Eduard "Eddie" Krncevic was the first Australian to lead a European league in scoring, when he put away 23 goals for Belgium's Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht to end the 1989 Belgian First Division A season. Krncevic was awarded the best young player in Australia in 1979, while playing for Marconi in the Philips Soccer League. His outstanding performances at home led him to a career abroad.
His European football journey took him to GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), MSV Duisburg (Germany), Cercle Brugge K.S.V. (Belgium), FC Mulhouse (France), Royal Football Club de Liège (Belgium), SC Eendracht Aalst (Belgium) and Royal Charleroi Sporting Club (Belgium) from 1981 to 1996.
A top marksman wherever he played, Krncevic was rewarded with domestic championships in 1979 (Marconi), 1981-1982 (Dinamo Zagreb) and 1986-1987 (Anderlecht). He also won five cup finals - Marconi (1980), Dinamo Zagreb (1983) and three times in Belgium (1985, 1988 and 1989).
His senior national team career began in 1979 against New Zealand. In 1980, he won the Oceania Nations Cup. Although his European club career restricted his availability for the national team, he managed to score 17 goals in 35 matches (both A and non-A internationals), including one as captain.
Krncevic went on to become a credible coach in Australia, leading a newly formed National Soccer League club in Carlton, to the Grand Final in 1998. He went on to coach Marconi and South Melbourne before a number of short stints in the Victorian state leagues.
This design pays tribute to a trailblazer - the first of Australia's leading goal scorers.
Royal Eddie Krncevic T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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