Predrag Đajić

Predrag Đajić
Personal information
Full name Predrag Đajić
Date of birth (1922-05-01)1 May 1922
Place of birth Sarajevo, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death (1979-05-13)13 May 1979 (aged 57)
Place of death Warsaw, Poland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Slavija Sarajevo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1940 Slavija Sarajevo
1940–1941 Jugoslavija Belgrade
1945 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 (0)
1945–1955 Red Star Belgrade 151 (17)
National team
1949–1953 Yugoslavia 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Predrag Đajić (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Ђајић) (1 May 1922 in Sarajevo, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – 13 May 1979 in Warsaw, Poland) was a notable Bosnian Serb and Yugoslav footballer. He had started his playing career before World War II, and had played in Slavija Sarajevo in the 1930s before coming to SK Jugoslavija Belgrade in 1940.

After the war, he was one of the founders of Red Star Belgrade in 1945, and played for the club until his retirement in 1955. He played 439 games (143 in the Yugoslav First League) and scored 59 goals for the club. He was state champion with Red Star in 1951 and 1953 and he won the national cup in 1948, 1949 and 1950.

He made his debut in Yugoslavia national team in 1949 and was a member of the squad until 1953. He played three games on the World Cup 1950. He was a member of the national team in 17 games.

Parallel to his football career Đajić earned an Economics diploma and later worked in foreign trade. He was stationed in Warsaw when he suffered a heart attack in May 1979 at the age of 57.