Luka Peruzović

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Luka Peruzović
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-02-26) 26 February 1952 (age 72)
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1980 Hajduk Split 233 (9)
1980–1986 Anderlecht 166 (5)
1986–1988 Hajduk Split 64 (1)
Total 453 (15)
International career
1974–1983 Yugoslavia 18 (0)
Managerial career
1990 Hajduk Split
1991–1992 Charleroi
1992–1993 Anderlecht
1993–1994 Genk
1995 Marseille
1995–1997 Charleroi
1997 Gençlerbirliği
1998 Standard Liège
1999 Charleroi
2002–2004 Al Sadd
2004–2005 Al-Ittihad
2005–2006 Bahrain
2008 Al-Shaab
2009–2010 Sfaxien
2011 Charleroi
2013 Charleroi
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Luka Peruzović (born 26 February 1952) is a Croatian football coach and former player, who managed Belgium's Standard Liège, Charleroi and Anderlecht and Qatar's Al Sadd.[1] He also holds a Belgian citizenship.

Club career[edit]

As a player, Peruzović played over 400 games for Hajduk Split in all competitions before following his former coach Tomislav Ivić to Anderlecht in 1980. Playing as centre-back or sweeper he helped them reach the 1982 European Cup semi-final and won the 1983 UEFA Cup Final against Benfica.

International career[edit]

Peruzović made his debut for Yugoslavia in a July 1974 World Cup Finals match against Sweden, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute for Miroslav Pavlović, and earned a total of 18 caps, scoring no goals. He also played for his country in the 1976 European championship. His final international was a December 1983 European championship qualification match against Bulgaria.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring he worked as a coach in Croatia, Belgium, France and Turkey. In December 2004, he was appointed manager of Al Ittihad, but lasted only three months until March 2005. He then coached Bahrain national team in their 2006 World Cup qualifiers, losing out the playoff to Trinidad and Tobago. He was dismissed by the Bahraini FA in February 2006.[3]

He was named as the manager of Tunisian team CS Sfax in 2009,[4][5] before returning to Belgium to take charge of Charleroi, his fourth stint at the club.

Personal life[edit]

Peruzović is the younger brother of WWE wrestler Josip Peruzović, better known as Nikolai Volkoff, who died on 29 July 2018, after having been in a hospital in Maryland where he had been treated for dehydration and other issues.[6]



Hajduk Split





Al Sadd[12]

CS Sfaxien[12]



  1. ^ Le CV de Luka Peruzovic - DH Net (in French)
  2. ^ "Player Database". EU-football. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  3. ^ Bahrain sack coach after loss - The Star
  4. ^ "Toute l'actualité du football en Tunisie; Ligue 1 et 2, Coupe de Tunisie, Ligue des champions".
  5. ^ " : Actualité du CSS, classement, calendrier, résultats, forum, web-tv". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  6. ^ "WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff Passes Away (Updated With Career Retrospective)". 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b "RSC Anderlecht | Palmares".
  8. ^ "Tijdperk-Vanden Stock: 20 landstitels, 8 bekers en 3 Europabekers". 20 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Jules Pappaert Cup".
  10. ^ "Winnaars Brugse Metten".
  11. ^ "Palmarés OM".
  12. ^ a b "Luka Peruzovic | Palmarès".
  13. ^ "Sporting Charleroi | Palmarès".

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