Kuzman Sotirović

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Kuzman Sotirović
Personal information
Date of birth (1908-10-16)16 October 1908
Place of birth Stenče, Tetovo, Ottoman Empire[1]
Date of death 25 July 1990(1990-07-25) (aged 81)
Place of death Paris, France
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1928 BSK Belgrade ? ?
1928–1932 FC Sète ? ?
1932 SC Montpellier ? ?
National team
1928–1931 Yugoslavia 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kuzman Sotirovski changed in Kuzman Sotirović (Serbian Cyrillic: Kузман Coтировић, born 16 October 1908; died 25 July 1990) was a Macedonian born[2] Serbian and Yugoslav football forward.

A player of short stature and medium build, Sotirović usually played as an attacking midfielder where he used his good technical abilities to keep the ball and create scoring chances up front. He first started playing in youth sections at BSK Belgrade, and, after becoming a standard first-team member, won the best championship scorer in 1928, scoring 6 goals in 5 appearances. The very next season he went to France and played for FC Sète and Montpellier SC.

Between 1928 and 1931 Sotirović also played for Yugoslavia national football team. He debuted on 6 May 1928 against Romania and his last game for the national team was on 4 October 1931 against Bulgaria at the Balkan Cup. He is considered to be the first player born in modern-day territory of Republic of Macedonia to play in the Yugoslav national team.[3]

After retirement from football he continued to live in Paris until his death in 1990. He was buried at Novo groblje cemetery in Belgrade.


  • Yugoslav championship top scorer: 1927


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