Milorad Pavić (footballer)

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Milorad Pavić
Милорад Павић
also known as Misha Pavić (Миша Павић)
Michel Pavić (1975).jpg
Michel Pavić in 1975.
Personal information
Date of birth 11 November 1921
Place of birth Valjevo, Kingdom of SCS
Date of death 16 August 2005(2005-08-16) (aged 83)
Place of death Valjevo, Serbia and Montenegro
Playing position Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Valjevo SK
Red Star Belgrade
Teams managed
1957–1964 Red Star Belgrade
1964–1967 Standard Liège
1968–1969 Club Brugge
1969–1971 R.F.C. de Liège
1972–1974 Athletic Bilbao
1974–1975 S.L. Benfica
1975–1977 CD Málaga
1977–1978 FC Rouen
1978 FK Vojvodina
1978–1979 Sporting Clube de Portugal
1980–1983 Celta de Vigo
1983–1984 RCD Espanyol
1985–1987 Standard Liège
1987–1988 Standard Liège
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Milorad "Miša" Pavić (11 November 1921 – 16 August 2005) was a Serbian football player and coach.

In his home country he coached Red Star Belgrade and FK Vojvodina.

He also coached Belgian teams Club Brugge (1967–1969), Standard Liège (1964–1967, 1985–1986, 1987–1988), Portuguese teams S.L. Benfica (1974–1975) and Sporting Lisbon (1978–1979), and Spanish teams Athletic Bilbao (1972–1974), CD Málaga (1975–1977) and Celta de Vigo (1980–1983). Outside Yugoslavia he was known by nickname Michel. The press also described him as a Gentleman in Iron Gloves.

In his youth Pavić was taken hostage by the Germans in World War II.

As a player he defended the colours of Red Star Belgrade. After his active career he became a head coach with the same team, winning the national championship three times (1958/59, 1959/60, 1963/64) and winning three Yugoslav Cups (1958, 1959, 1964). For seven seasons between 1957 and 1964, he led the team from the bench in 216 official competitive matches (113 wins, 52 draws, and 51 losses).

Pavić also won two Belgian Cups as a coach with Standard Liege (1966, 1967), a Spanish Copa del Rey with Athletic Bilbao (1973), and a Portuguese league with Benfica in 1974/75.

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Preceded by
Portugal Rodrigues Dias
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
1978–79
Succeeded by
Portugal Mário Wilson