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Zlatko Čajkovski
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Personal information
Date of birth 24 November 1923(1923-11-24)
Place of birth    Zagreb, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death    July 27, 1998 (aged 74)
Place of death    Munich, Germany
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Right half
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1939–1945
1946–1955
1955–1958
1958–1960
HAŠK
Partizan Belgrade
1. FC Köln
Hapoel Haifa


057 0(7)
   
National team
1942–1943
1946–1955
Independent State of Croatia
FPR Yugoslavia
002 0(0)
055 0(7)
Teams managed
1961–1963
1963–1968
1968–1969
1970
1970–1971
1971–1973
1973–1975
1976
1977–1978
1978–1980
1980
1981
1982
1983–1984
1. FC Köln
FC Bayern München
Hannover 96
Kickers Offenbach
NK Dinamo Zagreb
1. FC Nuremberg
1. FC Köln
Kickers Offenbach
AEK
FC Zürich
FC Grenchen
Grazer AK
AEK
Apollon Kalamarias

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

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Yugoslavia
Men's Football
Silver 1948 London Team Competition
Silver 1952 Helsinki Team Competition

Zlatko "Čik" Čajkovski (24 November 1923–27 July 1998) was a Croatian and Yugoslavian football (soccer) player and coach. His brother, Željko Čajkovski, was also a football player.

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Playing career

On club level Čajkovski played initially for HAŠK and Partizan Belgrade.

In this period he played between 1942 and 1943 twice for the Independent State of Croatia, and between 1946 and 1955 he played 55 times for the Yugoslav national team scoring seven goals.[1] Participating at the Olympic Games 1948 and 1952 he won the silver medal on both occasions. The final of the 1952 tournament in Helsinki was lost against the then ascending Hungarian side of the Magic Magyars.

He also participated in the FIFA World Cups of 1950 and 1954. In 1950 Yugoslavia only lost to hosts Brazil in the group phase, during which Čajkovski scored two goals versus Mexico. In 1954 drew in the group phase against Brazil, but where eliminated in the subsequent quarter final match against eventual tournament winners Germany. In 1953, Čajkovski was one of four Croatian players on the FIFA Select XI who played against England.[2]

After this he finished his career as player with 1. FC Köln and Hapoel Haifa.

Coaching career

Čajkovski acquired his coaching licence under Hennes Weisweiler at the German Sports Academy in Cologne. His first appointment were in Israel, Turkey and the Netherlands.

His first great success was the German Championship 1962 with 1. FC Köln. In 1963 he took over the reins at FC Bayern Munich, which he guided from the second division into the first division, two wins in the German Cup and the win in the European Cup Winners Cup final against Rangers FC from Glasgow in 1967. In this period he formed around the goalkeeper Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer and, the later legendary, striker Gerd Müller, then all in their very early twenties, one of the top teams in Europe.

Later "Czik" Čajkovski coached Hannover 96, 1. FC Nuremberg, Kickers Offenbach, which he took as a second division club to win the German Cup in 1970. After NK Dinamo Zagreb and 1. FC Nuremberg, he had another stint 1. FC Köln and also returned once more to Kickers Offenbach.Then he went to Greece in AEK Athens where he won the double. He then went to Switzerland to coach FC Zürich (1978-1980) and FC Grenchen (1980), having his final assignment with Grazer AK in 1981. After that, he coached AEK Athens (1982) and Apollon Kalamarias (1983–84).[3]

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Preceded by
Willi Multhaup
Cup Winners' Cup Winning Coach
1966-67
Succeeded by
Nereo Rocco
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