Borče Sredojević

Borče Sredojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Бopчe Cpeдojeвић; born 1 February 1958) is a Bosnian football manager and former player.

Borče Sredojević
Personal information
Full name Borče Sredojević
Date of birth (1958-02-01) 1 February 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Bosanska Gradiška, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1977 Sloga G. Podgradci
1977–1979 Kozara Gradiška
1980–1984 Borac Banja Luka 91 (4)
1984–1987 Rijeka 105 (0)
1987–1989 Partizan Belgrade 35 (0)
1989–1990 Deportivo La Coruña 31 (2)
1990–1991 Kozara Gradiška
Teams managed
1993–1995 Kozara Gradiška
1995–1996 Mladost Apatin
2000–2001 Tabor Sežana
2001–2002 Domžale
2002–2003 Primorje Ajdovščina[1]
2003 Borac Banja Luka
2003–2004 Kozara Gradiška
2004–2005 Zagorje
2007–2014 Bosnia-Herzegovina (ass't)
2009–2010 Leotar Trebinje
2012 Leotar Trebinje
2016 Borac Banja Luka
2017 Kozara Gradiška
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Born in Bosanska Gradiška, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, to a Bosnian Serb family, he started playing with FK Kozara Gradiška but his playing career highlights were during his spells in the Yugoslav First League with OFK Beograd,[2] FK Borac Banja Luka, NK Rijeka and FK Partizan, before moving to Spain to play in La Liga with Deportivo de La Coruña.

Coaching careerEdit

He started his coaching career in 1993 and went to manage several clubs in Bosnia, Serbia and Slovenia.[3][better source needed] Notably he was assistant-coach of four Bosnia national team coaches, between 2007 and 2014, enjoying full confidence as a tactician and analyst.[4] Notably, Sredojević assisted Fuad Muzurović (2007), Meho Kodro (2008), Miroslav Blažević (2008-2009) and Safet Sušić (2010-2014).[5][6] The greatest success for Sredojević came in 2014, when he reached historical first FIFA World Cup 2014 with his Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team while assisting to Safet Sušić who served as team's manager.[7] Meanwhile, he also lead Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina club FK Leotar as the head coach. His last job was as a manager of FK Kozara Gradiška in the First League of the Republika Srpska, which ended on 26 September 2017.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ from Gazzetta dello Sport
  2. ^ Borce Sredojevic at playerhistory.com
  3. ^ "Borče Sredojević, gradišćanin, proslavljeni fudbaler i trener". Gradiska live (in Serbo-Croatian). 9 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Čovjek od najvećeg povjerenja svih selektora skautirao Nigeriju i Iran". BIH.ba (in Bosnian). 17 June 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Sredojević mijenja Stojnića?". Mondo (in Serbo-Croatian). MTELBA. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Borče Sredojević je uvijek pomoćni trener, samo jedan selektor je podnio ostavku". depo.ba (in Serbo-Croatian). 22 November 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Sredojević: Siguran sam da će kapiten biti spreman". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). 19 June 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Kozara pronašla zamjenu za Sredojevića". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). 26 September 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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