The Great World Cup Goals, #14: Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia) vs Spain, 1990 (Video)

Chris Wright

23rd, May 2014

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By Chris Wright

Soccer - FIFA World Cup Italia 1990 - Round of 16 - Spain v Yugoslavia - Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona

As we’ve eulogised before here on Pies, Dragan Stojkovic was one of those players, like Matt Le Tissier, who would never be allowed to make it through the ranks nowadays.

Phenomenally gifted but arrogant, resolutely unathletic and unable/ unwilling to fit into a “system”, Stojkovic was instead solely interested in playing beautiful football with a consummate touch, a playful technique and desire to entertain only himself.

In short, he was Pies’ kind of player…

Soccer - FIFA World Cup Italia 1990 - Round of 16 - Spain v Yugoslavia - Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona

More in the series…

#1 – Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) vs Mexico, 2006
#2 – Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia) vs Belgium, 1994

#3 – Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland) vs Uruguay, 2010
#4 – Pierre Njanka-Beyaka, (Cameroon) vs Austria, 1998
#5 – Nelinho (Brazil) vs Italy, 1978
#6 – David Platt (England) vs Belgium, 1990
#7 – Alessandro Del Piero (Italy) vs Germany, 2006
#8 – Javier Zanetti (Argentina) vs England, 1998
#9 – Manuel Negrete (Mexico) vs Bulgaria, 1986
#10 – Emmanuel Sanon (Haiti) vs Italy, 1974
#11 – Josimar (Brazil) vs Northern Ireland, 1986

#12 – Maicon (Brazil) vs North Korea, 2010
#13 – Dennis Bergkamp (Holland) vs Argentina, 1998

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2 Comments

  1. the69ersfc says:

    Great shout Pies.
    Who doesn’t love a bit of Piksy (Pixy? Pixksie?) ?
    Plenty of Stoijkovic dribbling compilation vids on youtube to errr…drool over.

  2. other dave says:

    Disappointing there were only about 400 people on hand to witness that gem in person.

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