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Champions 1968.

Miljan Miljanić was entrusted with the coaching of Red Star's first team by the management of the club in July 1966. The players who left the team that same year, during the summer transfer window were Kostić, Durković, Šekularac, Karasi ... The players who came to the club were Lazarević, Racić, Matić, Milić (the younger one) and Aleksić. The contract was signed by 31 players. Miljanić was gradually creating a new team, and a group of players from Red Star's youth selections was mature and ready for new ventures. All of them were exposed to a very strict professional regime and hard practices by the coach Miljanić.

After the first five rounds of the season 1967/1968, during which the team won the third Cup Double, although they were never defeated, the Crvena zvezda team was second in the rank with seven points. At the end of the autumn session of the championship, we were also in the second place, because Željezničar had a point more. The spring of that season, just as springs to come, was fully marked by the Crvena zvezda's players, who were led by Dragan Džajić (at that time the best left-winger in the world). Only three matches were lost in the championship: the "eternal rival" Partizan reported a minimal victory for the first time after five years, and we lost both to Dinamo and Proleter by 2:0. Three crushing victories were also accomplished and OFK Beograd (6:0), Olimpija and Maribor (6:1) conceded Crvena zvezda half a dozen goals in those matches.

Miljanić launched a young team in the Crvena zvezda FC, an original way of playing was developed, a squad with many quality players was formed, and they were technically, tactically and physically prepared for biggest endeavors. Statisticians presented these Crvena zvezda facts during that season: the best team in the spring session, the most efficient team in the league and the only team who won more than 50% of points that could’ve been won playing away.

In the end the runner-up Partizan was left five points behind, and Crvena zvezda’s final balance was as follows: 16 wins, 11 draws and 3 defeats with goal difference of 64:30 and a total of 43 points earned. Miljanić as the coach, Džajić and company in the field, and Crvena zvezda became the sovereign ruler of Yugoslavian football at the end of the sixties.

Zoran Antonijević 29-5, Jovan Aćimović 27-3, Ratomir Dujković 28-25 received goals, Kiro Dojčinovski 31, Milovan Đorić 26-2, Živorad Jevtić 13, Sava Karapandžić 7, Branko Klenkovski 17-2, Vojin Lazarević 29-21, Aleksandar Marković 8, Tomislav Milićević 13, Trifun Mihajlović 11-2, Stevan Ostojić 30-15, Miroslav Pavlović 30-1, Živan Rakić 10, Dragan Racić 3-5, Dragan Džajić 27-12, Slobodan Škrbić 10.

Miljan Miljanić

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