Predrag Spasić

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Predrag Spasić
Personal information
Full name Predrag Spasić
Date of birth (1965-05-13) 13 May 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Kragujevac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Radnicki Kragujevac
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Radnicki Kragujevac 123 (4)
1988–1990 Partizan 55 (3)
1990–1991 Real Madrid 22 (0)
1991–1994 Osasuna 88 (3)
1994–1995 Atlético Marbella 5 (0)
1995–1996 Radnički Belgrade 8 (1)
Total 301 (11)
National team
1988–1991 Yugoslavia 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Predrag Spasić (Serbian: Предраг Спасић; born 13 May 1965) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Spasić was born in Kragujevac, Serbia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Over the course of his career he played for FK Radnicki Kragujevac, FK Partizan, Real Madrid,[1] CA Osasuna, CA Marbella and FK Radnički Novi Beograd, retiring at the age of 31.

During his four-year spell in La Liga, Spasić amassed totals of 110 games and three goals, being relegated with Osasuna at the end of the 1993–94 season. On 19 January 1991, whilst at the service of Real Madrid, he scored an own goal in a 1–2 away loss against FC Barcelona,[2] and was widely regarded as one of the club's worst signings.[3]

International career[edit]

Spasić was capped 31 times for the Yugoslavia national team and scored one goal, appearing for the quarter-finalists at the 1990 FIFA World Cup (five complete matches).[4] His debut arrived on 24 August 1988, when he played the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 friendly win in Switzerland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Real Madrid ficha al yugoslavo Spasic para sustituir a Ruggeri" [Real Madrid sign Yugoslav Spasic as replacement for Ruggeri]. El País (in Spanish). 18 July 1990. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "5 historias del clásico FC Barcelona-Real Madrid de Liga en el Camp Nou" [5 stories of the FC Barcelona-Real Madrid League classic at the Camp Nou]. Sport (in Spanish). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Los fichajes más decepcionantes del Real Madrid" [Real Madrid's most disappointing signings]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Yugoslavia National Team List of Results 1990–1999". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

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