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Slavko Luštica

Personal information
Date of birth11 January 1923
Place of birthKumbor, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death14 July 1992(age 69)
Place of deathSplit, Croatia
Playing positionWing-half

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Slavko Luštica (11 January 1923 - 14 July 1992) was a footballer who represented Yugoslavia at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He played club football in Yugoslavia with NK Osvit and Hajduk Split.

Born in a small fishing community in the Bay of Kotor, Luštica started playing youth football at NK Osvit based in Šibenik, but he was first noticed by the public when he played in the Yugoslavia youth team which beat the then-powerful Hungary youth selection in Belgrade. Soon after that he signed for Hajduk Split, where he spent his entire playing career. During WW2 he played in all of Hajduk's games after the club escaped (and was temporarily relocated) to the island of Vis in 1944. After the war Luštica continued playing for Hajduk and won three Yugoslav championships (1950, 1952 and 1955). He appeared in a total of 634 games (making him third in Hajduk's list of all-time appearances, behind Frane Matošić and Ivan Hlevnjak) and scored a total of 86 goals.

He debuted for the national team on 23 August 1951 at a friendly against Norway in Oslo (which Yugoslavia won 4 2). He earned just two more caps, the last one in a 5 0 win against Egypt on 2 November 1952 in Belgrade.

After his playing career ended, he coached Hajduk Split and won one championship title in 1971. He also coached NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 1973 to 1976.

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