Gordan Petrić

Gordan Petrić (Serbian Cyrillic: Гордан Петрић; born 30 July 1969) is a Serbian football manager and former player.

Gordan Petrić
Personal information
Full name Gordan Petrić[1]
Date of birth (1969-07-30) 30 July 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 OFK Beograd 65 (12)
1989–1993 Partizan 106 (6)
1993–1995 Dundee United 60 (3)
1995–1998 Rangers 65 (3)
1998–1999 Crystal Palace 18 (1)
1999 AEK Athens 7 (0)
1999–2001 Heart of Midlothian 37 (0)
2001–2002 Partizan 0 (0)
2002Sichuan Dahe (loan) 3 (0)
Total 361 (25)
National team
1987 Yugoslavia U20 4 (0)
1988–1990 Yugoslavia U21 6 (1)
1989–1997 FR Yugoslavia 5 (0)
Teams managed
2013 Bežanija
2015 Sinđelić Beograd
2015 Zemun
2016 Čukarički
2017 Rad
2019 Larissa
2020 Gorica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Petrić made his senior debut with OFK Beograd in the 1985–86 season, as the club suffered relegation from the top flight of Yugoslav football. He was transferred to Partizan in the 1989 winter transfer widow. In the following five years, Petrić won one league title and two national cups, before transferring to Scottish club Dundee United in November 1993. He immediately became a first-team regular under manager Ivan Golac, winning the Scottish Cup in his debut season with the club. His consistent performances at Tannadice earned him a move to Rangers in July 1995. Petrić remained with the club for three years, helping them secure their ninth league title in a row, before a spell in England with Crystal Palace. He scored once for the club in a 1–1 draw against Sheffield United.[2]

In the summer of 1999, Petrić moved to Greece and joined AEK Athens. He left the club after only a few months and returned to Scotland when Jim Jefferies signed him for Heart of Midlothian in December 1999. Petrić remained with Hearts until March 2001, leaving the club two years before the end of his contract by mutual consent.[3] He scored once for Hearts in a 3–2 UEFA Cup win over VfB Stuttgart.[4]

After six months of training with his former club Partizan, Petrić was loaned to Chinese club Sichuan Dahe in March 2002.[5] He briefly stayed there, before retiring from the game.

International careerEdit

Petrić represented Yugoslavia at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, as the team won the tournament. He was later called up to Yugoslavia's UEFA Euro 1992 squad. However, the country was eventually banned from the tournament due to the Yugoslav Wars.[6]

Petrić collected a total of five caps for the senior national team of his country between 1989 and 1997.

Post-playing careerEdit

Between 2007 and 2008, Petrić served as general secretary of Partizan.[7][8] He was subsequently named vice-president of the club in October 2008, alongside Zoran Mirković.[9][10] They both left their positions by September 2009.[11]

In December 2012, Petrić was appointed manager of Bežanija.[12] He left the club in late 2013. Subsequently, together with Ivan Tomić, Petrić was named as assistant to Serbia caretaker Ljubinko Drulović in May 2014.[13]

After two brief stints at Sinđelić Beograd and Zemun, both in 2015, Petrić became manager of Serbian SuperLiga club Čukarički in September 2016.[14] His contract was terminated by mutual consent after three months.[15]

In June 2017, Petrić was appointed manager of Rad.[16]

In September 2020, Petrić was named the new head coach of Slovenian top division side Gorica, replacing Borivoje Lučić.[17] He resigned only three months later, when Gorica was in last place after 17 rounds.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
OFK Beograd 1985–86 1 0 1 0
1986–87 16 2 16 2
1987–88 30 6 30 6
1988–89 18 4 18 4
Total 65 12 65 12
Partizan 1988–89 15 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
1989–90 27 3 6 0 5 0 38 3
1990–91 16 0 2 0 4 0 22 0
1991–92 5 1 2 0 0 0 7 1
1992–93 33 1 9 0 42 1
1993–94 10 1 4 0 14 1
Total 106 6 25 0 9 0 140 6
Dundee United 1993–94 27 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 35 1
1994–95 33 2 4 0 3 0 2 1 42 3
Total 60 3 12 0 3 0 2 1 77 4
Rangers 1995–96 33 1 4 0 3 0 6 0 46 1
1996–97 26 2 1 0 5 0 6 1 38 3
1997–98 6 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
1998–99 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 65 3 8 0 9 0 15 1 97 4
Crystal Palace 1998–99 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1
AEK Athens 1999–2000 7 0 4 1 5 0 16 1
Heart of Midlothian 1999–2000 18 0 2 0 1 0 21 0
2000–01 19 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 24 1
Total 37 0 4 0 2 0 2 1 45 1
Sichuan Dahe (loan) 2002 3 0 3 0
Career total 361 25 53 1 14 0 33 3 461 29

InternationalEdit

National team Year Apps Goals
Yugoslavia 1989 2 0
1990 0 0
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
FR Yugoslavia 1993
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 3 0
Total 5 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Partizan
Dundee United
Rangers

InternationalEdit

Yugoslavia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gordan Petrić". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Football: Morris plunders late goal to rob Eagles". independent.co.uk. 2 March 1999. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Petric parts company with Hearts". bbc.co.uk. 22 March 2001. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Hearts so close to glory". bbc.co.uk. 28 September 2000. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Ranković u Kini !" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Yugoslavia barred from European Championships". upi.com. 31 May 1992. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Petrić potvrdio da napušta Partizan" (in Serbian). b92.net. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Saopštenje za javnost Gordana Petrića" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Đurić zvanično predsednik Partizana" (in Serbian). b92.net. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Održana Skupština FK Partizan" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Ostavka Gordana Petrića" (in Serbian). b92.net. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Gordan Petrić od proleća u ulozi trenera" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Tomić i Petrić u stručnom štabu Orlova" (in Serbian). hotsport.rs. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Gordan Petrić: Možda jednog dana odem u Njukasl" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  15. ^ "FK Čukarički i dosadašnji šef stručnog štaba Gordan Petrić prekidaju saradnju" (in Serbian). fkcukaricki.rs. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Petrić: Rad je klub u kojem mogu da idem napred" (in Serbian). b92.net. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Gorica ima novega trenerja, v 1. SNL je skoraj polovica tujih trenerjev" (in Slovenian). Nogomania. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  18. ^ Podvratnik, Urban (14 December 2020). "Uradno: Gorica ostala brez trenerja". Slovenski nogometni portal (in Slovenian). Retrieved 14 December 2020.

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