Aleksandar Živković (footballer, born 1912)

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Aleksandar Živković
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Živković
Date of birth (1912-12-25)25 December 1912
Place of birth Orašje, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 25 February 2000(2000-02-25) (aged 87)
Place of death Zagreb, Croatia
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–31 Concordia Zagreb
1931–32 Grasshopper Club Zürich
1932–35 Građanski Zagreb
1935–38 RCF Paris
1938 CA Paris
1938–39 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
National team
1931–35 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 15 (15)
1940 Banovina of Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Aleksandar Živković (25 December 1912,[1] in Orašje – 25 February 2000, in Zagreb) was a Croatian footballer. Domestically he played for Croatian clubs Concordia Zagreb and Građanski Zagreb while abroad he played for Grasshopper Club Zürich and RCF Paris, CA Paris and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.[citation needed]

One of the top goalscorers in the Royal Yugoslavian championship with 34 goals from 1929-35,[2] Živković was capped 15 times for the Yugoslavian national team and once for the Croatian national team in 1940.

Živković was one of seven Croatian players to boycott the Yugoslavian national team at the 1930 FIFA World Cup after the Football Association of Yugoslavia was moved from Zagreb to Belgrade. Živković was the top scorer at the 1932 Balkan Cup, with 5 goals.[3]

During the Second World War, Živković had served as a diplomat in the Independent State of Croatia's embassies in Berlin and Budapest. In 1945, after the war, he migrated to South Africa, where he lived until 1993, when he moved back to the newly independent Republic of Croatia. He died in Zagreb in 2000, aged 87, and was interred in Mirogoj cemetery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aleksandar Živković
  2. ^ Yugoslavia - List of Topscorers
  3. ^ Balkan Cup (for Nations), rsssf.com; accessed 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ Aleksandar Živković profile, gradskagroblja.hr; accessed 9 December 2016.

Sources[edit]

  • Nogometni leksikon (2004, in Croatian)
  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.