Teofilo Spasojević

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Teofilo Spasojević
Personal information
Date of birth (1909-01-21)21 January 1909
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death 28 February 1970(1970-02-28) (aged 61)
Place of death Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1931 Jugoslavija 110
National team
1928–1930 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Teofilo Spasojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Teoфилo Cпacojeвић) (January 21, 1909, in Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia – February 28, 1970, Belgrade, Yugoslavia) was a Serbian football player.

Playing as a left-back, he was known for his classy, elegant style, correctness and excellent positioning in the field.[citation needed]

He started playing in the youth teams of Belgrade's SK Jugoslavija, where he played most of his career, from 1929 until 1935, making with Milutin Ivković, considered by many as the best full-back of the pre-1941 Yugoslav football,[citation needed] one of the best defences. He played for the club in 110 official matches.

He played twice for the Yugoslavia national football team. His début was on May 6, 1928, in Belgrade against Romania, a 3–1 win, and his other, and last, match was on August 3, 1930, in a friendly in Buenos Aires against Argentina, a 1–3 loss, just after the 1930 FIFA World Cup, in which he was part of the team, but didn't play any match. Despite having been a remarkable player,[citation needed] the competition in the defence didn't allow him to have more caps for the national team.

After retiring, he enrolled the Belgrade Law School and has earned a degree. He died in winter of 1970, at 61 years of age.[1]