Aleksandar Tomašević

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Aleksandar Tomašević
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Tomašević
Date of birth (1908-11-19)19 November 1908
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death 21 February 1988(1988-02-21) (aged 79)
Place of death Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward
Left midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925-1928 Jedinstvo Beograd
1928-1929 SK Soko Beograd
1929-1940 BASK
National team
1931-1938 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 12 (8)
Teams managed
Željezničar Sarajevo
Krim Ljubljana
1948-1950 Red Star Belgrade
Odred Ljubljana
1954-1955 Hajduk Split
1955-1956 Partizan
1957-1958 Sarajevo
Radnički Beograd
1961-1962 Iraklis
1963-1964 Vardar Skopje
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aleksandar Tomašević (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Томашевић; 19 November 1908 – 21 February 1988) was a Serbian football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

He was one of the best forwards in the Belgrade clubs in the period before the WWII, the star player of BASK, national team striker and an excellent manager. He started playing in 1925 in Jedinstvo Belgrade. In 1928 moved to SK Soko and a year latter the club was renamed into BASK where he'll stay for eleven years, until 1940, when because of a serious lesion of the meniscus, had to stop playing. He is remembered as an excellent technician and a very effective striker.

National team[edit]

Beside 23 matches for the Belgrade City selection, and one match for the Yugoslav B team, he played 12 matches for the Yugoslavia national football team having scored 8 goals. He mostly played as a striker or left midfielder. His debut was in Belgrade on 15 March 1931 against Greece (4-1 win) having scored a hat-trick. There was a darker period in his national team career that happened after in a match for the Balkan Cup, in Sofia against Bulgaria (2-3 loss), he failed to materialize a penalty and was afterward absent from the national side for three years! His comeback was in a Balkan Cup realized in Athens in 1935 and was a perfect opportunity for him to demonstrate the unfairnes of his absence, having showed great condition and scored three goals in two matches that much helped his side to win the tournament, whereas Tomašević himself was the best scorer (along with Tirnanić with 3 goals each).[1] His last match was in 22 May 1938 in a friendly match against Italy in Genoa (0-4 loss).

Managerial career[edit]

After his injury, he continued to be attached to football getting significant results as a football manager. He was the main coach of Sarajevo's FK Željezničar, Ljubljana's clubs Krim and Odred, Vardar Skopje[2] and Partizan Belgrade but his main archivements was the two national cups with Red Star Belgrade, one national Championship with Hajduk Split and winning the promotion to the First League with Radnički Beograd. He also spend some time coaching in Greece.[3]

Honours[edit]

As player:

As manager:

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