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Zdravko Borovnica

Football player from Serbia

Zdravko Borovnica (Serbian Cyrillic: Здpaвкo Бopoвницa ;born 1954 in Nakovo) is a Serbian retired football player. He started playing in his hometown club FK Polet Nakovo together with his younger brother Slavko. When his brother moved to OFK Kikinda, where he made most of his career, Zdravko signed with FK Proleter Zrenjanin who were desperately fighting for the return to the Yugoslav First League. Next year he went for trials in the giants Red Star Belgrade making a good impression with the coach Gojko Zec and signing a contract with them. But the beginning was hard for him, because there was already a big competition for a striker place in the team, spending most of the time on the bench. Everything changed in a UEFA Cup match against Dinamo Berlin that his team had to overcome a defeat in Berlin of 5:2, and an already conceded goal in the returning match, when the coach, now, Branko Stanković, decided to give him a chance. He would not regret it, because Borovnica ended scoring two goals and helping the team make one of the most incredible turn arounds in the football history, with a final 4:1 win. Since then, Borovnica became the team joker player. In the next seasons, because  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1954
Place of birth
Nakovo
Nationality
Serbia

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