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 Željko ČAJKOVSKI 1950-1956 
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Name: Željko Čajkovski


Country: :CRO: Croatia
Club: NK Dinamo Zagreb
Position: *SS, WF, AMF
Side: LF/LS
Age: 25-31 years (05/05/1925)

Height: 170 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Attack: 87
Defence: 39
Balance: 77
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 87
Acceleration: 90
Response: 80
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 86
Dribble Speed: 85
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 85
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 84
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 87
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 75
Header: 78
Jump: 79
Technique: 88
Aggression: 83
Mentality: 79
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 81

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 3
Growth Type: Standard

P12: Incisive Run
P17: Free Roaming
S01: Reaction
S03: 1-on-1 Finish
S05: 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Tactical Dribble - Reaction - 1on1 Scoring - 1 Touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Željko Čajkovski, Yugoslavian national team player (Zagreb, 1925), attacking midfielder. Younger brother of Zlatko Čajkovski known as old man. He played for HAŠK Zagreb from 1942 until 1945, NK Dinamo (1945 – 1956). With NK Dinamo he won two Yugoslavian first league titles (1948. and 1954), and Yugoslavian Cup 1951. He appeared 447 times scoring 249 goals for NK Dinamo. After NK Dinamo he also played for Werder Bremen (1956 – 1958).

Classic striker, left attacking midfielder, or left winger, very fast, piercing, very good technician, shooting with left leg, very good play reader, excellent passing player, very mobile, he assist many goals from Franjo Wolfl and Stojan Osonjak. In HASK he played attacking midfielder with Ratko Kocijan, in NK Dinamo, in 4 years with trio Kocian – Wolfl – Čajkovski, and another 3 years in Conc – Osonjak – Čajkovski trio. He was very talented and past Građanski manager Martin Bukovi wanted him and his brother Zlatko bring (sign) to Građanski.

Zeljko Čajkovski was already playing for Zagreb national team when he was 18 years old. Besides football he played tennis and table tennis. In HAŠK he was a team member in which played some famous players like Zarko Dolinar, Zdenko Uzorinac, and Kreso Horvat. As tennis player he reaches semi-finals of Croatian championship in 1947. But main sport was always football for him. He is one of the most notable striker, nice play style and effective play. He was participation in our club in significant matches in domestic and also in European competitions.

For Yugoslavian national team (1947-1951) he played 19 matches and scored 12 goals. First time he appeared in national team 11.5.1947. Against Czechoslovakia (1:3) in Prague, and the last time he played on 24.6.1951 against Switzerland (7:3) in Belgrade. He was also playing in World Cup 1950. In Brazil. In third game in qualifying match against France in Italy, he scored last goal for Yugoslavia and able Yugoslavia to qualify to World Cup. The game was played on 11.12.1949. He scored goal in 114., minute. They had to play third match because first two matches finish 1:1 in Belgrade and in Marseille. In those times he was one of the players which were important for national team. He won silver medal (second place) on Olympics in London. On that tournament he played in all matches against: Luxembourg, Turkey, Great Britain, and Sweden. In final game against Sweden Franjo Wolfl, Franjo Šoštarić, and Boba Mihajlović were injured and Yugoslavia lost. He was silver prizewinner from NSJ (National Association of Yugoslavia), for appearing for national team 4 years. First appear for Dinamo was against II. Army (1:0) in Zagreb and he scored a winning goal. Last match for Dinamo he played on 12.6.1956 in Subotica, against Spartak (2:6), when he was goal scorer with Conc for Dinamo. Željko Čajkovski is one of Dinamo Zagreb legends.


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