|Full name||Dragoslav Šekularac|
|Date of birth||November 30, 1937|
|Place of birth||Štip, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|Red Star Belgrade|
St. Louis Stars
TSV 1860 München
Independiente Santa Fe
América de Cali
Red Star Belgrade
Serbian White Eagles
1 Senior club appearances and goals
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Yugoslavia|
|Silver||Melbourne 1956||Team Competition|
Dragoslav Šekularac (born November 30, 1937 in Štip, Vardar Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is a Serbian former football player and coach. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne The 1956 Olympic Games football tournament with just 11 competing nations suffered from cancellations Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Štip (Штип) is the largest city in the eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The Vardar Banovina or Vardar Banate or in Serbo-Croat: Вардарска бановина in Cyrillic; Vardarska banovina in Latinic The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croato-Slovene ie Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene: Kraljevina Jugoslavija Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered
Known locally by the nickname Šeki, he was quick and crafty with the ball, displaying creative skills that turned a lot of heads. Possessing supreme self-confidence along with impeccable technical ability, he was one of the biggest showmen and crowd draws in the history of Yugoslav football. His enormous popularity throughout FPR Yugoslavia during early 1960s transcended sports as he easily became one of the most recognizable individuals in the country. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
Šekularac is also remembered as the perpetrator of an infamous on-pitch incident in fall 1962, for which he served a year and a half long suspension. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In addition to the swelling of praise and accolades for his skills, he also attracted criticism over lack of team play and overall attitude on the pitch that some found to be disrespectful to the game.  Others point to his lack of effectiveness and a seeming disproportion between his talent and his overall career statistics. 
Born to a Serbian father hailing from Vasojevići tribe in northern Montenegro and a Macedonian mother, Šekularac took up football very early, right after World War II ended and his family relocated to Serbia. The Vasojevići tribe (Васојевићи is the biggest Highland clan of Montenegro. Montenegro ( British English) Montenegrin / Serbian: PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE LANGUAGES WITHOUT CONSENSUS ON THE TALK PAGE! World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country He came up through the Red Star Belgrade youth system.
Šekularac made his senior debut at only 17 years of age on March 6, 1955 during the latter part of Red Star's 1954/55 league campaign under head coach Milovan Ćirić. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) League Champions Hajduk Split (manager Aleksandar Tomašević Vladimir Beara Ljubo Kokeza Radović L Milovan Ćirić was a Serbian football (soccer coach Throughout his long career he's coached FK Partizan (1953/54 Yugoslavia national football team (from The youngster would record only one more league appearance by the end of that season.
However, the next season, 1955/56, signaled immediate breakthrough. League See also Yugoslav Cup Yugoslav League Championship Football Association of Yugoslavia In addition to establishing himself as the first team player, he also became an integral part of the squad that won the Yugoslav league title in convincing fashion. He contributed to the cause with 7 goals in addition to many eye catching midfield displays that would soon become a staple of his game.
By the start of 1956/57 season, Šekularac already had a senior national team debut under his belt. League Cup Qualification Round of Sixteen Partizan Beograd 3 - 1 Dinamo Zagreb Quarter finals Partizan Beograd 4 - 2 Crvena Zvezda And in November and December he represented FPR Yugoslavia at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne Despite added pressures and responsibilities, he turned in another stellar league season helping Red Star to another title. He also played an important part in Red Star's European Champions' Cup campaign that ended at semi-final stage versus AC Fiorentina. ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as simply Fiorentina, is a professional Italian football club from Florence, Tuscany.
All the success led to coach Ćirić receiving and taking SS Lazio head coaching offer. Società Sportiva Lazio, ( commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional Sports club most noted for its football In his place came Miša Pavić who previously mentored Šekularac in the club's youth setup. Milorad "Miša" Pavić ( November 11, 1921 in Valjevo - August 16, 2005 in Valjevo) was a Yugoslavian The season was not much of a success, however, either team wise or for Šekularac individually. League Cup Qualification Round of Sixteen Quarter finals Semi finals Crvena Zvezda Beograd x - x X Velez Mostar x - Increased opponents' defensive focus multiplied the number of hits and knocks he was forced to endure during games. He battled injury problems that caused him to miss almost half of the season as Red Star quickly fell out of title contention.
Though the next 1958/59 season brought continued injury issues, Šekularac, by now a bona fide star across the league, managed to lead his team to league-cup double, both at the expense of arch rival FK Partizan. League Cup Qualification Round of Sixteen Radnicki Kragujevac 1 - 3 FK Partizan Quarter finals FK Partizan Fudbalski klub Partizan ( Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Партизан English: Football Club Partizan) is a professional football
He ended up playing 375 official competitive matches (156 of those in the league) for Red Star and scoring over 119 goals (32 league goals). He later played for Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia for five seasons, before transferring to Millonarios from Bogotá and ending his playing career in the German Bundesliga with Karlsruher SC. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. Note This is a translation in progress Club Deportivo Los Millonarios, is a Colombian football team based in Bogotá. Bogotá —officially named Bogotá DC (DC for " Distrito Capital " which means "Capital District" formerly called Santa Fe de Bogotá Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. Karlsruher SC is a German football club, based in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg.
At only 18, he made his national team debut on September 30, 1956. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He was on the national side that won the silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, and also participated in the World Cups of 1958 and 1962. The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international Association football The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 29. The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. He went on to make 41 senior international appearances, scoring 6 goals.
As a coach, he was in front of several clubs in Colombia, Australia, Serbia, Mexico, and Spain. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Between 1984 and 1985, he coached the Guatemala national team in the 1986 World Cup qualification process. The Guatemala national football team is the Association football team representing the country of Guatemala and is controlled by the Federación Nacional The 1985 CONCACAF Championship was the fourth edition held under the format of serving as qualification to the World Cup ( Mexico 1986) and the first to have no host nation for
Šekularac recently retired, and is currently living in Belgrade, Serbia. Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country