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Aleksandar Benko

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Full nameAleksandar Benko
Playing positionstriker

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Aleksandar Benko (Čakovec, 16 February 1925 - St. Gallen Switzerland, 26 May 1991) was a Croatian footballer who played one game internationally for both the Yugoslavian and Croatian national teams.

A striker, he began his career with NK Čakovec in 1943 and in 1947 moved to Dinamo Zagreb with whom he won the Yugoslav Federal League in 1948, 1954 and 1958. In 1958 he moved to Switzerland where he played for Grasshopper (1958 59), Lugano (1959 60), Wohlen (1961 63) and St. Gallen (1963 67). There he remained for the rest of his life. He is buried in Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery.

He played for the Croatian national team in a friendly against Indonesia in Zagreb in 1956 and served as the team's captain. He also played for the Yugoslavian national team in a 1949 match against France.

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