Dragan Pantelić

Dragan Pantelić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Пантелић; born 9 December 1951) is a Yugoslav former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He scored over 20 goals over the course of his career, mainly from penalties.[1]

Dragan Pantelić
Personal information
Full name Dragan Pantelić
Date of birth (1951-12-09) 9 December 1951 (age 69)
Place of birth Loznica, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Grafičar Beograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1981 Radnički Niš 261 (15)
1981–1983 Bordeaux 36 (2)
1983–1984 Timok 5 (0)
1984–1985 Radnički Niš 12 (1)
Total 314 (18)
National team
1979–1980 Yugoslavia Olympic 8 (0)
1979–1984 Yugoslavia 19 (2)
Teams managed
1989–1990 Radnički Niš
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

After starting out at Rađevac and Grafičar Beograd,[2] Pantelić spent 10 seasons with Radnički Niš from 1971 to 1981. He amassed over 250 appearances in the Yugoslav First League, netting 15 goals. In a league fixture against Velež Mostar, Pantelić scored the match-winning goal from inside his own penalty area. He later moved abroad to France and joined Bordeaux, representing the side for two seasons. After briefly playing for Timok in the Yugoslav Second League, Pantelić returned to Radnički Niš in the 1984–85 season, before retiring from the game.

In 1982, Bordeaux played without a goalkeeper in a match away to Nantes in protest at a suspension for Pantelić. Nantes won 6-0. The match became a staple of football 'blooper' videos.

International careerEdit

At international level, Pantelić earned 19 caps for Yugoslavia between 1979 and 1984, scoring two goals. He also represented the country at the 1980 Summer Olympics, as they finished in fourth place and took part at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Post-playing careerEdit

After ending his playing career, Pantelić temporarily served as manager of Radnički Niš between November 1989 and March 1990. He was also the president of the club in the late 1990s.


Radnički Niš


  1. ^ "Pantelić Dragan" (in Serbian). reprezentacija.rs. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Dragan Pantelić: Nisam imao vezu za Zvezdu ni Partizan" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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