Slavko Šurdonja

Slavko Šurdonja (1 October 1912 – 8 January 1943) was a Croatian football player who appeared for Yugoslavia in international competitions.

Slavko Šurdonja
Personal information
Date of birth 1 October 1912
Place of birth Sušak, Austro-Hungary
Date of death 8 January 1943(1943-01-08) (aged 30)
Place of death Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Position(s) Forward or
Right midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ortijent Rijeka
0000–1932 Građanski Zagreb
1932–1940 BSK Belgrade
1940–1941 SK Bata Borovo
1941–1942 BASK Belgrade
1942–1943 Jedinstvo Belgrade
National team
1933 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


He was famous as being a big, strong forward, with great ball control, excellent shot and an impeccable header. Slavko started playing as right midfielder in his hometown club NK Orijent and spend some time playing in Zagreb's club 1.HŠK Građanski but, his best years were spent playing in BSK Beograd, from 1932 until 1940, where he won three national Championships. He played one season for SK Bata Borovo in 1940, and ended his career having already health problems in Belgrade's BASK and SK Jedinstvo, where he played until 1943. He died in Belgrade during World War II, at age 30, from tuberculosis, in great poverty and hunger.

National teamEdit

Beside having played three matches for the Belgrade city selection, he played one match for the Yugoslavia national football team. It was in Warsaw on 10 September 1933 against Poland ( 3–4 loss ) and he played as right midfielder.[1]



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