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Velibor Vasović

Personal information
Date of birthOctober 03, 1939
Place of birthPožarevac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of deathMarch 04, 2002 (aged 62)
Place of deathBelgrade, FR Yugoslavia
Playing positionSweeper

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Velibor Vasović (October 3, 1939 in Požarevac, Danube Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia March 4, 2002 in Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia) was a Serbian footballer and one of the legendary players of FK Partizan.

He transferred to Ajax Amsterdam after he had lost 2-1 to Real Madrid with FK Partizan in 1966 European Cup Final (scoring the only goal for his team). He did the same (4-1 loss to AC Milan, scoring from the spot) in 1969 European Cup Final final, before leading Ajax as captain to a 2-0 victory over Panathinaikos in 1971 European Cup Final final.

Vasović's career was relatively short. He only played 13 professional seasons due to the asthmatic condition he was suffering from.

He played 5 seasons for the Dutch giants (1966 1971) and was the first foreign captain in club's history.

Before that he spent seven seasons at FK Partizan (June 1958 - June 1963, June 1964 June 1966), and even spent one season (1963/64) playing for arch rivals Red Star. His transfer to Red Star for which he received 5 million dinars (enough to buy two Mercedes vehicles at that time) generated a huge amount of controversy.

He played 32 games for Yugoslavia national football team. During his career with FK Partizan he won 4 Yugoslav Championships (1961, 1962, 1963, 1965) and leading FK Partizan as captain to the 1966 European Cup Final.

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