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Dragoslav Stepanović
Personal information
Date of birth August 30, 1948 (1948-08-30) (age 61)
Place of birth    Rekovac, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current club no club
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1962-1973
1973-1976
1976-1978
1978-1979
1979-1981
1981-1982
OFK Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
Eintracht Frankfurt
Wormatia Worms
Manchester City
Wormatia Worms
167 (10)
40 (2)
49 (3)
33 (0)
15 (0)
16 (0)   
National team
1970-1976 Yugoslavia 34 0(1)
Teams managed
1982-1985
1985-1987
1988-1990
1991
1991-1993
1993-1995
1995-1996
1996
1998
1999
2000
2000
2001
2003
2004
2007-2008
2009
FV Progres Frankfurt
FSV Frankfurt
Rot-Weiß Frankfurt
Eintracht Trier
Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Athletic Bilbao
Eintracht Frankfurt
AEK Athens
VfB Leipzig
Stuttgarter Kickers
Kickers Offenbach
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
Shenyang Jinde
El Zamalek
Čukarički
FK Vojvodina

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Dragoslav Stepanović (born August 30, 1948 in Rekovac, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a retired Serbian footballer and current coach.

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Career

He made his name with OFK Beograd where he was a defensive right back fixture for 11 years between 1962 and 1973, before moving on to Red Star Belgrade for 3 seasons until 1976. Due to the transfer age restrictions in SFR Yugoslavia he had to wait until 28 years of age to move abroad.

Stepanović's first stop abroad was German Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt where he became affectionately known as Steppi. He played in Frankfurt for two seasons (1976-1978). Next came a 1-season stint with Wormatia Worms.

In July 1979 he joined English club Manchester City for £140,000, and spent 2 seasons there.

He finished out his career back in Germany with Wormatia Worms in 1981/82 season.

International

Stepanovic was a Yugoslav international, and a favourite of national team head coach Vujadin Boskov.

Coaching career

Stepanović went on to become a successful football coach in Germany. After making a managerial name for himself in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen he was signed to coach Athletic Bilbao in July 1995[1]. He didn't survive until the end of the season, however, getting replaced in mid-March 1996.

He was idolized in the US and finally came to Columbus, Ohio in 2002 to Coach the youth soccer club Blast FC. He has since returned to Germany where he for a brief spell was team manager at TuS Koblenz.

In December 2006, Stepanović was a short list candidate for the Bosnia-Herzegovina national team coaching spot, but the job went to Fuad Muzurović instead.

On August 24, 2007, Stepanović was named the head coach of the Serbian Superliga club FK Čukarički. His appointment came two weeks into the 2007-08 season during which Čukarički already played the Serbian powerhouses Red Star and Partizan, managing a draw and a loss respectively[1], on 8 December 2008 was fired by Čukarički.

During summer 2009 off season on June 8, 2009, he was named FK Vojvodina head coach for the upcoming 2009-10 season[2] and was released on 2 October 2009[3].

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