Miloš Milutinović

Miloš Milutinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Милутиновић; 5 February 1933 – 28 January 2003) was a Serbian professional footballer and manager from Yugoslavia.

Miloš Milutinović
Personal information
Full name Miloš Obrad Milutinović
Date of birth 5 February 1933
Place of birth Bajina Bašta, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 28 January 2003(2003-01-28) (aged 69)
Place of death Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Position(s) Winger, Striker
Youth career
1948–1951 Bor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1958 Partizan 87 (53)
1958–1960 OFK Beograd 8 (9)
1960–1961 Bayern Munich 20 (5)
1961–1963 Paris 66 (28)
1963–1965 Stade Français 44 (7)
1968–1969 OFK Beograd 20 (5)
Total 245 (107)
National team
1953–1958 Yugoslavia 33 (16)
Teams managed
1966–1967 OFK Beograd
Proleter Zrenjanin
1975–1976 Atlas de Guadalajara
1977–1978 Beşiktaş
1980–1982 Velež Mostar
1982–1984 Partizan
1984–1985 Yugoslavia
1986–1987 Beşiktaş
1987–1988 Altay
1990–1991 Partizan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Milutinović is regarded as one of the most talented players in his country's history and one of the most talented wingers/forwards of all time, being nicknamed Plava čigra (The Blond Buzzer) for his skills.

Club careerEdit

During his club career, Milutinović played for FK Bor, FK Partizan, OFK Beograd, FC Bayern Munich, RCF Paris, and Stade Français Paris. In the 1955–56 season, he scored two goals in the first ever European Champion Clubs' Cup match, a 3–3 draw between FK Partizan and Sporting Clube de Portugal, then scored four goals in the return leg which Partizan won 5–2 in Belgrade. In the quarter-finals second leg, he scored two goals in a 3–0 win over eventual champions Real Madrid, but that was not enough to overcome Real Madrid's 4–0 win in the first leg.

In total, he played 213 matches and scored 231 goals[1] for FK Partizan, winning two national cups (1954 and 1957). He then moved to OFK Beograd and later to Bayern Munich. In 1959, he underwent surgery for his ongoing lung problems. He stayed one year in Germany before playing in France.

International careerEdit

For the Yugoslavia national football team, Milutinović was named the player of the tournament as Yugoslavia won the European youth title in 1951, finishing top scorer with four goals. He made his full international debut on 21 May 1953 against Wales, in a 5–2 victory.

Milutinović earned 33 caps in total and represented the country in the 1954 and 1958 World Cups.

International goalsEdit

Managerial careerEdit

After retirement from playing, Milutinović became a manager, and managed OFK Beograd,[2][3] FK Dubočica (Leskovac), FK Proleter (Zrenjanin), Atlas,[4] Beşiktaş J.K., Altay,[5][6] FK Velež Mostar (won national cup in 1981 and Balkans Cup in 1981), FK Partizan (won national championship in 1983), and the Yugoslavia national team.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Milutinović (center) with his two brothers Milorad (left) and Bora (right).

Miloš was the brother of famous football manager Bora Milutinović, and brother of 1958 World Cup teammate Milorad Milutinović. In a 2006 interview, his former team-mate Dragoslav Šekularac said that "Miloš Milutinović as a player was a 9/10 and as a man was a 29/10."[8]

He died on 23 January 2003 in Belgrade, at the age of 69. His son Uroš (also a footballer) passed away in 2015.





Velež Mostar



  1. ^ "Official site FK Partizan". Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  8. ^ Prvoslav Vujcic, Urban Book Circle (1 May 2006). "Get Out of Here, I am Sekularac by Prvoslav Vujcic". Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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