Miroslav Brozović

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Miroslav Brozović
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Personal information
Full name Miroslav Brozović
Date of birth (1917-08-26)26 August 1917
Place of birth Mostar, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 5 October 2006(2006-10-05) (aged 89)
Place of death Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1935 JŠK Mostar
1935–1945 Gradjanski Zagreb
1946–1948 FK Partizan 36 (2)
1948–1953 FK Sarajevo
National team
1940–1948 Yugoslavia 17 (0)
1940–1944 Croatia 17 (0)
Teams managed
1956–1958 FK Željezničar Sarajevo
1958–1969 FK Sarajevo
FK Sloga Doboj
FK Rudar Kakanj
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miroslav "Meho" Brozović (26 August 1917 – 5 October 2006) was a Bosnian Croat footballer who played international football for the Yugoslavian national team, as well as the national team fielded by Axis-puppet Independent State of Croatia during World War II as a defender.[citation needed]


Brozović began his career with local sides JŠK and HŠK Zrinjski Mostar before moving to Građanski Zagreb in 1935. With Građanski he won the Yugoslav championship in 1937 and 1940. He debuted for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia's national team in 1940. However, with the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia in 1941 he began playing for the Croatian national team. He suited up for Croatia 17 times during the war before communist Yugoslavia came into existence after the war.[citation needed] The Communist authorities disbanded Građanski Zagreb, forcing Brozović to move to the newly formed army club, FK Partizan, with which he won the Yugoslavian championship and the Yugoslavian cup in 1947.

He won a silver medal for Yugoslavia in football at the 1948 Summer Olympics. From 1948 to 1954 he played for FK Sarajevo. He later managed the club as well.[citation needed]


Brozović died in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006, at the age of 89.

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