Jovan Aćimović

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Jovan Aćimović
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Full nameJovan Aćimović
Date of birth (1948-06-21) 21 June 1948 (age 70)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1964–1965 OFK Belgrade 0 (0)
1965–1976 Red Star Belgrade 237 (44)
1976–1978 1. FC Saarbrücken 41 (1)
1978–1979 Sinđelić Beograd
National team
1968–1976 Yugoslavia 55 (3)
Teams managed
1985–1991 Red Star Belgrade (assistant)
1991–1993 Čukarički
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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International career

On the national level he played for Yugoslavia national team [1] (55 matches/three goals), and was a participant at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, [2] and at UEFA Euro 1968 and UEFA Euro 1976.

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Aćimović on his team's role at the UEFA Euro 1976:

"Two things factored in our final result. First of all, the score of the first half of the match with Germany and then the fact that we, as hosts of the tournament, were prevented from our plans of showing what we were made of. Against the Germans, we thought that we had the final in our hands. At half time, some of us players were even talking about the final. The atmosphere in Belgrade and Zagreb was good but there was pressure felt everywhere we went. Everyone expected the gold medal and we weren't able to carry that weight on our shoulders." [3]

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  1. "Acimovic, Jovan" (in German). Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. Jovan Aćimović FIFA competition record
  3. "Vesti spezial magazine, pg. 14" (in Serbian). 16 May 2000. is a German language website which predominantly collects comprehensive statistics on the top five tiers of German football.