Milan Galić

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Milan Galić
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Personal information
Full name Milan Galić
Date of birth (1938-03-08)8 March 1938
Place of birth Temerin, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 13 September 2014(2014-09-13) (aged 76)
Place of death Belgrade, Serbia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1952–1958 Proleter Zrenjanin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1966 Partizan 148 (74)
1966–1970 Standard Liège 84 (33)
1970–1973 Reims 55 (18)
Total 287 (125)
National team
1959–1965 Yugoslavia 51 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Milan Galić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Галић; 8 March 1938 – 13 September 2014) was a Yugoslav professional footballer who played as a striker.

During his active career, Galić played for four clubs, namely Proleter Zrenjanin, Partizan, Standard Liège and Reims. He also represented Yugoslavia internationally, earning 51 caps and scoring 37 goals,[1][2] being the second-highest scorer in the history of the national team, only behind Stjepan Bobek with 38.[3]

After finishing his playing career, Galić worked for the Football Association of Yugoslavia. He died in 2014, aged 76.[4][5]

Club career[edit]

After starting out with Proleter Zrenjanin, Galić was transferred to Partizan in the 1958–59 campaign. He spent the following eight seasons at Stadion JNA, winning the Yugoslav First League on four occasions (1961, 1962, 1963 and 1965). Likewise, Galić was a member of the team that lost 1–2 to Real Madrid in the 1966 European Cup Final.

After leaving his homeland, Galić moved to Standard Liège, winning the Belgian First Division twice (1969 and 1970), as well as the Belgian Cup in 1967. He also played for French club Reims between 1970 and 1973.

International career[edit]

Galić made his international debut for Yugoslavia in a 2–0 home win over Bulgaria on 31 May 1959, scoring the game's opening goal.

Galić was a member of the team that finished as runner-up in the 1960 European Nations' Cup. He was the tournament's joint-top scorer with two goals. Later the same year, Galić played for Yugoslavia at the 1960 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal.[6] He was the tournament's top scorer with seven goals, including the opening goal in the final, a 3–1 victory over Denmark.

Subsequently, Galić represented the country at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and scored three goals during the tournament, as the team finished in fourth place.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Partizan 1958–59 10 7 0 0 10 7
1959–60 22 10 0 0 22 10
1960–61 21 14 0 0 21 14
1961–62 21 7 4 0 25 7
1962–63 25 16 1 1 26 17
1963–64 20 4 6 4 26 8
1964–65 24 15 0 0 24 15
1965–66 5 1 3 2 8 3
Total 148 74 14 7 162 81
Standard Liège 1966–67 22 9 5 2 27 11
1967–68 14 2 4 0 18 2
1968–69 23 5 1 1 24 6
1969–70 25 17 6 2 31 19
Total 84 33 16 5 100 38
Reims 1970–71 36 14 0 0 36 14
1971–72 16 3 0 0 16 3
1972–73 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 55 18 0 0 55 18
Career total 287 125 30 12 317 137

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Yugoslavia 1959 2 1
1960 14 14
1961 11 7
1962 10 8
1963 3 2
1964 5 2
1965 6 3
Total 51 37

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partizan
Standard Liège

International[edit]

Yugoslavia

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gone but not forgotten". FIFA. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Milan Galic - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "1960 team of the tournament". UEFA. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Preminuo legendarni Milan Galić" (in Serbian). B92. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Preminuo Milan Galić" (in Serbian). Mondo. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Olimpijski komitet Srbije uručio priznanja veteranima sporta" (in Serbian). Blic. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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