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|Date of birth||30 August 1969|
|Place of birth||Milutovac, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|1989–1992||Red Star Belgrade||61||(11)|
|1990||→ Rad (loan)||16||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Milutovac, a village near Trstenik, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Jugović played throughout his career for numerous top European teams, winning the Champions League twice (with Red Star Belgrade and Juventus). He is regarded as one of the finest players that Serbia has ever produced and one of the best midfielders of his generation. He represented Yugoslavia in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Serving in army
As every capable male in ex-Yugoslavia, Vladimir had to serve 18 to 9 months in army. Since he proved to be among the best and most capable young guys, he was selected to serve in the most elite, paratrooper group called "63. Padobranska". During that time he was able to visit trainings of football club "F.C. Radnički 1923"
Before coming to Red Star he played for FK Trstenik. At the age of fifteen he was invited by Tomislav Miličević, the youth coach of Red Star Belgrade at the time, to come join Red Star.
Red Star Belgrade
Upon joining Red Star, he was loaned to FK Rad for the whole 1989–90 season. When Ljupko Petrović became coach of Red Star, Jugović was returned 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. 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.
Jugović was bought by Serie A giants Juventus. In two seasons at Juventus, he won an Italian national title, as well as a UEFA Champions League, scoring the decisive penalty in the final game against Dutch side AFC Ajax.
In the 1997-98 season he joined Lazio spending only one season with the roman club winning his second Coppa Italia 1997–98 Coppa Italia beating Milan in the 2-leg final, also the club reached the Uefa Cup final 1997-98 UEFA Cup losing in the final to Inter in the all Italian final.
Jugović successively moved to Atlético Madrid for the 1998–99 season, then the following year, Inter in 1999-00, where he spent two seasons. Jugović finished his career in LR Ahlen, after stints in AS Monaco FC, and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling.
|Yugoslavia national team|
|Serbia national team|
- Vladimir Jugović at National-Football-Teams.com
- Serbian national football team website (Serbian)