Branislav Pokrajac

Branislav Pokrajac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранислав Покрајац; 27 January 1947 – 5 April 2018) was a Serbian handball coach and player who competed for Yugoslavia in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

Branislav Pokrajac
Personal information
Full name Branislav Pokrajac
Born (1947-01-27)27 January 1947
Belgrade, DF Yugoslavia
Died 5 April 2018(2018-04-05) (aged 71)
Belgrade, Serbia
Nationality Serbian
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left wing
Senior clubs
Years Team
ORK Beograd
Crvena zvezda
Dinamo Pančevo
National team
Years Team
1965–1976
Yugoslavia
Teams managed
Dinamo Pančevo
1980–1984
Yugoslavia
1985
Spain
1988
United States
1989–1991
US Créteil
1992–1993
Crvena zvezda
Egypt
2000–2001
FR Yugoslavia
2001–2003
Porto
Qatar
2006
Partizan
2010–2012
Sporting CP

Club careerEdit

At club level, Pokrajac made his debut with ORK Beograd, before moving to Crvena zvezda. He later played for and served as head coach of Dinamo Pančevo.[2]

International careerEdit

At international level, Pokrajac competed for Yugoslavia in two Olympic tournaments, winning the gold medal in 1972.[3] He also won two bronze medals at the World Championships (1970 and 1974).

Coaching careerEdit

In 1980, Pokrajac was appointed as head coach for Yugoslavia. He led the team to the Olympic gold medal in 1984.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Preminuo legendarni rukometaš i trener Branislav Pokrajac" (in Serbian). rts.rs. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Sportski spomenar" (in Serbian). rts.rs. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Rukometaši na olimpijskoj sceni posle 12 godina" (in Serbian). srbija-info.gov.rs. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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