Blagoje Vidinić

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Blagoje Vidinić
Personal information
Full name Blagoje Vidinić
Date of birth (1934-06-11)11 June 1934
Place of birth Skopje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 29 December 2006(2006-12-29) (aged 72)
Place of death Strasbourg, France
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
?-1951 Vardar Skopje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1955 Vardar Skopje 144 (0)
1955–1961 Radnički Belgrade 123 (0)
1962–1964 OFK Belgrade 33 (0)
1964–1966 FC Sion
1967 Los Angeles Toros 20 (0)
1968 San Diego Toros 4 (0)
1969 St. Louis Stars 23 (0)
Total 286 (0)
National team
1956–1960 Yugoslavia 8 (0)
Teams managed
1970-1971 Morocco
1974 Zaire
1976–1979 Colombia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Blagoje Vidinić (Macedonian: Благоја Видиниќ) (11 June 1934[1] – 29 December 2006) was a Macedonian football coach, former player, and former Olympic participant of Serbian origin.

Born in Skopje, he played his club football for FK Vardar, Radnički Beograd and OFK Beograd in Yugoslavia, and then with FC Sion of Switzerland.[2] In 1967 he moved to the USA to join the Los Angeles Toros in the NASL, making 20 appearances that season.[3] He started the 1968 season with the relocated successor team San Diego Toros, before moving to St. Louis Stars.[3]

He played for Yugoslavia as a goalkeeper in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, winning silver in the former and gold in the latter.[1][4] He also played in the 1960 UEFA European Football Championship when Yugoslavia finished second.

After retiring from playing, he became a coach, and managed two African teams in the FIFA World Cup: Morocco in 1970 and Zaire in 1974.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b International stats at. Fifa.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-01.
  2. ^ "Blagoje Vidinić". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b Stats at North American Soccer League players. Nasljerseys.com (1934-06-11). Retrieved on 2011-08-02.
  4. ^ Фудбалска Федерација на Македонија...Football Federation of Macedonia. Ffm.com.mk. Retrieved on 2011-06-01.
  5. ^ Stats at. Worldfootball.net (2006-12-29). Retrieved on 2011-06-01.