin Ivkovic who appeared as a top-class defender in Europe during the late 1930s. In the post-war era, Stjepan Bobek had become the first Yugoslav attacker ever and nowadays still recognize him as the best Croatian player ever. The most entertaining player and one of the best dribblers ever Dragoslav Sekularac represented the greatness of Yugoslavia in the first half 1960s. Dragan Dzajic shined as one of the best European players in the late 1960s and has been recognized as one of the best wingers ever. Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, the golden age of Red Star Belgrade reinforced the Yugoslav national team with famous players like Dragan Stojkovic and Dejan Savicevic.   

Yugoslavia



Location     :  Southeastern Europe
European Championship Participation : 10 Times (1960, 1968, 1976, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
World Cup Participation :  13 Times (1930, 1950, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
Achievement  :  1998 FIFA World Cup Third Place
2 Times European Championship Runner-Up (1960, 1968)
Most Caps  : Dario Smic  (100 Games)
Top Scorer : Davor Suker (46 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever :  Dragan Dzajic





All-Time Yugoslav Squad


1. Vladimir Beara

Date Of Birth  :  2 November 1928
Nation   :  Croatia, Caps   :  59 Games              
Height   :  184 cm, Position : Goalkeeper
Major Club  : Hajduk Split, Red Star Belgrade       
World Cup Participation  :  1950, 1954, 1958 ( 6 Games) 
Club Honours  :  7 Times Yugoslavian League
2 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Silver Medal Olympic Game
Individual Achievement : 1960 Yugoslav League Best Player
1999 IFFHS Yugoslavia Goalkeeper  of The Century
Class   : Queen Gold


2. Branko Stankovic

Date Of Birth  :  31 October 1921
Nation  :  Serbia, Caps  :  61 Games
Height  : 182 cm, Position  :  Right-Back
Major Club  :  Red Star Belgrade        
World Cup Participation  : 1950, 1954 (6 Games)           
Club Honours : 4 Times Yugoslavian League
4 Times Yugoslavian Cup, 1958 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :  
2 Times Silver Medal Olympic Game (1948, 1952)
Individual Achievement  : None
Class  : Prince Gold

3. Branko Zebec

Date Of Birth  : 17 May 1929
Nation  : Croatia, Height  : 176 cm
Position  : Left-Winger/Left-Back/Center-Back
Major Club  :  Redstar Belgrade
Caps   :  65 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1958, 1962
Club Honours :  1 Time Yugoslavian League
2 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours  : 1952 Olympic Game Silver Medal
1960 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  None
Class  : Queen Silver

4. Velibor Vasovic

Date Of Birth  :  3 October 1939
Nation  :  Serbia, Caps  :  32 Games
Height :  186 cm, Position :  Sweeper
Major Club   :  Partzan Belgrade, Ajax Amsterdam
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  4 Times Yugos Nlavia Leagues
3 Times Dutch Champions
3 Times KNVB Cup, 1971 European Cup
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1966, 1969)
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  :  Queen Bronze
5. Nemanja Vidic

Date Of Birth  :  21 October 1981
Nation  : Serbia, Caps  :  54 Games   
Height : 188 cm, Position :  Stopper
Major Club   :  Manchester United     
World Cup Participation  :  2006, 2010 (3 Games)           
Club Honours  : 1 Time Serbian League
3 Times English Premier League, 2 Times League Cup
1 Time Yugoslavian Cup, 1 Time Serbia and Montenegro Cup       
2008 UEFA Champion League, 2009 UEFA Runner-Up
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Time Serbian Footballer of The Year (2005,2008)
2 Times European Defender of The Year (2008, 2009)
Class  : Prince Gold

6. Zlatko Čajkovski

Date Of Birth  :  24 November 1923
Nation  : Croatia, Caps :  55 Games
Height  : 164 cm, Position  : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Major Club  :  Partizan Belgrade
World Cup Participation  :  1950, 1954 (3 Games/2 Goals)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Yugoslavian League
3 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours   :  
2 Times Olympic Game Silver Medal (1948, 1952)
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  :  Queen Bronze


7. Bernard Vukas

Date Of Birth  :  1 May 1927
Nation  :  Croatia, Caps : 59 Games (22 Goals)
Height  :  170 cm, Position : Left-Winger/Attacking Midfielder
Major Club  :  Hajduk Split
World Cup Participation  :  1950, 1954 (5 Games/ No Goal)
Professional Score Record  : 300 Goals/ 615 Games
Club Honours : 3 Time Yugoslavian League
International Honours  : Olympic Game Silver Medal (1948, 1952)
Individual Achievement  :  1 Time Yugoslavian League Top Scorer
1953 Yugoslav League Best Player
1954 Croatia Sportsman of The Year
1955 Yugoslav Sportsman of The Year
Hajduk Split All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Queen Gold

8. Milos Milutinovic

Date Of Birth : 5 Febuary 1933
Nation : Serbia
Caps : 33 Games (16 Goals)
Height : 181 cm
Position : Right-Side Forward
Major Club : Partizan Belgrade
Professional Scores Record : 231 Goals/ 213 Games
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (6 Games/ 1 Goal)
Club Honours :  2 Times Yugoslav Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1956 European Cup Top Scorer
Class : Queen Silver

9. Stjepan Bobek

Date Of Birth  :  3 December 1923
Nation :  Croatia, Caps   :  63 Games (38 Goals)
Height :  175 cm, Position  : Deep-lying Forward
Major Club  :  Partizan Belgrade
Professional Score Record  :  403 Goals/ 468 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (5 Games With 1 Goal)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Yugoslavian League
4 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours  :  Olympic Game Silver Medal (1948, 1952)
Individual Achievement :   2 Times Yugoslavian League Top Scorer  
1954 Yugoslav League Best Player               
Partizan Belgrade All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
Yugoslavia All-Time Top Scorer
Class  : Queen Silver

10. Dragoslav Sekularac

Date Of Birth  :  30 November 1937
Nation : Serbia, Caps : 41 Games
Position :  Playmaker
Height :  168 cm, Major Club :  Redstar Belgrade       
World Cup Participation  :  1958, 1962 (9 Games)
Club Honours :  5 Times Yugoslavian League
3 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours  :  1956 Olympic Game Silver Medal
1960 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1960 UEFA Euro Best XI
Class  : Queen Bronze

11. Dragan Dzajic

Date Of Birth : 30 May 1946, Height  :  177 cm
Nation :  Serbia, Caps  :  85 Games (23 Goals)
Position  :  Left-Winger, Major Club :  Red Star Belgrade
Professional Score Record  : 323 Goals/ 671 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1974 (5 Games)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Yugoslavian League
4 Times Yugoslavian Cup, 1968 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1968 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1968 Bronze Ball Ballon'Dor
1969 The Best Athletic of Yugoslavia
1968 UEFA Euro Top Scorer - Best Player, 1976 Best XI 
IFFHS Yugoslavia Player of The Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Serbia & Montenegro)
Red Star Belgrade Greatest Player Ever / All-Time Top Scorer
Class  : Queen Gold
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Substitution


12. Franjo Glaser

Date Of Birth  :  13 January 1913
Nation  :  Croatia
Height  :  181 cm
Position : Goalkeeper 
Caps :  46 Games (11 Games For Croatia)
Major Club  : BSK Belgrade, Gradanski Zagreb
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours    :    3 Times Yugoslavian League
1 Time Croatian League
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Queen Bronze

13. Fahrudin Jusufi

Date Of Birth :  8 December 1939
Nation : Serbia
Caps : 55 Games
Position : Left and Right-Back
Height : 177 cm
Major Club : Partizan Belgrade
World Cup Participation : 1962 (6 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times Yugoslav Cup
1966 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours :  1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Gold


14. Dragan Holcer

Date Of Birth  :  9 January 1945
Nation  : Slovenia
Caps :  52 Games  
Height  : 176 cm
Position : Center-Back
Major Club :  Hajduk Split                  
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours : 3 Times Yugoslavian League
3 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours  : 1968 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1968 Yugoslav League Best Player
Class  : Prince Gold

15. Josip Katalinski

Date Of Birth  :  2 May 1948
Nation  :  Bosnia&Herzegovina
Position :  Sweeper
Height : 181 cm, Major Club  :  Zeljesnicar
Caps :  41 Games (10 Goals)           
World Cup Participation  :  1974
Club Honours :   1 Time Yugoslavian League
International Honours   :   None
Individual Achievement  : 1974 Yugoslav League Best Player
Class  : Prince Silver


16. Luka Modric

Date Of Birth : 9 September 1985
Nation : CroatiaPosition : Box-to-Box Midfielder
Height : 174 cm, Caps  : 96 Games
Major Club : Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham, Real Madrid
World Cup Participation:  2006, 2014
Club Honours : 3 Times Croatian League, 1 Time La Liga
2 Times Croatian Cup, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
3 Times UEFA Champion League (14,16,17)  
2 Times FIFA Club World Cup (14,16) 
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  2007 Croatian League Player of the Year
4 Times Croatian Footballer of the Year (2007,2008,2011,2014)
2014 Spanish La Liga Best Midfielder
Class : Prince Gold

17. Safet Susic

Date Of Birth  :  13 April 1955
Nation : Bosnia and Herzegovina, Caps : 54 Games (21 Goals)
Height :  181 cm, Position  :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Major Club  :  FK Sarajevo, Paris Saint-Germain
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1990 (8 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time French League, 1 Time French Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1979 Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year
1980 Yugoslavian League Top Scorer
1983 French League Foreign Player of The Year    
Paris Saint Germain Greatest Player Ever
UEFA Jubilee Award (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  
Class  : Queen Bronze

18. Bora Kostic

Date Of Birth  :  14 June 1930
Nation : Serbia, Caps   :   33 Games (26 Games)
Position:  Left and Right Winger/Attacking Midfielder
Height : 184 cm, Major Club  :  Redstar Belgrade
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record : 165 Goals/ 270 Games
Club Honours  : 6 Times Yugoslavian League
3 Time Yugoslavian League
International Honours : 1960 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1960 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Yugoslavian League Top Scorer
1959 Yugoslav League Best Player
1960 European Championship Team of The Tournament
Class  :  Queen Bronze

19. Dejan Savicevic

Date Of Birth : 15 September 1966, Height : 182 cm
Nation : Montenegro, Caps : 59 Games (19 Goals)
Position : Attacking Midfielder/Right-Winger
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1998 (5 Games/No Goal)
Major Club : AC Milan, Red Star, International Honours : None
Professional Score Record : 113 Goals/ 358 Games
Club Honours  :  3 Times Italian Series A
3 Times Yugoslavian League, 1 Time Yugoslavian Cup
2 Times European Cup Winners (1991, 1994), 1995 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1991 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor
1991 Yugoslav Athletic of The Year
Class  : Queen Bronze

20. Milan Galic

Date Of Birth  :  8 March 1938
Nation  : Serbia, Caps :  51 Games (37 Goals)
Height  : 176 cm, Position : Deep-Lying Forward
Major Club  :  Partizan Belgrade
World Cup Participation  : 1962 (6 Games with 3 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 125 Goals/287 Games
Club Honours  : 4 Times Yugoslavian League
2 Times Belgian League, 1 Time Belgian Cup
1966 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  : 1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1960 UEFA Euro Best XI, Top Scorer
1962 Yugoslavian Sportsman of The Year 
All-Time Most Consecutive International Games Top Scoer 
                                                       Class : Prince Gold

21. Davor Suker

Date Of Birth : 1 January 1968, Height : 181 cm
Nation : Croatia, Caps :  70 Games (46 Goals)
Position :  Fast Striker, Major Club : Sevilla
World Cup Participation  : 1998 (8 Games / 6 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  213 Goals/ 524 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time Spanish La Liga
International Honours  : 1998 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Yugoslavian League Top Scorer
6 Times Croatian Footballer of the Year
1996 UEFA Euro Qualification Top Scorer
1996 UEFA Euro Best XI, 1998 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor
1998 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - Silver Ball 
1998 Croatian Sportsman of The Year
Croatia All-Time Top Scorer, UEFA Jubilee Award (Croatia)
                                                       Class  : Prince Gold

22. Darko Pancev

Date Of Birth  : 7 September 1965
Nation  :  Macedonia, Caps  :  27 Games (17 Goals)
Height  :  182 cm, Position  :  Fast Striker
Major Club :  Vardar Skobje, Red Star Belgrade
World Cup Participation  : 1990 (3 Games/ 2 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 175 Goals/ 291 Games
Club Honours :  4 Times Yugoslavian League
1 Time Yugoslavian Cup, 1991 European Cup
International Honours   :  None
Individual Achievement  :  4 Times Yugoslav League Top Scorer
1991 European Golden Shoe, 1991 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor
1992 UEFA Euro Qualification Top Scorer
Yugoslav League All-Time Highest Scorer in a Single Season
                                                 UEFA Jubilee Award (Macedonia)
                                                       Class  : Prince Silver


Manager

Vujdine Boskov

Year Of Birth :  16 May 1931
Major Team : Sampdoria
Major Achievement :   1 Time Yugoslavian league
1 Spanish La liga
1 Time Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Del Rey
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1981, 1991)
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Queen Bronze





Conclusion of Squad

GK : Vladimir Beara, Franjo Glaser
DF : Branko Zebec, Fahrudin Jusufi, Velibor Vasovic, Nemanja Vidic, Branko Stankovic, Josip Katalinski, Dragan Holcer
MF : Zlatko Čajkovski, Luka Modric, Bora Kostic, Safet Susic, Dragoslav Sekularac, Dejan Savicevic
FW : Dragan Dzajic (Captain), Bernard Vukas, Milos Milutinovic, Milan Galic, Davor Suker, Stjepan Bobek, Darko Pancev
Manager : Vujadin Boskov




Formation XI (4-3-3)





Explanation of Formation
  
The team strategy would emphasize on technical approach in with functional balance. Beara was selected as a first choice goalkeeper by no competitor. Branco Zebec is assigned to support to the left-wing regularly. Brank Stankovic is primarily based on full-back position. Velibor Vasovic is set as an offensive sweeper who would support midfield area under an appropriate situation. Cajkovski would tireless run I central midfield area as a box-to-box midfielder. Vukas is selected as a left-side midfield and would occasionally move inside to the central area to support co-ordination. Sekularac would exploit his dribbling ability pull the opponents to create the vacancy area for his teammate.  In the front line, it is a tri-o without target man. Bobek is a withdrawn forward allowing Dzajic and Milutinovic to support in the side of penalty area unlimitedly.   


Crvena Zvezda Stadium

Start Year :  1963
City  : Belgrade
Capacity :  
55,000 Seats
Field Dimension :  110x73 m













 Statistics

By Decade
By Nation
By Class
By Club
1940s : 2
1950s : 7
1960s : 4
1970s : 2
1980s : 2.5
1990s : 2.5
2000s : 1
2010s : 1
Croatia : 10
Serbia : 9
Bosnia : 2
Montenegro : 1
Macedonia : 1

Slovenia : 1

King : 1
Queen : 14
Prince : 7

Red Star Belgrade : 8
Partizan Belgrade : 6
Hajduk Split : 2
Dinamo Zagreb : 2
FK Sarajevo : 1
Vojvodina : 1
Zelieznicar : 1




Positional Ranking of Substitution 

Goalkeeper


1. Ivan Curkovic

Date Of Birth  :  15 March 1944
Nation  :  Bosnia&Herzegovina
Height  : 179 cm, Caps  :  19 Games
Major Club  :  Partizan Belgrade, Saint Etienne        
World Cup Participation  :  1962 (6 Games)        
Club Honours   :   1 Time Yugoslavian League
4 Times French League, 3 Times French Cup
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1966, 1976)
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : French League Greatest Goalkeeper Ever
Class  : Prince Silver

2. Milutin Soskic

Date Of Birth  :  31 December 1937
Nation  :  Serbia, Caps  :  50 Games
Height  : 180 cm, Position : Goalkeeper
Major Club  :  Partizan Belgrade        
World Cup Participation : 1962 (6 Games)        
Club Honours  : 4 Times Yugoslavian League
1 Time Yugoslavian Cup
1966 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  : 1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
1960 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement  : 1961 Yugoslav League Best Player
Class  : Prince Silver




Defender



1. Ivan Horvat

Date Of Birth  :  16 July 1926
Nation  : Croatia, Caps :  60 Games
Position :  Center-BackHeight  : 190 cm
Major Club  :  Dinamo Zageb, Frankfurt        
World Cup Participation  :  1950, 1954
Club Honours  :  3 Times Yugoslav League
1 Time Bundesliga, 1 Time Yugoslav Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class  : Prince Silver


2. Milutin Ivkovic

Date Of Birth  :  3 March 1906
Nation  :  Serbia
Caps :  39 Games
Height :  182 cm
Position : Center-Back
Major Club  :   Jugoslavija
World Cup Participation  : 1930
Club Honours :  2 Times Kingdom of Yugoslavia League
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement  : 1930 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team
Class : Prince Silver



3. Branislav Ivanovic

Date Of Birth  :  22 February 1984
Nation  :  Serbia, Caps :  78 Games
Height :  185 cm
Position : Center-Back/Right-Back
Major Club  :   Chealsea
World Cup Participation  : 2010
Club Honours :  2 Time Premier League
3 Times FA Cup, 2012 UEFA Champion League
2013 UEFA Europa League
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement  : 2 Times Serbian Players of the year
Class : Prince Silver



4. Sinisa Mihajlovic

Date Of Birth  :  20 February 1969
Nation  : Serbia, Caps :  63 Games
Position :  Center-Back
Height  : 185 cm, Major Club  :  Sampdoria, Lazio        
World Cup Participation  :  1998 (4 Games)        
Club Honours  :  3 Times Yugoslavian League
2 Times Italian Series A, 1 Time Yugoslavian Cup
4 Time Copa Italia, 1991 European Cup
1991 Intercontinental Cup
1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1999 Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver


Defensive Midfielder


1. Ante Zanetic

Date Of Birth  :  18 November 1936
Nation : Croatia
Caps  :  15 Games
Position  :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height  :  177 cm
Major Club  :  Hajduk Split, Club Brugge
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 1 Time Yugoslav League
International Honours  : 1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
1960 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Silver



2. Zeljko Perusic

Date Of Birth : 25 April 1933
Nation : Croatia, Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height : 164 cm  , Caps  : 27 Games
Major Club :  Dinamo Zagreb, 1860 Munich
World Cup Participation:  None
Club Honours    :  1 Time Bundesliga
3 Times Yugoslav Cup
International Honours : 1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1960 Croatian Sportsman of The Year
Class : Prince Silver




3. Mirorad Arsenijevic

Date Of Birth  :  6 June 1906
Nation : Serbia
Caps :  52 Games
Position  :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  168 cm
Major Club  :  OFK Belgrade
World Cup Participation  :  1930
Club Honours  :  4 Times Kingdom of Yugoslavia League
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver





Central Midfielder


1. Zvonimir Boban

Date Of Birth  :  8 October 1968
Nation  : Croatia, Caps :  51 Games
Position :  Central Holding Midfielder
Height  : 183 cm, Major Club  :  AC Milan
World Cup Participation  : 1998 (6 Games)
Club Honours  :  4 Time Italian Series A
1994 UEFA Champion League Winner
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (93, 95)
International Honours : 1998 FIFA World Cup Third Place              
Individual Achievement  : 1996 UEFA Euro Best Xi
1991 Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year
1999 Croatian Footballer of The Year
Dinamo Zagreb Greatest Player Ever
Class  :  Prince Silver

2. Branko Oblak

Date Of Birth  :  27 May 1947
Nation  :  Slovenia, Caps  :  46 Games
Position :  Central Holding Midfielder
Height : 178 cm
Major Club  :  Olimpija Ljubijana, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  : 1974 (5 Games)
Club Honours :  1 Time German Bundesliga
1 Time Yugoslavian League, 1 Time Yugoslav Cup
International Honours  :  None     
Individual Achievement :  1971 Slovenian Sportman of The Year
1974 Yugoslav League Player of the Year
UEFA Jubilee Award (Slovenia)
Class  : Prince Silver




Offensive Midfielder


1. Dragan Stojkovic

Date Of Birth  :  3 March 1965
Nation  : Serbia, Caps : 84 Games (15 Goals)
Height :  175 cm, Position :  Playmaker
Major Club  :  Red Star Belgrade, Nagoya Grampus Eight
World Cup Participation  : 1990, 1998 (9 Games)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Yugoslavian League
1 Time J League, 1 Time Yugoslavain Cup
1993 European Cup Winners, 1991 Runner-Up
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1995 J League Most Valuable Player
2 Times Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year (1988, 1989)
1990 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
Class  :  Prince Silver

2. Jurica Jerkovic

Date Of Birth  :  25 February 1950
Nation : Croatia, Caps  :  43 Games
Position  :  Playmaker
Height  :  175 cm
Major Club : Hajduk Split, FC Zurich
World Cup Participation  :  1974, 1982
Club Honours  :  3 Times Yugoslav League
1 Time Swiss Super League
5 Times Yugoslav Cup
International Honours: None
Individual Achievement: 2 Times Yugoslav League Best Player (71, 76)
Class : Prince Silver


3. Vladimir Petrovic

Date Of Birth  :  1 July 1955
Nation :  Serbia, Caps : 35 Games
Position :  Playmaker
Height  :  175 cm
Major Club  :  Red Star Belgrade
World Cup Participation  :   1974, 1982
Club Honours  :  5 Times Yugoslav League
6 Times Yugoslav Cup 
International Honours   :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1980 Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver


4. Robert Prosinecki

Date Of Birth  : 12 January 1969
Nation  : Croatia, Height  :  182 cm
Position : Central Holding Midfielder/Playmaker
Major Club  :  Redstar Belgrade
Caps  :  15 Games for Yugoslavia/ 49 Games for Croatia
World Cup Participation  : 1990, 1998, 2002 (9 Games)
Club Honours :  3 Times Croatian League
3 Times Yugoslav League, 1 Time Yugoslav Cup
1 Time Slovenian Cup, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1991 European Cup Winner
International Honours  :  1998 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  : 1990 Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year
1991 Bravo Award, 1997 Croatian Footballer of The Year
Class :  Prince Silver





Forward

1. Rajko Mitic

Date Of Birth : 19 November 1922
Nation :  Serbia, Caps : 59 Games (32 Goals)
Height :  173 cm, Position : Deep-lying Forward
Major Club : Redstar Belgrade
Professional Scores Record : 262 Goals/ 572 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (6 Game/No Goal)
Club Honours :   4 Times Yugoslav League
4 Times Yugoslav Cup, 1958 Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 
2 Times Olympic Game Silver Medal (1948,1952)
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Gold

2. Josip Skoblar

Date Of Birth  : 12 March 1941
Nation  : Croatia, Caps : 32 Games (11 Goals)
Height  : 182 cm, Position  :  Forward/ Left-Winger
Major Club  : OFK Belgrade, Olympic Marseille
World Cup Participation  :   1962 (5 Games)
Professional Scores record : 255 Goals/ 348 Games
Club Honours  :  2 Times Yugoslav League
2 Times French League, 2 Times Yugoslav Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times French league Top Scorer
2 Times French League Foreign Player of The Year (1970, 1971)
1971 European Golden Boot, 1971 World League Top Scorer
French Ligue All-Time Highest Scorer In a Single Season
                                                     Class :  Prince Gold


3. Blagoje Marjanovic

Date Of Birth  :  9 September 1907
Nation  :  Serbia, Caps :  57 Games (36 Goals)
Height  :  171 cm, Position :   Forward
Major Club  :  OFK Belgrade
Professional Scores Record :   576 Goals
World Cup Participation  : 1930 (2 Games/ 1 Goal)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Yugoslav Champions
1 Time Yugoslav Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 
3 Times Kingdom of Yugoslavia league top scorer
Class : Prince Gold


4. Todor Veselinovic

Date Of Birth  :  22 October 1930
Nation :  Serbia
Caps : 37 Games (28 Goals)
Height : 172 cm, Position : Forward
Major Club  :  Vojvodina
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1958
Professional Scores Record : 150 Goals/252 Games
Club Honours/International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement :  4 Times Yugoslav League Top Scorer
1957 Yugoslav League Best Player
1956 Olympic Games Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



5. Ivan Hitrec

Date Of Birth  :  13 April 1911
Nation  :  Croatia, Caps : 14 Games (10 Goals)
Height  :   179 cm, Position  :  Forward
Major Club   :  HASK Belgrade
Professional Scores Record : 576 Goals
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  : 1 Times Yugoslav Champion
1 Time Swiss Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver



6. Predrag Mijatovic

Date Of Birth  :  19 january 1969
Nation  :  Montenegro, Caps  :  73 Games (28 Goals)
Height  :  177 cm, Position  : Forward
Major Club  :  Partizan Belgrade, Valencia
World Cup Participation :  1998 (4 Games With 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record :  151 Goals/ 442 Games
Club Honours :  1 Time Yugoslavian League
1 Time Yugoslavian Cup, 1 Time Copa Italia
1998 UEFA Chamopion League Winner
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1997 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor
1996 Spanish La Liga Foreign Player of The Year
1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Top Scorer
Class  : Prince Silver


7. Alen Boksic

Date Of Birth  :  21 January 1970
Nation  :  Croatia, Caps : 40 Games (10 Goals)
Height  :   187 cm, Position : Creative Forward
Major Club   :  Marseille, Lazio
Professional Scores Record : 116 Goals
World Cup Participation : 1990, 2002
Club Honours  : 2 Times Series A
2 Times Coppa Italia, 1993 UEFA Champion League
1999 Cup Winners Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  1993 French League Top Scorer
1993 French Ligue Foreign Player of the Year
1993 Croatian Footballer of the Year
                                                     Class : Prince Silver


Striker

1. Dusan Bajevic

Date Of Birth  :  10 December 1948
Nation :  Bosnia&Herzegovina, Caps  :  37 Games (29 Goals)
Height  :  185 cm, Position :  Target Striker
Major Club  :  Velez Mostar, AEK Athens
Professional Scores Record :   231 Goals/ 429 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1974
Club Honours : 2 Times Greek League, 1 Time Greek Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Yugoslav League Top Scorer
1 Time Greek League Top Scorer
1972 Brazil Independence Cup Top Scorer
1973 Yugoslavian Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver

2. Edin Dzeko 

Date Of Birth  :  17 March 1986
Nation  :  Bosnia&Herzegovina
Height  :   193 cm, Position  :  Target Striker
Caps :  54 Games (29 Goals)
Major Club  :  Wolfburg, Manchester City
Professional Scores Record :   170 Goals/ 380 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  :  1 Time Bundesliga
2 Times English Premier League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Bosnian Footballer of The Year
1 Time Bundesliga Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



All-Time Serbian XI

Formation : 4-3-2-1

GK : Milutin Soskic  
DL : Fahrudin Jusufi
DR : Branko Stankovic
SW : Velibor Vasovic
CB : Namanja Vidic 
DM : Mirolad Arsejanovic
PM : Dragan Stojkovic
AM : Dragoslav Sekularac
WL : Dragan Dzajic
WR : Milos Milutinovic
STK : Blagojie Marjanovic

Substitution : Sinisa Mihajlovic, Bora Kostic, Rajko Mitic

Manager : Vujadin Boskov


All-Time Croatian XI

Formation : 4-1-3-2

GK : Vladimir Beara
DL : Branko Zebec
DR : Ivan Buljan
CB : Velimir Zajec
CB : Ivan Horvat
DM : Zlatko Cajkovski
CM : Zvonimir Boban
ML : Bernard Vukas
MR : Jurica Jurkovic
SS : Stjepan Bobek
STK : Davor Suker 

Substitution : Luka Modric, Ivica Surjak, Josip Skoblar

Manager : Tomislav Ivic


All-Time Rest of Yugoslav XI

Formation : 3-5-2

GK : Ivan Curkovic (Bosnia)
DL : Mirsad Fazlagic (Bosnia)
DR : Hasan Salihamidzic (Bosnia)
CB : Josip Katalinski (Bosnia)
CB : Dragan Holcer (Slovenia)
CM : Branko Oblak (Slovenia)
AM : Ivica Osim (Bosnia)
AM : Safet Susic (Bosnia)
SS : Dejan Savicevic (Montenegro)
FW : Predrag Mijatovic (Montenegro)
STK : Darko Pancev (Macedonia)

Substitution : Zlatko Zahovic (Slovenia), Goran Pandev (Mecedonia), Dusan Bajevic (Bosnia)
Manager : Mijan Miljanic (Macedonia)


The Greatest Former Yugoslav National Players

Serbia

1. Dragan Dzajic
2. Milos Milutinovic
3. Dragan Stojkovic
4. Dragoslav Sekularac
5. Velibor Vasovic


Croatia

1. Bernard Vukas
2. Stepjan Bobek
3. Branko Zebec
4. Vladimir Beara
5. Davor Suker


Bosnia & Herzegovina

1. Safet Susic
2. Josip Katalinski
3. Dusan Bajevic
4. Asim Ferhatovic

5. Ivica Osim


Slovenia

1. Branko Oblak
2. Zlatko Zahovic
3. Srecko Katanec

Montenegro

1. Dejan Savicsevic
2. Predrag Mijatovic
3. Mirko Vucinic

Macedonia

1. Darko Pancev
2. Goran Pandev
3. Vujadin Stanojkovic


The Greatest Yugoslav Players of the Era

10s : -
20s : -
30s : Blagoje Marjanovic (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 : Dragan Dzajic (1st Half), Safet Susic (2nd Half)
80s : Safet Susic (1st Half), Dragan Stojkovic (2nd Half)
90s : Dejan Savicevic (1st Half), Davor Suker (2nd Half)
00s : Dejan Stankovic (1st Half), Nemanja Vidic (2nd Half) 
10s : Luka Modric (1st Half)


The Greatest Yugoslav Footballers of All-Time

1. Dragan Dzajic
2. Bernard Vukas
3. Stjepan Bobek
4. Branko Zebec
5. Vladimir Beara
6. Safet Susic
7. Dragoslav Sekularac
8. Dejan Savicevic  
9. Milan Galic
10. Milos Milutinovic

54 comments:

  1. Anonymous19/11/14

    Career of Vujadin Boškov lasted from 1971 to 2000. Coached Yugoslavia, Den Haag, Feyenoord, Zaragoza, Real Madrid, Gijon, Ascoli, Sampdoria, Lazio, Napoli, Servette and Peruggia. He has won eight trophies. He was a champion with Sampdoria and Real. He won the Cup with Sampdoria (2 times), The Hague and Real. He won the Italian Supercup with Sampdoria. He was with Sampdoria Cup winners' Cup. Career Tomislav Ivic lasted from 1973 to 2004. He had a small break. Coached Yugoslavia, Hajduk Split, Ajax, Anderlecht, Galatasaray, Dinamo Zagreb, Avelino, Panathinaikos, Porto, PSG, Atletico Madrid, Marseille, Benfica, Fenerbahce, UAE, Iran and Standard Liege. He has won 15 trophies. He was a champion of Yugoslavia three times. He won the Yugoslav Cup four years in a row (72,73,74,76). Cup in Yugoslavia did not play in 1975. You yourself wrote about how the Yugoslav league was strong. He was a champion of the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Portugal. He won the Portuguese and the Spanish Cup. He was the winner of the European Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup with Porto. Often described as a brilliant strategist, Ivic is credited with helping develop the modern style of the game. In April 2007 the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport proclaimed him as the most successful football manager in history, due to his seven league titles won in five different countries.

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  2. Anonymous19/11/14

    Tomislav Ivic ideal team: I Team- 1.Vitor Baia, 2.Wim Suurbier 3.Ruud Krol, 4.Morten Olsen, 5.Manuel Amoros, 6.Soren Lerby, 7.Frank Arnesen, 8.Bernd Schuster, 9th Jean Pierre Papin 10.Jurica Jerkovic, 11.Paulo Futre. II Team- 1.Joel Bats, 2.Jocelyn Angloma, 3.Arie Haan, 4.Luka Peruzovic, 5.Ivan Buljan, 6.Alemao, 7.Chris Waddle, 8.Safet Susic, 9.George Weah, 10.Abedi pele, 11.Zlatko Vujovic. III Team- 1.Piet Schrijvers, 2.Joao Pinto, 3.Fernando Couto, 4.Basile hurts, 5.Michel De Groote, 6.Paulo Sousa, 7.Didier Deschamps, 8.Frankie Vercauteren, 9.Erwin Vandenbergh, 10 .Ruud Geels, 11.Emil Kostandinov.
    He trained more: Fernando De Napoli, Daniel Van Buyten, Ramon Diaz, Simon Tahamata, Kenneth Brylle, Ludo Coeck, Carlos Mozer, Georges Grun, Ivica Surjak, Rene Van der Eycken ......

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  3. Anonymous19/11/14

    He also said that Morten Olsen and Ruud Krol are best players that he coached.

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  4. Anonymous4/5/15

    Where are here Alen Bokšić, Darijo Srna, Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić?

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    1. Boksic's prime career is too short. Luka Mordric is OK but I'd prefer wait for the end of this season. As I check, Rakitic has nit been collected great seasons enough.

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  5. Anonymous4/5/15

    Aleksandar Tirnanić also

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    1. He is the most capped Yugoslavian player in the pre-war era but I'm not found any source to confirm his great level and it would be great if you could provide.

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  6. Anonymous5/5/15

    With Marseille Bokšić won the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League, and was voted fourth in the 1993 European Footballer of the Year poll. That same year he was named Croatian Footballer of the Year. He also won two Serie A titles in 1997 and 2000 with Juventus and Lazio respectively, and is regarded as one of the best foreign players in the history of Serie A since 1980. He moved to AS Cannes in France (1991–92), but was plagued by injuries and played only one game the entire season. In summer of 1992, he was signed by French giants Olympique Marseille. In his only full season with Olympique Marseille (1992–93), he was the Ligue 1 top goalscorer, leading the charts with 23 goals. That season he won the French league title. But his biggest success with the club came in May 1993, when Olympique Marseille defeated AC Milan and won the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League. Bokšić was the club`s best goalscorer in the competition, as he scored 6 goals in 1992–93 UEFA Champions League. He played another 12 league matches for the club in the beginning of 1993-1994 season, until December 1993, when he was transferred to Lazio. Bokšić left the club in the wake of one of the biggest club`s scandals in history. In 1994, due to financial irregularities and a match fixing scandal involving then president Bernard Tapie, they suffered enforced relegation to the second division. After joining Lazio in Italy in 1993, Bokšić was voted fourth for the 1993 European Footballer of the Year, behind winner Roberto Baggio, Dennis Bergkamp, and Eric Cantona. In his first half-season with Lazio, Bokšić appeared in 21 Serie A matches, scoring 4 goals as Lazio ended 4th. In season 1994-95 Lazio was managed by Zdeněk Zeman, and Bokšić played important part in the club`s biggest Serie A result since 1974, as they finished 2nd. Bokšić was a part of praised attacking trident formed by Bokšić, Giuseppe Signori and Pierluigi Casiraghi. He scored total of 9 goals in 1994-95 Serie A season. In summer of 1996 he was signed by Juventus. The club was managed by Marcello Lippi. During his one season with the club he managed to win three titles, as Juventus won the 1996–97 Serie A, 1996 Intercontinental Cup and 1996 UEFA Super Cup. The club also reached the final of 1996–97 UEFA Champions League but lost the match from Borussia Dortmund. Bokšić played as a forward until 88th minute of the match, alongside Christian Vieri. Bokšić was the club`s top goalscorer in the competition with 4 goals. He also netted 3 goals in their road to Serie A title. Bokšić returned to Lazio in 1997, now under new manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. In his first season he scored 10 goals in Serie A, with Lazio finishing 7th. This was disappointing result for Lazio, but they managed to reach the finals of 1998 UEFA Cup and to win Coppa Italia. In season 1998-99, Lazio finished 2nd in the league and won 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Bokšić made only 3 Serie A appearances due to his injury. Season 1999-2000 was the best one for Bokšić with Lazio, as they won 1999-2000 Serie A and also Italian Cup. Bokšić scored 4 goals on their road to scudetto. After six years of playing in Serie A, he decided to leave.

    In 2010, Bokšić was voted number 32 on the list of the best foreign players in history of Serie A.



    Following his spell at Lazio, he surprised the footballing world by joining English club Middlesbrough in the Premier League for a transfer fee £2.5 million, where he scored twice on his Middlesbrough debut in a 3-1 win at Coventry City. At the time of his signing for Middlesbrough, some reports claimed he became the highest paid player in English football, earning a reputed £63,000 per week.


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    1. Thanks for provision. As I check media rating, he is rated above 6.5 in average in one season with additional arguable World-Class season with Marseille. However, he participated only 70 - 80 % game per league season so his longevity is inevitably a main problem.

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    2. Anonymous7/5/15

      How much is Savicevic played in Milan as a percentage?

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    3. His longevity was a problem but he achieved world-class season at Milan.

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  7. Anonymous5/5/15

    Honours

    Hajduk Split
    Yugoslav Cup: 1991

    Marseille
    UEFA Champions League: 1992–93
    Juventus
    Serie A: 1996-97
    UEFA Supercup: 1996
    Intercontinental Cup: 1996

    Lazio
    Serie A: 1999-00
    Italian Cup: 1998, 2000
    UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1999
    UEFA Supercup: 1999

    Individual
    French Ligue 1 Top Scorer: 1992–93
    French Ligue 1 Foreign Player of the Year: 1993
    Onze d'Argent: 1993
    Ballon d'Or 1993: 4th place
    Croatian Footballer of the Year: 1993
    Middlesbrough Supporters' club player of the year: 2000–01

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  8. Anonymous5/5/15

    Boksic had problems with injuries, but he pulled secure 10 good season. How many of them had Pančev?

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    1. Pancev's peak is considered to be higher thery than that of Boksic. Despite playing in the front-line, Boksic's scoring record is even lower than many midfielders and I'd say Boksic has only four great seasons. Pancev also has a more important impact on his nation.

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  9. Anonymous5/5/15

    Tirnanic with Marjanovic constituted an unbeatable tandem of Yugoslav football.

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  10. Anonymous5/5/15

    most caps- Darijo Srna-122

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  11. Anonymous6/5/15

    I do not know if you watched Boksic? He spent most of his career playing on the wing. He ran from the left side and crossed. I guess you Pancev counted Yugoslav year (because the other did not exist), and Bokšić not. I have looked and Darko Pancev and followed his career. For me it is absurd to talk about careers and achievements of Boksic and Pancev. I read somewhere that you are a fan of Red Star, so I assume Pančev was a childhood idol. Congratulations on this project. This is really great. Thank you for your time.

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    1. I watch Boksic played but not so often and I know he was surely a side forward (not winger) similar to Oleg Blokhin, Ference Bene, Rob Rensenbrink, etc. There all’re a prolific scorer. In aforementioned position, Boksic was superb in the 1992 – 1993 season as he scored 23 goals in 37 games but his most of seasons in Series A saw a big decline partially due to injury. He also missed many important matches in European competition (1996 and 1999 UEFA super cup and 1999 Cup Winners Cup). Aside from this, he also missed important highlight of Croatia national team. He is surely deserved as one of the top 20 Yugoslavian peak players ever but his career is just below general expectation. However, As I review, Prosinecki also should not be here if Boksic has not been included. I think it can be flexible to include Boksic. I’ll create his profile.

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  12. Anonymous7/5/15

    Thank you for Boksic, but really i do not understand the criteria. From this great generation of Red Star no one made a great international career. Pančev did not do nothing. Stojkovic did not have success in Olimpique or in Verona. Savicevic in Milan played 97 games in Serie A in 6 years and scored 20 goals in those 6 years. Prosinecki had problems for the injury as soon as he came to Real. In the Yugoslav league for me, Stojkovic perhaps made the most, and after him Prosinecki. In fact the only one who has done something is Sinisa Mihajlovic. Belodedici also failed, but behind him stood a successful year at Steaua. For me at this site, Savicevic and Stojkovic and especially Pančev are overestimated. Prosinecki is realistically assessed and Mihajlovic was unjustly neglected.

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    1. I am really a fan of Yugoslav football in the late 1980s to early 1990s although I did not watch them actively.

      I set the criteria to include players with at least five inetrnational-class club season in this museum. Savicevic ad Stojkovic did success in the pre-1990s Yugoslavian league which was very competitive. Stojkovic won twice Yugoslav player of the year in that period. Savicevic has twice great seasons at Milan where he obtained the rating from media more than 6.5 in one season (among the best in Series A).

      Darko Pancev at his prime is a prominent prolific scorer, scoring 84 goals in 91 league games in the era of defensive emphasis is really incredible.

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    2. Anonymous7/5/15

      Season 91/92 still playing without Croatian and Slovenian clubs. He was not a standard national team player. And his goals he scored playing against relatively average defensive players. On your lists of "9x10" has no defender from the time when he played Pančev. I read somewhere that it was the fifth European leagues. It can not be right. In the eighties stronger, of course, were Germany, Italy, France, Spain, England, Holland, the Soviet Union, Portugal, Belgium, perhaps even Romania and Greece. In Yugoslavia there were no foreigners (except Belodedici, who was a Serb origin), and at the age of 27-28 years they all wanted to go to the European West.

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    3. All players in history played against top defenders in a few games as the league is consist of many middle and small clubs. Standard of Yugoslav defenders was better than most leagues in Europe and no Yugsolav striker came close in Pancev's stats indicating his remarkable finishing ability.

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  13. Anonymous11/5/15

    What about Franjo Vladić, Zlatko Vujović, Ivan Gudelj, Franjo Wolfl, Blaž Slišković, Nikola Gazdić, Kosta Tomašević, Dražen Mužinić, Vahid Halilhodžić, Marko Mlinarić, Zlatko Kranjčar, Enver Marić, Ivica Horvat, Ivan Jazbinšek, Zvonimir Monsider, Dražen Jerković, Slaven Zambata, Đorđe Vujadinović, Ivica Bek, Željko Čajkovski, Rudolf Belin, Leo Lemešić, Dejan Petković, Josip Pirmajer

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  14. In international legendary museum, it is standardized players with at least 6 - 7 international-class (less number can be compensated by word-class seasons). Those names are lower level than players who is mentioned here.

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  15. Anonymous10/6/15

    What about Ivanovic and Srna? Also I think Modric could take it as the best in the first half of 2010s.

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    1. Ivanovic is god enough for my eyes watch but rating and awards to him might be underrated. I would review again, Srna is below standardized level. Yes, I'll write Modric as the best in the period.

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    2. OK, I have added Profile of Ivanovic. I will also add his name in top 100 best defensive lateral of all-time. He is rated very low by media in 2012 and 2013 but the rating is not always reliable and he even won Serbian players of the year in those years.

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  16. Anonymous12/6/15

    Do you think Vučinić and Tudor are good enough for a profile?

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    1. I don't think so. They are rated below standardized level according to rating in dbsclaio.

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  17. Anonymous12/6/15

    Also, Tomislav Ivić as a coach.

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    1. I see Vujadin Boskov is more successful on higher standard of competition.

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  18. Anonymous26/10/15

    Boksic was two times (1990,2002) on the WC

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  19. Anonymous24/11/15

    Trying to locate Zarko Tomasevic. Played for Red Stars during mid 1980's, born on Sarajevo, moved to Berlin Germany. Met in Chicago fall of 1986. If anyone would know how to locate, please respond.

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  20. Anonymous6/2/16

    Top 10 (UEFA Jubilee Awards, 1954-2003):

    SERBIA - 1.Dragan Džajić – 54 pts, 2. Dragan Stojković – 26, 3. Dejan Savićević – 23, 4.Dragoslav Šekularac - 19, 5.Stjepan Bobek - 17, 6.Rajko Mitić - 8, 7.Predrag Mijatović - 7, 8.Vladimir Jugović - 3, 9.Milan Galić - 2, 10-12.Vujadin Boškov, Miloš Milutinović, Vladimir Petrović – 1.

    CROATIA - 1.Davor Šuker - 70 pts, 2.Zvonimir Boban - 64, 3.Bernard Vukas - 57, 4.Robert Prosinečki - 33, 5.Dražan Jerković - 20, 6.Vladimir Beara - 10, 7-8.Stjepan Bobek, Alen Bokšić - 9, 9.Josip Skoblar - 7, 10-12.Rudolf Belin, Dražen Ladić, Branko Zebec - 6.

    BOSNIA - 1.Safet Sušić - 218 pts, 2.Asim Ferhatović Hase - 114, 3.Ivica Osim - 104, 4.Duško Bajević - 74, 5.Muhamed Mujić - 59, 6.Josip Katalinski - 58, 7.Blaž Slišković - 39, 8.Enver Marić - 27, 9.Vahidin Musemić - 17, 10. Mišo Smajlović - 11.

    SLOVENIA - 1.Brane Oblak, 2.Srećko Katanec, 3.Zlatko Zahovič.

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    1. Is there is a source of UEFA jubilee award rank in internet ? The source you referenced is available in all European nations ?

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    2. Anonymous7/2/16

      Unfortunately, the only winners named UEFA. I found information on some countries. It is not easy. The main source is the Internet archives of newspaper, conducted voting (f.e., Croatia) and national football forums (f.e. Bosnia).

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  21. Anonymous16/2/16

    Super blog! But, where is Frane Matosic?

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    1. 190 goals in 277 games for Haiduk Split in the era of 1940s to early 1950s is really just average. He also scored just 6 goals in 16 games and was not even a regular first team player for Yugoslavia, missed the majority of available official games.

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  22. Anonymous2/3/16

    Think Vladimir Durković might be added as profile. Serbian right back capped 50 times for Yugoslavia. European nation's Cup 1960 Runner Up (Also in the Team of the Tornement) 1960 Gold Medals at Olympics games. 4th at World Cup 1962. He played for Red Star Belgrade and Win 5 championships, 3 cups and 1 Mitropa Cup. Then Go to St Etienne and win 3 french championships and 2 french cups.

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    1. That must be bewared for the case of overrated players with a number of trophies decoration. I'm not concluding that Durkovic is overrated but I need to know more about his performance than team achievement.

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    2. Anonymous15/9/16

      He is rated 98 best defensive lateral in Positional Hall of Fame ahead of Ferenc Rudas who is Prince Silver

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    3. OK, I understand Rudas has been made a profile but not for Durkvic. I need to review again to revise either here or ranking list.

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  23. Anonymous13/3/16

    Adds for profile:
    Beara - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1959/60).
    Vukas - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1952/53).
    Bobek - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1953/54).
    Jusufi - 1960 Olympic Game Gold Medal, 1966 European Cup Runner-Up.
    Holcer - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1967/68).
    Katalinski - Yugoslav Footballer of the Year (1974).
    Stojkovic - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1987/88).
    Susic - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1978/79).
    Kostic - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (season 1958/59), 1960 Fairs' Cup Top Scorer.
    Savicevic - 1993 European Cup Runner-Up.
    Galic - 1960 Olympic Game Gold Medal, 1960 Best Olympic footballer, 1960 Olympic Game Top Scorer, 1960 UEFA EURO Top Scorer.
    Suker - 1998 European Cup Winners, 6 Times Croatian Footballer of the Year (1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998).

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  24. Anonymous13/3/16

    Soskic - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1960/61).
    Zanetic - 1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up, not Winner.
    Perusic - 1960 UEFA Euro Runner-Up, not Winner. 1960 Olympic Game Gold Medal. 1963 Fairs' Cup Runner-Up.
    Oblak - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1973/74).
    Boban - 1994 Champions League Winner, 1993, 1995 Runner-Up. 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1990/91).
    Jurica JErkovic, not JUrkovic - 2 Times Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1970/71, 1975/76).
    Petrovic - 1979 UEFA Cup Runner-Up, 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1979/80).
    Prosinecki - 1991 European Cup Winner, 1997 Cup Winners' Cup Winner.
    Mitic - 1952 Olympic Game Top Scorer.
    Skoblar - not 1998 FIFA World Cup Third Place.
    VEselinovic, not VAselinovic - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1956/57).
    Mijatovic - 1998 Champions League Winner.
    Bajevic - 1 Time Best Player of Yugoslav First League (1972/73).

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    1. Thanks You for you effort on given information. I've revised but Olympic Games is not included for my criteria. Also if player participated less than 40 % of any competition, they're not eligible to be counted for trophy.

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  25. Anonymous22/6/16

    Why is Stjepan Bobek higher on the All-time Croatia list, when Bernard Vukas is higher in class (Queen Golds vs Queen Silver), and is higher in all-time Yugoslavia list?

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    1. That must be an omission to revise. Thanks for notifying. Vuskas is better in my database.

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  26. Naratorn in Pesmitidelcalcio site they have Ivan Horvat and Dusan Bajevic in high esteem by placing them in the starting lineup what do you think?

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  27. Hi, Alex

    I think it should be clear that Bajevic is inferior to Pancev and Suker when he was never nominated in Ballon'Dor in any year and the other two even finished very high place in related years.

    As of limitation of these 3 target-man, I'd prefer exclude all of them to the bench. Anyway, I need to review to include Bajevic in top 100 strikers of all-time.

    I'm really not sure how great was Horvat and I'm more heard of Holcer's reputation that he was one of the best defenders in Europe in his prime

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  28. thanks for attention Naratorn

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  29. Anonymous19/10/16

    Ivan Horvat is from Croatia, not Serbia

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  30. Anonymous4/7/17

    Dragan Holcer should be considered a slovenian

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  31. OK, his case is unusual, born in another country and succeed just a half of Slovenian blood but he was growing up in Slovenia so he can be considered as a Slovenian only.

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