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Champions 1970.

One of the best generations in the history of the FC Crvena zvezda, led by our best player in the twentieth century Dragan Džajić, won the third consecutive Champion title in 1970, the tenth in total. At the end of the season, Crvena zvezda had two points more than Partizan, and three more than Velež and Željezničar ... During that season, the most games for the red and white team were played by the goalkeeper Ratomir Dujkovic (33), while the top scorer of the team was Džajić with 13 goals scored more than the center-forward player of the team, Vojin Lazarević. Of course, Džajić also got noted for by far the largest number of assists, because at that time he was unparalleled and almost unstoppable as a left winger.

The quality and equity of that 1969/1970 season can perhaps best be illustrated by the fact that the red and white team won the Champion title, despite losing eight games, out of which they were defeated both times they played with Željezničar (1:4, 1:3) . Just like in the seasons before this one, the Crvena zvezda team was once again better than Partizan (1:1, 3:1). Crvena zvezda's hard-working factory launched a world class player Dragan Džajić, while the others, Jovan Kule Aćimović to begin with, were all important national team players. The stands were packed with cheering fans at Marakana and the number of spectators was often close to 100,000...

-I dare say, and I have the right to say, that great, truly great, world class men laid the foundation for both professional work and good organization in The Crvena zvezda. I was lucky to grow along with them. I kept the records of expert meetings, which could always remain up-to-date. When the time came for me to get my chance, I wasn’t afraid. It was up to me to synthesize my teachers’ experiences and to work with children and teenagers in order to create a group which would satisfy the Crvena zvezda criteria. It worked. I had great coworkers. We raised two generations of Champion players, who successfully defended the reputation and honor of Crvena zvezda. Džajić’s generation was born for "total football" - said Miljan Miljanić, the most successful coach in the history of Crvena zvezda, who won four National Championships and three Yugoslavian Cups.

This winning team reached the semifinals of the European Champions Cup in 1971. Panathinaikos was outclassed in Belgrade (4:1), but then one of the biggest sensations in European football took place in the return match. The Greek team won 3:0 in Athens, and instead of the much expected finals Ajax - Crvena zvezda at Wembley, and the super-duel between Johan Cruijff and Dragan Džajić, the Dutch team easily managed to cope with the unexpected and certainly immature rivals from Greece.

Zoran Antonijević 34-3, Milan Arnejčić 13-3, Jovan Aćimović 16-4, Ratomir Dujković 33-36 received goals, Kiro Dojčinovski 30, Milovan Đorić 30-1, Živorad Jevtić 14-2, Sava Karapandžić 14, Stanislav Karasi 31-10, Mihalj Keri 13, Branko Klenkovski 30-2, Petar Krivokuća 20-2, Vojin Lazarević 26-12, Trifun Mihajlović 18-8, Milovan Mitić 1, Mile Novković 1, Ostojić Stevan 15-6, Miroslav Pavlović 29, Petrović Ognjen 1-1 received goals, Branko Radović 1, Dragan Džajić 30-13, Slobodan Škrbić 4.

Miljan Miljanić

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