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Joža Giler

Full name: Franjo "Joža" Giler (Giller)
Other name(s): Фрањо "Јожа" Гилер
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1907 in Sremska Mitrovica, Srem, Serbia
Died: December 20, 1943 in Vršac, Južni Banat, Serbia
Affiliations: HŠK Građanski Zagreb, Zagreb (CRO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Football


Although he had a short career, Giler was considered one of the best Yugoslav players of the 1920s. He played as a winger for Građanski Zagreb, winning the title in 1926 and 1928. He later played for Jugoslavija Beograd and FK Čukarički, where he closed out his playing career due to knee injuries and became a coach. He was selected 13 times for the Yugoslav national team between 1926 and 1932, scoring 3 goals. Giler was a Serbian (Danube Swabian), but during World War II he was recruited to the Wehrmacht as he was classified as an ethnic German. He deserted and joined the Serbian partisans, but in 1943 the Gestapo arrested him and sentenced him to death. It was enforced in December 1943.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Football Men's Football Yugoslavia YUG 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Football Yugoslavia YUG Final Standings 9T 1928-05-27 0 0 0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Football Yugoslavia YUG Round One Match #5 2 1928-05-29 POR 2, YUG 1 0
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