Jovo Simanić

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Jovo Simanić
Personal information
Full name Jovica Simanić
Date of birth (1965-08-08) 8 August 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Zrenjanin, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Proleter 80 (16)
1992–1993 VfB Stuttgart II 18 (2)
1992 VfB Stuttgart 0 (0)
1993–1994 Benfica 0 (0)
1994–1995 Boavista 5 (0)
1995–1996 Famalicão 11 (1)
1996–1997 Ovarense 12 (0)
1997–2000 Proleter 43 (6)
Total 169 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jovica "Jovo" Simanić (Serbian Cyrillic: Joвицa "Joвo" Cимaнић; born 8 August 1965) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Zrenjanin, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Simanić started and ended his 11-year professional career with hometown club FK Proleter Zrenjanin, but also played abroad in Germany and Portugal: in January 1992 he joined VfB Stuttgart, appearing almost exclusively for the reserve team. On 30 September 1992, in his only appearance for the main squad, a UEFA Champions League playoff game against Leeds United, he was introduced in the last minutes of the 1–4 away loss by manager Christoph Daum, causing Stuttgart to play with one foreign player too many; the Germans would have won on the away goals rule but, after being punished with a 0–3 defeat instead, the two teams had to play a third match, which ended 2–1 for the English.[1]

Simanić then represented S.L. Benfica (being called to the bench two times) and Boavista FC (six official games) in the Primeira Liga, after which he competed in the country's second (F.C. Famalicão) and third divisions (A.D. Ovarense).[2] Aged 32 he returned to his country and Proleter, retiring from football three years later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verwechselt!" [Misplaced!] (in German). Spox. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jovica Simanić" (in Portuguese). Vedeta ou Marreta?. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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