|Full name||Vujadin Boškov|
|Date of birth||May 16, 1931|
|Place of birth||Begeč, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||April 27, 2014(aged 82)|
|Place of death||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|1962–1964||SC Young Fellows Juventus|
|1962–1964||SC Young Fellows Juventus (player/coach)|
|1964–1971||FK Vojvodina (technical director)|
|1974–1976||FC Den Haag|
|2001||FR Yugoslavia (co-coach)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Throughout his career as a football manager, he stood out both for his many successes, as well as due to his unique sense of humour and memorable ironic comments, which were used to dissolve tension during post-match interviews; these led him to become a popular figure with football fans during his time in Italy.
Boškov was born in the village of Begeč near Novi Sad, Serbia. He played with FK Vojvodina for most of his career (1946–1960). In 1961 he moved to Italy to play for Serie A club Sampdoria for one season (1961/62), before accepting a stint as a player/coach at Swiss side Young Boys (1962–1964). Boškov then returned to the club that made him as a player – FK Vojvodina – and spent 7 seasons (1964–1971) as a technical director, leading the club to winning one Yugoslav league championship in 1965–66.
He also became a playing member of the Yugoslavia national team, and was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 1952 Olympic football tournament. Also he played at the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World Cups.
“Penalty is when referee whistles.”—An example of one of Boškov's humorous quips in interviews.
Boškov soon developed a successful international coaching career with stints in Dutch Eredivisie (FC Den Haag (1974–1976), and Feyenoord (1976–1978)), Spanish La Liga (Real Zaragoza (1978/79), Real Madrid (1979–1982), and Sporting de Gijon (1983–84)), Italian Serie A (Ascoli Calcio 1898 (1984–1986), U.C. Sampdoria (1986–1992, 1997–98), A.S. Roma (1992–93), S.S.C. Napoli (1994–1996), and A.C. Perugia (1999)), and Swiss league (Servette Geneva (1996–97)).
“In addition to being a great coach, he was a great psychologist and a very intelligent person.”
Arguably his greatest achievement as a coach came in 1991, when he steered Sampdoria to the Serie A scudetto. The following season, he led the club to the European Cup final, where they lost 1–0 to Barcelona at Wembley.
- FK Vojvodina (as the club's director of football)
- European Cup Winners' Cup: 1989–90
- Serie A: 1990–91
- Coppa Italia: 1987–88, 1988–89
- Supercoppa Italiana: 1991
- "Europe mourns Serbia great Boškov". UEFA. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Remembering the great Boskov". Football Italia. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- Ex-Yugoslavia, Real coach Boskov dies - FIFA
- Vujadin Boškov – FIFA competition record
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- Vujadin Boškov at National-Football-Teams.com
- Serbian national football team website (Serbian)
- Europe mourns Serbia great Boškov - UEFA