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Milovan Minja Prelević (28 February 1970 – 1 August 2019) was a Montenegrin football coach and player.

Milovan Minja Prelević
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Personal information
Full name Milovan Minja Prelević
Date of birth (1970-02-28)28 February 1970
Place of birth Podgorica, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Date of death 1 August 2019(2019-08-01) (aged 49)
Place of death Hangzhou, China
Youth career
Years Team
1984–1988 Budućnost
1988–1990 OFK Beograd
Teams managed
Years Team
2003–2009 Budućnost
2009–2010 OFK Petrovac
2011–2012 Kom
2012–2014 Mladost
2015 Montenegro U19
2015 Hajer
2015–2016 Al-Oruba SC
2017–2018 FK Otrant
2018 Kom
2019 Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang

Milovan´s football career started in the FK Kom from Podgorica. Later on he played in FK Crvena Stijena, FK Budućnost, OFK Belgrade and FK Obilić. Milovan played for youth national team of Montenegro as well. He stops with the active playing football quite early and becomes devoted to the coaching instead. His coaching job starts at FK Budućnost. He even works in OFK Petrovac, FK Kom, FK Mladost, Montenegro U-19 national team and Hajer FC. He is coach with UEFA PRO license and lecturer at the UEFA school of coaches of Montenegro.


Playing careerEdit

Milovan began to play football very early, at the age of 8 in the FK Kom. Quite soon he shows his rich talent, speed and football intelligence. He went through all the younger selections of Montenegro National Team, even as a captain. Recommended by a number of goals he scored, Milovan begins to play for the younger selections FC Budućnost, the largest club in Montenegro, with which he signs his first professional contract. At the age of 19 he decides to move to OFK Belgrade. In Serbia he even plays for FK Obilić.

Under a variety of circumstances Milovan decides to end his playing career at the age of 21. He then takes a break from football but returns after a call from FK Budućnost as the role of coach of youth teams.

Coaching careerEdit


Year 2000 he is attending coaching school in Niš (Serbia). He starts coaching in the FK Budućnost as volunteer. He started to work independently in 2003. In the first year he won first trophy (Cadet Cup). In FK Budućnost Milovan stays until 2009. During this time he was coach of all youth selections which helped him to master the methodology of working with young players. He wins two championships and two Cups of Montenegro.

During this time in the Educational Center in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milovan receives UEFA A and UEFA PRO license. He graduated in 2010 and at that time he was one of the few Montenegrin coaches with UEFA PRO license.


In the season of 2009-2010 Milovan went over to OFK Petrovac in Montenegro as an assistant and a head coach. OFK Petrovac won the Cup of Montenegro and played the third round of the Europa League (2nd-OFK Petrovac-Anorthosis 1-2, 3-1; 3rd-OFK Petrovac-Sturm 1-2, 0-5). This is the greatest achievement in the history of OFK Petrovac.


2010-2011 he leads B team FK Budućnost. From this selection five players have become first team players in FK Budućnost.


2012-2014 Milovan worked in OFK Mladost as an assistant and head coach. FK Mladost played the Europa League and reached the third round (1st round, FK Mladost-Videoton 1-0,1-2; 2nd FK Mladost-Senica 2-2,1-0; 3rd FK Mladost-Sevilla 1 -6, 0-3). This is the greatest achievement in the club's history.


This year Milovan begins as coach of Montenegro U-19 selection, but during the summer he receives a bid from Saudi club Hajer. In the FC Hajer he has the role of assistant coach in charge, responsible for, among many other things, football analysis.

Prelević joined Omani club Al-Oruba SC in November 2015. His contract was ended shortly after due to poor results in January 2016.[1]


On July 3, 2017, FK Otrant announced Prelević as the new manager.[2]


In July 2018, Prelević returned to FK Kom.[3][4]


On January 9, 2019, China League Two club Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang signed Prelević.[5]


On August 1, 2019, Prelević died suddenly from a heart attack. According to the Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang club administration's report, Prelević was absent as the team prepared their departure for a match, and was then found dead in his room.[6]

Coaching successesEdit

The third round of the Europa League FK Mladost, as an assistant from 2012 to 2013

Winner Cup of Montenegro and the third round of the Europa League 2008 - 2009 - OFK Petrovac as an assistant

Titles in Championship and Cup-Montenegro in the junior categories:

  • FK Budućnost - U19 Championship 2004-2005
  • FK Budućnost - U17 Championship 2005-2006
  • FK Budućnost - U15 Cup 2003-2004
  • FK Budućnost - U14 Cup 2007-2008


  1. ^ "العروبة يعلن التعاقد مع المدرب الصربي مينجا". (in Arabic). Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Promjena na klubi Otranta: MINJA PRELEVIC NOVI TRENER". (in Bosnian). 3 July 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Kom angažovao novog trenera, cilj povratak u elitu". (in Slovenian). 7 July 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Prelević na klupi Zlatičana". (in Bosnian). 29 June 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ "吴越钱唐迎来队史首个外教(Wuyue Qiantang welcome their first foreign coach in history)". (in Chinese). 9 March 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ Huo, Ni (2 August 2019). "中乙杭州吴越钱唐队主教练普雷莱维奇意外去世(Milovan Prelevic, Coach of China League Two team Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang, passed away suddenly)". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2 August 2019.

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