Fahrudin Jusufi

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Fahrudin Jusufi
Fahrudin Jusufi (1966).jpg
Jusufi with Partizan in 1966
Personal information
Full name Fahrudin Jusufi
Date of birth (1939-12-08)8 December 1939
Place of birth Zli Potok, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 9 August 2019(2019-08-09) (aged 79)
Place of death Hamburg , Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Full-back
Youth career
1955–1957 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1966 Partizan 162 (1)
1966–1970 Eintracht Frankfurt 111 (2)
1970–1972 Germania Wiesbaden
1972 Dornbirn
National team
1959–1967 Yugoslavia 55 (0)
Teams managed
1980–1981 Schalke 04
1982–1985 SG Wattenscheid 09
1986–1987 1860 Munich
1987–1988 Partizan
1989 Čelik Zenica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fahrudin Jusufi (Serbian Cyrillic: Фахрудин Јусуфи, pronounced [fahrǔdin jǔsufi]; 8 December 1939 – 9 August 2019)[1] was a Yugoslav footballer who most notably played for Partizan, Eintracht Frankfurt and the Yugoslav national team.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Jusufi was born into an ethnic Gorani family in the village of Zli Potok near Dragaš (Vardar Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia). During his career, he played for FK Partizan, Eintracht Frankfurt, Germania Wiesbaden and FC Dornbirn, retiring in 1972. He was part of the Partizan squad when they became vice-champions of Europe after losing the 1966 European Cup Final against Real Madrid.[2]

International career[edit]

On the national level, Jusufi played for Yugoslavia (55 matches),[3] and was a participant at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and at the 1960 Summer Olympics, where his team won the gold medal.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring, Jusufi went into coaching, mainly in West Germany with SG Wattenscheid 09 in the second division, but also in 1987–88 at the helm of Partizan.

He also coached Schalke 04, 1860 Munich and lastly Čelik Zenica.

Personal life and death[edit]

In a 1991 interview for Serbian bi-weekly Tempo, Jusufi was asked if he is "experiencing any problems in regards to the current political situation" and "due to his ethnicity." Jusufi replied, "Why would I be experiencing any problems? I'm a Gorani, if that even interests anyone."[5]

His son Sascha was also a professional footballer.[6]

Jusufi died on 9 August 2019 at the age of 79 in Hamburg, Germany.[7]




Eintracht Frankfurt





  1. ^ IN MEMORIAM Preminuo Fahrudin Jusufi, legendarni član "Partizanovih beba"
  2. ^ "Season 1965-66 and squad details". europeancuphistory.com. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Jusufi, Fahrudin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
    "Reprezentativci: Jusufi Fahrudin". reprezentacija.rs (in Serbo-Croatian). 9 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Yugoslavia at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Goranac sam. Ako to uopšte nekog i interesuje" (in Serbo-Croatian) (1338). Tempo (Serbia magazine). 16 October 1991. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Sascha Jusufi | Verein | Spielerprofil | Karriere beendet | 1990/91". kicker (in German). Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Фахрудин Јусуфи 1939-2019". FK PARTIZAN (in Serbian). Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  8. ^ "ERIC BATTY’S WORLD XI – THE SIXTIES" Retrieved on 17 June 2016

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