Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene: Jugoslavija, Југославија) was a country in Southeast Europe during most of the 20th century. It came into existence after World War I in 1918 under the name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the merger of the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (itself formed from territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The Serbian royal House of Karađorđević became the Yugoslav royal dynasty. Yugoslavia gained international recognition on 13 July 1922 at the Conference of Ambassadors in Paris. The country was named after the South Slavic peoples and constituted their first union, following centuries in which the territories had been part of the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary.
Birthdate: February 19. 1966 Birthplace: Stitar Sabac, Yugoslavia Height: 185 cms Weight: 75 kgs Position: Central Defender International: 46 caps, 2 goals (as of June 14, 2000) World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: FK Radnicki Niš, Deportivo La Coruña Transfer Fee: - Very sure, temperate and efficient, Miroslav commands the defense of Valencia and solves complicated situations with authority. The former FK RAD and Deportivo La Coruña defender has now established himself as a regular in the Yugoslav national side after an initially frustrating time after his 1991 debut. He gained notoriety in Spain for the penalty miss against present club Valencia CF that cost then club Deportivo the 1993/94 Spanish title. However, he continued to mature as a player, and is both strong defensively and good on the ball. Vital player in Valencia's route to "Terra Mitica" Paris. FC Porto & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: September 11, 1968 Birthplace: Nova Varos, Yugoslavia Height: 1.71 mts Weight: 72 kgs Position: Midfielder International: 24 caps, 1 goals (as of September 10, 2000) World Cups: 1 (1998) Previous Clubs: FK Zlatar, FK Sloga Pozega, FK Sloboda Uzice, FK Rad, Vitória Guimarães Transfer Fee: - Relative later-arrival on the international scene, making his debut for the national team at the age of 28 in Yugoslavia’s 3-2 defeat of Argentina iat Mar del Plata in December 1996. But since then, the FC Porto winger has been a relative regular fixture in the Yugoslav line-up, although mainly as a substitute, and an unused one during the 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals. Began his career in the lower reaches of the Yugoslav leagues with FK Zlatar, FK Sloga Pozega and FK Sloboda Uzice before moving to Belgrade-based FK Rad. Then moved to Vitória Guimarães in Portugal and captured the attention of Porto, with whom he signed for in 1994. Winner of Portuguese league championship honours in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999, and with subsequent European qualification, the left-footed winger is close to marking his fiftieth appearance in UEFA club competitions with the Portuguese club. Deportivo La Coruña & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: August 16, 1968 Birthplace: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia Height: 191 cm Weight: 87 kg Position: Midfielder International: 52 caps, 8 goals World Cups: 1 (1998) Previous Clubs: Partizan Belgrade, Vojvodina, Real Oviedo, Tenerife Transfer Fee: - Deportivo La Coruña player who figured as a key starting midfielder during Yugoslavia’s Euro 2000 qualifying campaign. Played the entirety of seven of their eight qualifying matches, missing only the Yugoslav’s 2-1 defeat in Dublin. Brings experience from France ’98 of tournament play to the team. Originally played for FK Vojvodina and FK Partizan and then moved to Spain to play firstly with Real Oviedo and subsequently CD Tenerife before joining Deportivo. Inter Milan & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: August 30, 1969 Birthplace: Trstenik, Yugoslavia Height: 179 cm Weight: 75 kg Position: Midfielder International: 30 caps, 3 goals World Cups: 1 (1998) Previous Clubs: Rad, Red Star Belgrade, Sampdoria, Juventus, SS Lazio, Atletico Madrid Transfer Fee: $9.80 Millions of Dollars A skilful and inspirational presence in midfield, Jugovic has amassed a magnificent medal collection playing for Europe’s top clubs. He won the European Champion Clubs’ Cup and the league title in his first season with FK Crvena Zvezda, and also tasted success with Sampdoria UC before joining Juventus FC. His triumphant record continued as he scored the winning penalty in Juve’s 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final win over AFC Ajax, and he also won the scudetto and the UEFA Super Cup. At club level, he has since played for S.S. Lazio, Club Atlético de Madrid and now Internazionale FC. A natural in the holding role in midfield, he is a hard worker with an eye for goal. Excellent in the tackle, he is also a fine passer and a selfless runner off the ball. Partizan & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: April 12, 1979 Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia Height: 180 cms Weight: 71 kgs Position: Forward International: 7 caps, 1 goals (as of June 27, 2000) World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: FK Zemun, FK Radnicki Niš, FK Loznica, FK Sartid Transfer Fee: - Rising star of Yugoslav football, Kezman currently plays his club football with FK Partizan striker, but likely to be destined for a move abroad. A regular at Under-18 and Under-21 level, and coach Vujadin Boškov invited him to play for the national ‘A’ team. Already played 12 matches in European club competitions for Partizan, and scored six goals in the process. Prior to joining Partizan, Kezman played for FK Zemun, FK Radnicki Niš, FK Loznica and FK Sartid. Was ejected in Euro 2000 match vs Norway, after only 1 minute (or less) in the field. Juventus & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: November 18, 1973 Birthplace: Kovin, Yugoslavia Height: 188 cm Weight: 79 kg Position: Forward International: 31 caps, 6 goals World Cups: 1 (1998) Previous Clubs: Sheffield Wednesday, Real Sociedad Transfer Fee: $19.00 Millions of Dollars Re-established his reputation after a disappointing spell in England with three excellent seasons with Real Sociedad, eventually earning a move to Juventus FC. He made his international debut in 1994 against Argentina. Understandably excellent in the air, he also has a well-developed ground game and predatory instinct. Has scored many 3-points goals for Juventus and his previous clubs. PSV Eindhoven & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: March 26, 1973 Birthplace: Kotor, Montenegro Height: 197 cm Weight: 90 kg Position: Goalkeeper International: 30 caps, 0 goals World Cups: 1 (1998) Previous Clubs: Arsenal Tivat, Jastrebac, Zvezdara Belgrade, Partizan Belgrade, FC Porto, Radnicki Kragujevac Transfer Fee: $5.00 Millions of Dollars He has been Yugoslavia’s first-choice ‘keeper since taking over from Aleksandr Kocic. He made his international debut at the end of 1996 in a 3-2 victory away to Argentina. He played all four matches at the 1998 World Cup and earned a lucrative move from FK Partizan to FC Porto, though he soon moved on to PSV Eindhoven. Member of the PSV team that won Dutch League in 2000. AC Parma & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: September 2, 1973 Birthplace: Bijeljuna, Yugoslavia Height: 1.85 mts Weight: 84 kgs Position: Forward International: 45 caps, 22 goals (as of August 19, 2000) World Cups: 1 (1998) Previous Clubs: Partizan Belgrade, Aston Villa, Zaragoza Transfer Fee: $24.00 Millions of Dollars Like his strike partner Darko Kovacevic, Milosevic has rehabilitated his club career in Spain, with Real Zaragoza, after an unhappy spell in England. His international strike-rate of a goal every second game is indicative of his excellent finishing ability, which also helped him hit 17 goals in his first season in Spain. Very strong in the air, he can also score spectacular goals on the ground. Savo and Kluivert were joint Top Scorers of Euro 2000. Transferred to the Italian Serie a for $24,000,000 dlls. Mallorca & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: March 4, 1971 Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia Height: 185 cm Weight: 78 kg Position: Midfielder International: 8 caps, 0 goals World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: FK Radnicki Niš, FK Crvena Zvezda Transfer Fee: - Real Mallorca fan-favourite who has enjoyed success with the Spanish side and has been a crucial part in their ongoing improvement domestically. Played in the last UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final in their 2-1 defeat to SS Lazio at Villa Park in May 1999, and scored a hat-trick that accounted for AS Monaco in the 99/00 UEFA Cup before Mallorca’s eventual elimination by Galatasaray SK at the Quarter-Final stage of the competition. Left-sided midfielder who played with FK Radnicki Niš and FK Crvena Zvezda before moving to Spain. Nagoya Grampus Eigth & Yugoslavia
Birthdate: March 5, 1965 Birthplace: Rad, Yugoslavia Height: 172 cm Weight: 75 kg Position: Midfielder International: 78 caps, 15 goals World Cups: 2 (1990, 1998) Previous Clubs: FK Radnicki Niš, FK Crvena Zvezda, Olympique Marseille, Verona Transfer Fee: - Began his playing career with FK Radnicki Niš and then FK Crvena Zvezda before joining Olympique de Marseille, but was on the losing side against his former club when coming on as a last-minute substitute in their 1991 European Champion Clubs’ Cup match which Crvena Zvezda won on penalties. Made his debut for the Yugoslav national team as far back as June 1984 when he came on as a second half substitute in their 3-2 defeat of Portugal in pre-Euro ’84 Final Tournament friendly action. Subsequently chosen to play in the final tournament, but used as a substitute in their opening defeats to Spain and Belgium, but played 90 minutes and scored once in their 3-2 defeat of France, in what only amounted to a show of pride on behalf of the Yugoslavs. Also involved in the 1990 and 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals, playing in all of Yugoslavia’s nine matches in the competition.
Birthdate: February 20, 1969 Birthplace: Vukovar, Yugoslavia Height: 185 cms Weight: 75 kgs Position: Midfielder (Left) Games & Goals with National Team: 37 caps, 6 goals (as of May 3, 1999) International Debut: May 16, 1991 vs. Faroe Islands (W 7-0)
Sinisa is one of the most technique players and whom more class and talent have of all the players of the Italian Serie A. All these factors, along with his great physical conditioning, allow him to act in different positions, although he is like left defender or midfielder where he offers a greater yield. He has force, speed, dribbling, talent, ability and, mainly, a shooting of free kicks and penalties with his left leg that can be considered like one of three or four more precise and powerful of the world. Mijahlovic is also a very reliable soccer player in defense, that knows to assume the responsibility at the difficult moments.
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Birthdate: January 19, 1969 Birthplace: Podgorika, Montenegro Height: 177 cms Weight: 73 kgs Position: Midfielder and Forward Games & Goals with Yugoslav national team: 35 caps, 17 goals (as of January 1, 1999) International Debut: December 25, 1994 vs. Brazil
A soccer star, an authentic genius of the ball that every day surprises inventing something new, marking a goal from more far or creating spectacular goals from any place. Has that special talent that they only have authentic cracks and that enables him to make any thing that sets out. Usually he moves in between midfielder and forward towards the right, although with the passage of time it has been advancing his position and every time he acts in positions nearer opposite goal, like second forward. Because to his immense innate quality it adds a tremendous speed in race, regate prodigious and a great scoring capacity.
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Birthdate: September 11, 1978 Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia Height: 181 cms Weight: 76 kgs Position: Midfielder Games & Goals with National Team: 7 caps, 3 goals (as of January 7, 1999) Debut in Italian Serie A: September 13, 1998 vs. Piacenza (D 1-1)
Dejan Stankovic acts like midfielder - forward on the left side and from any of those positions he is capable of deciding a match in favor of his team. Rapid, very technical and with ability, few time lose the ball when he face a rival, great vision of game and the precision in the pass in order to send the ball to the better located companion. Has and incredible shot power and accuracy; is very dangerous when taking corner and free kicks. >>>>>> See Career Statistics