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Date Of Birth : 30 May 1946
Position : Left-Winger
Nation : Yugoslavia
Height : 177 cm
Major Club : Red Star Belgrade
Caps : 85 Games (23 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 323 Goals/ 671 Games
World Cup Participation : 1974 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Yugoslavian League
4 Times Yugoslavian Cup
1968 Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 1968 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1968 European Championship Top Scorer
1968 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
2 Times European Championship Team of Tournament (1968, 1976)
IFFHS Yugoslavia Player of The Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Serbia & Montenegro)

Dragan Dzajic is one of the most underrated footballers ever to play the game despite being one of the greatest left-wingers the world has ever produced. Dzajic is also the best player ever to come from Yugoslavia group of nations, renown for his great crosses and passes, unstoppable dribbling with great pace, natural technique and some of the best left footed free kicks ever. His most famous match was likely the 1968 UEFA Euro semifinal against England, in which his lob over goalkeeper Gordon Banks gave Yugoslavia a 1-0 victory against the defending world champion. The British press dubbed him "The Magic Dragan," In that year, Beckenbauer mentioned Dzajic should win Ballon’ Dor instead of George Best without doubt. Pelé was moved to say: "Džajić is the Balkan miracle – a real wizard. I'm just sorry he's not Brazilian because I've never seen such a natural footballer."

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