Ivan Bek, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ivan Bek

Serbian footballer

Date of Birth: 29-Oct-1909

Place of Birth: Belgrade, Belgrade District

Date of Death: 02-Jun-1963

Profession: association football player, French Resistance fighter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Ivan Bek

  • Ivan "Ivica" Bek or Yvan Beck (Serbian Cyrillic: ???? "?????" ???; 29 October 1909 – 2 June 1963) was a French-Yugoslav football player. Bek was born to a German father, and a Czech mother in the Serbian capital Belgrade borough of Cubura.
  • At age of 16, started playing in BSK Belgrade for which he scored 51 goals in 50 matches.
  • In 1928, Bek moved to Macva, and soon proceeded to French FC Sète.
  • In his first season, he reached the cup finals, but lost 0–2 against Montpellier.
  • Next year in cup finals against RC France, was victorious for Sète (3–1) with Bek scoring two decisive goals in extra time.
  • Four years later with the same club, Bek was part of the first team that win the Double in France.
  • Bek helped Yugoslavia get fourth place in the first FIFA world cup in Uruguay.
  • Bek and his team went on a train from Belgrade to Marseille.
  • When they came to Marseille they went on a crew ship to Uruguay in the second class.

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