Bora Kostić

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Bora Kostić
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Bora Kostić in 1965
Personal information
Full name Borivoje Kostić
Date of birth (1930-06-14)14 June 1930
Place of birth Obrenovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 10 January 2011(2011-01-10) (aged 80)
Place of death Belgrade, Serbia
Playing position Left winger, centre forward
Youth career
Radnički Obrenovac
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1961 Red Star Belgrade 160 (117)
1961–1962 Vicenza 7 (2)
1962–1966 Red Star Belgrade 90 (41)
1967 St. Louis Stars 28 (12)
National team
1956–1964 Yugoslavia 33 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Borivoje "Bora" Kostić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бopивoje Kocтић, pronounced [kôstitɕ, kǒ-]; 14 June 1930 – 10 January 2011) was a Serbian footballer. Normally a prolific left winger, Kostić is regarded as one of finest Yugoslav players of his generation and was well known for powerful shot and free kick ability.

During his club career he played for Red Star Belgrade, Lanerossi Vicenza and St. Louis Stars. He earned 33 caps and 26 goals for the Yugoslavia national football team, and participated in the 1960 European Nations' Cup. Kostić was no less prolific at the club level with Red Star Belgrade, for whom he remains to this day the all-time leading marksman with 158 league strikes.[1]

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