Born in Australia in 1960, Eddie Krncevic was the first Australian footballer to enjoy significant success in Europe.
Krncevic began his career with Melbourne Croatia, later moving to Marconi in Sydney where he scored 30 goals in 76 games from 1979.
In 1978 he won selection in the National Youth team to New Zealand, and again the following year to Paraguay.
As well, he was named the 1979 NSL Under 21 Player of the Year.
Krncevic won his way into the Socceroos for matches against Northern Ireland, Czechoslovakia and AC Milan, and was selected for the 1980 overseas tour.
He switched to Europe in 1981 where he enjoyed outstanding success as striker, reaching his peak in 1989 as top scorer in Belgium with 23 goals with Anderlecht.
He played 35 matches for Australia, including 20 'A' internationals, and scored four goals.
After completing his overseas career, Krncevic returned to Australia to play another two seasons, before moving into the coaching ranks.
His coaching career included the likes of Marconi, South Melbourne, and Carlton.