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Edhem ?ljivo
Personal information
Full name Edhem "Etko" ?ljivo
Date of birth (1950-03-16) 16 March 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1964-1968 FK Sarajevo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968-1978 FK Sarajevo 268 (37)
1978-1981 RFC de Liège 91 (29)
1981-1982 OGC Nice 36 (3)
1981-1982 OGC Nice B 1 (0)
1982-1984 1. FC Köln 38 (3)
1983-1987 RFC de Liège 101 (14)
Total 534 (85)
National team
1976-1982 Yugoslavia 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edhem "Etko" ?ljivo (pronounced [edxem i?o]; born 16 March 1950 in Sarajevo) is a former Bosnian footballer and Yugoslav international. He started his career with FK Sarajevo, going on to become one of the best midfielders of the Yugoslav First League.[1][2][3][4]

Career

Edhem ?ljivo joined FK Sarajevo as a kid from elementary school, passed through all club's age categories, and made his first senior team debut at the age of 18. He played 424 games for the club in all competitions, counting friendlies. In Yugoslav First League and Yugoslav Cup (Serbo-Croatian: Kup Mar?ala Tita) he played for the club 268 games scoring 37 times.[2]

In 1978, he joined Belgian side RFC de Liège, whom he represented for three seasons. He then made a move to the French Ligue 1 and joined OGC Nice. From Nice he moved to 1. FC Köln on personal insistence of Rinus Michels, and after winning German cup he moved back to Liège.[3] There he concluded his career in 1987 after traffic collision on 7. December 1986, in which he was severely injured. ?ljivo barely survived a life threatening spinal injuries after 40 days of doctors' struggle to save him.[4][2]

Career statistic & transfers

Career statistic & transfers[4]
Season Club National competition Tier Apps Goals
1986-87 FC Liégeois BEL 1 15 0
1985-86 FC Liégeois BEL 1 30 1
1984-85 FC Liégeois BEL 1 33 7
1983-84 FC Liégeois BEL 1 23 6
1983-84 1. FC Köln GER 1 9 0
1982-83 1. FC Köln GER 1 28 2
1981-82 Nice OGC (B) FRA 1 1 0
1981-82 Nice OGC FRA 1 36 3
1980-81 FC Liégeois BEL 1 30 8
1979-80 FC Liégeois BEL 1 30 8
1978-79 FC Liégeois BEL 1 31 13
1977-78 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 32 6
1976-77 FK Sarajevo (compulsory 1 yr. military service)
1975-76 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 33 9
1974-75 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 32 9
1973-74 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 33 5
1972-73 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 30 2
1971-72 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 33 3
1970-71 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 26 2
1969-70 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 34 1
1968-69 FK Sarajevo YUG 1 15 0
Career total 534 85

German cup

1982-83 German cup champion with 1. FC Köln - games & stats
Round Date Opposition Result Goals
1. Round 27/08/1982 1. FC Köln - Bayer 05 Uerdingen 3:1
2. Round 16/10/1982 1. FC Köln - SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3:1 1
Round of 16 17/12/1982 1. FC Köln - Stuttgarter Kickers 5:1
Quarter-finals 28/02/1983 1. FC Köln - FC Schalke 04 5:0
Semi-finals 03/04/1983 1. FC Köln - VfB Stuttgart 3:2 aet
Season total 5 1
1983-84 German cup with 1. FC Köln - games & stats
Round Date Opposition Result Goals
1. Round 26/08/1983 VfR Aachen-Forst - 1. FC Köln 1:6
Season total 1 -
DFB-Pokal career total 6 1

UEFA Europa League (UEFA Cup)

UEFA Cup
Season Club Games Goals
1985-86 RFC de Liège 4 0
1982-83 1. FC Köln 6 2

National team

?ljivo debuted for the Yugoslavia national team on 18 February 1976. He was capped in 12 official games (4 friendlies, 5 qualifiers for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and all 3 '82 world cup games) and scored 2 goals, while also featuring in 2 unofficial exhibition-friendlies, 14 games overall. He was first-team regular at play-making midfielder position under Miljan Miljani?, and featured in the same role in 1982 World Cup in Spain.[4]

National team statistic

with Yugoslavia 1976-82[4]
Competition Date Teams Result (1st. half) Goals
Friendly 18/02/1976 Tunis - Jugoslavija 2-1 - (2-1)
Friendly 24/02/1976 Al?ir - Jugoslavija 1-2 - (0-1) 1
Friendly 17/04/1976 Jugoslavija - Ma?arska 0-0 - (0-0)
WC qulifications 10/09/1980 Luksemburg - Jugoslavija 0-5 - (0-0)
WC qulifications 15/11/1980 Italija - Jugoslavija 2-0 - (1-0)
Friendly 25/03/1981 Jugoslavija - Bugarska 2-1 - (2-1)
WC qulifications 29/04/1981 Jugoslavija - Gr?ka 5-1 - (3-0) 1
WC qulifications 09/09/1981 Danska - Jugoslavija 1-2 - (0-0)
WC qulifications 17/10/1981 Jugoslavija - Italija 1-1 - (1-1)
with Yugoslavia at 1982 FIFA World Cup[4]
Competition Date Teams Result (1st. half) Goals
World Cup 17/06/1982 Jugoslavija - Severna Irska 0-0 - (0-0)
World Cup 20/06/1982 ?panija - Jugoslavija 2-1 - (1-1)
World Cup 24/06/1982 Jugoslavija - Honduras 1-0 - (0-0)

Life and legacy

?ljivo lives and works in Liege, Belgium, where he opened a restaurant "Taverne 8", in reference to a number he used to wear on his shirt as a midfielder. The place is a popular meeting place for Yugoslav expatriate footballers in Belgium and surroundings countries.[4]

Challenge ?ljivo Tournament

The Indoor tournament, largest of its kind in Europe, carrying his name, "Challenge ?ljivo",[5] with seniors Futsal competition as a main event, is organized in his honor in Marche-en-Famenne, during pre-New Year Eve week for over three decades. Tournament comprises several competitions in Indoor varieties of Association football, for all categories and age. It takes place at Wallonie Expo S.A. (WEX) venue, in Marche-en-Famenne, on eight pitches. Qualifying rounds of the competitions including more than 400 teams and 5.000 football players, while games are followed up to 40.000 spectators in attendance. In final round 72 qualified teams take part. Tournament is very popular, with final game being in live broadcast in Belgium by public TV service.[6][2]

Family

Edhem ?ljivo's brother Mehmed was also a football player. He played for Edhem's FK Sarajevo bitter city rivals, in the "blue side of the city", FK ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Edhem ?ljivo, legendarni fantazista FK Sarajevo i jedan od najboljih igra?a Kluba svih vremena". FKSInfo (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e ""Sportski vremeplov" Hayat TV: Edhem ?ljivo: U Belgiji turnir nosi njegovo ime". Oslobo?enje (in Bosnian). Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Zaboravljeni junaci jednog vremena: Edhem ?ljivo, bosanski Kajzer". Doznajemo.com (in Bosnian). Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "?ljivo Edhem". Reprezentacija.rs (in Serbian). 20 January 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Challenge Sljivo - Challenge Sljivo". www.sljivo.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ ""Challenge ?ljivo"". Sportizon. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2019.

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