Radivoj Božić

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Radivoj Božić
Personal information
Date of birth (1912-01-26)26 January 1912
Place of birth Beška, Austro-Hungary
Date of death 1 January 1948(1948-01-01) (aged 35)
Place of death Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1932 Jugoslavija Belgrade
1932–1936 BSK Belgrade
1936–1941 Vojvodina
National team
1934 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Radivoj Božić (Serbian Cyrillic: Радивој Божић) (26 January 1912 – 1948) was a Serbian Yugoslavia international football player. After finishing his football career he became a military pilot in the Royal Yugoslav Air Force and during the Second World War for the Yugoslav Partisans.

Career[edit]

Born in Beška, Austro-Hungarian Empire (nowadays in Serbia), he started playing in SK Jugoslavija in 1930. In 1932 he moved to BSK Beograd and a year later he won the 1932–33 Yugoslav First League playing as a left-back.[1] During the late 1930s until 1941 he played with FK Vojvodina.[2]

National team[edit]

Radivoj Božić played one matches for the Yugoslav national team.[3] It was played in Athens, Greece, on December 225, 1934, in a 1934–35 Balkan Cup match against Bulgaria, a 4-3 win. Yugoslavia won the tournament that year.[1]

Honours[edit]

Club:

BSK Beograd

National team:

Yugoslavia

Military pilot[edit]

He graduated on October 12, 1938 at the Royal Yugoslav Air Force military academy and became military pilot. During Second World War he joined the air force of the Yugoslav Partisans, however he got captured by the Germans who sent him to Germany. It is not exactly known when and why he returned to Belgrade, but allegedly because of treason, he was shot by the new Yugoslav authorities in 1948.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Radivoj Božić at Reprezentacija.rs
  2. ^ Vojvodina naša ljubav pag.5 (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Radivoj Božić at National-Football-Teams.com