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Vasilije Radović

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Date of birthSeptember 10, 1938(age 78)
Place of birthCetinje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Vasilije "Čiko" Radović (born September 10, 1938) is a former Yugoslav football goalkeeper and manager. He was born in Montenegro, but he spent most of his life in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He started playing in FK Lovćen. During a friendly match with his team in 1957, FK Željezničar officials spotted him and decided to offer him to start playing for their club. He accepted the offer. He stayed in Željezničar for nine years and during this time he even became a candidate for Yugoslav national team. Since the competition was really good he collected only three caps. Many people were saying that he should play for some of the "Big four" clubs in order to gain a regular place on goal.

In 1966, he moved to Turkish side Fenerbahce SK. However, he returned to FK Željezničar after only one season in Turkish club. He played four more seasons until he decided to retire in 1971. because of an Achilles tendon injury. He played 307 official games for the club.

After retirement he continued to work in football. He was a youth team coach in Željezničar and in 1976/1977 season he was a first team caretaker coach after Milan Ribar stepped down. He continued with the club in various front office roles after that. He is one of the meritorious ones for saving the club during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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