Zoran Tomić

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Zoran Tomić
Personal information
Full name Zoran Tomić
Date of birth (1958-10-24)24 October 1958
Place of birth Novi Pazar, FPR Yugoslavia
Date of death 20 July 1989(1989-07-20) (aged 30)
Place of death Malatya, Turkey
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1986 Sloboda Tuzla 165 (24)
1986-1988 Orduspor ? (?)
1988-1989 Samsunspor 16 (0)
Total 181 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zoran Tomić (24 October 1958 – 20 July 1989) was a football midfielder who played for clubs in the former Yugoslavia and Turkey.

Career[edit]

Born in Novi Pazar, Tomić began playing football for local side FK Sloboda Tuzla. He played in the Yugoslav First League during his nine seasons with the club.

Tomić signed with Turkish second division side Orduspor for two season in 1986. He moved to Süper Lig side Samsunspor in 1988, where he would make 16 league appearances before his death.

Personal[edit]

The Samsunspor team bus was involved in a traffic accident on the way to a match in Malatya on 20 January 1989, killing the team coach, two players and the bus driver instantly. Tomić went into a coma and died six months later.[1] After the tragic accident, Samsunspor added the color of "black" their official club colors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsunspor 20 Ocak Faciası" (in Turkish). Milliyet. 21 January 1989. 

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