Milovan Ćirić

Milovan Ćirić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милован Ћирић; 12 February 1918 – 14 October 1986)[1] was a Serbian football coach and former player. He was the last player to captain SK Jugoslavija and the first captain of Red Star Belgrade (1945–47) and the one-off Serbia national team of 1945. In June 1947 Ćirić moved to city rivals FK Partizan (1947–48). After finished his career as a player, Ćirić embarked on a coaching career, firstly as the youth team manager for Partizan (1948–51) .

Milovan Ćirić
Personal information
Full name Milovan Ćirić
Date of birth (1918-02-12)February 12, 1918
Place of birth Belgrade, Austrian-occupied Serbia
Date of death October 14, 1986(1986-10-14) (aged 68)
Place of death Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SK Jugoslavija
1945–1947 Red Star Belgrade
1947–1948 Partizan
National team
1945 Serbia 3 (0)
Teams managed
1951–1953 BSK
1953–1954 Partizan
1954 Yugoslavia
1954–1957 Red Star Belgrade
1957–1958 Lazio
1959–1961 Hajduk Split
1961–1963 OFK Beograd
1963–1964 Hajduk Split
1964–1965 OFK Beograd
1965–1968 Israel
1968–1969 Beşiktaş
1969–1971 Aris
1973–1974 Yugoslavia
1974–1975 Valencia
1975–1976 Red Star Belgrade
1977 Beşiktaş
1978 Aris
1984–1985 India
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Throughout his long career he's coached OFK Beograd (1951–53),[2] FK Partizan (1953/54), Yugoslavia national football team (from May to October 1954 as part of a 5-man commission along with Branko Pešić, Aleksandar Tirnanić, Leo Lemešić, and Franjo Wölfl as well as from December 1973 to July 1974 as part of another 5-man commission featuring Miljan Miljanić, Milan Ribar, Sulejman Rebac, and Tomislav Ivić), Red Star Belgrade (1954–57, 1975/76), S.S. Lazio (1957/58), Hajduk Split (1958–61, 1963/64), OFK Beograd (1961–63, 1964/65), Israel national football team (1965–68), Beşiktaş J.K. (1968/69), Aris FC (1969–71), Valencia CF (1974/75), India national football team[3] (1984–85), etc.


  1. ^ "Ficha de jugador: Gorín".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-11-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Books".

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