Zoran Živković (handballer)

Zoran "Tuta" Živković (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Тута Живковић; born 5 April 1945) is a Serbian former handball coach and player.

Zoran Živković
Personal information
Full name Zoran Živković
Born (1945-04-05) 5 April 1945 (age 75)
Niš, DF Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Team
Železničar Niš
Senior clubs
Years Team
Železničar Niš
Crvenka
FAP
Metaloplastika
Železničar Niš
National team
Years Team
Yugoslavia
Teams managed
FAP
Železničar Niš
Metaloplastika
Yugoslavia (assistant)
Železničar Niš
Yugoslavia
Crvena zvezda
Kuwait
FR Yugoslavia
Železničar Niš
FR Yugoslavia
1999–2001
Egypt
2001–2002
FR Yugoslavia
2002–2003
Egypt
2004
Tunisia
2005
Macedonia
2005
Vardar
Egypt
2008–2009
Tunisia
2011
Naissus
Kuwait

Club careerEdit

Živković started playing handball at his hometown club Železničar Niš, before moving to Crvenka. He would help them win the national championship in 1969. Later on, Živković played for and served as head coach of FAP. He also spent two seasons with Metaloplastika, before moving abroad to Germany.

International careerEdit

At international level, Živković competed for Yugoslavia at the 1972 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal.

Coaching careerEdit

In his second tenure as head coach of FR Yugoslavia, Živković led the team to a third-place finish at the 1999 World Championship. He left his role in December 1999 and took charge of Egypt the same month.[1] After placing seventh in the 2000 Summer Olympics, Živković reached the semi-finals at the 2001 World Championship, losing in the bronze medal match to FR Yugoslavia.[2]

In November 2001, Živković became head coach of FR Yugoslavia for the third time.[3] He led the team at the 2002 European Championship, finishing in a disappointing 10th place. In July 2002, Živković stepped down from his position.[4]

In February 2005, Živković was appointed as head coach by Macedonia for the nation's Euro 2006 qualifiers in June.[5] He would take charge at Macedonian club Vardar during the summer,[6] but left for personal reasons in October of the same year.[7]

In September 2008, Živković was appointed as head coach for Tunisia ahead of the 2009 World Championship.[8] He was dismissed from his position after placing 17th in the tournament.[9]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Crvenka
Železničar Niš
  • Yugoslav Handball Cup: 1976–77

CoachEdit

Železničar Niš

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jugoslovenski rukomet puca po svim šavovima" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 17 December 1999. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Bronza za Jugoslaviju" (in Serbian). srbija-info.gov.rs. 5 February 2001. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Živković selektor" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 22 November 2001. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Tuta podneo ostavku!" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 3 July 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Тута ќе не води на ЕП во Швајцарија" (in Macedonian). vecer.mk. 1 March 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Тута на кормилото, Манасков засилување" (in Macedonian). vecer.mk. 17 August 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Тута се раздели со Михајло" (in Macedonian). vecer.mk. 20 October 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Živković na klupi Tunisa" (in Serbian). b92.net. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  9. ^ "إقالة مدرب منتخب تونس لكرة اليد" (in Arabic). sauress.com. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2020.

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