Radomir Koković

Radomir "Rade" Koković (Serbian Cyrillic: Радомир Раде Koкoвић; born 6 January 1984) is a Serbian retired professional footballer and current football manager. He is currently unemployed. Married to model Jelena Jankovic.

Radomir Koković
Personal information
Full name Radomir Koković
Date of birth (1984-01-06) 6 January 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Kraljevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder / Centre back
Youth career
Bubamara Kraljevo
Sloga Kraljevo
Red Star Belgrade
OFK Beograd
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Loyola Greyhounds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Sloga Kraljevo 4 (0)
2008–2012 Rad 74 (4)
2011Changchun Yatai (loan) 12 (0)
2012–2014 Napredak Kruševac 53 (5)
2014 Zemun 0 (0)
Total 143 (9)
Teams managed
2016 Shanghai JuJu Sports
2018–2019 Sinđelić Belgrade
2019 Zemun
2019–2020 Voždovac
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Koković played football with Loyola College in Maryland in the United States between 2003 and 2007 alongside compatriot Miloš Kocić.

In 2007, he returned to Serbia and played a half season with his birth-city lower league club FK Sloga Kraljevo, before moving, in December 2007, to Belgrade's club FK Rad. He took over as team captain during the 2010–11 season.

On 23 March 2011, Koković moved to China and signed a contract with Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai on a loan deal for three months.[1] His father Đorđe is also a former footballer.

From 2012 to 2014, he played for FK Napredak Kruševac and in the 2012–13 Serbian First League season became champion and got promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga.

In the Summer of 2014, Koković joined FK Zemun playing in the Serbian League Belgrade.[2] After suffering, at one point, what seemed a minor injury, complications followed and he was forced to finish his playing career at only the age of 30 in the winter of 2014.

Managerial careerEdit

Koković started off his managerial career being appointed as manager of China League Two club Shanghai JuJu Sports F.C., where he stayed during 2016.

Between 2018 and 2019, he managed three clubs in Serbia. From July 2018 to April 2019, FK Sinđelić Belgrade, from April to May 2019 FK Zemun and in May 2019, Koković was appointed the manager of Serbian SuperLiga club FK Voždovac.[3] He held this position until March 2020 when he was sacked after a run of 5 straight losses.[4]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 21 February 2019[5]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Shanghai JuJu Sports January 2016 December 2016 22 4 4 14 018.18
Sinđelić Belgrade July 2018 April 2019 33 12 12 9 036.36
Zemun April 2019 May 2019 7 3 3 1 042.86
Voždovac May 2019 Present 25 10 6 9 040.00
Total 87 29 25 33 033.33

HonoursEdit

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Napredak

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Changchun Yatai signs defender Kokovic from Serbian club FK Rad". Xinhuanet.com. 23 March 2011.
  2. ^ Radomir Kokovic at Srbijafudbal
  3. ^ "ZMAJEVI IMAJU NOVOG TRENERA: Koković napustio Zemun i seli se u Voždovac" (in Serbian). hotsport.rs. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "ВОЖДОВАЦ И КОКОВИЋ СПОРАЗУМНО РАСКИНУЛИ САРАДЊУ". Фудбалски клуб Вождовац - Football Club Voždovac (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  5. ^ "Radomir Koković". Sofascore (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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