Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić

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Zdravko Kovačić
Personal information
Full name Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić
Born 6 July 1925
Šibenik, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died 1 April 2015(2015-04-01) (aged 89) Rijeka, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Senior clubs
Years Team
JŠK Victoria, VK Primorje
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948-1956  Yugoslavia 87 (0)

Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić (July 6, 1925, Šibenik, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – April 1, 2015, Rijeka, Croatia) was a Croat water polo player who competed for Yugoslavia in the 1948 Summer Olympics, in the 1952 Summer Olympics, and in the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Kovačič was born in Šibenik in 1925, but moved to Sušak the next year and therefore considered himself a native of Rijeka.

Kovačić was part of the Yugoslav team which was eliminated in the second round of the 1948 Olympic tournament. He played one match as goalkeeper.

Four years later he won the silver medal with the Yugoslav team in the 1952 tournament. He played all nine matches as goalkeeper.

In 1956 he was a member of the Yugoslav team which won the silver medal in the Olympic competition again. He played all seven matches as goalkeeper.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Oto Rebula
Flagbearer for  Yugoslavia
Melbourne 1956
Succeeded by
Radovan Radović