Svetislav Valjarević

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Svetislav Valjarević
Personal information
Date of birth (1911-07-09)9 July 1911
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death 22 September 1996(1996-09-22) (aged 85)
Place of death Vernon, France
Playing position Right midfielder
Youth career
BSK Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1937 Concordia Zagreb
1937–1941 BSK Belgrade
National team
1933–1941 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Svetislav Valjarević (Serbian Cyrillic: Светислав Ваљаревић) (9 July 1911, in Belgrade – 22 September 1996, in Vernon) was a Serbian Yugoslavia international football player.


He started playing in the youth team of BSK Belgrade, however when he graduated the Military Academy, he was sent to service to Zagreb in 1930 where he joined HŠK Concordia.[1] A year later after arriving, he won the national championship and was the league top-scorer. Specially noted for his great game vision and dangerous shot, he usually played in the position of right midfielder. When he went to the army conscription to Belgrade, he started playing for BSK Belgrade in the 1937-38 season winning, the 1938-39 Championship. He is remembered as one of the best players of the period when his club, BSK, was dominating the Yugoslav football in the late 1930s.[2]

National team[edit]

Beside one match played for the B team, the six matches for the City of Zagreb team and nine for the City of Belgrade team, he played 12 matches for Yugoslavia national football team having scored four times. His debut was on 30 April 1933 in Belgrade against Spain, and his last match was also in Belgrade, on 23 March 1941, against Hungary, that ended drow and he scored the only goal for Yugoslavia.[3]



  1. ^ Gola istina: kraljevi strelaca by Živko M. Bojanić and Slobodan Jovanović, pag. 37 (Serbian)
  2. ^ Career story
  3. ^ NT story

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