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Svetozar Vujović
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Date of birth 3 March 1940
Place of birth    Bileća, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death    16 January 1993 (aged 52)
Place of death    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Playing position Defender
Youth career
FK Radnik Hadžići
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1959-1972 FK Sarajevo 254 (1)   
National team
1963-1964 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 8 (0)
Teams managed
1973-1975 FK Sarajevo

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Svetozar Vujović (Born 3rd March 1940 in Baljci near Bileća, Bosnia and Herzegovina – died 16th January 1993 in Sarajevo during the siege) was a Bosnian football player.

Career as player

He began playing in 1957 in FK Radnik from the town of Hadžići near Sarajevo, and in 1959 he become a member of the FK Sarajevo. Brozović, his coach at the time, put him in the position of right back, and he developed into an excellent football player. Later, he successfully played as center half.

In the FK Sarajevo jersey he played a total of 444 games (254 championships) and scored eight goals. This number of games he played for the club placed him second on the list of club records, after Biogradlić with 646 games. In his first season with FK Sarajevo 1966/67 he won the title of Yugoslavia champion.

With two games for the young team (1962-1963), he capped eight games for the best selection of Yugoslavia. Debuted in meeting of the Olympic teams against Romania (1:2) in Bucharest on the 27th September 1963, and the last game for the national team he played in the Olympic tournament in Japan in Osaka on 22nd October 1964, again, against Romania (0:3).

Pathologically afraid of flying, he stopped playing in 1971, official saying goodbye to the pitch in summer 1972, together with other club player Boško Antić (276 matches and 140 goals) in a match against Sporting Lisbon.

Career as club official

In FK Sarajevo, he began to work as a coach in 1973, and 1975 he was appointed director of the club. In the role of director and later as president Vujović spent twenty years and made great contribution to success and stability of FK Sarajevo.

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