Billy Vojtek

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Billy Vojtek
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-09-29) 29 September 1943 (age 72)
Place of birth IS Croatia
Playing position striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1972 Melbourne Croatia
1973–1974 Sydney Croatia
1974–1976 Brunswick Juventus
1977–1978 Essendon Croatia
1979-1980 Green Gully
1981-1982 Western Suburbs
1983-1984 St Albans Saints
1984-1986 Essendon Royals
National team
1967–1973 Australia 44 (13)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 Aug 07.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 Aug 07

Billy Vojtek (born 29 September 1943, in Independent State of Croatia) is a retired Croatian Australian footballer. He migrated to Australia with his family as a child, he would go on to become one of the leading players in Australia during the 1960s and 70s. In his career he played for the Melbourne Knights (where he spent most of his career), Sydney United, Brunswick Juventus, Green Gully and the St Albans Saints. He also represented Australia on 44 occasions[1] and was controversially left out of the Australian squad for the 1974 World Cup.

Vojtek is now the coach of the Melbourne Knights (Melbourne Croatia) U/16 squad located in Sunshine Melbourne, where he has been serving as coach for one season now.


  1. ^ OzFootball