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Slaviša Stojanović (born 6 December 1969) is a Slovenian football manager and former player. Stojanović has won the Slovenian PrvaLiga twice, with Domžale, and the Serbian championship once, with Red Star Belgrade. He is currently the head coach of the Latvia national team.

Slaviša Stojanović
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Personal information
Full name Slaviša Stojanović
Date of birth (1969-12-06) December 6, 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Gornji Dejan, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Latvia (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Slovan
1994–1995 Ljubljana 20 (0)
1996 Celje 9 (0)
1996–1997 Ljubljana 10 (2)
1997–1998 Vevče 8 (0)
2000–2001 Livar 20 (1)
Teams managed
1998–2001 Slovan
2001–2002 Livar
2002–2008 Domžale
2008–2009 Celje
2009–2011 United Arab Emirates (assistant)
2011–2012 Slovenia
2013–2014 Red Star Belgrade
2014–2015 Lierse S.K.
2016 Changchun Yatai
2017 Riga
2018–2019 Levski Sofia
2019– Latvia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Slaviša Stojanović started his manager career at the age of 29. He immediately won the Under-16 and Under-18 championship in Slovenia, with Slovan.


He was appointed at Domžale in 2002. In his first year in charge, the manager promoted the team in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. Later on, Stojanović qualified his squad for UEFA Cup (2005 and 2006). Slaviša's glory years were 2007 and 2008, when Domžale won the title. The Slovenian manager became the youngest manager in the Slovenian history to win the championship two times in a row. With Stojanović on the bench, Domžale won the Slovenian Supercup in 2007.


Slaviša Stojanović signed for Celje in 2008. In that season, his new team finished the Slovenian PrvaLiga with 3 points more than the champions from Domžale.

UAE national teamEdit

In 2009, he took his job as assistant manager at the United Arab Emirates national football team. Stojanović helped manager Srečko Katanec qualify the squad for 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[1] On 6 September 2011, Katanec was sacked as manager of United Arab Emirates after two successive defeats in the third round of qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Stojanović as the assistant manager was sacked as well.

Slovenia national teamEdit

On 24 October 2011, Slaviša Stojanović became the new manager of the Slovenia national team after the Football Association of Slovenia had had the contract with Matjaž Kek terminated by mutual agreement earlier that day.[2] On 9 December 2012, he resigned as the manager of the Slovenia national team.[3]

Red Star BelgradeEdit

On 24 June 2013 he replaced Ricardo Sá Pinto as a coach of Red Star Belgrade.He was brought to the club on a proposal journalist Dejan Anđus[4] He lost his first game in Jelen Super Liga against FK Javor Ivanjica but in the end of first half-season he was just 1 point behind FK Partizan. In second half-season of 2013/2014 Jelen Super Liga he made 15 wins in a row and he won championship, giving championship title back to Red Star after 7 years.

K. Lierse SKEdit

On 5 September 2014 he replaced Stanley Menzo as a coach of Lierse S.K.. He signed a contract until the end of the season. On January 28 he resigned as manager for Lierse S.K. after bad results

Changchun YataiEdit

On 13 January 2016, Stojanović was appointed the new manager of Changchun Yatai F.C., replacing Marijo Tot.[5] However, his reign was short lived, with Stojanović getting fired on 4 May 2016.[6] He was replaced by former Beijing Guoan F.C. and Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. manager Lee Jang-soo.[7]

Levski SofiaEdit

After a spell with Riga FC, Stojanović was appointed at Bulgarian club Levski Sofia on 31 July 2018, replacing Delio Rossi.[8] The term was short-lived, as he was released by the club on 21 January 2019, amid reports of an upcoming move to become head coach of the Latvian national team.[9]

Latvia national teamEdit

On 13 March 2019, Stojanovič was confirmed as the new head coach of the Latvian national team.[10]



  1. ^ 2011 Asian Cup
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2011-10-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ 亚泰宣布塞超冠军主帅上任 进前八自动续约1年 (in Chinese)
  6. ^ 亚泰主帅斯托扬诺维奇下课 7战2分中超下课首人 (in Chinese)
  7. ^ 李章洙与亚泰签3+2合约 主场战鲁能将迎执教首秀 (in Chinese)
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  9. ^ "Soccer-Stojanovic closer to Latvia job after leaving Levski". Reuters. 2019-01-21. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  10. ^ "Latvian soccer team gets new coach... and new coach". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. 2019-03-14. Retrieved 2019-03-17.