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Milan Obradović (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Обрадовић, pronounced [mǐlan obrǎːdoʋitɕ]; born 3 August 1977) is a Serbian retired professional footballer who played as a defender and current football manager. He is currently in charge of the Azerbaijanian U21 national team.

Milan Obradović
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Obradović with Metalist in 2011
Personal information
Full name Milan Obradović
Date of birth (1977-08-03) 3 August 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Azerbaijan U21 (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Radnički Beograd 1 (0)
1998–2001 Obilić 56 (0)
2001–2003 Lokomotiv Moscow 32 (1)
2003–2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach 8 (0)
2005 Radnički Beograd 6 (0)
2005–2006 Akratitos 14 (0)
2006–2013 Metalist Kharkiv 147 (7)
2013Arsenal Kyiv (loan) 11 (0)
2013–2014 Partizan 22 (1)
2014 OFK Beograd 5 (0)
Total 302 (9)
National team
1999–2000 FR Yugoslavia U21[1] 6 (0)
2000–2001 FR Yugoslavia 7 (0)
Teams managed
2015 Napredak (assistant)
2015–2016 Koper (assistant)
2016 Koper
2017 Serbia U19
2018 Serbia (assistant)
2019– Azerbaijan U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Obradović made his senior debut with Radnički Beograd in the mid-1990s, before moving to Obilić in the 1998–99 season. While playing for the Knights, Obradović established himself as one of the best defenders in the league. In the summer of 2001, Obradović was transferred to Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.

Obradović played seven seasons for Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv from 2006 to 2013, spending the last six months of his contract on loan at Arsenal Kyiv.

On 23 July 2013, Obradović signed a one-year contract with Partizan.[2] On 27 July 2014, Obradović signed with OFK Beograd.[3]

International careerEdit

Between 2000 and 2001, Obradović was a regular member of the Yugoslav national team, making seven appearances. Previously, Obradović played for the Yugoslav national under-21 team in the unsuccessful qualification campaign for the 2000 UEFA Under-21 Championship under Milovan Đorić.

Coaching careerEdit

Obradović retired in January 2015 and immediately became the assistant manager of Slavko Matić at FK Napredak Kruševac.[4] It lasted until 25 May 2015, where the duo was fired.

Obradović continued alongside Slavko Matić and became his assistant at Slovenian club FC Koper in October 2015.[5] On 22 March 2016, he then became the manager of Slovenian club FC Koper.[6] The club decided to change manage on 26 September 2016 which meant, that Obradović left the club.[7]

On 18 February 2017, Obradović was presented as the new manager of the Serbian U19 national team.[8] In May 2017, Obradović found an agreement with FK Spartak Subotica and the club announced him as the new manager from the new season. Only few days later it came out, that Obradović had called the management of the club to tell them, that he had accepted a more lucrative offer from another club.[9] However, the deal was only a verbal agreement and never became official.

At the end of January 2018, Obradović was hired as the assistant manager of the Serbian national team.[10] About one year later, on 11 January 2019, Obradovic became the manager of the Azerbaijanian U21 national team.[11]

StatisticsEdit

Club Season League
Apps Goals
Obilić 1998–99 3 0
1999–00 29 0
2000–01 24 0
Total 56 0

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Only official UEFA matches included
  2. ^ "Obradović zvanično u Partizanu" (in Serbian). b92.net. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ "OBRADOVIĆ I CAKIĆ ZADUŽILI OPREMU" (in Serbian). ofkbeograd.co.rs. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  4. ^ Nekadašnji štoper Partizana završio igračku karijeru i postao pomoćni trener Napretka, novosti.rs, 16 January 2015
  5. ^ Milan Obradović trener Kopra, mozzartsport.com, 22 March 2016
  6. ^ Novi trener Obradovič bo iz nogometašev skušal izvleči največ, ekoper.si, 22 March 2016
  7. ^ Novi trener FC Koper je Igor Pamić, primorske.si, 26 September 2016
  8. ^ OBRADOVIĆ IZABRAO OMLADINCE ZA DVE PROVERE PROTIV BUGARSKE, fss.rs, 18 February 2017
  9. ^ Milan Obradović ipak neće biti trener FK Spartak, subotica.info, 31 May 2017
  10. ^ Bivši trener Radničkog i Brodarca Jević vodi kadete Srbije, zurnal.rs, 29 January 2018
  11. ^ KRSTAJIĆ OSTAO BEZ PRVOG POMOĆNIKA Milan Obradović karijeru nastavlja 2.445 kilometara daleko od Srbije, sport.blic.rs, 11 January 2019

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