Vladimir Gaćinović (footballer)

Vladimir Gaćinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Гаћиновић, pronounced [ʋlǎdimiːr ɡatɕîːnoʋitɕ]; born 3 January 1966) is a Serbian football manager and former player who is currently in charge of Serbian SuperLigaclub FK Spartak Subotica.

Vladimir Gaćinović
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-01-03) 3 January 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Trebinje, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Spartak Subotica (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 Leotar Trebinje 7 (0)
1988–1990 Leotar Trebinje 58 (15)
1990 GOŠK Dubrovnik 15 (0)
1991 Leotar Trebinje 15 (5)
1991–1997 Bečej
Teams managed
2002–2003 Leotar Trebinje (assistant)
2003–2004 Leotar Trebinje
2010–2011 Vojvodina (youth)
2012–2013 Leotar Trebinje
2013 Zvijezda Gradačac
2013 Igalo
2014 Leotar Trebinje
2015–2016 Sūduva Marijampolė (assistant)
2016–2017 Vojvodina (assistant)
2018 Spartak Subotica (assistant)
2018 Spartak Subotica
2019– Spartak Subotica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Born in Trebinje, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia before the country's break-up, Gaćinović played in the Yugoslav Second League mostly with FK Leotar, but also a half-season with NK GOŠK Dubrovnik.[1][2] In summer 1991 he signed with FK Bečej, having made 25 appearances and scored 5 goals.[3] As player he played as forward.[3] He played with Bečej until 1997.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

After finishing his playing career, he became a coach.[4] He was the assistant manager of Mile Jovin at Leotar in 2003–04 season,[5] while next season he became the main coach of the team.[4] In season 2010–11 he coached the under-17 side of FK Vojvodina.[4] Between 2012 and 2014 he was back to Bosnia coaching Leotar and NK Zvijezda Gradačac.[4] In between he had a short stint as coach in Montenegro coaching Igalo. In 2015 he accepted a call from major Lithuanian A Lyga side, FK Sūduva Marijampolė, which he coached in seasons 2015 and 2016.[4]

Afterwards, he returned to Serbia and worked as the assistant manager at Serbian SuperLiga clubs Vojvodina and Spartak Subotica. In 2018, he was promoted to head coach of Spartak Subotica.[4] Gaćinović led the team to an historical upset elimination of Sparta Prague in the second qualifying round for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[6] Spartak however went on to be eliminated in the third qualifying round by Brøndby.[7]

On 6 June 2019, it was announced that Gačinović will once again be taking over the Spartak Subotica managerial position.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

His son is Serbian international footballer Mijat Gaćinović.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yugoslav First and Second League stats at B92
  2. ^ Stats from Yugoslav First and Second League at zerodic.com
  3. ^ a b Tempo almanah 1991–1992 page 30 (in Serbian)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Vladimir Gaćinović at zerozero.pt
  5. ^ Klubovi Premijer Lige 2002–2003 at angelfire.com (copy from defunct NK Posušje official website), retrieved 11-4-2018 (in Bosnian)
  6. ^ RTS (2018-08-02). "Istorijski uspeh Spartaka, Subotičani zakazali duel sa Brondbijem" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  7. ^ Milleniumsport.rs (2018-08-16). "Brondbi i sa desetoricom bolji od hrabrog Spartaka" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  8. ^ "Nekadašnji premijerligaški trener preuzeo superligaša iz susjedstva" (in Bosnian). Sport1.bs. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Sve što niste znali o "orlićima", šampionima sveta!". sport.blic.rs (in Serbian). 21 June 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2018.