Tomislav Crnković (17 June 1929 – 17 January 2009) was a Croatian footballer.
|Full name||Tomislav Crnković|
|Date of birth||17 June 1929|
|Place of birth||Kotor, Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||17 January 2009(aged 79)|
|Place of death||Zagreb, Croatia|
|1947–1949||NK Metalac Zagreb|
|1965–1966||1. Simmeringer SC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was born in Kotor in what was still the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. As a defender, he played for HAŠK, Metalac and Dinamo Zagreb. Abroad, he later played at Wiener Sport-Club and Servette FC.
With his 439 caps at Dinamo, Crnković was part of their Yugoslav First League-winning club in 1954 and 1958 as well as their Yugoslav Cup - winning team in 1951 and 1960. Crnković is regarded to be one of Dinamo's greatest defenders of all time. In 2006, he was also the founder of the Croatian Football Federation. After his football career ended, Crnković spent a brief time as a journalist and later the owner of a popular restaurant in Zagreb.
Crnković was a well-known womanizer, and was married at least five times in his life. He also found himself in financial trouble after being involved in a car accident where he was injured. He insisted to pay money to the other victims of the accident as well which left him nearly bankrupt.
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