Zijad Arslanagić is confirmed dead at the age of 83.
Zijad was best known as a Bosnian footballer (Sarajevo).
Zijad Arslanagić
Personal information
Full nameZijad Arslanagić
Date of birth(1936-04-18)April 18, 1936
Place of birthTrebinje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of deathJanuary 7, 2020(2020-01-07) (aged 83)
Playing positionForward
Youth career
Gimnazijalac Trebinje
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1953–1956Leotar Trebinje
FK Rakovica
1958–1964FK Sarajevo113(40)
1964–1967Olimpija Ljubljana?(29)
1967–1968Beringen22(8)
1968–1969Tasmania Berlin25(11)
National team
1965Yugoslavia1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Zijad Arslanagić (April 18, 1936 – January 7, 2020) was a Bosnian football player. He had one cap for the Yugoslav national team.
After beginning to play in a minor local club in his home town, FK Gimnazijalac, he signed with the city's most prominent club FK Leotar where he played between 1953 and 1956. In 1956 he moved because of the military service to Zemun, and afterwards, for a short while, he played with local club FK IM Rakovica. In 1958 he began playing for FK Sarajevo and played with them in the Yugoslav First League until 1964 when he moved to NK Olimpija Ljubljana. In 1967, he moved abroad and played one season with Belgian First Division club K. Beringen F.C. and in the next year he moved to Germany and played with Tasmania 1900 Berlin before retiring.
He played one match for the Yugoslav national team in the 1966 FIFA World Cup qualifications on November 7, 1965 in Belgrade against Norway, a 1-1 draw.
External sources
Career story at Reprezentacija.rs.
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