* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)
Ljubiša Tumbaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубиша Тумбаковић, born (1952-09-02)September 2, 1952) is a Serbian soccer manager. Tumbaković is the most successful coach in the history of Partizan Belgrade where he won six national championships and three national cups. He is currently the manager of Wuhan Zall in the Chinese Super League.
Born in Belgrade's urban neighborhood of Dorćol, Tumbaković started out in the youth categories of Radnički Novi Beograd in 1962. Two years later, he joined the youth ranks of Partizan Belgrade. In 1970, with Tumbaković turning 18, he joined the senior squad. Although he didn't appear in any domestic league matches for Partizan, he did appear in 45 friendlies, scoring 6 goals.
Ljubiša Tumbaković started his management career with Partizan Belgrade in 1992. Partizan were in the doldrums when Tumbaković took control, however he immediately brought success to Partizan by winning the league with them in his debut season This was a feat that he would repeat five times during his first time with Partizan as well as winning three Yugoslav Cups. These achievements caught the eye of AEK Athens F.C. who finished third in the league under Tumbaković's management.
Ljubiša Tumbaković returned to FK Partizan at the beginning of the 2000/01 league season after a season away from the club and with the NATO attacks on Yugoslavia firmly behind the league, Tumbaković would continue establishing Partizan as one of the strongest teams in the league. However despite more domestic success with Partizan where they won the 2001/02 league title European success was far more difficult to achieve. He would stand down from his position after almost a decade in charge of FK Partizan where he was one of the most successful coaches in Yugoslavian football history.
In 2003 he would coach Saudi football team Al-Nasr for a short period. However, he quickly moved to Chinese football team Shandong Luneng at the beginning of their 2004 league season. Ljubiša Tumbaković who was the second Serbian to manage Shandong after Slobodan Santrač, was to made a quick impression at the club when he won the Chinese FA Cup and took them second in league. Ljubiša would continue to establish Shandong as genuine title contenders throughout the 2005 league season despite them coming third within the league and being unable to retain their FA Cup. It was within the 2006 league season which established Shandong as a significant force within the Chinese Super League when they won the league by 17 points and FA cup. Their dominance was repeated when they again won the league title in 2008.