Siniša Gogić

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Siniša Gogić
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-10-20) 20 October 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Niš, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 Radnički Niš 40 (4)
1987–1989 Rad Beograd 51 (5)
1989–1993 APOEL 95 (61)
1993–1997 Anorthosis Famagusta 78 (60)
1997–2000 Olympiacos 83 (24)
2000–2002 APOEL 51 (24)
2002 Olympiakos Nicosia 6 (2)
Total 404 (180)
National team
1994–1999 Cyprus[1] 37 (8)
Teams managed
2007 Apollon Limassol
2008 Ethnikos Asteras
2008−2009 Red Star Belgrade (assistant)
2009 Red Star Belgrade (interim)
2009–2010 Panetolikos
2010–2011 Shenzhen Ruby
2011–2012 Olympiacos (youth coach)
2012–2013 Ergotelis
2013 Iraklis
2014 Kallithea
2014 Napredak Kruševac
2015 Acharnaikos
2016 Shenzhen Renren
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Siniša Gogić (Serbian Cyrillic: Синиша Гогић, pronounced [sǐniʃa ɡôɡitɕ];[2][3] Greek: Σίνισα Γκόγκιτς; born 20 October 1963) is a former Serbian-Cypriot international football striker who played for Yugoslav clubs Radnički Niš and FK Rad, for the Greek football team Olympiacos (1997–2000), the Cypriot teams APOEL, Anorthosis Famagusta and Olympiakos Nicosia and Cyprus national football team. After finishing his playing career, he became a manager.

Career[edit]

Born in Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Gogić begin his career there, and played for the Yugoslav First League clubs FK Radnički Niš and FK Rad. Gogic first went to Cyprus in 1989 and played for APOEL where he won the championship in his first season. The same year Gogic became top goalscorer of the Cypriot First Division with 19 goals. He stayed at APOEL for a few years where he won the championship again in 1991–92 and the Cypriot Cup in 1992–1993. In 1993, after an argument with the APOEL coach, he left APOEL for Anorthosis and became again top goal scorer, this time with 26 goals and the following season, he helped Anorthosis win the Championship (1994/95) for the first time in 32 years and scoring 24 goals (2nd top scorer). He had a great season in 1996/97 ( 14 goals in 13 games) which attracted the interest of Olympiacos Piraeus. He joined Olympiacos CFP at the age of 33, in 1997 from Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta and nobody could imagine his excellent attacking abilities.

He stayed at Olympiacos for 4 years, during which Olympiacos dominated the domestic league. Those four years Olympiacos became champions in Greece (19972000). 1998/99, was a greatest season for Olympiacos as the club won the Double and for first time reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. Gogic was considered as one of the best Olympiacos players in the club's greatest achievement, in both Greek and European competitions. His nickname among the fans was "Pappous", which means "grandpa", because it was not until late in his career that he met with club success on a greater level.

In the first match against FC Porto, when Olympiacos was losing 2–0 away, he played for the last five minutes and he equalised by scoring Olympiacos' second goal. He scored other several goals in the Group stage and Olympiacos then faced Juventus in quarter finals. After 2–1 away defeat in Stadio delle Alpi, the result was giving enough chances for Olympiacos to qualify. Gogic played during whole match in the second leg, in Olympic Stadium (Athens) and during the first 15 minuted he scored Olympiacos goal. The result, which Olympiacos would have passed in semi-finals for first time, remained like that until 85th minute, when Antonio Conte equalised for Juventus and Olympiacos was eliminated.

One year later, Gogic left Olympiacos and returned to Cyprus, where he joined his favourite team APOEL again. In 2001–02 he helped his team once more to win the championship by scoring 16 goals in 26 appearances.

In 2002–2003, following financial differences with APOEL, he played for six months for Olympiakos Nicosia, where he ended his career. His son Alex Gogic is currently with Hamilton Academical, and formerly at Swansea City

Coaching career[edit]

At the age of 42 he became manager in Olympiacos' youth academies and after that at the age of 44 he was the manager of Cypriot team Apollon Limassol FC. On 14 September 2008 he was named as assistant coach at Red Star Belgrade, then on 9 May 2009 became the head coach at Red Star Belgrade, replacing Čedomir Janevski.[4] On 12 June 2009, Gogić agreed with Panetolikos F.C. chairman Fotis Kostoulas to take over as manager of Panetolikos, replacing Vasilis Dalaperas. On 18 February 2010, he signed for Shenzhen Ruby. He managed the youth team of Olympiacos during the 2011–12 season.

In June 2012, Gogić was hired by newly relegated to the Football League side Ergotelis, who had set their sights at instant re-promotion to the Superleague.[5] He led the club for 9½ months, boasting an impressive 12−5−3 record at the end of the competition first round. However, Ergotelis' performance dropped significantly during the second round, as the team struggled at home and away to secure more points for promotion, and dropped below 3rd place on the league table.[6] After managing a sub par 3−5−3 record during the second round of the competition, the club's board of directors decided to terminate Gogić' contract on 16 April 2013.[7]

In May 2013, Gogić was hired by Iraklis.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

APOEL

Anorthosis

Olympiacos

Individual[edit]

Cypriot First Division top goalscorer: 1990, 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus – Record International Players". rssf.com. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2008.
  2. ^ "sȋn". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Sìniša
  3. ^ "Jȕraj". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Gȍgić
  4. ^ Siniša Gogić – golgeter i trener
  5. ^ "Ο Σίνισα Γκόγκιτς ανέλαβε την τεχνική ηγεσία του Εργοτέλη (Sinica Gogic is the manager of Ergotelis)" (in Greek). Irakleio: In.gr. 28 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Εργοτέλης: Διαζύγιο με Γκόγκιτς" (in Greek). onsports.gr. 17 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Παρελθόν ο Γκόγκιτς (Greek)". novasports.gr. 17 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Η ΠΑΕ ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ 1908 ανακοινώνει την πρόσληψη του προπονητή κ.Gogic Sinisa στην τεχνική ηγεσία του ΗΡΑΚΛΗ" (in Greek). Thessaloniki: fciraklis.gr. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013.

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