Ivan Krstić (footballer)

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Ivan "Beli" Krstić (29 June 1980 – 29 May 2000) was a Serbian footballer who played for FK Radnički Niš and Yugoslavia national under-21 football team.[1] He started playing with the club at the age of 9, and later joined the first team and became captain.[2] He played with Radnički during the 1999–2000 First League of FR Yugoslavia.[3]On 29 May 2000 he was struck by lightning whilst training and killed instantly, aged just 19. In his honour, the youth academy of Radnički Niš is named after him,.[2] and his shirt number of 10 has been retired by the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godišnjica smrti Ivana Krstića Belog at juznevesti.com, 29-5-2012, retrieved 29-9-2012 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ a b Youth academy Archived 2012-08-19 at the Wayback Machine. at FK Radnički Niš official website, retrieved 29-9-2012 (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Season statistics (see 1999) Archived 2013-08-21 at the Wayback Machine. at FK Radnički Niš official website, retrieved 29-9-2012 (in Serbian)