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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, 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 262,784 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Stjepan Bobek is the 219th most popular soccer player (up from 271st in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Croatia and the 5th most popular Croatian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Stjepan Bobek ranks 219 out of 16,880Before him are Willy van de Kerkhof, Yozo Aoki, Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben, Zbigniew Boniek, and Hideo Sakai. After him are Mauricio Pochettino, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Teófilo Cubillas, Hiroaki Sato, and Ramón Díaz.

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Among people born in 1923, Stjepan Bobek ranks 56Before him are Lola Flores, Linda Christian, Dev Anand, Aristides Pereira, Queen Anne of Romania, and Nizar Qabbani. After him are Walter Kohn, Freeman Dyson, Rasul Gamzatov, Shūsaku Endō, Chuck Yeager, and Hank Williams. Among people deceased in 2010, Stjepan Bobek ranks 47Before him are Maria Kaczyńska, John Fenn, Vladimir Arnold, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Anton Geesink, and Bekim Fehmiu. After him are Arthur Penn, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Mario Monicelli, Francisco Varallo, Enzo Bearzot, and Juliet Anderson.

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Among people born in Croatia, Stjepan Bobek ranks 46 out of 589Before him are Dražan Jerković (1936), Luka Modrić (1985), Sylva Koscina (1933), Josip Skoblar (1941), Josip Juraj Strossmayer (1815), and Ivan Meštrović (1883). After him are Ljudevit Gaj (1809), Ante Gotovina (1955), Matthias Flacius (1520), Slavko Kvaternik (1878), Veljko Kadijević (1925), and Luigi Dallapiccola (1904).


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