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Yugoslavian professional soccer player, Milan Galic (1938-2014), was in an orphanage as a child.

Milan Galic is mentioned by Rale Rasic as being in the Belgrade orphanage, Centralni Lazaret, with him.

The orphanage ended up producing many remarkable and successful people, including scientists, engineers and, of course, footballers.

I shared a room with a guy called Milan Galic who, at 16, became one of the youngest players to play in the second division with Proleter. He captained the Yugoslav team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and eventually captained the full senior side (Gatt p.20).

According to Wikipedia, Milan Galic …“played for four clubs [and] represented Yugoslavia internationally…and worked for the Football Association of Yugoslavia” (Gatt) after he had finished playing.


Gatt, Ray. The Rale Rasic Story. Sydney: New Holland, 2006

“Milan Galic.” People Pill.

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