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Stjepan Bobek Obituary

Stjepan Bobek (AP Photo)
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Stjepan Bobek, a record-setting striker for Yugoslavia and Partizan Belgrade, has died. He was 86.

Belgrade emergency clinic doctors did not immediately specify the cause of Bobek's death early Sunday.

The Croatia-born Bobek scored 403 goals in 468 matches between 1945-58 for Partizan Belgrade, a club record. In 1947, he scored a record nine goals in a Yugoslav league game.

He also scored 38 goals in 63 matches for the Yugoslavia national team. He won two Olympic silver medals, in London in 1948 and Helsinki in 1954.

After his playing career ended, Bobek coached in Poland, Tunisia, Macedonia and Greece.

He remained in the Serbian capital Belgrade after the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

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