Budimir Vujačić

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Budimir Vujačić
Personal information
Full name Budimir Vujačić
Date of birth (1964-01-04) 4 January 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Petrovac
1985–1987 SC Freiburg 76 (4)
1988–1989 Vojvodina 41 (8)
1989–1993 Partizan 115 (10)
1993–1997 Sporting CP 62 (7)
1997–1998 Vissel Kobe 14 (0)
National team
1989–1992 SFR Yugoslavia 8 (0)
1995–1996 FR Yugoslavia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Budimir Vujačić (born 4 January 1964) is a retired Montenegrin footballer. Mainly a left back, he could also operate as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Titograd, Montenegro, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Vujačić grew up in Petrovac na Moru, and began his football career with local outfit OFK Petrovac. In 1985, aged 21, he moved abroad, playing three solid seasons for SC Freiburg in the German second division.

In January 1988, Vujačić returned home and signed with FK Vojvodina where he remained until June 1989, after which he joined FK Partizan. At the Belgrade outfit, he was an everpresent defensive figure (also contributing with 10 league goals during his spell), as the team won one cup and the first edition of the championship after the creation of Serbia and Montenegro, with Partizan leading second-placed neighbours Red Star by 14 points, whilst only conceding 20 goals in 36 matches.

Vujačić then joined Sporting Clube de Portugal, winning the Portuguese Cup in the only season in which he was a regular starter (29 matches, two goals). He retired from football in 1998 at the age of 34, after a short spell in Japan with Vissel Kobe.

Following his retirement, Vujačić served as scout for Manchester United,[1] and was responsible for bringing Zoran Tošić and Adem Ljajić to the club's attention.[2]

International career[edit]

Vujačić made his senior national team debut for Yugoslavia on 27 May 1989, in a friendly match against Belgium (0–1 loss in Brussels) – he played the entire second half.

In total, he gained a total of 12 caps (eight plus four for the newly created Serbia), but did not attend any major international tournament.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Germany League
1985–86 Freiburg 2. Bundesliga 33 1
1986–87 24 1
1987–88 19 2
Yugoslavia League
1987–88 Vojvodina First League 10 1
1988–89 31 7
1989–90 Partizan First League 27 2
1990–91 33 3
1991–92 29 1
Serbia League
1992–93 Partizan First League 26 4
Portugal League
1993–94 Sporting CP Primeira Liga 16 2
1994–95 28 2
1995–96 17 3
1996–97 1 0
Japan League
1997 Vissel Kobe J1 League 14 0
1998 0 0
Country Germany 76 4
Yugoslavia 130 14
Serbia 26 4
Portugal 64 7
Japan 14 0
Total 310 29

National team[edit]

SFR Yugoslavia national team
Year Apps Goals
1989 4 0
1990 0 0
1991 3 0
1992 1 0
Total 8 0
FR Yugoslavia national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 2 0
1996 2 0
Total 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kay, Oliver (13 January 2009). "United on trail of more Serbian talent". The Times. London: Times Newspapers. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (April 2009). "They came from Serbia". Inside United. Teddington: Haymarket Network (201): 41. ISSN 1749-6497. 

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