Vlado Bozinovski

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Vlado Bozinovski
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-03-30) 30 March 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Ohrid, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 Hellas-Hakoah 33 (3)
1984–1985 South Melbourne 13 (1)
1985–1989 Footscray JUST 61 (7)
1989 Club Brugge 6 (0)
1989–1990 Beira-Mar 32 (2)
1990–1991 Sporting CP 11 (0)
1991–1992 Beira-Mar 23 (1)
1992–1993 Ipswich Town 9 (0)
1993–1995 Paços Ferreira 60 (2)
1995–1996 Felgueiras 20 (0)
1996 Tiong Bahru United[1][2]
1996–1998 Ankaragücü 46 (6)
1998 Tanjong Pagar United
1999–2000 Home United
2001 Clementi Khalsa 19 (2)
National team
1988 Australia U23 3 (0)
1988–1992 Australia 6 (1)
Teams managed
2001 Clementi Khalsa (player-coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vlado Bozinovski (born 30 March 1964) is an Australian retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Bozinovski immigrated to Australia in his teens, going on to play football in the country for South Melbourne FC and Footscray JUST. In 1989, aged 25, and following a very brief spell in Belgium, he moved to Portugal and joined S.C. Beira-Mar, appearing in 32 league games as the Aveiro club retained its top division status.

Staying in the country, Bozinovski signed for giants Sporting Clube de Portugal but, after one single season, returned to his previous club and, in the following year, signed for Ipswich Town in the Premier League. He appeared in only one fourth of the games for the Blues, who only narrowly avoided relegation.

In the 1993 summer, Bozinovski returned to Portugal, representing F.C. Paços de Ferreira and F.C. Felgueiras, playing two out of three seasons in the top flight. He signed for S.League club Tiong Bahru United in May 1999.[1] He left for Turkey the same year where he competed in the 1996–97 Süper Lig with Ankaragücü. The 33-year-old then returned to Singapore, where he played for Tanjong Pagar United FC, Home United FC and Clementi Khalsa FC, the latter as a player-coach until he was relieved of his coaching duties in September 2001.[3] He retired at the end of the 2001 season.

Subsequently, Bozinovski became a players agent.[4]

International career[edit]

Bozinovski gained six caps for Australia, scoring once in the process. His debut took place on 13 June 1988, in a 1–0 friendly win with the United States in Orlando, Florida.

Additionally, Bozinovski represented the nation at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, appearing twice as a substitute in an eventual quarterfinal exit.[5]


  1. ^ a b Joe Dorai (23 May 1996). "Jaguars sign Aussie Bozinoski". The Straits Times. p. 32.
  2. ^ "Jaguars allowed replacement". The Straits Times. 15 August 1996. p. 30.
  3. ^ Jose Raymond (29 September 2001). "Coaching change at struggling Clementi Khalsa". Today. p. 31.
  4. ^ "Sharks hoping Hiro can be the hero in do-or-die final". SMH.com. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Vlado Bozinoski Biography and Statistics". Sports-reference. Retrieved 1 December 2010.

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