Miodrag Ješić

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Miodrag Ješić
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Personal information
Full name Miodrag Ješić
Date of birth (1958-11-30) 30 November 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Osečenica, Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1974–1980 Partizan Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Partizan Belgrade 144 (13)
1985–1989 Altay 136 (29)
1989–1990 Trabzonspor 32 (3)
1990–1991 Partizan Belgrade 4 (0)
1992–1994 Altay 18 (2)
National team
1980–1982 Yugoslavia U21 25 (0)
1982–1984 Yugoslavia 8 (2)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Radnički Niš
1998–1999 OFK Beograd
1999–2000 Partizan Belgrade
2000–2001 Club Sportif Sfaxien
2002 Altay
2002–2004 Slavia Sofia
2004 Pegah Gilan
2004–2006 CSKA Sofia
2006–2007 Partizan Belgrade
2007 Shirin Faraz
2007–2008 Litex Lovech
2008 CS Otopeni
2008–2009 Budućnost Podgorica
2009–2010 Al Ittihad Tripoli
2010 Changsha Ginde
2011 Attahaddy Benghazi
2011 Shahrdari Tabriz
2012–2013 Najran
2013 CSKA Sofia
2014 Litex Lovech
2015 Yangon United
2015–2016 Sarajevo
2016– Al-Arabi SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Miodrag Ješić (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Јешић; born 30 November 1958) is a Serbian football manager and former footballer.

Football career[edit]


Born on 30 November 1958 in Osečenica, Ješić played for Partizan Belgrade between 1974 and 1985,[1] taking part in 342 matches and scoring 81 goals in all competitions.

For the Yugoslavia national football team, he played in 8 games and scored twice.

Between 1985 and 1989 he represented Altay SK, where he recorded 136 matches and 29 goals, and finished his career at Trabzonspor in 1989-90 with 37 matches and 9 goals in total.

He is immensely disliked amongst the Fenerbahçe supporters because they view him as responsible for an injury suffered by "Şeytan" Rıdvan Dilmen (Rıdvan the Devil) in 1990 during a league match between Fenerbahçe and Trabzonspor. Rıdvan never fully recovered despite undergoing sixteen operations, and eventually had to retire in 1995 at Fenerbahçe after painful years of injuries. Ješić had also accumulated a record number of bookings in his tenure in Turkish Süper Lig. Opponents claimed that he also injured many players in Turkey and gave him the nickname of "Kasap Yeşiç", which means "Ješić the Butcher."

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 December 1982 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica  Wales 4–2 4–4 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying
2. 7 June 1983 Stade Municipale, Luxembourg  West Germany 1–2 2–4 Friendly


As a manager, Ješić began his career at FK Obilić in 1993, reaching a Yugoslav Cup final, and then managed several other Serbian teams, including OFK Beograd and his native Partizan, that, during his period at the helm, scored 111 goals in a single season, a club record. Won over FC Flora Estonia 6:0, 4:1, won over FC Rijeka Croatia 3:1, 3:0 in UEFA Cup.

Coaching Tunisian side Club Sportif Sfaxien in 2000–01 and winning the Arab Champions League, he was at the helm of Turkish club SK Altay in 2002 and moved to Bulgaria in 2002 to manage Slavia Sofia and then Iranian Pegah Gilan F.C., after which he became the manager of CSKA Sofia. During this period he became a Champion of Bulgaria and recorded a win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase, also eliminating Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Cup. Voted coach no. 1 for season 2004–05 by Bulgarian sport newspaper.

In May 2006 he became the coach of FK Partizan, Belgrade for the second time in his coaching career. However, following a disappointing first half of the season, he left the club in January 2007.[2] Since November 2007 he was coaching Litex Lovech. With him Litex won Bulgarian national Cup.

In June 2008, he signed with Romanian Liga I debutant team CS Otopeni and following a series of defeats his agreement was terminated early on 18 August 2008.[3]

In September 2008, he signed a one-year professional contract with Montenegrin First League team FK Budućnost Podgorica.

In July 2009, he signed a one-year contract with Libyan First League team Al Ittihad.[4] On 22 September 2009, Al Ittihad won the Libyan Super Cup, beating Tarsana 3:2.

On 16 June 2010, Ješić was appointed to the manager of Changsha Ginde replacing Hao Wei.[5]

On 19 June 2011, He was named as Shahrdari Tabriz F.C.'s new head coach replacing Hamid Derakhshan but he was sacked by the club on 24 December 2011.[6]

On 24 June 2012, he was named as Saudi Professional League side Najran's new head coach. On 7 January 2013, Ješić was reappointed as CSKA Sofia manager, replacing Stoycho Mladenov, but was surprisingly released from his duties on 11 March 2013, after just two games in charge of the team, one of which was won.

In late 2013, he was close to becoming the new Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach.[7]

On March 31, 2014 Ješić was appointed head coach of Litex Lovech and was assisted by Darko Obradović.


  • Player

FK Partizan;

CS Sfaxien;


PFC Litex Lovech;

Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli);

Yangon United F.C.;


He is a member of the Gravediggers Canada 1987 fan club.[8]


  1. ^ "JEŠIČ Miodrag". Strukljeva.net. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ Milosavljevic, Zoran (2007-01-09). "Soccer-Former Yugoslavia defender Djukic named Partizan coach". Reuters. 
  3. ^ "Jesici, dat afară de la CS Otopeni!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 2008-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Ješić novi trener libijskog Al Itihada" (in Serbian). RTS. 2009-06-26. 
  5. ^ 金德队主帅发生更迭 郝伟请辞耶西奇继任(Chinese)
  6. ^ يسيچ سرمربي تيم فوتبال شهرداري تبريز شد
  7. ^ Urban Book Circle (2013-11-08). "Could Miodrag Jesic be the new Whitecaps head coach?". Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  8. ^ Urban Book Circle (2013-05-16). "Djuradj Vujcic biography". Retrieved 2013-10-29. 

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