Vladica Popović

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Vladica Popović
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Popović
Date of birth (1935-03-17) 17 March 1935 (age 84)
Place of birth Zemun, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Jedinstvo Zemun
0000–1953 Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1965 Red Star Belgrade 213 (10)
1965–1966 VfB Stuttgart 2 (0)
1966–1968 Stuttgarter Kickers 52 (2)
1968–1969 Canarias
National team
1956–1965 Yugoslavia 20 (0)
Teams managed
Portuguesa FC
Deportivo Italia
1971–1972 Independiente Santa Fe
1973 Atlético Nacional
1974 Deportivo Cali
1977–1978 Napredak Kruševac
1984–1986 Deportivo Cali
1989 Deportivo Cali
1991–1992 Red Star Belgrade
1992–1993 Peru
1994–1995 Millonarios
1998–1999 Caracas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vladimir "Vladica" Popović (Serbian Cyrillic: Bладимиp "Bлaдицa" Пoпoвић; born 17 March 1935) is a former Serbian footballer[1] and manager. The biggest success in his coaching career was winning the Intercontinental Cup with Red Star Belgrade in 1991.

Born in Zemun, Dunavska banovina, Popović started playing at local side Jedinstvo but his talent was spotted while he was still very young and giants Red Star Belgrade brought him to their youth team where he will later play for more than a decade becoming team captain and also regular member of the Yugoslav national team.[2]

Popović began coaching football in Venezuela in the 1970s, leading Portuguesa FC, Caracas F.C. and Deportivo Italia. He also managed Colombian sides Deportivo Cali and Millonarios as well as the Peru national football team.[3]




Red Star Belgrade




Independiente Santa Fe

Atlético Nacional

Deportivo Cali

Napredak Kruševac

Red Star Belgrade


  1. ^ "Vladimir Popović". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ Fudbal u Zemunu at zemunskenovine.rs, by Branko Najhold, retrieved 24-1-2017 (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Galvis, Oscar (2 June 1998). "Popovic al mando del Caracas en la venidera temporada" [Popovic in command of Caracas in the coming season] (in Spanish). El Universal.

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