Spasoje Samardžić

Spasoje "Paja" Samardžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Cпacoje Паја Caмapџић; born 20 May 1942) is a Serbian retired winger and manager.

Spasoje Samardžić
Spasoje Samardžić (1967).jpg
Samardžić in 1967
Personal information
Full name Spasoje Samardžić
Date of birth (1942-05-20) 20 May 1942 (age 78)
Place of birth Kraljica, Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
1957–1958 FK Novi Beograd
1958–1960 OFK Beograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1966 OFK Beograd 143 (51)
1967 FC Twente 17 (7)
1967–1969 Feyenoord 39 (12)
1969–1972 AS Saint-Étienne 33 (6)
1959–1972 Total 232 (76)
National team
1959 Yugoslavia U20 3 (0)
1963 Yugoslavia U21 1 (0)
1962–1966 Yugoslavia 26 (3)
Teams managed
Srem Jakovo
FK Beograd
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

International careerEdit

With two games for the young team (1959) and one for the U-21 team (1963), he capped 26 games for the best selection of Yugoslavia, scoring three goals. Debuted against East Germany (1–2) in Leipzig on 16 September 1962, then he played in the Olympic tournament in Japan, and played his last national team game on 19 October 1966 against Czechoslovakia (0–3) in Belgrade.

Coaching careerEdit

Following his playing career, Samardžić worked as a coach for Srem Jakovo and FK Beograd. He also served as director of OFK Beograd.

HonoursEdit

As a playerEdit

OFK Beograd
Feyenoord
AS Saint-Étienne

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