Dževad Prekazi

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Xhevat Prekazi
Cevad Prekazi.jpg
Prekazi in 2011
Personal information
Full name Xhevat Prekazi
Date of birth (1957-08-18) 18 August 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Titova Mitrovica, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Remont Titova Mitrovica
Trepča
Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1983 Partizan 153 (19)
1984 Hajduk Split 20 (3)
1985 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 8 (1)
1985–1991 Galatasaray 185 (40)
1991–1992 Altay 8 (1)
1992 Bakırköyspor 6 (1)
1993 Trudbenik Beograd
Total 380 (65)
National team
1976–1977 Yugoslavia U21 3 (1)
Teams managed
Železnik
2000 Železnik
Sinđelić Beograd (youth)
OFK Beograd (youth)
Partizan (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dževad Prekazi (Serbian Cyrillic: Џевад Прекази, Albanian: Xhevat Prekazi, Turkish: Cevat Prekazi; born 18 August 1957) is a former Yugoslav footballer who played as a midfielder. He also holds Turkish citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Titova Mitrovica, Prekazi made his first footballing steps at his local club Remont, before joining the youth system of Trepča. He later moved to Partizan, being promoted to the senior squad during the 1975–76 season. With the Crno-beli, Prekazi won the Yugoslav First League three times (1975–76, 1977–78, and 1982–83).

In the 1984 winter transfer window, Prekazi switched to fellow Yugoslav First League club Hajduk Split. He spent less than a year at Poljud, before moving to the United States and joining the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League.[1]

In the summer of 1985, Prekazi returned to Europe and signed with Turkish club Galatasaray. He stayed with the side for the following six and a half years, collecting 185 league appearances and scoring 40 goals, while helping them win back-to-back championship titles in 1986–87 and 1987–88.

In late 1991, Prekazi left Galatasaray, before joining Altay until the end of the 1991–92 season. He also shortly played for Bakırköyspor in the fall of 1992. After returning to Yugoslavia, Prekazi ended his playing career with Trudbenik Beograd in the Serbian League North (third tier).[2]

International career[edit]

Prekazi represented Yugoslavia at the 1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship. He was also capped for Yugoslavia at under-21 level.

Post-playing career[edit]

Prekazi served as manager of Železnik twice. He also worked in the youth setup at Sinđelić Beograd, OFK Beograd, and Partizan.

Personal life[edit]

Born to a Kosovo Albanian family, Prekazi identifies himself as Yugoslav.[3] His older brother, Ljuan, also played for Partizan.

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League
Apps Goals
Partizan 1975–76 3 0
1976–77 28 5
1977–78 22 2
1978–79 30 2
1979–80 23 4
1980–81 17 1
1981–82 0 0
1982–83 19 4
1983–84 11 1
Total 153 19
Hajduk Split 1983–84 12 2
1984–85 8 1
Total 20 3
Baltimore Blast (indoor) 1984–85 8 1
Galatasaray 1985–86 35 9
1986–87 34 5
1987–88 33 14
1988–89 28 3
1989–90 27 6
1990–91 24 3
1991–92 4 0
Total 185 40
Altay 1991–92 8 1
Bakırköyspor 1992–93 6 1
Career total 380 65

Honours[edit]

Partizan
Galatasaray

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blast Defeats Force, 7-4, to Reach MISL Final". latimes.com. 15 May 1985. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ "BG priče - Peca Stanković: U srcu Trudbenik, a u džepu Tito" (in Serbian). novosti.rs. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ "ISPOVEST Dževad Prekazi za Blicsport: Još sam zaljubljen u Jugoslaviju, sahranite me sa dresom Partizana" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.

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