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Momčilo Gavrić (footballer)

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Place of birth  Sinj, Croatia
Role  Soccer player
College  University of Belgrade
Education  Great School
1969  San Francisco 49ers
Positions  Defender
Name  Momcilo Gavric

Date of birth  (1938-08-04)August 4, 1938
Date of death  March 13, 2010(2010-03-13) (aged 71)
Place of death  San Jose, California, United States
Died  March 13, 2010, San Jose, California, United States

Momčilo "Gabbo" Gavrić (August 4, 1938 – March 13, 2010) was a Yugoslav born soccer player.

Born in Sinj, Croatia, Gavric aspired to play professional soccer and played in his hometowm club NK Junak Sinj. In 1959 he moved to Belgrade, then Yugoslav capital, and began playing with Yugoslav First League side OFK Beograd. He had call-ups to the national team, but only ended up playing for the B national team. He left Yugoslavia in 1967 and moved to the United States. In 1967 he signed with the Oakland Clippers of the North American Soccer League. Gavrić spent two seasons with the Clippers and won the 1967 championship with them. He was also an NFL placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers in 1969. In 1971, he moved to the Dallas Tornado, then on to the San Jose Earthquakes from 1974 to 1978. In 1975 Gabbo Gavrić was the co-MVP of the NASL indoor tournament and named to the All-tournament team. He was a player and coach at San Jose until 1976, and he continued to coach through 1978.

Gavric died March 13, 2010 of complications from Parkinson's disease.

Clubs

  • NK Junak Sinj 1957–59
  • OFK Belgrade 1959–67
  • Oakland Clippers 1967–69
  • San Francisco 49ers 1969
  • Dallas Tornado 1971
  • San Jose Earthquakes 1974–78
  • References

    Momčilo Gavrić (footballer) Wikipedia


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