Dragan Jovanović (footballer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Dragan Jovanović (footballer)

Serbian footballer and coach

Date of Birth: 29-Sep-1903

Place of Birth: Belgrade, Belgrade District

Date of Death: 02-Jun-1936

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Dragan Jovanović (footballer)

  • Dragan Jovanovic (Serbian Cyrillic: ?????? ?????????; 29 September 1903 – 2 June 1936) was a Serbian and Yugoslav football forward and later manager. Jovanovic was a right wing forward and is remembered as one of the best strikers in Yugoslav football in the 1930s.
  • He spent his whole playing career at SK Jugoslavija of Belgrade.
  • He appeared in a total of 252 official games and scored 331 goals for the club, becoming the best all-time scorer for the club.
  • He was part of the squad that won the 1924 and 1925 Yugoslav championships, and in 1923, 1924 and 1925 he was the Yugoslav championship top scorer.
  • He was nicknamed "Žena" and he later became SK Jugoslavija´s coach, after the departure of Austrian manager Johann Strnad.Between 1923 and 1928 Jovanovic also played for Yugoslavia national football team.
  • He debuted on 28 October 1923 against Czechoslovakia in Prague and scored 2 goals in the game which eventually ended in a 4–4 draw.
  • His last game for the national team was on 7 October 1928, also against Czechoslovakia, when Yugoslavia took a 1–7 beating. He retired from football still in his twenties and served as SK Jugoslavija club secretary and the chairman of the club's football section.
  • In 1936 he was killed in a car accident on Nemanjina Street in Belgrade.

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