Dragan Holcer

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Dragan Holcer
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-01-19) 19 January 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth Zwiesel, Nazi Germany
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Radnički Niš 96 (8)
1967–1975 Hajduk Split 215 (0)
1975–1981 VfB Stuttgart 179 (2)
1981–1982 Schalke 04 12 (0)
National team
1965–1974 Yugoslavia 52 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dragan Holcer (born 19 January 1945 in Zwiesel) is a Yugoslav retired football defender.[1]

Holcer was born in captivity in a Nazi prison camp to Slovenian father Franc Holcer and Italian-Austrian mother Ida Orelli who lived in Niš.[2] His father fought in World War II as part Yugoslav Partisans. His father was killed in battle while his pregnant mother was rounded up in Slovenia and imprisoned in Germany along with her three daughters. Shortly after the war ended his mother took the family to her hometown Niš in Serbia where Holcer grew up.

On the national level he played for Yugoslavia national team (52 matches), and was a participant at Euro 1968.


  1. ^ "Dragan Holcer". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dragan Holcer kod Mosora: Dvojac Kirigin-Burazin bio je Hajdukovo blago" (in Croatian). slobodnadalmacija.hr. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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