Jovan Stanković

Jovan Stanković (Serbian Cyrillic: Joвaн Cтaнкoвић; born 4 March 1971) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a left midfielder.

Jovan Stanković
Personal information
Full name Jovan Stanković[1]
Date of birth (1971-03-04) 4 March 1971 (age 50)[1]
Place of birth Pirot, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Radnički Pirot 36 (9)
1991–1992 Radnički Niš 18 (6)
1992–1996 Red Star 63 (3)
1992Radnički Niš (loan) 17 (1)
1995Radnički Beograd (loan) 7 (1)
1996–2001 Mallorca 164 (17)
2001 Marseille 6 (0)
2001–2003 Atlético Madrid 52 (1)
2003–2004 Mallorca 11 (0)
2004–2005 Lleida 26 (1)
Total 400 (39)
National team
1998–2000 Serbia and Montenegro 10 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Beira-Mar (assistant)
2009–2010 Atlético Baleares (assistant)
2014 Sinđelić
2015–2017 Red Star (youth)
2017 Iskra
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent the better part of his career with Red Star Belgrade and in Spain, most notably with Mallorca – he played a full decade in the latter country, also representing two other clubs.

Stanković represented Serbia and Montenegro at Euro 2000.

Club careerEdit

Stanković was born in Pirot, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Amongst other clubs, he played for Red Star Belgrade, Olympique de Marseille in France and RCD Mallorca and Atlético Madrid in Spain.

In 1998–99's Mallorca, Stanković contributed with four La Liga goals in 36 matches and several assists as the Balearic Islands side finished third and qualified to the UEFA Champions League.[2] He scored in the subsequent third qualifying round against Molde FK through a penalty, but the 1–1 home draw eliminated the hosts on the away goals rule.[3]

After being an instrumental unit in helping Atlético promote from Segunda División in the 2001–02 season,[4] Stanković retired at the end of 2004–05 at the age of 34, following a spell with Catalonia's UE Lleida also in that tier.[5] He later worked as an assistant manager to former Mallorca teammate Paco Soler, first in S.C. Beira-Mar (Portugal)[6] then lowly CD Atlético Baleares.[7]

As a head coach, Stanković was in charge of several teams in his country.[8]

International careerEdit

Stanković was a Serbia and Montenegro international during two years, and was a participant at the UEFA Euro 2000 for a total of ten caps. His debut came on 23 September 1998, in a 1–1 friendly draw with Brazil.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Jovan STANKOVIC". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Busquets, Damià (3 December 2008). "Biografía de Jovan Stankovic" [Jovan Stankovic biography] (in Spanish). RCDM. Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "El Molde nunca ha ganado a españoles" [Molde have never beaten Spaniards]. Estadio Deportivo (in Spanish). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Díaz, Francisco Javier (27 April 2020). "Atlético: logró el ascenso a Primera División hace 18 años" [Atlético: promotion to Primera División achieved 18 years ago]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "El serbio Jovan Stankovic ficha por una temporada" [Serb Jovan Stankovic signs for one season]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 July 2004. Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Fernández, M. (9 January 2007). "Cursach compra el Beira Mar y ficha a Soler" [Cursach buys Beira Mar and signs Soler]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Adrover, S. (25 March 2009). "´Nos gustaría entrenar al Mallorca´" [´We would like to manage Mallorca´] (in Spanish). Fútbol Balear. Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Aleksandar Nedović na klupi Iskre" [Aleksandar Nedovic on the Iskra bench]. Vijesti (in Serbian). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Jovan Stankovic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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