Slobodan Janjuš

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Slobodan Janjuš
Personal information
Full name Slobodan Janjuš
Date of birth (1952-01-07) January 7, 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1977 Željezničar Sarajevo 82 (0)
1977–1978 FK Vojvodina 11 (0)
1978–1979 Radnički Pirot 30 (0)
1979–1981 FK Sarajevo 70 (0)
1981–1982 Olimpija Ljubljana 17 (0)
1982–1983 FK Sarajevo 35 (0)
1983–1984 Dinamo Zagreb 11 (0)
1984–1985 Sutjeska Nikšić 12 (0)
1985–1988 Željezničar Sarajevo 37 (0)
Valletta FC
Mqabba FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Slobodan "Čobo" Janjuš (born January 7, 1952 in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian former football goalkeeper.

He represented a number of domestic clubs, having played with all of them, beside Second League FK Radnički Pirot, in the Yugoslav First League, namely, FK Željezničar Sarajevo, FK Vojvodina, FK Sarajevo, NK Olimpija Ljubljana, NK Dinamo Zagreb and FK Sutjeska Nikšić. He also played in Malta and Germany. He has represented the Yugoslavian national team 9 times in the years he played football. He was the youngest starting goalkeeper in Yugoslavian history at the age of 17. Slobodan retired at the age of 40.

Post-playing[edit]

Since the early 1990s Janjuš lives in the United States. Usually referred to as "Bobby" in the U.S., he worked as goalkeeping coach with MLS' Tampa Bay Mutiny.

Since 2008, he's been working as goalkeeping coach at the newly established Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL.[1] With the Rowdies, Bobby trained than USF goalkeeper Jeff Attinella. Attinella developed his skills under Bobby and became NASL best goalkeeper which eventually grabbed MLS Real Salt Lake's attention who bought Attinella's contract. Bobby also coaches youth teams across the county and is has developed a youth female goalkeeper that represented the United States in a U-16 game.

Janjuš additionally owns a number of local businesses including a bar which is filled with mementos and memorabilia from his football playing career.

Personal[edit]

While an active footballer, Janjuš had relationships with table tennis player Eržebet Palatinuš, while playing for FK Vojvodina, and singer Izvornika Milošević.[2]

After moving to the United States, Janjuš met a woman of Serbian origin,[2] Susanne Ferry, and after more than two decades of living together they were married in Las Vegas in 2016 and spent their honeymoon in Sarajevo.[3] His daughter attended UNLV and resides in Las Vegas.

On 6 December 2009, Janjuš was arrested for domestic battery by the St. Petersburg Police.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

External sources[edit]

  • Stats from Yugoslav Leagues at Zerodic.com.