Stepanović in 2005
|Full name||Dragoslav Stepanović|
|Date of birth||30 August 1948|
|Place of birth||Rekovac, Yugoslavia|
|–1962||FK Mladi Proleter|
|1973–1976||Red Star Belgrade||30||(2)|
|1982–1985||FV Progres Frankfurt|
|1993–1995||Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He made his name with OFK Beograd where he was a defensive right back fixture for 11 years between 1962 and 1973, before moving on to Red Star Belgrade for 3 seasons until 1976. Due to the transfer age restrictions in SFR Yugoslavia he had to wait until 28 years of age to move abroad.
Stepanović's first stop abroad was German Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt where he became affectionately known as Steppi. He played in Frankfurt for two seasons (1976–1978). Next came a 1-season stint with Wormatia Worms.
In July 1979 he joined English club Manchester City F.C. for £140,000, and spent 2 seasons there.
He finished out his career back in Germany with Wormatia Worms in 1981–82 season.
Stepanović is a former Yugoslav international, and used to be a favourite of national team head coach Vujadin Boškov.
|1.||14 June 1972||Estádio Belfort Duarte, Curitiba, Brazil||Venezuela||7–0||10–0||Friendly|
Stepanović went on to become a successful football coach in Germany. He made a managerial name for himself in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt before taking over at Bayer Leverkusen, replacing Reinhard Saftig shortly before they won the 1993 DFB-Pokal Final. He was then signed to coach Athletic Bilbao in July 1995. He did not survive until the end of the season, however, getting replaced in mid-March 1996.
He was idolized in the US and finally came to Columbus, Ohio in 2002 to Coach the youth soccer club Blast FC. He has since returned to Germany where he for a brief spell was team manager at TuS Koblenz.
In December 2006, Stepanović was a short list candidate for the Bosnia-Herzegovina national team coaching spot, but the job went to Fuad Muzurović instead.
On 24 August 2007, Stepanović was named the head coach of the Serbian Superliga club FK Čukarički. His appointment came two weeks into the 2007–08 season during which Čukarički already played the Serbian powerhouses Red Star Belgrade and Partizan, managing a draw and a loss respectively, On 8 December 2008 he was fired by Čukarički.
During the summer 2009 off season on 8 June 2009, he was named FK Vojvodina head coach for the upcoming 2009–10 season but he was released on 2 October 2009.
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