Andrija Anković

Andrija Anković (16 July 1937, Gabela, Kingdom of Yugoslavia – 28 April 1980, Split, SFR Yugoslavia) was a Croatian footballer and manager.

Andrija Anković
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Personal information
Full name Andrija Anković
Date of birth (1937-07-16)16 July 1937
Place of birth Gabela, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 28 April 1980(1980-04-28) (aged 42)
Place of death Split, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
(now Croatia)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder/Forward
Youth career
0000–1954 GOŠK Gabela
1954–1958 NK Neretva Metković
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1966 Hajduk Split[1] 146 (64)
1966–1968 1. FC Kaiserslautern[2] 21 (4)
1968–1969 SW Bregenz[2]
National team
1960–1962 Yugoslavia 8 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1970 NK Omiš
1971–1978 Hajduk Split (football school)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anković started his career with GOŠK Gabela before moving to NK Neretva Metković. He later played for top Croatian side Hajduk Split in the Yugoslavian First League. He played 326 matches and scored 250 goals for Hajduk, becoming one of the club's legends. Finally, he played for German club 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In 1960, Anković was a member of the Yugoslavian team which won gold at the Rome Olympics.


He died on 28 April 1980, of a heart attack, aged 42. The Andrija Anković Memorial Tournament in Gabela is named after Anković.


  1. ^ "Anković Andrija". (in Serbian). Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Andrija Ankovic" (in German). Retrieved 22 January 2010.