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Tomislav Crnković

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTomislav•Crnković
Used nameTomislav•Crnković
Other namesТомислав Црнковић
Born17 June 1929 in Kotor (MNE)
Died17 January 2009 in Zagreb (CRO)
AffiliationsDinamo Zagreb, Zagreb (CRO)
NOC Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatia


Montenegro-born Tomislav Crnković played most of his career for Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb (1949-1960). With the “Blues”, he won two Yugoslav titles (1954, 1958) and two cups (1951 and 1960). Quite inexperienced, the defender was nevertheless selected to play for Yugoslavia in the 1952 Olympics, and won a silver medals. Crnković also joined Yugoslavia’s campaign at the 1954 and 1958 World Cups, in which Yugoslavia was both times eliminated at the quarter-final stage by West Germany. In all, Crnković won 51 caps for Yugoslavia. He closed out his career in Austria (LASK) and Switzerland (Servette), and retired following a serious meniscus injury. Tomislav Crnković had the reputation of a skirt-chaser, and married 5 times. In 2006, “Crni” (“black”) was the first chairman of the Croatian Athletes Federation.


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