Zoran Simović

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Zoran Simović
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-11-02) 2 November 1954 (age 59)
Place of birth Mojkovac, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1980 Napredak Kruševac 108 (1)
1980–1984 Hajduk Split 84 (0)
1984–1990 Galatasaray 192 (1)
National team
1983–1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zoran Simović (Cyrillic: Зopaн Cимoвић, born 2 November 1954) is a retired Montenegrin football goalkeeper.

In his professional career, Simović played for Napredak in Serbia, NK Hajduk Split in Croatia and Galatasaray in Turkey. He was named Yugoslav Footballer of the Year in 1983.

He is best remembered as one of the most legendary goalkeepers of Galatasaray S.K., where he played between 1984-1990. He is considered to be the second best ever goalkeeper in Galatasaray's history after Boško Kajganić, who died in a tragic car accident in 1977. He won two championships with Galatasaray in seasons of 1986-87 and 1987-88. He also managed an astro pitch in Florya borough of Bakırköy district in İstanbul between 1987-1997 with Erdal Keser. He manages the astro pitch in Kocasinan borough of Bahçelievler district in İstanbul.

He is chairman of FK Napredak Kruševac.

On 13 July 2010, Simović was arrested in Kruševac for alleged involvement in real estate fraud. However he released by the court after about one month. In August 2010, he visited Galatasaray football team that was in Beograd for OFK Beograd UEFA Europe League match. (http://www.galatasaray.org/galatasaraytv/roportaj/haber/7544.phpv) [1]

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