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Ivan Ćurković (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Ћурковић, pronounced [ǐʋan tɕǔːrkoʋitɕ]; born 15 March 1944) is a former Croatian and naturalized Serbian footballer,[1] who played as a goalkeeper for Velež Mostar, Partizan and Saint-Étienne.

Ivan Ćurković
Ivan Ćurković 2005.jpg
Ćurković in 2005
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-03-15) 15 March 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth Mostar, Independent State of Croatia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1964 Velež Mostar 87 (0)
1964–1972 Partizan 201 (0)
1972–1981 Saint-Étienne 303 (0)
Total 591 (0)
National team
1963–1970 Yugoslavia 19 (0)
Teams managed
2001 FR Yugoslavia (co-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ćurković was a goalie of outstanding quality who played for AS Saint-Étienne during the 1970s and early 1980s and was instrumental in the successful runs of Saint-Étienne's football club to the top of the French League and to the finals of the European Cup in the 1975–76 season. He played alongside French legend Michel Platini from 1978 to 1981.

Later during his career, he served as the president of FK Partizan and the Serbian Olympic Committee and has also worked as co-manager of the Serbia and Montenegro national football team.

Administrative careerEdit

From 1989 until 2006, Ćurković was president of FK Partizan. He was the president of the Serbian Olympic Committee until February 2009, when he withdrew from the re-election race in favor of former basketball player Vlade Divac.

On 23 December 2009, Ćurković was named vice-president of the Serbian Football Association, working under president Tomislav Karadžić.[2][3]


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Preceded by
Philip Zepter
President of the
Olympic Committee of Serbia

2005 – 2009
Succeeded by
Vlade Divac