ZivaljevicMiodrag ZIVALJEVIC


BornSep 9, 1951
Kragujevac, SERBIA
Age72 years old
Size1.81 m
AEK LarnacaAEK Larnaca1981
Partizan BelgradePartizan Belgrade
Spartak SuboticaSpartak Subotica
AEK LarnacaAEK Larnaca
Miodrag Zivaljevic was a striker from the former republic of Yugoslavia, beginning his career with Serbian outfit Partizan Belgrade in 1969. He stayed in the Serbian capital city for seven years, winning the Yugoslav Championship in 1976. He had a brief three-month stint with Spartak Subotica at the beginning of the 1976/1977 season before exiling himself to Germany, where he signed for 1.FC Nürnberg. In his first season with the club in Bavarian Franken region, he achieved promotion to the 1.Bundesliga, and was a key player in their success. He stayed with the Germans for two season before joining Olympique Lyonnais in 1979. He had a decent season for them, but his team didn't excell, finishing in a disappointing 18th place. Despite helping his side to safety by shining in the relegation play-offs, he was released by Lyon. Stade Rennais signed him in 1980, but he didn't get the game-time that he was hoping for during his lone season at the club. Indeed, he made just 15 appearances, scoring four goals in that time. In the starting line-up at the beginning of the season, he found himself consigned progressively more often to the role of substitute. He subsequently went to Larnaca in Cyprus for a season between 1981-1982, before swapping Europe for the United States. He ended his playing career in the Major League Soccer championships with several different clubs,eventually hanging up his boots in 1984.