Thursday, 9 January 2014
Yugoslavia 1974 - No.11 Dzajic.
It could be claimed that Dragan Dzajic is a forgotton footballer. Remaining in their own country, their careers began, developed, peaked, declined and ended – and the world barely took notice.
Dzajic, a left winger blessed with demonic dribbling skills, brilliant ball control, speed, a great cross, a superb free kick, and a sharp eye for the goal, played 590 games for Red Star Belgrade, scoring 365 goals. Exceptional figures – but with the Yugoslav league being an obscure affair for the rest of Europe, it was only during international tournaments that people had the chance to witness Dzajic in action.
Euro 1968 launched his status as world class winger. In the semi-final against England, Dzajic scored the winning goal by lobbing the ball over Gordon Banks. The British press dubbed him "the magic Dragan."
Yugoslavia lost the final to Italy, but Dzajic was elected as the player of the tournament.
“Dzajic is the Balkan miracle – a real wizard. I’m just sorry he’s not Brazilian because I’ve never seen such a natural footballer.” the great Pele once remarked.
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