Mićun Jovanić

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Mićun Jovanić
Personal information
Full name Mićun Jovanić
Date of birth (1952-07-29)29 July 1952
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Date of death 26 July 2010(2010-07-26) (aged 57)
Place of death Kaštel Gomilica, Croatia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1965–1969 NK Kaštel Gomilica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1981 Hajduk Split 210 (27)
1981–1982 Anderlecht 9 (0)
1982–1983 Solin 15 (0)
1983–1985 AS Béziers 54 (3)
National team
Yugoslavia (youth levels) 4 (?)
Teams managed
1991 RNK Split
2000–2001 Segesta
2006 Segesta
2008 GOŠK AC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mićun Jovanić (29 July 1952 – 26 July 2010) was a Croatian footballer best known for his 12-year spell with Hajduk Split, where he played between 1969 and 1981. Later in his career Jovanić also played for Belgian side Anderlecht and lower level sides AS Béziers in France and Solin in Croatia.[1]

He was one of the most consistent members of Hajduk's golden generation which dominated Yugoslav football in the 1970s and won four Yugoslav First League championships and five Yugoslav Cup titles. Because of this, Jovanić is one of the three most decorated Hajduk players in the history of the club (along with Dražen Mužinić and Luka Peruzović).[2]

Unlike many of his teammates from that era who went on to become regular Yugoslav internationals (such as Jurica Jerković, Ivica Šurjak, Slaviša Žungul and Dražen Mužinić), Jovanić was never capped for the national team, although he did appear 4 times for Yugoslavia at youth levels.[3] Throughout his career Jovanić had appeared in 210 league matches and scored 27 league goals for Hajduk.[2]

After retiring from playing in 1985 Jovanić had several managing spells at lower level Croatian sides, including a 1991 spell with RNK Split and two spells at Segesta. In early July 2010 the Croatian media reported that Jovanić had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and that a fundraising campaign was launched to raise some 20,000 euros for his treatment abroad.[2] In spite of the successful fundraiser, Jovanić died on the night between 25 and 26 July 2010 at his home in Kaštel Gomilica near Split.[4]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Micun Jovanic". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Vulas, Frane (3 July 2010). "Hajdukovoj legendi za spas života hitno treba 20.000 eura!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Preminuo Mićun Jovanić". Hajduk.hr (in Croatian). HNK Hajduk Split. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Reić, Zdravko (26 July 2010). "Adio Mićune". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 July 2010. 

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