Milutin Ivković

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Milutin Ivković
Personal information
Full name Milutin Ivković
Date of birth (1906-03-03)March 3, 1906
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death May 23, 1943(1943-05-23) (aged 37)
Place of death Jajinci, Serbia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1929 SK Jugoslavija
BASK Belgrade
Župa Aleksandrovac
National team
1925–1934 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 39 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dr. Milutin Ivković (Serbian Cyrillic: др Mилутин Ивкoвић; March 3, 1906 – 23 May 1943) was a Serbian football defender who played for Yugoslavia at 1928 Summer Olympics and FIFA World Cup 1930. Ivković played as a right-back and was known as Milutinac.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born March 3, 1906 in Belgrade, he was shot by nazis during World War II on 23 May 1943 in Jajinci (near Belgrade) during World War II.[1]

Known for his great personality, a footballer, one of the best fullbacks in the history of Yugoslav football, he was also a doctor and a communist political activist during World War II.

He started playing football in the youth team of SK Jugoslavija, and became a regular senior player for the club between 1922 and 1929 playing a total of 235 matches. Towards the end of his career he moved to another Belgrade club, BASK. Belgrade for the national team played 42 games, one fewer than the recorder, Moša Marjanović. He played the two games for the "B" team (1927–1928).

He wore Yugoslav national team jersey dress 39 times. He made his debut on October 28, 1925 against Czechoslovakia (0-7 defeat) in Prague, and last match for the national team was played on December 16, 1934 against France (2-3 defeat) in Paris. He participated in the first 1930 FIFA World Cup in Montevideo and provided a brilliant match against Brazil (2-1 win).

To this day lives an unforgeatble memory of his great exhibitions in 1927 against Romania (3-0 win) in Bucharest, the same year against Czechoslovakia (1-1) in Belgrade, in 1929 against France (3-1) in Paris and in Belgrade in 1931 against Hungary (3-2) and Czechoslovakia (2-1).

In 1934 in Belgrade he graduated in the Faculty of Medicine and after completing his military service he opened office in Belgrade. At the request of friends, his last football appearance was on May 6, 1943 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the major club from that period, BSK Belgrade.

He was raised in a patriotic family, his mother Milica was the granddaughter of the legendary Serbian Field Marshal, Vojvoda Radomir Putnik. Milutin Ivković was also known for his patriotism and he joined the Progressive Movement and was one of the leaders of the Action for a boycott of the Olympic Games in Berlin. On June 1938 he became the editor of "Mladost", launched at the initiative of the Communist Youth League, and during the occupation, he cooperated with the national liberation movement. He was persecuted and on several occasions arrested and prosecuted. On May 24, 1943 at 23:45 hours he was arrested and the next day at Jajinci he was shot for communist activities.

The Football Association of Serbia set up in 1951 a plaque in the JNA Stadium (currently, FK Partizan stadium) and a street next to the Red Star Stadium (former playground of SK Jugoslavija) bears his name. Additionally, a monument of authory of Vladimir Jokanović, was erected in the outskirts of the same stadium and was inaugurated on May 16, 2013.

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