Gordan Petrić

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Gordan Petrić
Гopдaн Пeтpић
Personal information
Full name Gordan Petrić
Date of birth (1969-07-30) 30 July 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 OFK Beograd 33 (2)
1989–1993 Partizan Belgrade 123 (10)
1993–1995 Dundee United 60 (3)
1995–1998 Rangers 65 (3)
1998–1999 Crystal Palace 18 (1)
1999 AEK Athens 7 (0)
1999–2001 Hearts 37 (0)
2002 Sichuan Dahe 3 (0)
National team
1989–1997 Yugoslavia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gordan Petrić (Serbian Cyrillic: Гopдaн Пeтpић ; born 30 July 1969 in Belgrade) is a retired Serbian footballer.

Career[edit]

After starting his career in his homeland with Partizan, he moved to Scotland in 1993 when he joined Dundee United for £600,000. His impressive performances at Tannadice earned him a move to Rangers in July 1995 for £1.5m. He remained with Rangers for three years, helping them secure their ninth league title in a row, before a spell in England with Crystal Palace (where he scored once against Sheffield United)[1] and in Greece with AEK Athens. He remained in Athens for a few months before moving back to Scotland when Jim Jefferies signed him for Hearts for £500,000 in 1999. He remained with Hearts until March 2001, when he left two years before the end of his contract by "mutual consent".[2] Petrić scored once for Hearts, his goal coming in the UEFA Cup against VfB Stuttgart.[3]

He earned four caps for the national team of Yugoslavia between 1989 and 1997, having previously appeared in the country's 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship triumph alongside the likes of Robert Prosinečki, Predrag Mijatović, Zvonimir Boban, Robert Jarni and Davor Šuker.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yugoslavia League Yugoslav Cup League Cup Europe Total
1985–86 OFK Beograd Yugoslav First League 1 0 N/A N/A N/A 1 0
1986–87 Yugoslav Second League 4 0 N/A N/A N/A 4 0
1987–88 3 0 N/A N/A N/A 3 0
1988–89 25 2 N/A N/A N/A 25 2
1989–90 Partizan Yugoslav First League 27 3 N/A N/A N/A 27 3
1990–91 24 1 N/A N/A N/A 24 1
1991–92 29 4 N/A N/A N/A 29 4
1992–93 First League of FR Yugoslavia 33 1 N/A N/A N/A 33 1
1993–94 10 1 N/A N/A N/A 10 1
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1993–94 Dundee United Scottish Premier Division 27 1 8 0 - - 35 1
1994–95 33 2 4 0 3 0 2 1 42 3
1995–96 Rangers 33 1 N/A N/A N/A 33 1
1996–97 26 2 1 0 5 0 6 1 38 3
1997–98 6 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
1998–99 Scottish Premier League - - - 2 0 2 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1998–99 Crystal Palace Football League First Division 18 1 - - - 18 1
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
1999-00 AEK Athens Alpha Ethniki 7 0 N/A N/A N/A 7 0
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 18 0 2 0 1 0 - 21 0
2000–01 19 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 24 1
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2002 Sichuan Dahe Chinese Super League 3 0 N/A N/A N/A 3 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partizan[edit]

1991–92
1992–93, 1993–94

Dundee United[edit]

1993–94

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donoghue, John (2 March 1999). "Morris plunders late goal to rob Eagles". London: The Independent. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Petric parts company with Hearts". BBC Sport. 22 March 2001. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hearts so close to glory". BBC. 28 September 2000. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gordan Petric". FIFA. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Žarko Zečević
General secretary of FK Partizan
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Darko Grubor