Ivan Bek

Forward, Football player

1909 – 1963

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Who was Ivan Bek?

Ivan "Ivica" Bek was a football player.

Bek was born to a German father, and a Czech mother in the Belgrade borough of Čubura. At age of 16, started playing in BSK Belgrade for which he scored 51 goals in 50 matches. In 1928, Bek moved to Mačva, and soon proceeded to French FC Sète. In his first season he reached the cup finals, but lost 0–2 against Montpellier. Next year in cup finals against RC France, was victorious for Sète with Bek scoring two decisive goals in extra time. Four years later with the same club, Bek was part of the first team that win the Double in France. Bek helped Yugoslavia get Third place in the first FIFA world cup in Uruguay. Bek and his team went on a train from Belgrade to Marseille. When they came to Marseille they went on a crew ship to Uruguay in the second class.

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Oct 29, 1909
  • Kingdom of Serbia
Lived in
  • Belgrade
Jun 2, 1963

on July 23, 2013


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