Vasilije Stojković

Vasilije "Vasa" Stojković (Serbian Cyrillic: Василије Васа Стојковић; January 8, 1923 – June 25, 2008) was a Serbian sports journalist, basketball player and association football executive.

Vasilije Stojković
Василије Стојковић
Born(1923-01-08)8 January 1923
Died25 June 2008(2008-06-25) (aged 85)
NationalitySerbian
Other namesVasa
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
Occupation
  • Basketball player
  • sports journalist
  • football executive
Years active1946–1983
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Basketball career
Career information
Playing career1946–1949
PositionGuard
Career history
1946–1949Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

Sports journalism careerEdit

Stojkovic has been engaged in sports journalism for more than 25 years. He started to work as journalist in 1946 and worked in the newspapers and magazines: Naš sport (1947–1952; sports journalist), Sport (1952–1962; editor of the football section), Eho (1962–1963, Editor-in-Chief) and Večernje novosti (1963–1971, editor of sports section). During his career, he reported from 45 countries from four continents, with several world championships and Olympic games.

Basketball careerEdit

Crvena zvezdaEdit

Stojković played for Belgrade-based team Crvena zvezda of the Yugoslav First League where he won four Yugoslav Championships.[1]

National team careerEdit

Stojković has played 26 games for the Yugoslavia national team.[2]

Football executive careerEdit

Stojković was a secretary-general of the Football Association of Yugoslavia (1971–1977) and a secretary-general of Red Star Belgrade (1980–1983).[3][2] He was a chief operating officer of the 1973 European Cup Final and the UEFA Euro 1976.[3]

Career achievements and awardsEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Košarkaška prvenstva Jugoslavije (1945-91) – prvi deo". strategija.org. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "IN MEMORIAM: Vasilije - Vasa Stojković". novosti.rs. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Nogometni leksikon: Stojković, Vasilije (Vasa)". enciklopedija.lzmk.hr. Retrieved 2 January 2019.