Momčilo Vukotić

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Momčilo Vukotić
Personal information
Full name Momčilo Vukotić
Date of birth (1950-06-02) June 2, 1950 (age 66)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1962–1968 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1978 Partizan 257 (79)
1978–1979 Bordeaux 36 (8)
1979–1984 Partizan 138 (33)
Total 431 (120)
National team
1972–1978 Yugoslavia 14 (4)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Partizan
1989–1992 Panionios
1992–1994 Apollon Limassol
1994–1996 Nea Salamis
1996–1999 Ethnikos Achna
2001–2004 Cyprus
2006 Farul Constanța
2006–2007 PAOK
2008–2009 Levadiakos
2011 Panserraikos
2012– Partizan (youth team director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Momčilo "Moca" Vukotić (Serbian Cyrillic: Moмчилo Моца Bукoтић, born 2 June 1950) is a Serbian football manager and a former player, now youth team director of Partizan.

He played 14 times for his national team, Yugoslavia, between 1969 and 1974 scoring four goals. In his club career in FK Partizan, he appeared in a total of 752 games in all competitions and all age levels, scoring 306 goals. He won the Yugoslav Championship three times.

Career as a player[edit]

He started playing for FK Partizan in 1962, at the age of 12.

He began his professional career as a player for FK Partizan in 1968, he won his first Yugoslav Championship in 1976 and the second in 1978. He also played for the Yugoslav national football team and participated in the European Championship in 1976, which was hosted in his country, where Yugoslavia finished fourth.

In 1978, he transferred to the French side FC Bordeaux, where he played for one season, scoring 8 goals in 36 games. The following year, he returned to Partizan, and won the Yugoslav Championship a last third time in 1982–83. He finished his career as player in 1984. He scored 33 goals in 138 games 19801984.

Career as a coach[edit]

He became coach in 1988 and until 1999 he coached FK Partizan, Panionios, Apollon Limassol, Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, Ethnikos Achna FC. As a coach of the Cypriot team Ethnikos, the team won the fourth position in Cypriot Championship, the best position ever that the club achieved. He became assistant coach of Yugoslavia, but he failed to lead his team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, since for one point less than the second Slovenia, Yugoslavia remained third.

After Yugoslavia, he continued being a national team's coach, this time for Cyprus and his team finished 4th for the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, collecting 8 points and some criticism began for Vukotić. The bad beginning for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification where at the first five matches, Cyprus won only one point – and that in a home tie match against Faroe Islands – was enough for him to resign as a coach.

He has been in charge at FC Farul Constanța since January 2006. Under his guidance Farul reached the semi-finals of the Romanian Cup, finished 7th in the Romanian First Division (then known as Divizia A, now known as Liga 1) and most important reached the 3rd Round of the UEFA Intertoto Cup losing to AJ Auxerre (4–1 away and winning home 1–0). This was the second entry in the European Cups for Farul. Several players from Farul accused Vukotić of using an ineffective defensive style. Vukotić main objective for the 2006–07 season was to qualify for Europe next year, but he was released early on into the season after some poor results.

In October 2006, he became a coach of PAOK, but got released in January 2007.

In January 2011, he became the coach of Panserraikos.

Career honours[edit]

Club honours[edit]

FK Partizan

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