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.
Obradović with Metalist in 2011
|Full name||Milan Obradović|
|Date of birth||3 August 1977|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Azerbaijan U21 (Manager)|
|2013||→ Arsenal Kyiv (loan)||11||(0)|
|1999–2000||FR Yugoslavia U21||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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.
Obradović continued alongside Slavko Matić and became his assistant at Slovenian club FC Koper in October 2015. On 22 March 2016, he then became the manager of Slovenian club FC Koper. The club decided to change manage on 26 September 2016 which meant, that Obradović left the club.
On 18 February 2017, Obradović was presented as the new manager of the Serbian U19 national team. 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. 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. About one year later, on 11 January 2019, Obradovic became the manager of the Azerbaijanian U21 national team.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Only official UEFA matches included
- "Obradović zvanično u Partizanu" (in Serbian). b92.net. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "OBRADOVIĆ I CAKIĆ ZADUŽILI OPREMU" (in Serbian). ofkbeograd.co.rs. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- Nekadašnji štoper Partizana završio igračku karijeru i postao pomoćni trener Napretka, novosti.rs, 16 January 2015
- Milan Obradović trener Kopra, mozzartsport.com, 22 March 2016
- Novi trener Obradovič bo iz nogometašev skušal izvleči največ, ekoper.si, 22 March 2016
- Novi trener FC Koper je Igor Pamić, primorske.si, 26 September 2016
- OBRADOVIĆ IZABRAO OMLADINCE ZA DVE PROVERE PROTIV BUGARSKE, fss.rs, 18 February 2017
- Milan Obradović ipak neće biti trener FK Spartak, subotica.info, 31 May 2017
- Bivši trener Radničkog i Brodarca Jević vodi kadete Srbije, zurnal.rs, 29 January 2018
- KRSTAJIĆ OSTAO BEZ PRVOG POMOĆNIKA Milan Obradović karijeru nastavlja 2.445 kilometara daleko od Srbije, sport.blic.rs, 11 January 2019