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Famous Athletes from Yugoslavia

Updated October 13, 2018 4.2k views289 items

List of famous athletes from Yugoslavia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Yugoslavia has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Yugoslavian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Yugoslavia and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Yugoslavia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of athletes, like Mario Grgurović and Ivan Jovanović, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Yugoslavian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Yugoslavia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Yugoslavia in order to get more information about each one.
  • Ivica Osim1
    Ivan "Ivica" Osim (born 6 May 1941) is a Bosnian former football player and manager. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Olivera Jevtić2
    Olivera Jevtić (Serbian Cyrillic: Оливера Јевтић, born 24 July 1977) is a Serbian... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Jasna Kolar-Merdan (born 19 October 1956 in Mostar) is a former Yugoslav handball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • Mladen Petrić4

    Mladen Petrić

    Borussia Dortmund


    NationalitySwitzerland,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Croatia,Yugoslavia


    Mladen Petrić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈmladɛn ˈpɛːtrit͡ɕ]; born 1 January 1981) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
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    Svetlana Anastasovska-Obućina (née Anastasovska, Serbian Cyrillic: Светлана... more on Wikipedia
  • Mima Jaušovec6
    Mima Jaušovec (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈmìːma jaˈùːʃɔʋɛts] (listen); born 20 July 1956) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Riza Lushta7
    Riza Lushta (born 22 January 1916 in Mitrovica, died 6 February 1997 in Torino, Italy) was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Slobodan Drapić

    Maccabi Herzliya

    BirthplaceNovi Sad, Serbia

    NationalityIsrael,Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,Serbia,Yugoslavia

    Slobodan Drapić (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Драпић, Hebrew: סלובודאן דראפיץ'; born 28 February... more on Wikipedia
  • Branko Šegota9
    Branimir "Branko" Šegota (born June 8, 1961) is a Canadian former professional soccer forward,... more on Wikipedia
  • Vedran Ćorluka10

    Vedran Ćorluka

    Bayer Leverkusen

    BirthplaceDerventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Vedran Ćorluka (pronounced [ʋědran tɕǒrluka]; born 5 February 1986) is a Croatian footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • Emir Spahić11

    Emir Spahić

    FC Lokomotiv Moscow

    BirthplaceDubrovnik, Croatia

    NationalityBosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia


    Emir Spahić (Croatian pronunciation: [ěmir spǎxiːtɕ]; born 18 August 1980) is a Bosnian former... more on Wikipedia
  • Dejan Damjanović12

    BirthplaceMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityYugoslavia, Serbia, Montenegro


    Dejan Damjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Дамјановић, pronounced [dějan dǎmjanoʋitɕ, -... more on Wikipedia
  • Mustafa Kučuković13

    BirthplaceNovi Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityYugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany


    Mustafa Kučuković (born 5 November 1986) is a German former footballer of Bosnian descent.
  • Miroslav Blažević14

    Miroslav Blažević

    Shanghai Shenhua

    BirthplaceTravnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityYugoslavia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Miroslav "Ćiro" Blažević (Croatian pronunciation: [mîroslaʋ tɕǐːro blǎːʒeʋitɕ] (listen); born... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Radeljić15

    Ivan Radeljić


    BirthplaceImotski, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia,Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,Yugoslavia


    Ivan Radeljić (born 14 September 1980) is a Croatian-born Bosnian-Herzegovinian retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    BirthplaceBanja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Vladan Grujić (Serbian Cyrillic: Владан Грујић; born 17 May 1981) is a Bosnian former... more on Wikipedia
  • Aleksandar Đurić17

    Aleksandar Đurić

    Tampines Rovers FC

    BirthplaceDoboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityYugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Singapore


    Aleksandar Đurić (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Ђурић; born 12 August 1970) is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Razija Mujanović (born 15 April 1967 in Čelić, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Bosnian women's... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Boro Primorac (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [bǒːro prǐːmorats]; born 5 December 1954) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Zdravko Miljak (born 11 September 1950) is a Croatian handball player who competed for... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Dejan Živković

    FK Hajduk Beograd

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia, Serbia


    Dejan Živković may refer to: Dejan Živković (footballer born 1979), Serbian football player... more on Wikipedia
  • Aferdita Kameraj22

    Aferdita Kameraj

    1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

    BirthplaceDeçan, Serbia

    NationalityGermany,Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,Yugoslavia


    Aferdita Kameraj (born 5 June 1984 in Deçan, Yugoslavia) is a German football defender of... more on Wikipedia
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    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Dragan Blatnjak (born 1 August 1981) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian football manager and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    BirthplaceSremska Mitrovica, Serbia

    NationalityYugoslavia, Serbia


    Dejan Milovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Миловановић; born 21 January 1984) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ivan Gubijan (14 June 1923 – 4 January 2009) was a Yugoslav hammer thrower. He competed in the... more on Wikipedia