Vojin Božović

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Vojin Božović
Personal information
Date of birth (1913-01-01)1 January 1913
Place of birth Cetinje, Kingdom of Montenegro
Date of death 19 April 1983(1983-04-19) (aged 70)
Place of death Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931– Budućnost Podgorica
SK Jugoslavija
SK Obilić
Mačva Šabac
SK Jugoslavija
SK Anastas Beograd
1933–1941 BSK Beograd
1945 SR Crna Gora
1946–1949 Budućnost Titograd
National team
1936–1941 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 8 (5)
Teams managed
1946–1955 Budućnost Titograd
1955–1956 Radnički Beograd
1956–1958 BSK Beograd
1958–1959 FK Sarajevo
1959–1960 OFK Beograd
1964–1965 Libya
1967–1970 Qadsia Kuwait
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vojin "Škoba" Božović (Cyrillic: Војин Божовић, 1 January 1913 in Cetinje – 19 April 1983 in Belgrade) was a professional Montenegrin, Yugoslav international, football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

He was among the best players in the history of Montenegro and one of the best forwards in the Yugoslav football during the royal period. He was agreat dribler, fantasyst, strong and with an excellent shot with his left foot, beside being an excellent executor of the free kicks. He started playing in 1931 in the youth squad of Podgorica's Budućnost Podgorica and Belgrade's SK Jugoslavija. He represented SK Obilić Belgrade, where he formed the front line with the brothers Boža and Kojke Popović, Mačva Šabac, where he played along his brother Vida, SK Jugoslavija and SK Anastas. His best years were spent while playing in BSK Belgrade where, alongside the best country's players Aleksandar Tirnanić, Đorđe Vujadinović, Moša Marjanović, and Svetislav Glišović, won three national titles. After the end of the Second World War, he played for SR Montenegro in the 1945 championship, and since the reestablishment of the league, he played for FK Budućnost Titograd where he held the managerial job, as well.

National team[edit]

Beside eleven matches played for Belgrade city selection, and three matches for the Yugoslav B team, he played nine matches for the Yugoslavia national football team, having scored five goals. His debut was in a friendly match on 6 September 1936 in Belgrade against Poland (9-3 win), where he scored two goals, and his last match was in the last match before World War II, against Hungary in Belgrade (1-1).

Coaching career[edit]

He started coaching while still was playing, doing both functions, in Budućnost Titograd. He was the main coach of Yugoslav First League clubs like Radnički Beograd, BSK Beograd, latter called OFK, and FK Sarajevo. For many years he worked abroad, in Libya and Kuwait.[1]

Honours[edit]

As player:

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