Ante Jurić (footballer, born 1934)

Ante Jurić (1 February 1934 – 4 September 2013) was a Yugoslav professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Hajduk Split.

Ante Jurić
Personal information
Full name Ante Jurić
Date of birth (1934-02-21)21 February 1934
Place of birth Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 4 September 2013(2013-09-04) (aged 79)
Place of death Split, Croatia
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Jedinstvo Kopilica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1964 NK Hajduk Split 92 (0)
1964–1965 NK Arsenal Split
1965–1972 NK Uskok Split
National team
1959 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Jurić began his career with Jedinstvo Kopilica, before joining NK Hajduk Split at the age of 19. He made his first appearance for Hajduk on 4 December 1955, against BSK Beograd (which finished as a 0–2 defeat). He made 243 appearances for Hajduk (91 league matches, 11 cup ties and 141 friendlies), scoring once.

In 1964, he transferred to Arsenal Split in second tier of the Yugoslav football system. One season later, he was signed to Uskok Split in the third tier of Yugoslavia. He played there until he reached the age of 38.[1]

International careerEdit

Jurić was capped once for Yugoslavia on 26 April 1959, in a friendly against Switzerland in Basel (which finished as a 5–1 win). This match was his only appearance for Yugoslavia, as a medical examination allegedly revealed a "shadow in his lung", the player was benched by his club for six months. Years later Jurić learned from viable sources that the diagnosis was misleading, possibly initiated due to his public wearing of Christian symbols.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Jurić was married and fathered two daughters, Ines and Željana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jurić Ante". 18 December 2009.

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