Vilson Džoni

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Vilson Džoni
Personal information
Full name Vilson Džoni
Date of birth (1950-09-24) 24 September 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1978 Hajduk Split 207 (8)
1978–1979 Dinamo Zagreb 30 (11)
1979–1981 FC Schalke 04 55 (7)
1982–1986 SG Wattenscheid 09 130 (19)
National team
1974–1978 Yugoslavia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vilson Džoni (Albanian: Vilson Gjoni), born 24 September 1950, is a former Croatian footballer, who played as a defender.[1]

Džoni was born in Split to a family from Prizren, Kosovo, and is of Albanian descent.[2] He was a full back whose biggest weapon was his speed. At club level, he spent 10 years at Hajduk Split playing a total of 207 league games. He then moved to Dinamo Zagreb, where he spent just one year before moving to FC Schalke 04.

Džoni also represented SFR Yugoslavia four times.

He was named Yugoslav Footballer of the Year in 1978.

He worked as a scout within Croatian First League's Hajduk Split until he retired in 2015.


  1. ^ "Dzoni, Vilson" (in German). Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Vilson Džoni kod Mosora: Miše neće ponovit Červarovu grešku". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 21 February 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2012.

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