Long time captain of the Yugoslavia national football team and Red Star Belgrade, Dragan Stojković is considered one of the best players in the history of Yugoslavian and Serbian football. He starred for Yugoslavia at the 1990 - where he was named in the All-Star Team - and 1998 World Cups.
Usually a playmaker, Stojković was especially famed for his vision, technique and passing ability, and was a penalty kick specialist.
He is one of the five players to be awarded the title Star of the Red Star, although he was a losing Marseille player when Red Star won the European Cup in 1990, after he refused to take a penalty against his former side in the shoot-out.
He is widely considered to have never shown his true potential in Europe as injury prevented him from fully establishing himself at Marseille over the long term. Despite this, there is general consensus among critics that he displayed extraordinary ability throughout his career in spite of his chronic injuries, being most renowned in Japan.
Stojković made 84 career international appearances, scoring 15 times.
His final international match was against the country he spent much of his playing career in, Japan, in July 2001.