Boro Primorac

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Boro Primorac
Personal information
Full name Boro Primorac
Date of birth (1954-12-05) 5 December 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Mostar, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Arsenal (first team assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1978 Velež Mostar 133 (10)
1978–1983 Hajduk Split 283 (53)
1983–1986 Lille 107 (13)
1986–1990 Cannes 111 (14)
Total 634 (90)
National team
1976–1982 Yugoslavia 14 (0)
Teams managed
1990–1992 Cannes
1992–1993 Valenciennes
1994 Guinea Bissau
1994–1997 Nagoya Grampus (assistant)
1997– Arsenal (first team assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Boro Primorac (born 5 December 1954) is a Bosnian Croat[1] coach and a former Yugoslav international. Currently, he is the first team coach at Arsenal.

As a player, Primorac was an accomplished international centre half who captained Yugoslavia in the late 1970s. While playing for Velež Mostar and Hajduk Split, his jersey number was 5.[2]

Now a respected coach, Primorac works as right-hand man to Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. He worked with the Frenchman at Grampus Eight in Japan before joining him at Highbury in March 1997.[3] They have been friends for more than 20 years.[2] He has also worked for AS Cannes and Valenciennes.[4]

Primorac is fluent in nine languages: Croatian, Macedonian, French, English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.[citation needed]

His son Jure Primorac is a professional footballer.


  1. ^ Rees, Jasper (3 April 2014). "Wenger: The Legend". Short Books – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b "Bosanci mogu igrati u Engleskoj". San. 27 February 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Group, Arsenal Media. "Boro Primorac - First Team Staff - Staff - Teams -". 
  4. ^ France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs Archived 4 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine..

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