Vujadin Boškov

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Vujadin Boškov
Vujadin Boskov 1975.jpg
Boškov winning the Dutch Cup with Den Haag in May 1975
Personal information
Full name Vujadin Boškov
Date of birth (1931-05-16)May 16, 1931
Place of birth Begeč, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death April 27, 2014(2014-04-27) (aged 82)
Place of death Novi Sad, Serbia
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1960 FK Vojvodina 185 (15)
1961–1962 Sampdoria 13 (0)
1962–1964 SC Young Fellows Juventus
National team
1951–1958 Yugoslavia 57 (0)
Teams managed
1962–1964 SC Young Fellows Juventus (player/coach)
1964–1971 FK Vojvodina (technical director)
1966 Yugoslavia (co-coach)
1971–1973 Yugoslavia
1974–1976 FC Den Haag
1976–1978 Feyenoord
1978–1979 Real Zaragoza
1979–1982 Real Madrid
1982–1984 Sporting Gijón
1984–1986 Ascoli
1986–1992 Sampdoria
1992–1993 AS Roma
1994–1996 Napoli
1996–1997 Servette Geneva
1997–1998 Sampdoria
1999 Perugia
1999–2000 FR Yugoslavia
2001 FR Yugoslavia (co-coach)
2006 Sampdoria (scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vujadin Boškov (Serbian Cyrillic: Вујадин Бошков; 16 May 1931 – 27 April 2014) was a Serbian footballer and coach.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Boškov was born in the village of Begeč near Novi Sad, Serbia. He played with FK Vojvodina for most of his career (1946–1960). In 1961 he moved to Italy to play for Serie A club Sampdoria for one season (1961/62), before accepting a stint as a player/coach at Swiss side Young Boys (1962–1964).[1] Boškov then returned to the club that made him as a player – FK Vojvodina – and spent 7 seasons (1964–1971) as a technical director, leading the club to winning one Yugoslav league championship in 1965–66.

International[edit]

He also became a playing member of the Yugoslavia national team, and was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 1952 Olympic football tournament. Also he played at the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World Cups.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

He soon developed a successful international coaching career with stints in Dutch Eredivisie (FC Den Haag (1974–1976), and Feyenoord (1976–1978)), Spanish La Liga (Real Zaragoza (1978/79), Real Madrid (1979–1982), and Sporting de Gijon (1983–84)), Italian Serie A (Ascoli Calcio 1898 (1984–1986), U.C. Sampdoria (1986–1992, 1997–98), A.S. Roma (1992–93), S.S.C. Napoli (1994–1996), and A.C. Perugia (1999)), and Swiss league (Servette Geneva (1996–97)).

Arguably his greatest achievement as a coach came in 1991, when he steered Sampdoria to the Serie A scudetto. The following season, he got them to the European Cup final, where they lost 1–0 to Barcelona at Wembley.

He also coached Yugoslavia at Euro 2000, where they famously lost 4–3 to Spain in Brugge and later went out to Holland in the quarter-finals, after losing 6-1 to the Dutch.

Management Titles[edit]

FK Vojvodina (as the club's director of football)

ADO Den Haag

Real Madrid

Ascoli

Sampdoria

Death[edit]

Boškov died after long illness in Novi Sad, on 27 April 2014, aged 82.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ex-Yugoslavia, Real coach Boskov dies - FIFA
  2. ^ Vujadin BoškovFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Preminuo Vujadin Boškov; Mondo, 27 April 2014

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
Cup Winners' Cup Winning Coach
1989–90
Succeeded by
Scotland Alex Ferguson