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Stjepan Bobek

Personal information
Date of birth3 December 1923
Place of birthZagreb, Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes
Date of death22 August 2010(age 86)
Place of deathBelgrade, Serbia
Playing positionForward

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Stjepan Bobek (3 December 1923 - Belgrade, 22 August 2010) was a football striker from Yugoslavia, and later a football manager. An ethnic Croat, Bobek started playing at a very young age and had spells with several clubs in Zagreb but is mainly remembered for his time at the Serbian side Partizan Belgrade, where he moved to following the end of World War II. He played for Partizan between 1945 and 1959 helping them win 2 Yugoslav First League titles and 4 Yugoslav Cups, and was named the club's greatest player in history in 1995.

Internationally, he is the all-time top scorer for the Yugoslavia national team, scoring 38 goals in 63 appearances between 1946 and 1956, and was member of Yugoslav squads which won two Olympic silver medals (in 1948 and 1952) and played in two FIFA World Cups (in 1950 and 1954).

After retiring from active football in 1959, he was a successful manager, winning Yugoslav and Greek national titles with Partizan and Panathinaikos, and also had managing spells in Poland and Tunisia.

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