Ognjen Koroman

Ognjen Koroman (Serbian Cyrillic: Огњен Короман, pronounced [ǒɡɲen kǒroman]; born 19 September 1978) is a Serbian football manager and former professional player.

Ognjen Koroman
Ognjen Koroman 2011.jpg
Koroman with Krylia Sovetov Samara in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ognjen Koroman
Date of birth (1978-09-19) 19 September 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth Pale, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Željezničar
Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Radnički Kragujevac 41 (1)
1999–2000 Spartak Subotica 39 (3)
2000–2001 OFK Beograd 46 (4)
2002–2003 Dynamo Moscow 38 (12)
2003–2005 Krylia Sovetov Samara 50 (3)
2005–2007 Terek Grozny 6 (1)
2006Portsmouth (loan) 3 (1)
2006Portsmouth (loan) 1 (0)
2007Red Star Belgrade (loan) 12 (2)
2007–2009 Red Star Belgrade 51 (10)
2009–2010 Incheon United 22 (4)
2010–2011 Red Star Belgrade 23 (2)
2011–2013 Krylia Sovetov Samara 9 (1)
Total 341 (44)
National team
2002–2007 Serbia 36 (1)
Teams managed
2019 Žarkovo
2019–2020 Smederevo 1924
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

As a player, he represented Serbia and Montenegro at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Club careerEdit

After coming through the youth systems Željezničar and Red Star Belgrade, Koroman played for Radnički Kragujevac, Spartak Subotica, and OFK Beograd in the First League of FR Yugoslavia. He spent a year and a half with each side, before moving abroad in the 2002 winter transfer window.

While playing for Russian Premier League clubs Dynamo Moscow, Krylia Sovetov Samara, and Terek Grozny, Koroman amassed 94 appearances and scored 16 goals in the top flight, being named in the league's best 33 players for the 2002 season.

In January 2006, Koroman moved on loan to English club Portsmouth.[2] He made three appearances for the side in the league, scoring on the final day of the season in a 3–1 loss to Liverpool.[3] In August of the same year, Koroman returned to Portsmouth on a season-long loan.[4] He appeared in three games before leaving the club in the 2007 winter transfer window.[5]

In February 2007, Koroman returned to Serbia and joined his parent club Red Star Belgrade on a seven-month loan deal.[6] He helped the side win the double in the 2006–07 season. In August 2007, Koroman signed a permanent contract with the club.[7]

In July 2009, Koroman moved to Asia and signed with Korean club Incheon United. He thus rejoined his former manager Ilija Petković.[8] In June 2010, Koroman returned to Red Star Belgrade, penning a two-year contract.[9] However, he left the club after just one season.

In June 2011, Koroman returned to Russia and joined his former club Krylia Sovetov Samara, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.[10] He appeared in nine league games and scored one goal in the first half of the 2011–12 season, before being demoted to the youth squad.[11] In June 2013, Koroman said that he would end his career after his contract with Krylia expires in December of that year.[12]

International careerEdit

Koroman was capped 36 times and scored once for Serbia (and its predecessors) from 2002 to 2007. He was a member of the Serbia and Montenegro team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, making two appearances and receiving two yellow cards in the process.

Managerial careerEdit

ŽarkovoEdit

Koroman started off his managerial career at Serbian First League club Žarkovo, being appointed manager on 21 May 2019.[13] He started off well, as his team beat Budućnost Dobanovci 4–0 in his first game in charge.[14] However, things changed quickly, as in the next 14 games with Koroman as manager, Žarkovo managed to win only three more games, while from September to October, the team didn't manage to win any game. These results made Koroman resign on 17 October 2019, not even five months after becoming manager.[15]

Smederevo 1924Edit

On 28 December 2019, more than two months after leaving Žarkovo, Koroman became manager of fellow Serbian First League club Smederevo 1924.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League League
Apps Goals
Radnički Kragujevac 1997–98 First League of FR Yugoslavia 32 0
1998–99 First League of FR Yugoslavia 9 1
Total 41 1
Spartak Subotica 1998–99 First League of FR Yugoslavia 6 1
1999–2000 First League of FR Yugoslavia 33 2
Total 39 3
OFK Beograd 2000–01 First League of FR Yugoslavia 29 1
2001–02 First League of FR Yugoslavia 17 3
Total 46 4
Dynamo Moscow 2002 Russian Premier League 24 6
2003 Russian Premier League 14 6
Total 38 12
Krylia Sovetov Samara 2003 Russian Premier League 6 1
2004 Russian Premier League 26 1
2005 Russian Premier League 18 1
Total 50 3
Terek Grozny 2005 Russian Premier League 6 1
Portsmouth (loan) 2005–06 Premier League 3 1
2006–07 Premier League 1 0
Total 4 1
Red Star Belgrade (loan) 2006–07 Serbian SuperLiga 12 2
Red Star Belgrade 2007–08 Serbian SuperLiga 30 6
2008–09 Serbian SuperLiga 21 4
Total 63 12
Incheon United 2009 K League 10 3
2010 K League 12 1
Total 22 4
Red Star Belgrade 2010–11 Serbian SuperLiga 23 2
Krylia Sovetov 2011–12 Russian Premier League 9 1
2012–13 Russian Premier League 0 0
Total 9 1
Career total 341 44

InternationalEdit

National team Year Apps Goals
FR Yugoslavia 2002 8 0
Serbia and Montenegro 2003 0 0
2004 5 1
2005 10 0
2006 4 0
Serbia 2006 6 0
2007 3 0
Total 36 1

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 14 March 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Žarkovo   21 May 2019 17 October 2019 15 4 5 6 16 16 +0 026.67
Smederevo 1924   28 December 2019 Present 3 0 3 0 1 1 +0 000.00
Total 18 4 8 6 17 17 +0 022.22

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Red Star Belgrade

IndividualEdit

Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ognjen Koroman - FIFA World Cup 2006 - Serbia & Montenegro". sporting-heroes.net. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Pompey sign Routledge & Koroman". bbc.co.uk. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Portsmouth 1-3 Liverpool". bbc.co.uk. 7 May 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Koroman makes Fratton Park return". bbc.co.uk. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
  5. ^ "Portsmouth defend Fernandes loan". bbc.co.uk. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Koroman potpisao" (in Serbian). novosti.rs. 5 February 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Crvena zvezda otkupila Koromanov ugovor" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Koroman "počastvovan pažnjom"" (in Serbian). b92.net. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Koroman potpisao dvogodišnji ugovor sa Zvezdom!" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Огньен Короман вернулся в "Крылья Советов"" (in Russian). kc-camapa.ru. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Короман Огнен" (in Russian). premierliga.ru. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Koroman završava karijeru: Teško je sa 35 godina naći klub" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Koroman novi trener Žarkova" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  14. ^ Darko Mitrović (4 August 2019). "PLS - Žarkovo i kragujevački Radnički najubedljiviji na startu" (in Serbian). sportske.net. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Fudbaler ponikao u Željezničaru se razišao sa klubom poslije loših rezultata" (in Bosnian). Sport1.ba. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  16. ^ "OGNJEN KOROMAN IMA NOVI POSAO! Bivši reprezentativac preuzima posrnulog srpskog Prvoligaša" (in Serbian). sport.blic.rs. 28 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.

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