Zdravko Zemunović

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Zdravko Zemunović
Zemnovic Shimizu.jpg
Personal information
Full name Zdravko Zemunović
Date of birth (1954-03-26) March 26, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Yugoslavia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969-1976 FK Teleoptik (B team of Partizan)
1977-1979 FK Čukarički
1980-1986 BSK Batajnica
Teams managed
1988-1990 BSK Batajnica
1990-1992 FK Teleoptik
1992-1994 Vozdovac
1995 Tosu Futures (Coach)
1999-2000 Shimizu S-Pulse (Youth Team manager)
2000.12-2002 Shimizu S-Pulse
2003-2004 FK Rad
2008-2011 Shimizu S-Pulse (Technical Advisor)
2005- Chiba Football Association
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zdravko Zemunović (born March 26, 1954) is a former Serbian football player, manager, and commentator who is currently working for Chiba Football Association as technical director.

Playing career[edit]

Zemunović started his career at FK Teleoptik, the B team of Partizan, in 1969. After playing for FK Teleoptik for 7 years, he enjoyed playing for FK Čukarički, BSK Batajnica. In 1986, he retired due to knee injury at age 32.

After retirement[edit]

After his retirement, Zemnovic enrolled in the department of Physical Education at University of Belgrade and acquired professional coaching license there.

Coaching career in Yugoslavia[edit]

As professional coach, Zemnovic worked for the three professional football clubs in Yugoslavia (BSK Batajnica, FK Teleoptik, Vozdovac) and won league championships in all clubs. He visited Japan as a member of Partizan for Kirin Cup in 1992.

Coaching career in Japan[edit]

In order to avoid the civil war of Yugoslavia, Zemnovic and his family decided to move to Japan and he started his coaching career in Japan as a coach of Tosu Futures for a year. After working for a couple of amateur clubs in Chiba, Japan, He became the general manager of the youth and junior youth team of Shimizu S-Pulse in 1999 and cultivated young talents such as Takuma Edamura and Kota Sugiyama. In December 2000, he took up the post of the manager of Shimizu S-Pulse as the successor of Steve Perryman and won the Emperor's Cup on January 1, 2001 and also won the Japanese Super Cup next month. After the coaching career in Shimizu S-Pulse, though he coached FK Rad for one season, he is engaging into the development of young talents as technical director.

Honours[edit]

BSK Batajnica
FK Teleoptik
Shimizu S-Pulse

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