Ex Plymouth Argyle player Milija Aleksic dies, aged 61
Former Plymouth Argyle, Luton and Tottenham goalkeeper Milija Aleksic has died, aged 61.
Aleksic, who played for the Hatters from 1976-78 before moving to White Hart Lane, was in goal for Spurs’ 1981 FA Cup-winning team.
A statement on Tottenham’s official website read: “We were shocked to learn of the passing of Milija Aleksic, who passed away suddenly in Johannesburg on Wednesday night. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.”
Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme to a Yugoslavian father, Aleksic’s career started at Port Vale in 1968 and also included a stint at Plymouth.
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Aleksic signed for Tony Waiters's Plymouth Argyle in 1973.
Argyle posted a 17th place finish in the Third Division in 1973–74, before winning promotion with a second place finish in 1974–75.
They then held their own in the Second Division, finishing in 16th place in 1975–76. In August 1976, he played two games on loan at Oxford United; both games were League Cup clashes with Cambridge United.
He was then loaned out to Ipswich Town.
Aleksic left Home Park permanently when he was moved on to league rivals Luton Town in November 1976.
He also had spells with non-league Eastwood and Stafford Rangers – winning the 1972 FA Trophy with the latter.