Danilo Popivoda

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Danilo Popivoda
Danilo Popivoda.jpg
date of birth May 1, 1947
place of birth LovćenacSFR Yugoslavia
date of death September 9, 2021
Place of death BijelaMontenegro
size 171 cm
position Right winger
years station
1964-1965 Olimpija Ljubljana
years station Games (goals) 1
1965-1975 Olimpija Ljubljana 226 (58)
1975-1981 Eintracht Braunschweig 126 (30)
1981 Olimpija Ljubljana 1 0(0)
National team
years selection Games (goals)
1972-1977 Yugoslavia 20 0(5)
1 Only league games are given.

Danilo Popivoda ( Cyrillic  Данило Попивода ; born May 1, 1947 in Lovćenac , SFR Yugoslavia , today Serbia ; † September 9, 2021 in Bijela , Montenegro ) was a Yugoslav football player of Montenegrin ethnicity .

Popivoda started his career at Olimpija Ljubljana . At the 1974 World Cup , Bundesliga clubs became aware of him. From 1975 to 1981 he played for Eintracht Braunschweig . Eintracht coach Branko Zebec and Eintracht sponsor Günter Mast had persuaded him to make this change. In Braunschweig he was nicknamed "Popi nie da", because he was injured for some time after a foul at the Intertoto Cup match against Vojvodina Novi Sad at the beginning of the season. He only made his Bundesliga debut on matchday 13 . However, he soon became the crowd favorite and star of the Braunschweig team and contributed significantly to the placements in 1976 (5th place) and 1977 (3rd place). Due to an eye disease, he had to end his career in 1981.

He played a total of 126 Bundesliga games as a winger for Eintracht and scored 30 goals. Between 1972 and 1977 he played 20 games for the Yugoslav national team and took part in the 1974 World Cup in Germany and in 1976 in his own country in the European Championship finals of the four best European teams. He played at the 1974 World Cup in the intermediate round match, which Germany won 2-0 against Yugoslavia, against Berti Vogts , with whom he also duels in the following years at the games between Eintracht Braunschweig and Borussia Mönchengladbach .

At the European football championship in 2000 and the football world championship in 2002, he was the assistant coach of the Slovenian national team under Srečko Katanec .

Web links

Commons : Danilo Popivoda  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Preminuo bivši Jugoslovenski reprezentativac Danilo Popivoda. In: Cafe del Montenegro. September 10, 2021, accessed September 10, 2021 .