Last Updated: 16/05/10 3:50pm
Bek was one of Yugoslavia's star performers as they took part at the first ever World Cup finals.
The attacker only played seven times for Yugoslavia before, in 1935, he made one of five appearances for France.
At the debut of the World Cup staged in Uruguay, Yugoslavia were paired alongside Brazil and Bolivia in the group stage.
And they began brightly as Bek scored his country's second goal of a memorable 2-1 triumph over South American giants Brazil.
Bek then fired in a brace as Yugoslavia bagged a flurry of late goals in a 4-0 win over Bolivia.
That victory booked their place in the knockout stage of the tournament where they would take on the hosts Uruguay.
But the semi-final proved a forgettable encounter for Bek and his side after they were beaten 6-1 by the Uruguayans.
Nonetheless, Bek finished as the joint-third highest goalscorer of the campaign, leaving his name in Yugoslavian folklore.