Franjo Rupnik

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Franjo Rupnik
Personal information
Full name Franjo Rupnik
Date of birth (1921-05-05)5 May 1921
Place of birth Osijek, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 25 April 2000(2000-04-25) (aged 78)
Place of death Osijek, Croatia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1943 Hajduk Osijek
1943 Concordia Zagreb
1944 Zagorac Varaždin
1945–1947 Partizan Belgrade 17 (12)
1947–1951 Proleter Osijek
National team
1946–1950 Yugoslavia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Franjo Rupnik (5 May 1921 – 25 April 2000) was a Croatian football player.


Born in Osijek, he started playing in Hajduk Osijek,[1] before moving to Zagreb's HŠK Concordia where he played until the beginning of World War II. He had a spell at NK Zagorac Varaždin.[2] In 1945 he moved to Belgrade's FK Partizan where he stayed until 1947 and won the Yugoslav championship. Then in 1947, he returned to Osijek to play in Proleter until 1951, one of the predecessors of today's NK Osijek. After retiring, he became a youth coach at NK Osijek.[2]

He played a total of six matches for the Yugoslavia national football team.[3] His debut was in 1946 in Belgrade against Czechoslovakia (a 4-2 win), and his last match was in 1950, also in Belgrade, against Norway (a 4-0 win) scoring in that match his only goal for the national team.[2]




  1. ^ Fudbal u Kraljevini Jugoslaviji, by Milorad Sijić, pag. 167
  2. ^ a b c Franjo Rupnik at
  3. ^ Franjo Rupnik at