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Stjepan Bobek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameStjepan•Bobek
Used nameStjepan•Bobek
Other namesСтјепан Бобек
Born3 December 1923 in Zagreb (CRO)
Died22 August 2010 in Beograd (Belgrade) (SRB)
AffiliationsPartizan Beograd, Beograd (SRB)
NOC Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatia

Biography

Stjepan Bobek was a striker for the Yugoslav football teams, starring for them in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was the all-time leading scorer for Yugoslavia in internationals, scoring 38 goals in 63 matches from 1946-56. Bobek won two Olympic silver medals (1948, 1952), but also played for Yugoslavia in the 1950 and 1954 World Cup. He twice led the Yugoslav First League in scoring, in 1945 with 8 goals, and in 1954 with 21 goals. In June 1947 he scored nine goals in a match against 14 Octobar in Niš. Bobek began his senior career in 1944 with Građanski Zagreb, but in 1945 moved to FK Partizan, and stayed with them to the end of his playing career in 1959, appearing in 468 matches and scoring 403 goals for Partizan, helping them win two Yugoslav First League titles and the Yugoslav Cup four times. He later became a football manager, leading several teams from 1959-81, including Legia Warsaw (1959), Partizan (1960-63), Panathinaikos (1963-67), Partizan (1967-69), Olympiakos (1969-70), Dinamo Zagreb (1972), Espérance (1976-78), and Vardar and Zemun (1978-81).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1948 Summer Olympics Football (Football) YUG CRO Stjepan Bobek
Football, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 2 Silver
1952 Summer Olympics Football (Football) YUG CRO Stjepan Bobek
Football, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 2 Silver