Todor Veselinović

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Todor Veselinović
Personal information
Full name Todor Veselinović
Date of birth (1930-10-22) 22 October 1930 (age 83)
Place of birth Novi Sad, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Sloga Novi Sad 4 (0)
1951–1952 Vojvodina 22 (7)
1952–1953 Partizan Belgrade 22 (15)
1953–1961 Vojvodina 170 (123)
1961–1962 Sampdoria 15 (4)
1962–1964 First Vienna 40 (15)
1964–1965 R. Union Saint-Gilloise 10 (1)
1965–1967 Austria Klagenfurt 49 (5)
1967–1968 Proleter Zrenjanin 9 (0)
Total 341 (170)
National team
1953–1961 Yugoslavia 37 (28)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Austria Klagenfurt
1969–1971 Independiente Santa Fe
1972–1973 Colombia
1974 El Nacional
1974–1977 Vojvodina
1977–1980 Olympiacos
1981 Levante
1982 Millonarios
1982–1984 Yugoslavia
1984–1985 Fenerbahçe
1985–1986 Apollon Smyrnis
1986 Catanzaro
1986–1987 Diagoras
1987–1988 AEK Athens
1988–1990 Fenerbahçe
1990–1991 Gaziantepspor
1991 Bakırköyspor
1992–1993 Karşıyaka
1997 Fenerbahçe
1997–1998 Ethnikos Piraeus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Todor "Toza" Veselinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Тодор Веселиновић Тоза; born 22 October 1930 in Novi Sad) is a former Serbian footballer and coach. He is one of the most renowned goalscorers in Yugoslavian national team history.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

At international level, he won 37 caps and scored 28 goals. He played in the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup, scoring three goals in the latter tournament. He played for several clubs in his homeland and abroad. He established himself as one of the best strikers in former Yugoslavia. He was Yugoslav First League top scorer in four occasions.

Coaching career[edit]

He later began a coaching career and managed several clubs, including Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia, Olympiacos in Greece, and Fenerbahçe in Turkey. He won eight cups and two Turkish league titles (1985 and 1989) with Fenerbahçe.

He also managed Yugoslavia at the finals of Euro 84 in France, where they lost all three of their games. Veselinović's time as Yugoslav manager was characterized by continuous tinkering and changing of his team selection. In two seasons at the helm, he used 43 different players in nine competitive matches, and a further 16 players in friendlies.

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