Lajoš Jakovetić

Lajoš Jakovetić (Serbian Cyrillic: Лajoш Jaкoвeтић; 45 November 1922 in Subotica - 27 January 2003) was a retired Serbian, Yugoslavia international, football player and manager.[1]

Lajoš Jakovetić
Personal information
Full name Lajoš Jakovetić
Date of birth (1922-11-15)15 November 1922
Place of birth Subotica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 27 January 2003(2003-01-27) (aged 80)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Bačka 1901
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945 SAP Vojvodina 2 (0)
1946–1948 Spartak Subotica 35 (3)
1948–1952 Partizan 51 (2)
1952–1957 Spartak Subotica 71 (3)
National team
1949 Yugoslavia 4 (0)
Teams managed
Spartak Subotica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

He started playing in the youth teams of his home town club FK Bačka 1901. He represented the region of Vojvodina at the first season that was played after the end of the Second World War, that was played in a particular way, being the players distributed by the internal republics and autonomous provinces. That was the only season played in that peculiar way, returning the league to its normal clubs format in the next, 1946-47 season. He was playing in his hometown club Spartak Subotica. In 1948, he moved to Partizan where he played until 1952, having won the 1948–49 championship. Afterwards, he returned to Spartak where he played until 1957, when he ended his playing career.

National teamEdit

After having moved to Partizan, he played for the Yugoslav national team four times. His debut was on 21 August 1949 in Belgrade against Israel (a 6-0 win) and his last match was on 13 November of the same year, also in Belgrade, against Austria (this time a 5-2 defeat).

Manager careerEdit

He was the manager of the club where he started and ended his playing career, Spartak Subotica, having managed to take them to the 1962 Yugoslav Cup final where they lost 4-1 against the much bigger OFK Belgrade. Until today, that is considered to be one of the greatest achievements of Spartak Subotica.[2]





  1. ^ "Lajoš "Lajčo" Jakovetić". Eu Football Info. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ Playing, national team and manager story

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