Zvonko Jazbec

Zvonko Jazbec (Croatian pronunciation: [zʋǒːŋko jǎzbets];[1][2] born 7 September 1911 in Ohio, USA-died 15 March 1970 in Zagreb) was a Croatian football goalkeeper. He spent his career at HŠK Concordia Zagreb during the 1930s in the Yugoslav First League.[3]

Zvonko Jazbec
Personal information
Date of birth 7 September 1911
Place of birth Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Date of death 15 March 1970(1970-03-15) (aged 58)
Place of death Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1940 Concordia Zagreb
National team
1934–1938 Yugoslavia 10 (0)
1940 Croatia 3 (1)
Teams managed
1948 Kvarner Rijeka
Orijent Rijeka
Tekstilac Zagreb
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

At age 4, he and his father moved to Croatia where Zvonko eventually established himself at one of the country's top clubs, HŠK Concordia. Initially trained as an athletic runner, he began to play football for the Yugoslav national team, making a total of 10 caps. Upon the foundation of the temporary Croatian team after German invasion of Yugoslavia, Jazbec played for his adopted background heritage in 3 international matches, including the very first match against Switzerland.[4] He coincidentally enough also scored a goal during his tenure.[5]


  1. ^ "Zvȍnimīr". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Zvónko
  2. ^ "jȁzva". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Jàzbec
  3. ^ Official website at reprezentacija.rs
  4. ^ "Zvonko Jazbec". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 17 August 2008.
  5. ^ Kramarsic, Igor; Bojan Puric. "Croatia - International matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008.