He won the Yugoslav Cup 3 times, in 1953, 1955, and 1962, being the scorer in all the 3 cup finals. He started his career as a football player in FK Brodarac in 1945. In 1948 he moved to Red Star where he played 36 games and scored 22 goals. The highlight of his playing career started in 1950, when he decided to wear the Blue-White jersey of OFK Beograd where he played until 1963. During that period, he played 520 games and scored 184 goals in official matches. Curiously, in his entire career, he has never been sent off. He played for the youth national team from 1953 to 1956, scoring 7 times in 9 matches. He was later a member of the B national team for which he scored 6 goals in 10 games. As far as the A national team is concerned, he played 5 matches, all of them in 1956, and scored two goals. He was also a member of the Olympic national team, during the Olympic Games in Melbourne, where Yugoslavia won the silver medal. He was one of the best forwards at that period, but was unfortunate to play in the glory days of Rajko Mitić, the legend of Red Star and Yugoslav football. For this reason, he was not given a real chance in the national team. After his career as a player, he became a coach in OFK Belgrade. Sava died in 1998, but he will always remain a legend in the club.