Vladica Kovačević

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Vladica Kovačević
Vladica Kovačević (1966).jpg
Kovačević in May 1966 ahead of Partizan's European Cup Final versus Real Madrid.
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Kovačević
Date of birth (1940-01-07)7 January 1940
Place of birth Ivanjica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 28 July 2016(2016-07-28) (aged 76)
Place of death Belgrade, Serbia
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1966 Partizan Belgrade 151 (73)
1966–1967 Nantes 29 (8)
1967–1970 Partizan Belgrade 32 (6)
1970–1972 Angers 68 (28)
National team
1960–1965 Yugoslavia 13 (2)
Teams managed
1981–1983 Lyon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vladimir "Vladica" Kovačević (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир "Владица" Ковачевић, pronounced [ʋlǎdimiːr koʋǎːtʃeʋitɕ]; 7 January 1940 – 28 July 2016) was a Serbian footballer who played as a striker.


Kovačević had a successful playing career in both SFR Yugoslavia with FK Partizan, and in France with FC Nantes and Angers SCO. With Partizan, he was the European Cup Top Goal Scorer during the 1963–64 season with 7 goals, alongside Sandro Mazzola of Inter, and Ferenc Puskás of Real Madrid, and he reached the 1966 European Cup Final with the club.[1]

At International level, he played at the FIFA World Cup 1962 for SFR Yugoslavia, finishing the tournament in fourth place. He later coached Olympique Lyonnais after retiring.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 September 1964 JNA Stadium, Belgrade  Luxembourg 1–0 3–1 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 9 May 1965 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade  England 1–0 1–1 Friendly


  1. ^ Marcel Haisma; Antonio Zea (9 January 2008). "European Champions' Cup and Fairs' Cup 1963-64 - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

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