Zdravko Rajkov

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Zdravko Rajkov
Zdravko Rajkov.jpg
Rajkov as manager at the Esteghlal
Personal information
Date of birth (1927-12-05)5 December 1927
Place of birth Čurug, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death 30 July 2006(2006-07-30) (aged 78)
Place of death Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1962 FK Vojvodina 220 (94)
1962–1963 Lausanne Sports
1963–1966 FC Biel-Bienne
National team
1951–1958 Yugoslavia 28 (11)
Teams managed
1967–1969 FK Vojvodina
1969–1976 Esteghlal
1969–1970 Iran
1978 Sepahan
1979–1981 Algeria
1981–1983 Córdoba
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zdravko Rajkov (Serbian Cyrillic: Здpaвкo Pajкoв; 5 December 1927 in Čurug, Žabalj, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – 30 July 2006 in Mexico) was a Serbian football player and later a football manager.

On the national level he played for Yugoslavia national team scoring 11 goals in 28 matches, and was a participant at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, where he scored a goal in the match against Paraguay.

He later began coaching career and coached several teams, including Iran national team and Algeria national team.

In his later years he retired with his wife Violet in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
1970–71
Succeeded by
Alan Rogers
Preceded by
Alan Rogers
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
1974–75
Succeeded by
Buyuk Vatankhah