Former Yugoslavia's top striker, coach Santrac dead at 70

Yugoslav football legend, the now non-existent country's top striker and later coach Slobodan Santrac died Saturday at 70, Serbian state TV RTS reported.

Santrac is the Yugoslav premier league all-time leading scorer with 218 goals from 1965-83, most for OFK Beograd. Yugoslavia disintegrated in the 1990s.

Apart from OFK, he played for Partizan Belgrade and Grasshoppers Zurich. Twice in his career he scored nine goals, including once for Grasshoppers against Zorlicon.

Santrac shot a single goal in eight matches he played for Yugoslavia.

After retiring, he turned to coaching and was the rump Yugoslavia coach from 1994-98, leading the team to the 1998 World Cup in France. He also coached Saudi Arabia, Macedonia and several Chinese clubs.

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