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Slavko Luštica (11 January 1923 – 14 July 1992) was a footballer who represented Yugoslavia at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He played club football in Yugoslavia with NK Osvit and Hajduk Split.

Slavko Luštica
Personal information
Date of birth (1923-01-11)11 January 1923
Place of birth Kumbor, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death 14 July 1992(1992-07-14) (aged 69)
Place of death Split, Croatia
Playing position Wing-half
Youth career
1935–1936 Osvit Šibenik
1939–1941 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1939 Osvit Šibenik
1941–1957 Hajduk Split 226 (19)
National team
1951–1952 Yugoslavia 3 (0)
Teams managed
1969–1972 Hajduk Split
1973–1976 Olimpija Ljubljana
1978 Yugoslavia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in a small fishing community in the Bay of Kotor, Luštica started playing youth football at NK Osvit based in Šibenik, moving to the senior team at only 13 but he was first noticed by the public when he played in the Yugoslavia youth team which beat the then-powerful Hungary youth selection in Belgrade. Soon after that he signed for Hajduk Split, where he spent the rest of his playing career. His official debut for the club was on 9.3.1941 in a 5-2 win against Concordia Zagreb. During WW2 he played in all of Hajduk's games after the club escaped (and was temporarily relocated) to the island of Vis in 1944. After the war Luštica continued playing for Hajduk and won three Yugoslav championships (1950, 1952 and 1955). He appeared in a total of 634 games (making him third in Hajduk's list of all-time appearances, behind Frane Matošić and Ivan Hlevnjak) and scored a total of 86 goals.

He debuted for the national team on 23 August 1951 at a friendly against Norway in Oslo (which Yugoslavia won 4–2). He earned just two more caps, the last one in a 5–0 win against Egypt on 2 November 1952 in Belgrade.

After his playing career ended, he coached Hajduk Split and won one championship title in 1971. He also coached NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 1973 to 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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