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 Franjo GLASER 1937-1944 
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Name: Franjo Glaser

Nickname: "Leteći Glaser" ("The Flying Glaser"), "Željezna šaka" ("Iron Fist")


Country: :CRO: Croatia
Club: HŠK Građanski Zagreb
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-31 years (13/01/1913)

Height: * 186 cm
Weight: * 83 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 92
Balance: 84
Stamina: 62
Top Speed: 67
Acceleration: 71
Response: 94
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 56
Dribble Speed: 52
Short Pass Accuracy: 67
Short Pass Speed: 61
Long Pass Accuracy: 73
Long Pass Speed: 63
Shot Accuracy: 51
Shot Power: 89
Shot Technique: 46
Free Kick Accuracy: 45
Curling: 48
Header: 46
Jump: 87
Technique: 62
Aggression: 64
Mentality: 83
Goalkeeper Skills: 90
Team Work: 79

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S04 - PK Taker
S11 - Penalty Saver
S12 - 1-on-1 Keeper

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Penalties - Penalty Stopper - 1-on-1 Stopper

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Franjo Glaser (January 13, 1913 in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary – March 1, 2003 in Zagreb, Croatia) was a Croatian football goalkeeper and football manager, who made his name in Građanski Zagreb.

One of the best Yugoslavian goalkeepers in history and at his time Glaser was known as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. There were three: Ricardo Zamora, František Plánička & Franjo Glaser. In addition, he is only Yugoslavian footballer who won Yugoslavian championship (before and after WWII) in all three clubs where he played: Beogradski sport klub (BSK Belgrade) - twice, Građanski Zagreb – once and Partizan Belgrade – once. According to his own career records, between 1933 and 1949 Glaser played 1225 games in total!

Renowned for wearing a cap (always) and not wearing gloves, Glaser was never substituted and saved 73 out of 94 penalties. In addition when he took a penalty, he never missed. He got the nickname 'Iron Fist', by punching the balls sent from a corner all the way over the center line of the field.

Glaser was born in Osijek where he started play for the local club NK Slavija at the age of 15. Then he moved to NK Hajduk Sarajevo and Concordia Zagreb before joining BSK Belgrade during his military service. In fall of 1933 until January 1937 (during his military service), he played 269 games for Beogradski sport klub (BSK Belgrade) and won Championships (1934/35, 1935/36). In that period, Franjo Glaser played 13 games for Belgrade city selection.

Then he moved to Zagreb (from January 1937 until May 1945) where he played for Građanski Zagreb and acquired almost a legendary status. For Građanski, Franjo recorded 623 games (1937-45), winning Yugoslav championship in 1937. and 1940. as well as the Croatian championship in 1943. and 1 Cup (1941). For Zagreb city selection Franjo Glaser played 41 games.

He was member of Partizan Belgrade from club establishment until August 1947. Glaser recorded 91 games for Partizan winning one championship in 1947. After short episode in Partizan, Franjo went to Split where he coached and played for NK Mornar (played in 84 games) till 1949. when he retire from football.

He played 35 matches for ex-Yugoslavia (1933-40). For Croatia Glaser played 11 matches (1940-44) and scored five goals.

Glaser later managed Dinamo in 1949., FK Partizan Belgrade (being their first coach, 1945-46), NK Mornar (1947-48), NK Proleter (today NK Osijek), NK Kvarner (today HNK Rijeka), NK Trešnjevka, FK Sartid, FK Velež and Austria FC Klagenfurt (today FC Karnten).

Well, what say about him as goalkeeper. The ball was for him a means of personal will and talent in seeking better and more beautiful so if you should looking seemingly impossible. Just like that, Franjo Glaser is defended the indefensible, in a style which never earlier anywhere in the world was unchallenged. Franjo is remembered as a very decent athlete for a wide range of defense, with excellent reflexes and a unique, elegant but intrepid way of defending.

He spent his final years at a retirement home in Zagreb. He is buried in Mirogoj Cemetery.


Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:09 pm

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Why He has Penalties?
I can't found Date of his goal

Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:26 am

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A great footballer but a human trash (the guy killed a fellow teammate and never showed remorse): ... sen-sortir

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