Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Up the European scale, Yugoslavia played her usually competitive championship, won once again by Crvena zvezda (Belgrade). It was disastrous season for the Croatian clubs, though – they finished in the middle of the table, Dynamo (Zagred) one place higher – they were 8th - than their local rivals Hajduk (Split). Those were lean years for Dynamo…

Bottom, left to right: Drago Vabec, Mario Bonic, Zdenko Kafka, Josip Razic, Damir Valec.
Top: Mladen Ramljak, Zeljko Stincic, Mladen Repalust, Ivica Miljkovic, Ivica Car, Josip Lalic. A plain team, becoming even plainer… their captain and former national player Ramljak moved to Feyenoord (Rotterdam) after the season. Only one player donned the Yugoslavian national jersey – Vabec – but two years later. The rest were run of the mill. To the fans, only memories of the glorious 1960s, when Dynamo won European cup, remained for comfort.