Jovan Jezerkić

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Jovan Jezerkić
Personal information
Date of birth (1920-09-06)September 6, 1920
Place of birth Beška, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death July 2000 (aged 79)
Place of death Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1932–1936 Vitez Zemun
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1945 Vitez Zemun
1945–1947 Red Star Belgrade 20 (13)
1947–1948 Partizan 5 (4)
1948–1952 Red Star Belgrade 45 (16)
1952–1956 Radnički Beograd[1] 45 (21)
National team
1947 Yugoslavia 4 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jovan Jezerkić (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Језеркић; 6 September 1920 – July 2000) was a Serbian football striker who played for the Yugoslav national team. He was also one of the first players to have played for both Belgrade rivals: Red Star and Partizan.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Beška, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, he begin playing in the youth team of SK Vitez Zemun. In 1936 he became senior and played for the team until 1945. That year he became a member of the newly formed Red Star Belgrade as part of the first squad ever of the club. With the exception of the first half season of 1947-48 that he played with FK Partizan (coincidentally a club that became their major rivals), he played with Red Star all the way until 1952, playing for them a total of 192 matches, 70 in the league, having scored 115 goals, 29 in league. In 1952 he moved to FK Radnički Beograd where, after playing the first season in the Second League, he helped them earn promotion to the Yugoslav First League. He played with them until 1956, scoring another 21 goals in the top league. He was a striker and a typical goal player.[2]

National team[edit]

He played four matches for the Yugoslav national team having scored on five occasions. He was part of the Yugoslav team at the 1947 Balkan Cup where he made his national team debut.[3]

Honours[edit]

Partizan
Red Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: Missing the stats for the 1952-53 season in Second League.
  2. ^ Jovan Jezerkić at Reprezentacija.rs (Serbian)
  3. ^ Reprezentacija.rs

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