Željko Čajkovski, Croatian football player and coach, Died at 91


Željko Čajkovski was born on May 5, 1925, and died on November 11, 2016.

He was a Croatian football (soccer) player and coach.

Željko Čajkovskiwas born in Zagreb, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Playing with the national team he won the silver medal in the football tournament of the 1948 Olympics held in London, losing in the final 1-3 to Sweden, then starring the young Gunnar Nordahl, Gunnar Gren, and Nils Liedholm.

During the qualifying match for the 1950 World Cup he scored in December 1949 the winning goal in the 114th minute of the decisive match against France.

Along with his brother Zlatko he was in the side that won its 1950 FIFA World Cup matches against Switzerland and Mexico, to which he contributed a goal.

Meeting a 0-2 defeat against hosts and eventual runners-up Brazil, but still putting an end to the Yugoslav campaign.

Željko Čajkovski passed away at 91 years old..