Dimitri Davidovic

Dimitrije "Dimitri" Davidović (Serbian Cyrillic: Димитрије Давидовић), born 21 May 1944 is a Belgian football manager and former player.

Dimitrije Davidović
Personal information
Full name Dimitrije Davidović
Date of birth (1944-05-21) 21 May 1944 (age 76)
Place of birth Aleksandrovac, Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) midfielder
Youth career
1956–1962 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1967 Partizan 92 (13)
1967–1968 Oakland Clippers 35 (8)
1969–1971 NEC Nijmegen 38 (5)
1971–1978 Lierse 197 (14)
1978 San Jose Earthquakes 27 (1)
Teams managed
1980–1983 Royal Antwerp
1983–1985 Lokeren
1985–1986 Kortrijk
1986–1987 Beerschot
1988–1989 Lierse
1989–1991 Royal Antwerp
1991–1992 Al Wasl
1994 Kispest Honvéd
1996–1997 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
1997–1998 Sharjah
1998–1999 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
1999–2000 Al-Wahda
2000 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2002–2003 Al-Ahli Jeddah
2005–2006 Qatar SC
2006–2007 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2007–2008 Qatar SC
2008–2009 Royal Antwerp
2011 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Davidović was a professional soccer player during 16 years in the first divisions of Europe.

FK PartizanEdit

Born in Aleksandrovac, Yugoslavia, Davidović started his career with FK Partizan going through all selections and played professionally there for five years. With the club, he won the Yugoslavian championship and played in the finals of the European Cup.

Oakland ClippersEdit

In 1967, Davidovic signed with the Oakland Clippers of the National Professional Soccer League. They won both the Western Division and league championships that year. In 1968, the NPSL merged with the United Soccer Association to form the North American Soccer League. Davidovic remained with the Clippers in 1968, but the team withdrew from the league at the end of the season.

NEC NijmegenEdit

1969–1971, where he led the team as captain.

Lierse S.K.Edit

1971–1978 During his seven-year stay, they were twice Cup finalists and took part in the Europe Cup.

San Jose EarthquakesEdit

In 1978, Davidovic returned to the United States and signed with the San Jose Earthquakes of the NASL. He spent one season in San Jose, scoring one goal in twenty-seven games.

AwardsEdit

  • 1 Asian Cup Winners Cup, Continental Cup.
  • 1 Gulf Cup.
  • 3x Champion of Saudi Arabia, King Fahed Cup.
  • 1 Cup of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Cup.
  • 2 Federation Cup, Saudi Arabia.
  • 1 Champion of U.A.E.
  • 1 Cup of U.A.E.
  • 1 Federation Cup, U.A.E.
  • 1 Bronze medal in the Asian Cup Championship
  • 1 H.R.H. Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Cup
  • 1 Winning playoffs and promotion to the highest Belgian division

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