Vladimir Petrović

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This article is about the Serbian football coach. For the Serbian ambassador to the United States, see Vladimir Petrović (ambassador). For the Croatian footballer, see Vladimir Petrović (footballer born 1972).
Vladimir Petrović
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Personal information
Date of birth (1955-07-01) 1 July 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Yemen (manager)
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
1996–1997 Red Star Belgrade
1999 Bor
1999–2000 Atromitos
2000–2001 Slavia Mozyr
2002–2004 Serbia and Montenegro U-21
2004 Vojvodina
2005–2006 Dalian Shide
2007–2008 China
2009–2010 Red Star Belgrade
2010 FC Timişoara
2010–2011 Serbia
2013 Iraq
2013–2014 Yemen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vladimir Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Петровић, born July 1, 1955 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian football manager and former player. He is widely known domestically by his nickname Pižon (Serbian: Пижон), after the French for pigeon. He was last working as manager of Yemen.[1]

Club career[edit]

During his playing career, he mostly played for Red Star Belgrade and is one of only five Zvezdine zvezde (stars of the 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 five Yugoslav League Championship titles, six Yugoslav Cups and reached the final of the 1979 UEFA Cup, 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. 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 career[edit]

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

Managerial career[edit]

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

As assistant coach, he won the 1990–91 European Champions Cup with Red Star, and as head coach when they won the 1996 Yugoslavia FA Cup, Pižon guided the Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 football team to a runners-up finish at the 2004 European U-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 FC 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.

On December 13, 2013, he was named the head of coach of the national football team of Yemen. In May 2014, he resigned following the end of the contract.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 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
All 199 40 ? ? ? ? 199 40

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nation From To Record
Played W D L GF GA +/- Win %
Red Star Belgrade Serbia and Montenegro 1996 1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
FK Bor Serbia and Montenegro January 1999 September 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Atromitos Greece 1999 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
FC Slavia-Mozyr Belarus 2000 2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Serbia and Montenegro U-21 Serbia and Montenegro 2002 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
FK Vojvodina Serbia and Montenegro November 2004 December 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Dalian Shide China July 2005 December 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
China China September 2007 July 2008 18 6 7 5 28 16 +12 33.33
Red Star Belgrade Serbia June 2009 March 2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Serbia Serbia September 2010 October 2011 13 5 3 5 13 14 -1 38.46
Iraq Iraq February 2013 September 2013 7 1 0 6 2 12 -10 14.29
Yemen Yemen December 2013 May 2014 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 33.33
Total 41 13 11 17 46 44 +2 31.71
As of 15 April 2014

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