Known as “Uncle Joe” to his players, Vlasits came to Australia from Hungary in 1947.
He was heavily involved with local clubs, including Canterbury, Prague, St George Budapest and Bankstown.
He had a big input in the formation of National Youth teams before becoming national team coach in the late 60s.
It was Vlasits who appointed Johnny Warren as captain of the Socceroos, and took them through the rigorous 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
He finished with 13 wins from 23 'A' internationals in charge.
Vlasits passed away in 1985 at the age of 64.