Milovan Đorić

Milovan Đorić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милован Ђорић; born 6 August 1945) is a Serbian football manager and former player. He is often referred to as Bata Đora.

Milovan Đorić
Personal information
Full name Milovan Đorić
Date of birth (1945-08-06) 6 August 1945 (age 74)
Place of birth Bioska, Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sloboda Užice
1967–1973 Red Star Belgrade 136 (7)
1973–1975 Real Oviedo 32 (0)
National team
1969 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
Teams managed
1978 Čukarički
1978 Napredak Kruševac
1983–1986 Sutjeska Nikšić
1986–1987 Priština
1988 El Salvador
1989 San Miguel
1990–1991 Sutjeska Nikšić
1991 Budućnost Titograd
1993 Radnički Niš
1994–1995 Borac Čačak
1996–1997 Águila
1997–1998 El Salvador
1998–2000 FR Yugoslavia U21
2000 Beijing Guoan
2001 FR Yugoslavia
2010–2011 Serbia U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Đorić last coached in 2011 when he was head coach of the Serbia U17 national team. He resigned after public outrage at Serbia bowing out in the group stage of that year's under-17 championship.

Playing careerEdit

He made his professional debut in 1967 with Red Star Belgrade, where he remained for six seasons winning four championships and two cups.

At the beginning of the 1973–74 season, Đorić was transferred to Real Oviedo of Spain, where he finished his career in 1975.[1]


  • "When I left Red Star, I went hunting – for money. I was like a kamikaze."[2]
  • "I get angry easily and am a 'fast' person."[2]
  • "All the money I earn in football, I invest out of football."[2]


  1. ^ "Players - Profile of Djoric (Milovan Djoric Gvozdenja)". BD Futbol. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Tempo #1363, pgs. 14-15 (8 April 1992). "Tempo #1363, pgs. 14-15". Missing or empty |url= (help)

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