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Aleksandar Živković (footballer born 1912)

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Full nameAleksandar Živković
Playing positionStriker

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Aleksandar Živković (born 25 December 1912 in Orašje - died 2000 in Zagreb) was a Croatian footballer. Domestically he played for Croatian clubs Concordia Zagreb and Građanski Zagreb while abroad he played for Grasshopper-Club Zürich and RCF Paris, CA Paris and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

He was one of the top goalscorers in the Royal Yugoslavian championship with 34 goals from 1929 to 1935. He was capped 15 times for the Yugoslavian national team and once for the Croatian national team in 1940. He was one of seven Croatian players to boycott the Yugoslavian national team at the 1930 FIFA World Cup after the Football Association of Yugoslavia was moved from Zagreb to Belgrade. Živković was the top scorer at the 1932 Balkan Cup, with 5 goals.

During the Second World War Živković worked as a diplomat in the Independent State of Croatia's embassies in Berlin and Budapest. He was subsequently unwelcome in communist Yugoslavia and emigrated to South Africa in 1945. He lived there until 1993, when he moved back to the newly independent Croatia. He died in Zagreb in 2000. He is buried in the city's Mirogoj cemetery.

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