Antun Pogačnik

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Antun Pogačnik
Personal information
Date of birth 6 January 1913
Place of birth Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 21 May 1963 (age 50)
Place of death Bali, Indonesia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1933 SAŠK Sarajevo
1934–1938 Građanski Zagreb
1938–1941 Concordia Zagreb
National team
1937 Yugoslavia 2 (0)
1941 Croatia 1 (0)
Teams managed
1947–1949 Metalac Zagreb
1952–1953 Partizan
1954–1963 Indonesia
1958–1960 Grasshopper Club Zürich
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antun "Toni" Pogačnik (6 January 1913 – 21 May 1963) was a Croatian footballer who played for both Yugoslavia and Croatia.

Pogačnik led arguably the most successful Indonesian national team. Under him, Indonesia held the Soviet Union to a 0-0 draw in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics quarter final game before losing 0-4 in the replay two days later. It was a strong Soviet team captained by the great Lev Yashin which then went on to win the gold medal.

As the Dutch East Indies, Indonesia competed in the 1938 World Cup but since then has not appeared in a world tournament at a senior level. Antun Pogačnik is the only coach who has been able to take the Indonesian national team to the Olympic Games. He is remembered very fondly in Indonesian football circles. [1] He later became a manager, with Metalac Zagreb, FK Partizan, Grasshopper Club Zürich.[2]


  1. ^ "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Switzerland - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 27 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 

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