|Full name||Dejan Antonić|
|Date of birth||22 January 1969|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia|
|PSS Sleman (Head Coach)|
|1984–1989||Red Star Belgrade|
|2000–2002||Hong Kong Rangers|
|2013–2015||Pelita Bandung Raya|
|2017||Hong Kong Rangers|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He started his professional football playing in local club Red Star Belgrade.
In 1987, Antonić was called in the Yugoslavia squad training section, and was able to win a cap. Yugoslavia won the first title that time on final against East Germany through penalty shootout (PSO). And they are remembered as a Yugoslav' "zlatna generacija" (Golden Generation). His well-known team mates were : Robert Jarni, Igor Štimac, Zvonimir Boban, Robert Prosinečki, Predrag Mijatović and Davor Šuker. Later Antonić joined Red Star Belgrade but made no league appearance for them. His debut will be in the 1989–90 Yugoslav First League with FK Spartak Subotica. Next he played with FK Napredak Kruševac in the Yugoslav Second League. In 1995, he left Europe and joined Persebaya FC in Indonesia.
Career in Hong KongEdit
As a playerEdit
In 1998–99, Antonić joined Hong Kong First Division club Instant-Dict FC and played more as a defender than a midfielder. His debut was the semi-final match against South China in Hong Kong FA Cup. He was included in Hong Kong XI to compete in 2003 Carlsberg Cup and was elected as a Hong Kong XI as well. Dejan scored a goal by penalty in the match against Denmark national team in Carlsberg Cup. Dejan played very well in the season and was awarded "The Most Fair Player" and being nominated in Hong Kong Footballer Awards several times. In 2000–01, he assisted Instant-Dict FC to win Hong Kong FA Cup.
As a coachEdit
Antonić, a UEFA Pro License holder, was appointed by Kitchee as head coach in 2005 and successfully led the team to two trophies in the league on his first year of duty, winning the Hong Kong League Cup and Hong Kong Senior Shield Cup. He led the team to defend their Hong Kong League Cup in 2006, during his second year of duty. He managed Kitchee towards qualification for 2008 AFC Cup.
Achievements with Kitchee FCEdit
- Winner of Hong Kong League Cup 2005-2006
- Winner of the Senior Shield Cup 2005-2006
- Winner of Hong Kong League Cup 2006-2007
- Kitchee went through to Asian Football Championship 2008 qualification
- Elected as Hong Kong "Coach of the Year 2005-2006“
- Won the 2nd Place of Hong Kong League 2006-2007
- Won the 2nd Place of Senior Shield Cup 2007-2008
- Kitchee FC friendly games against:
- Shanghai Shenhua FC (Kitchee was the winner of Canon Cup) - Hong Kong Selection vs Barcelona FC
After leaving Kitchee, expansion club TSW Pegasus appointed Antonić as their new Deputy Team Manager & Youth Development.
Antonić has been appointed to coach the Hong Kong National Team as preparation for the 2011 Asian Cup qualifiers. And with Hong Kong National Team, he won the 31st Guangdong Cup 2008. He has been nominated as a consultant of the Hong Kong Law Society Football Team.
Achievements with Hong Kong National TeamEdit
- Won the 1st place of Guangdong Cup 2008
- Won the game against India 2-1
- Won the game against Macau 9-1
Antonić left his post as head coach of Tuen Mun in the middle of the 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League season and joined Arema FC as their manager. Coaching Arema FC for only 6 months and he was voted by the soccer news website, Goal.com, as "The Best Coach 2011–2012"  of the Indonesian Premier League as he brought Arema FC to go through to the quarter final of AFC Cup 2012 and make the country proud.
Achievements with Arema Indonesia FCEdit
- Won against Kitchee FC in the knockout stage of AFC Cup 2012, and went through to the quarter final round
- Voted as “The Best Coach of Indonesian Premier League 2011-2012”
- Voted as “The Coach of The Month” (May 2012) by the AFC
After left Arema FC, Antonic was appointed to be head coach of Pro Duta FC and continued shining.
Achievements with Pro Duta FCEdit
- Champion of the Indonesian Premier League 2012-2013
- Champion of the Indonesian Premier League Super Cup 2012-2013
- Voted as “The Coach of the Year” 2012-2013
Achievements with Pelita Bandung Raya FCEdit
- Voted as “The Coach of the Month” in February 2014
- Voted as “The Coach of the Month” in August 2014
- Voted as “The Coach of the Month” in October 2014
- Voted as “Coach of the Year”, Indonesian Super League 2014-2015 by PSSI
- Voted as “Coach of the Year”, Indonesian Super League by Goal.com
- Voted as “Coach of the Year”, Indonesian Super League by ESPN
- Pelita Bandung Raya FC was voted as “Team of the Year, Indonesian Super League 2014-2015”
- Pelita Bandung Raya FC won the Runner Up in Bali Island Cup 2014-2015
Antonic joined Persib Bandung FC after he finished his contract with Pelita Bandung Raya.
Achievements with Persib Bandung FCEdit
- Won the 2nd Place of Bhayangkara Cup 2016
Antonić returned to management on 31 October 2016, signing a 1.5 year contract at South China as manager. The club managed to finish 4th in the league and reached the finals of the 2016-17 Hong Kong FA Cup. Following South China's decision to voluntarily relegate, the contracts of the entire coaching staff were terminated.
After left Borneo FC, Antonic signed with Madura United FC.
Achievements with Madura United FCEdit
- Elected as Best Coach for two weeks in a row
Antonić has another older daughter who is living and studying in Serbia.
Games of Hong Kong team coached by Dejan Antonić and Goran PaulićEdit
International games of Hong KongEdit
|#||Date||Type of Match||Location||Opponent||Result|
|1||19 November 2008||Friendly||Macau||Macau||9–1|
|2||14 January 2009||Friendly||Hong Kong||India||2–1|
|3||21 January 2009||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification||Hong Kong||Bahrain||1–3|
|4||28 January 2009||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification||Sana'a, Yemen||Yemen||0–1|
Non-international games of Hong KongEdit
|#||Date||Type of Match||Location||Opponent||Result|
|1||1 January 2009||2009 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup||Guangzhou, China||Guangdong||1–3|
|2||4 January 2009||2009 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup||Hong Kong||Guangdong||4–1|
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