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King_Ghidra
03-04-2009, 11:30:30
Always a fave of mine, but a video of him was in the Guardian youtube blog thsi week and after watching it last night i was reminded what a sublime talent this guy was.

Youtube is blessed with some borderline obessional recording of his play, so see some examples below.

The one from the Guardian (a compo of stoijkovic through balls)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4QbopnzosE

A collection featuring a focus on stoijkovic collecting the ball, turning and setting up play. This is incredible. One of the the most entrancing youtube vids i've seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RnuozjALKc&feature=related

A collection of his exploits in japan for wenger's grampus 8 team. Man against boys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_vj2f6OFpk&feature=related

There are some others there worth watching too. Great player.

MoSe
03-04-2009, 11:45:41
wasn't he the one nicknamed Pixie?

(PS: for a moment I feared this thread was about his premature demise...)

King_Ghidra
03-04-2009, 12:32:40
correct mose

no he's alive and kicking, don't worry

btw as a milan fan i'm sure you will enjoy the footage of him tearing up your team

MoSe
03-04-2009, 15:28:02
hhhmmm... was it the one we escaped alive in the end thanks to the fog?

Fistandantilus
03-04-2009, 16:34:35
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
correct mose

no he's alive and kicking, don't worry

btw as a milan fan i'm sure you will enjoy the footage of him tearing up your team

:lol:

Walrus Feeder
03-04-2009, 18:36:33
I remember him from Italia 90 when he played for the then Yugoslavia side alongside Dejan Savicevic, Darko Panchev and a young Robert Prosinecki. He scored a great free kick in extra time to knock Spain out in the 2nd Round but whacked his penalty against the bar in the penalty shoot-out defeat against Argentina in the Quarter Finals

fp
03-04-2009, 21:28:26
The Yugoslav civil war robbed European football of a potentially great side, sadly. Croatia obviously went on to do very well, but as a combined team they would have been even stronger. Yugoslavia's 'golden generation' never really got a chance to show what they were capable of.