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Vladimir Durković
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Full name Vladimir Durković
Date of birth 6 November 1937
Place of birth    Đakovica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death    22 June 1972 (aged 34)
Place of death    Sion, Switzerland
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1953–1955
1955–1966
1966–1967
1967–1971
1971–1972
Napredak Kruševac
Red Star Belgrade
Borussia M'bach
Saint-Étienne
FC Sion

177 (7)
010 (0)
116 (0)
025 (0)   
National team
1959–1966 Yugoslavia 050 (0)

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

Olympic medal record
Men's football
Gold 1960 Rome Team

Vladimir Durković (Serbian: Владимир Дурковић) (6 November 1937 – 22 June 1972) was a Serbian football defender who was very successful in both clubs and Yugoslav national team.

Capped 50 times by Yugoslavia between 1959 and 1966, Vladimir Durković excelled as a 22-year-old at the first UEFA European Championship, offering defensive solidity and attacking penetration at right-back. Although Yugoslavia finished second in France, Durković won a gold medal at the Rome Olympics the following September. He also wore the No2 shirt at the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile and was an ever-present as Yugoslavia eliminated former winners Uruguay and West Germany and finished fourth. Durković played with FK Crvena Zvezda until he was 28 at which point he moved abroad and made a name for himself with AS Saint-Etienne, winning three French League titles and the Coupe de France twice. He died when mistakenly shot by a policeman in Sion, Switzerland in June 1972 at the age of 34.

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