Zlatko Vujović

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Zlatko Vujović
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-08-26) 26 August 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1986 Hajduk Split 240 (101)
1986–1988 Bordeaux 65 (20)
1988–1989 Cannes 34 (18)
1989–1991 Paris Saint-Germain 62 (20)
1991–1992 Sochaux 23 (4)
1992–1993 Nice 28 (17)
Total 452 (180)
National team
1979–1990 Yugoslavia 70 (25)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Hajduk Split (assistant)
2011 Hajduk Split (assistant)
2016– Hajduk Split (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Zlatko Vujović (born 26 August 1958) is a Bosnian Croat retired footballer who played as a striker.

His twin brother, Zoran, was also a professional footballer. Both were Yugoslavian internationals, and both spent a large part of their professional careers in France.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Sarajevo, Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Vujović started his professional career with HNK Hajduk Split, making his first division debuts at just 18 and going on to score more than 100 goals in the league (172 overall in 420 matches), while often partnering his brother Zoran. He helped his first club win one league in 1979 and one cup five years later, also being named Yugoslav Footballer of the Year in 1981 by the Večernji list daily.

In 1986, both siblings moved to compete in France, first with FC Girondins de Bordeaux: in their first season both were undisputed starters in an eventual double, as Zlatko also scored in the 2–0 cup win against Olympique de Marseille.

Vujović continued to net with at excellent rate until he retired in 1993, playing in both the first and second levels, with AS Cannes, Paris Saint-Germain FC, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and OGC Nice. He earned 70 caps and scored 25 goals for the Yugoslavia national football team, making his debut on 1 April 1979 in a 3–0 win against Cyprus for the UEFA Euro 1980 qualifiers, and was included in the squads for the 1982 and 1990 FIFA World Cups, while also playing Olympic football in 1980.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2008, Vujović (as had his brother the previous year) began a coaching career, starting as assistant manager at his first club, Hajduk. He began his third stint in July 2016, when he joined Marijan Pušnik's staff.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The game's terrible twins; FIFA.com, 12 February 2010
  2. ^ "Pušnikov stožer pojačava se Zlatkom Vujovićem" [Pušnik's camp gets larger with Zlatko Vujović] (in Croatian). Hajduk Split. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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