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Vladimir Petrović

Vladimir Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Петровић, pronounced [ʋlǎdimiːr pětroʋitɕ]; born 1 July 1955) is a Serbian football manager and former player.

Vladimir Petrović
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Petrović as Serbia manager in 2010
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Petrović
Date of birth (1955-07-01) 1 July 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1982 Red Star Belgrade 257 (49)
1982–1983 Arsenal 13 (2)
1983–1985 Royal Antwerp 48 (10)
1985–1986 Brest 37 (5)
1986–1987 Standard Liège 31 (5)
1987–1988 Nancy 29 (1)
Total 415 (72)
National team
1973–1982 Yugoslavia 34 (5)
Teams managed
1992–1993 Radnički Beograd
1994–1995 Bor
1996–1997 Red Star Belgrade
1999–2000 Atromitos
2000–2001 Slavia Mozyr
2002–2004 Serbia and Montenegro U21
2004 Vojvodina
2005–2006 Dalian Shide
2007–2008 China
2009–2010 Red Star Belgrade
2010 Politehnica Timișoara
2010–2011 Serbia
2013 Iraq
2013–2014 Yemen
2015 OFK Beograd
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He is widely known domestically by his nickname Pižon (Serbian: Пижон), after the French for pigeon.

Club careerEdit

During his playing career, he mostly played for Red Star Belgrade and is one of the five Zvezdine zvezde (The Stars of Red Star) — the legends of the club.

He started out at Red Star making his debut in 1971, at the age of 16. With the team, he won four Yugoslav League Championship titles, one Yugoslav Cup and reached the final of the 1979 UEFA Cup Final, losing to Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 1980, he was named the Yugoslav Footballer of the Year.

In 1982, he moved abroad, and briefly played for Arsenal; he joined the London side in December 1982 and made 22 appearances in the 1982–83 season. At Arsenal he had a brief but memorable career and helped them reach the semi finals of both domestic cups (losing both to Manchester United). He scored twice in the league against Stoke City and West Ham United and once in the FA Cup quarter final against Aston Villa.[1] In June 1983 he left Arsenal and subsequently played for Brest and AS Nancy in France, and Royal Antwerp (1) and Standard Liège (16) in Belgium. In all he played 526 matches for the clubs.[2]

International careerEdit

He also represented Yugoslavia 34 times and played in the 1974 World Cup and 1982 World Cup.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

 
Petrović during the friendly match between Bulgaria and Serbia. 17-11-2010, Sofia, Bulgaria.

As assistant coach, Petrović won the 1990–91 European Cup with Red Star, and as head coach when they won the 1996–97 FR Yugoslavia Cup. He guided the Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 football team to a runners-up finish at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[4]

In 2005, Petrović managed the Chinese Dalian Shide team to the double.[5] On September 14, 2007, Petrović was named as coach of the Chinese national team. After China failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, he was sacked.[6]

On June 2, 2009, Petrović returned to Red Star Belgrade.[7] As manager, Petrović was part of takeover of Red Star by the club's veterans, replacing caretaker/interim coach Siniša Gogić. On 21 March 2010, Red Star officials unexpectedly sacked Petrović after a league defeat against Metalac.

On June 4, 2010, he was named the manager of Romanian club Politehnica Timișoara.

On September 15, 2010, Petrović was named the new head coach of Serbia. On October 14, 2011, the football association of Serbia announced they had terminated their contract with Petrović.

In 2013, he was the head coach of the Iraq national team. On 13 December 2013, he was named the head of coach of the Yemen national team. In May 2014, he resigned following the expiration of the contract.[8] In 2015, Petrović managed OFK Beograd.

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 1972/73 27 2 ? ? ? ? 27 2
1973/74 31 7 ? ? ? ? 31 7
1974/75 26 5 ? ? ? ? 26 5
1975/76 12 1 ? ? ? ? 12 1
1976/77 10 0 ? ? ? ? 10 0
1977/78 28 9 ? ? ? ? 28 9
1978/79 27 5 ? ? ? ? 27 5
1979/80 28 5 ? ? ? ? 28 5
1980/81 23 6 ? ? ? ? 23 6
1981/82 29 3 ? ? ? ? 29 3
1982/83 16 6 ? ? ? ? 16 6
Total 257 49 ? ? ? ? 257 49

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 22 August 2015
Team Nation From To Record
Played W D L GF GA +/- Win %
Bor   1994 1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Red Star Belgrade   July 1996 August 1997 46 31 7 8 91 37 +54 067.39
Atromitos   1999 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Slavia Mozyr   2000 2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Serbia and Montenegro U21   2002 2004 16 8 2 6 25 31 −6 050.00
Vojvodina   July 2004 December 2004 17 5 5 7 19 22 −3 029.41
Dalian Shide   July 2005 December 2006 26 21 2 3 57 18 +39 080.77
China   September 2007 July 2008 18 6 7 5 28 16 +12 033.33
Red Star Belgrade   June 2009 March 2010 25 20 1 4 47 18 +29 080.00
Politehnica Timișoara   June 2010 September 2010 11 3 6 2 33 8 +25 027.27
Serbia   September 2010 October 2011 13 5 3 5 13 14 −1 038.46
Iraq   February 2013 September 2013 7 1 0 6 2 12 −10 014.29
Yemen   December 2013 May 2014 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 033.33
OFK Beograd   July 2015 August 2015 7 2 0 5 11 9 +2 028.57
Total 189 103 34 52 312 196 +116 054.50

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

Red Star Belgrade

ManagerEdit

Red Star Belgrade

Dalian Shide

InternationalEdit

Serbia and Montenegro U21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vladimir Petrovic... the adored failure". arsenal.com. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ Pižon i zvanično selektor Kine
  3. ^ FIFA.com – FIFA Player Statistics: Vladimir PETROVIC
  4. ^ Pižon @ reprezentacija.rs
  5. ^ Vladimir Petrovic – Fussballdaten – Die Fußball-Datenbank
  6. ^ Chinese national soccer team releases head coach Vladimir Petrovic
  7. ^ Pižon ponovo na "Marakani", MTS Mondo, June 3, 2009
  8. ^ "Yemen Football." Yemen.fa. Ministry of Youth, 26 Dec. 2013. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.

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