Open main menu

Vladimir Gudelj (born 27 December 1966) is a Bosnian retired footballer who played as a striker.

Vladimir Gudelj
Vladimir Gudelj.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-12-27) 27 December 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Trebinje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 Velež Mostar 146 (55)
1991–1999 Celta 231 (95)
1999–2001 Compostela 55 (19)
2001–2003 Hajduk Split
Total 432 (169)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

An excellent penalty taker, he was best known for his eight-year spell with Spain's Celta.


Football careerEdit

Gudelj was born in Trebinje, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. After making his professional debuts with FK Velež Mostar he moved to Spain, signing with Celta de Vigo in the second division. He scored 27 league goals in his debut season, the Galicians promoted to La Liga and the player continued to lead the scoring charts for his club the following five years.[1]

Gudelj left Celta in 1999 as the player with most goals in its history, with almost 100 (68 in the top flight alone).[1] He then joined neighbours SD Compostela, returning to the second level and being the best scorer in the team in both campaigns.

In the summer of 2001, Gudelj signed for HNK Hajduk Split, retiring two years later at nearly 37. He subsequently returned to Celta, going on to work in the public relations department.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b "25 años del primer gol de Gudelj con el Celta" [25th anniversary of Gudelj's first goal with Celta]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 30 August 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Gudelj 'vuelve' a los terrenos de juego... como delegado" [Gudelj 'returns' to the fields... as delegate]. Marca (in Spanish). 1 August 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Gudelj: "Los derbis vintage no se juegan, se ganan"" [Gudelj: «Vintage derbies are not played, they are won»]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 14 September 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

External linksEdit