Vladimir Jugović

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Vladimir Jugović
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-08-30) 30 August 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Milutovac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Red Star Belgrade 62 (11)
1990Rad (loan) 16 (7)
1992–1995 Sampdoria 81 (18)
1995–1997 Juventus 56 (8)
1997–1998 Lazio 27 (2)
1998–1999 Atlético Madrid 17 (3)
1999–2001 Internazionale 38 (3)
2001–2003 Monaco 19 (0)
2003–2004 Admira Wacker 25 (3)
2004–2005 LR Ahlen 19 (2)
Total 360 (57)
National team
1991–2002 FR Yugoslavia 41 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vladimir Jugović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Југовић, pronounced [ʋlǎdimiːr jûɡoʋitɕ]; born 30 August 1969) is a Serbian former footballer. A versatile left-footed player, he was usually employed as a left or attacking midfielder, but could play anywhere in midfield. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA Euro 2000.

Born in Milutovac, a village near Trstenik, Jugović played throughout his career for numerous top European teams. He won the European Cup and Intercontinental Cup with Red Star in 1991 and won both competitions again with Juventus in 1996. He is regarded as one of the finest players that Serbia has ever produced and one of the best midfielders of his generation.

Club career[edit]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

Jugović was scouted by Red Star at the age of 15 by former Red Star player Toma Milićević.[1] After making his debut for Red Star, he was loaned to FK Rad in the second half of the 1989–90 season. When Ljupko Petrović became coach of Red Star, Jugović was brought back to the starting eleven. In 1991, Jugović played in the 1991 European Cup Final, which Red Star won. Subsequently, he won the Intercontinental Cup as Red Star beat Colo-Colo 3–0, scoring the first two goals. By the end of his career with Red Star, he was awarded the Star of Red Star and became one of the most celebrated footballers in Yugoslavia.

Sampdoria[edit]

Sampdoria invited Jugović at the insistence of Vujadin Boškov, who was their coach until 1992. He spent three successful seasons at Sampdoria, during which he helped the team win the 1993–94 Coppa Italia. Notably, he scored a brace in the 1995 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal, but missed a penalty after overtime in the subsequent leg, after which Arsenal progressed.

Juventus[edit]

In 1995 Jugović was purchased from Sampdoria by Juventus, whose coach at the time was Marcello Lippi. In his first season, Juventus finished as runner-up in the 1995–96 Serie A. In the 1996 UEFA Champions League Final, he came on as a substitute for Antonio Conte and scored the decisive penalty for Juventus against Ajax after overtime. In an interview with Goal.com, he recalled that he felt calm before taking his penalty against Ajax keeper Edwin van der Sar.[2] After his role in their Champions League victory, Jugović played in Juventus for one more season, during which he played in the 1996 Intercontinental Cup, which Juventus won 1-0. That season, Juventus went on to win the 1996–97 Serie A, after which Jugović left for Lazio.

Later career[edit]

In the summer of 1997, he joined Lazio spending only one season with the Roman club winning his second Coppa Italia (1997–98 Coppa Italia), beating Milan in the two-leg final, also the club reached the 1998 UEFA Cup Final, losing to Inter in the all Italian final.

Jugović successively moved to Atlético Madrid for the 1998–99 season before joining Inter the following year, where he spent two seasons. Jugović finished his career at LR Ahlen, after stints with AS Monaco FC and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling.

International career[edit]

Jugović made his debut for Yugoslavia's national team against Czechoslovakia in August 1991, while it still consisted of players from the collapsing SFR Yugoslavia.[3] He was included to UEFA Euro 1992,[4] but the nation would be suspended due to the Yugoslav Wars.

For the national team, Jugović played primarily as a left winger until the Euro 2000, where coach Vujadin Boškov deployed him as a central midfielder. He did not miss a single match for Yugoslavia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[3] During the final 16 match against the Netherlands, Jugović was fouled by Jaap Stam, resulting in a penalty kick which Predrag Mijatović missed.[5]

Although Jugović missed Yugoslavia's Euro 2000 qualifying campaign due to injury, he was called up by coach Vujadin Boškov for the tournament.[3] He played as a central midfielder in the quarterfinal against the Netherlands, which Yugoslavia lost to by a score of 6–1.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[6][7]

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 1989–90 1 0 0 0 1 0
Rad (loan) 1989–90 16 7 0 0 0 0 16 7
Red Star Belgrade 1990–91 32 7 9 0 41 7
1991–92 29 4 10 0 2[a] 2 41 6
Total 62 11 19 0 2 2 83 13
Sampdoria 1992–93 33 9 2 1 35 10
1993–94 27 6 6 0 33 6
1994–95 21 3 4 0 6 2 1[b] 0 32 5
Total 81 18 12 1 6 2 1 0 100 21
Juventus 1995–96 26 2 1 1 8 1 35 4
1996–97 30 6 3 0 7 0 2[a] 0 42 6
Total 56 8 4 1 15 1 2 0 77 10
Lazio 1997–98 27 2 9 3 6 1 42 6
Atlético Madrid 1998–99 17 3 2 0 8 2 27 5
Internazionale 1999–2000 17 2 4 0 1[c] 0 22 2
2000–01 21 1 0 0 6 0 1[b] 0 28 1
Total 38 3 4 0 6 0 2 0 50 3
Monaco 2001–02 19 0 3 0 3[d] 1 25 1
2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 0 3 0 3 1 25 1
Admira Wacker 2003–04 25 3 1 0 26 3
LR Ahlen 2004–05 19 2 2 0 21 2
Career total 360 57 37 5 60 6 10 3 467 71
  1. ^ a b One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance in Intercontinental Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana
  3. ^ Appearance in Champions League play-off
  4. ^ Appearances in Coupe de la Ligue

International[edit]

[8]

FR Yugoslavia
Year Apps Goals
1991 3 1
1992 1 0
1993* 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 0 0
1996 7 1
1997 7 1
1998 11 0
1999 0 0
2000 8 0
2001 1 0
2002 1 0
Total 41 3
  • Note: Yugoslavia was banned from international football in 1993, since 1994 FR Yugoslavia became the successor of SFR Yugoslavia national team.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Red Star Belgrade
Sampdoria
Juventus
Lazio
Monaco

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goal.com: How Prosinecki & Zidane's midfield partner Jugovic became one of Yugoslavia's last world champions". 1 December 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ [1] Romeo Agresti. Goal.com: Jugovic: I entered into Juventus legend with Champions League winner (in English). June 2, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "BBC SPORT: Vladimir Jugovic". June 2000.
  4. ^ "Pancev también renuncia a la Eurocopa". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 May 1992. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. ^ [2] Roger Cohen. The New York Times: WORLD CUP '98; Netherlands' Davids Comes in From Cold. (in English). June 30, 1998. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Vladimir Jugović at WorldFootball.net
  7. ^ Vladimir Jugović at FootballDatabase.eu
  8. ^ Vladimir Jugović at National-Football-Teams.com

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