Milovan Rajevac

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Milovan Rajevac
Milovan Rajevac.jpg
Coach Milovan Rajevac with the Black Stars (Ghana national football team).
Personal information
Full name Milovan Rajevac
Date of birth (1954-01-02) 2 January 1954 (age 61)
Place of birth Čajetina, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1977 Borac Čačak ? (?)
1977–1978 Red Star Belgrade 13 (0)
1979–1980 Vojvodina 15 (0)
1981–1982 New York Arrows 11 (1)
1982–1984 Borac Čačak 25 (0)
1984–1985 Lunds BK ? (?)
1985–1986 Sloboda Užice 3 (0)
National team
1976 Yugoslavia Olympic
Teams managed
1989–1992 Borac Čačak
1992–1994 KSF Srbija Malmö
1994–1996 Sloboda Užice
1996–1998 Progres Frankfurt
1998–1999 Železnik
2000–2003 Beijing Guoan (assistant)
2004 Red Star Belgrade (caretaker)
2004–2005 Al-Sadd (assistant)
2006–2007 Vojvodina
2008 Borac Čačak
2008–2010 Ghana
2010–2011 Al-Ahli
2011 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Milovan Rajevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Милован Рајевац; born 2 January 1954) is a Serbian football coach and former professional player.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Čajetina,[1] Rajevac played as a defender for Borac Čačak, Red Star Belgrade, Vojvodina, Lunds BK, and the New York Arrows (as "Mike Rejevac"[2][3]) and Sloboda Užice.

Coaching career[edit]

Rajevac coached a number of club sides in his native Serbia, including Sloboda Užice, Red Star Belgrade, Vojvodina and Borac Čačak.

Ghana national team[edit]

He became Ghana manager in August 2008.[4][5] During the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he led Ghana to the finals, there they were defeated by Egypt 1–0. He then coached Ghana all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, eventually losing to Uruguay 4–2 in a penalty shootout.

Rajevac quit Ghana on 8 September 2010, and took up a position with Saudi Arabian team Al-Ahli a day later.[6]

Qatar national team[edit]

He left the Saudi club in February 2011 to take up the role as national team coach for Qatar.[7] He was relieved of duties on August 7, 2011 after the team's disappointing losses to India (1–2) in a friendly at home and away to Vietnam (1–2) in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match.[8]

In September 2011, Rajevac was linked with the Egyptian national team.[9] In the four-candidate shortlist alongside compatriot Zoran Filipović, Colombian Francisco Maturana, and American Bob Bradley, Rajevac made the final two with Bradley, but the job eventually went to Bradley.


  1. ^ "Milovan Rajevac profile". ESPN. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Filip Bondy and Michael Lewis (26 June 2010). "Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is concerned about injuries entering World Cup match with United States". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Major Indoor Soccer League Rosters". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rajevac named new Ghana coach". Ghana Football Association. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Serbian coach for Black Stars". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Ghana coach Rajevac joins Saudi side". Ghana Soccernet. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Qatar hires Milovan Rajevac as coach". ESPN. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac up for Egypt job". BBC Sport. 5 September 2011. 
Preceded by
Radomir Antić
Serbian Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
Ivan Jovanović