|Date of birth||6 August 1936|
|Place of birth||Šibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||9 December 2008(aged 72)|
|Place of death||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1965–1966||AA La Gantoise||3||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He played for Dinamo Zagreb (1954–65). Severe injuries forced him to retire early, at the height of his career. With Dinamo he won the league title in 1958, and league cup in 1960 and 1965. In 315 games for Dinamo, he scored 300 goals.
He played internationally for Yugoslavia between 1960 and 1964, scoring 11 goals in 21 games. He participated in Euro 1960 and World Cup 1962. He was also part of the Yugoslav squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but did not play.
In World Cup 1962 Jerković scored four goals and was, with five other players, the top goalscorer, winning the World Cup Golden Boot. Yugoslavia finished in fourth place. In the quarter-final, Yugoslavia beat Germany (1-0). In the semifinal Yugoslavia lost to Czechoslovakia (1-3), and lost to Chile for third place (0-1).
Jerković played in a single international match with Croatia, as a Croatian national team was assembled in communist Yugoslavia once for a friendly against Indonesia in 1956. He was also the first manager of the new Croatia national football team, between 1990 and 1992. He died in December 2008 in Zagreb, Croatia.
|1954/55||Dinamo Zagreb||First League||1||0|
|1965/66||La Gantoise||First Division||3||1|
National team statistics
|Croatia national team|
|Yugoslavia national team|
- Profile on Serbian national football team website
- Nogometni leksikon (2004, in Croatian)
|FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
Leonel Sánchez, Garrincha, Vavá,
Valentin Ivanov and Flórián Albert