Dec 11, 1953
|Age||68 years old|
Nebojsa Zlataric was a Serbian-born striker, who began his playing days with Macva Sabac, in his hometown. A formidable striker, he quickly caught the eye of European scouts, notably those of Olympique de Marseille. So he signed for the club in the South of France in 1975, and began his professional career in France. He would stay at Marseille for two seasons in total, with some success, mainly in his second season with the club, when he won the French Cup in 1976. He then left to sign for then Division Two side Paris FC in 1977, with whom he would achieve promotion to the top flight. He stayed in Paris for the first few months of the 1978/1979 season, before being transferred to Lens in October 1978. Here, too, he would have a good season in the Second Division, helping his new club to promotion to the First Division, beating his former club Paris FC in the Play-Offs at the end of the season. In 1979, he would join Stade Rennais, who were also seeking to get back in to the First Division. He would stay for just one season, albeit making 30-odd appearances, scoring 10 goals in the process. Rennes missed out on promotion, losing to Avignon in the Play-Offs, so Zlataric left Brittany to head for the North of France, and Valenciennes, in 1980. As with the majority of his previous clubs, he would stay put for just a single solitary season, playing ten or so matches in Division One. He finally ended his career back in his native Serbia, having left France in 1981 to return home. Sadly, he passed away on 22nd November 2014, aged just 60 years old.