Croatian footballerDied when: 59 years 132 days (712 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Branislav "Branko" Zebec (17 May 1929 – 26 September 1988) was a Croatian footballer and manager who played for Yugoslavia.In his heyday, Zebec fascinated the world with his performances at the World Cups in 1954 and 1958.
With Partizan he won 3 Yugoslav Cups (1952, 1954, 1957).With Red Star Belgrade he won the national championship in 1960.As coach he led Hajduk Split, Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV to success.
A highly versatile player noted for his physical abilities and understanding of the game, Zebec was world-class whether on the left wing or in the more defensive role of left fullback, although he was capable of playing almost every outfield position on the pitch.
He was particularly well known for his pace, having been able to run 100 meters in 11 seconds with football boots.