Artur Dubravčić

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Artur Dubravčić
Personal information
Date of birth (1894-09-15)15 September 1894
Place of birth Vrbovsko, Austria–Hungary
Date of death 13 March 1969(1969-03-13) (aged 74)[1]
Place of death Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Olimpija Karlovac
Concordia Zagreb
National team
1920–1924 Kingdom of SCS 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Artur Dubravčić (15 September 1894 – 13 March 1969) was a Croatian footballer.

When Dubravčić was still in high school in Karlovac, he was one of the founders and first players of the ŠK Olimpija Karlovac football club, which was established in 1908. During World War I he moved to Zagreb and joined local side Concordia, where he spent most of his professional career.

Dubravčić made history by being the first captain of Yugoslavia national football team in the team's inaugural match, a 7–0 defeat versus Czechoslovakia on 28 August 1920, at the 1920 Summer Olympics,[2] and he also scored their first ever goal (against Egypt, five days later).[3] He went on to appear and captain the team nine times in Yugoslavia's first 10 matches in the period between 1920 and 1924.

After retiring from football he worked as a football referee, sports journalist for Sportske novosti and correspondent for Politika, and a football official. He had died suddenly in 1969, just days before he was supposed to be given a life achievement award as part of Football Association of Yugoslavia's 50th anniversary celebration.


  1. ^ "Artur Dubravčić". Croatian Olympic Committee. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Olympic Football Tournament Antwerp 1920, Yugoslavia-Czechoslovakia match report". Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Dubravčić Artur" (in Serbian). Retrieved 30 November 2011.

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