Jovan Aćimović

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Jovan Aćimović
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-06-21) 21 June 1948 (age 75)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 OFK Belgrade 0 (0)
1965–1976 Red Star Belgrade 237 (43)
1976–1978 1. FC Saarbrücken 41 (1)
1978–1979 Sinđelić Beograd
International career
1968–1976 Yugoslavia 55 (3)
Managerial career
1985–1991 Red Star Belgrade (assistant)
1991–1993 Čukarički
Medal record
Men's Football
Representing  Yugoslavia
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1968 Italy Team
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jovan "Kule" Aćimović (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Куле Аћимовић; born 21 June 1948) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

His son Đorđe was also a footballer who played for Red Star Belgrade and FK Mačva Šabac.

International career[edit]

On the national level, Aćimović made his debut for Yugoslavia in the first leg of the June 1968 European Championship final against Italy and earned a total of 55 caps, scoring 3 goals.[1] He also was a participant at the 1974 FIFA World Cup[2] and his final international was the June 1976 European Championship third-place playoff against the Netherlands.[3]

Aćimović on his team's role at the UEFA Euro 1976:

"Two things factored in our final result. First of all, the score of the first half of the match with Germany and then the fact that we, as hosts of the tournament, were prevented from our plans of showing what we were made of. Against the Germans, we thought that we had the final in our hands. At half time, some of us players were even talking about the final. The atmosphere in Belgrade and Zagreb was good but there was pressure felt everywhere we went. Everyone expected the gold medal and we weren't able to carry that weight on our shoulders."[4]


  1. ^ "Yugoslavia (Serbia (and Montenegro)) - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 February 2024.
  2. ^ Jovan AćimovićFIFA competition record (archived)
  3. ^ "Jovan Aćimović, international football player". Retrieved 25 February 2024.
  4. ^ "Vesti spezial magazine, pg. 14" (in Serbian). 16 May 2000.

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