Stjepan Bobek

1923 - 2010

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Stjepan Bobek (pronounced [stjêpaːn bǒbek]; 3 December 1923 – 22 August 2010) was a Croatian and Yugoslav professional football striker and later football manager.Usually a forward or attacking midfielder, Bobek was renowned for his technique, vision and goalscoring ability and is commonly regarded as one of Yugoslavia's greatest players. He is remembered for his time at the Serbian side Partizan Belgrade, where he moved to following the end of World War II. He played for Partizan between 1945 and 1959 helping them win two Yugoslav First League titles and four Yugoslav Cups, and was named the club's greatest player in history in 1995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stjepan Bobek has received more than 205,714 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Stjepan Bobek is the 271st most popular soccer player (up from 281st in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Croatia (up from 47th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Croatian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Stjepan Bobek ranks 271 out of 16,923Before him are Hilderaldo Bellini, Ko Takamoro, Kazuko Hironaka, Gian Piero Gasperini, Salvatore Schillaci, and Lilian Thuram. After him are Kim Yong-sik, Ko Arima, Johnny Rep, Tameo Ide, Lorenzo Buffon, and Francisco Varallo.

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Among people born in 1923, Stjepan Bobek ranks 61Before him are Nizar Qabbani, Diane Arbus, Rasul Gamzatov, Norman Mailer, Merton Miller, and Shūsaku Endō. After him are André Gorz, Yaşar Kemal, Aristides Pereira, Ernest Mandel, Cliff Robertson, and Diana Douglas. Among people deceased in 2010, Stjepan Bobek ranks 45Before him are Alice Miller, Vladimir Arnold, John Fenn, Arthur Penn, Mario Monicelli, and Bruno Cremer. After him are Bent Larsen, Francisco Varallo, Erich Segal, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Juliet Anderson, and Bekim Fehmiu.

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Among people born in Croatia, Stjepan Bobek ranks 46 out of 518Before him are Josip Skoblar (1941), Ilija Petković (1945), Piali Pasha (1515), Matthias Flacius (1520), Dražen Petrović (1964), and Stjepan Filipović (1916). After him are Marko Marulić (1450), Luigi Dallapiccola (1904), Zoran Milanović (1966), Francis, Duke of Teck (1837), Ante Gotovina (1955), and Sylva Koscina (1933).


Among soccer players born in Croatia, Stjepan Bobek ranks 5Before him are Dražan Jerković (1936), Davor Šuker (1968), Josip Skoblar (1941), and Ilija Petković (1945). After him are Vladimir Beara (1928), Zvonimir Boban (1968), Luka Modrić (1985), Zlatko Čajkovski (1923), Branko Zebec (1929), Mario Mandžukić (1986), and Bernard Vukas (1927).