Blagoje Marjanović

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Blagoje Marjanović
Personal information
Date of birth September 9, 1907
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death October 1, 1984(1984-10-01) (aged 77)
Place of death Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SK Jugoslavija
SK Olimpija
BSK Beograd
SK Čukarički
FK Dinamo Pančevo
NK Proleter Osijek
National team
1926-1938 Yugoslavia 57 (36)
Teams managed
1953-1956 BSK
1957-1958 AC Torino
1958-1959 Calcio Catania
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Blagoje "Moša" Marjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Благоје Марјановић Моша; September 9, 1907 – October 1, 1984) was a Serbian football forward who played for Yugoslavia at FIFA World Cup 1930. He scored one goal in that tournament in the game versus Bolivia [1]. During the tournament his club was BSK.

After returning from 1930 World Cup, along Aleksandar Tirnanić, he became the first football player in Yugoslavia to receive a salary. For his services at BSK Marjanović was paid YUS1,800 per month. The exchange rate of dinar against US dollar in December 1930 was $1 = YUS56.39 meaning that his monthly salary was $32 (about $446 in 2014 dollar).[1]

Early life[edit]

Born to merchant father Dimitrije and housewife mother Sofija, young Blagoje grew up on the outskirts of Belgrade in 7 Đakovačka Street.

He then managed OFK Beograd.[2]

Popular Culture[edit]

Marjanović was portrayed by Petar Strugar in the popular 2010 film Montevideo, God Bless You!.

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