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Ante Žanetić (18 November 1936 – 18 December 2014) was a Croatian footballer.

Ante Žanetić
Personal information
Full name Ante Žanetić-Zalante
Date of birth (1936-11-18)18 November 1936
Place of birth Blato, Korčula, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 18 December 2014(2014-12-18) (aged 78)
Place of death Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1946–1953 NK BŠK Zmaj Blato
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1954 GOŠK Dubrovnik
1954–1961 Hajduk Split 115 (11)
1961–1964 Club Brugge K.V.
1964–1966 Racing White
National team
1956 Croatia 1 (0)
1959–1960 Yugoslavia 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During his club career he played for NK Hajduk Split, Club Brugge K.V. and Racing White. He earned 15 caps for the Yugoslavia national football team, and participated in the 1960 European Nations' Cup and on the Yugoslavian team that won the 1960 Olympics. He also played a friendly match for the SR Croatian national team against Indonesia.

Žanetić later decided to leave Yugoslavia in order to play football in west Europe..[1] He abandoned the Hajduk Split squad while the team was in Germany in 1961 and moved to Belgium where he played for Club Brugge K.V. and Racing White.[2] He subsequently emigrated to Australia. He died there in 2014.[3]


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