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Ljupko Petrović
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Full name Ljubo Petrović
Date of birth May 15, 1947 (1947-05-15) (age 62)
Place of birth    Velika Brusnica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
FPR Yugoslavia
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1967-79
1979-82
Osijek
Buffalo Stallions
   
Teams managed
1982-84
1984
1984-87
1987-88
1987
1988
1988-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992
1992-93
1993-94
1995-96
1996
1996-97
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-07
2008
2008
2008-09
Osijek (youth division)
Espanyol (assistant)
Osijek
Spartak Subotica
Yugoslavia u-18
Yugoslavia u-21
Vojvodina
Red Star Belgrade
Espanyol
Peñarol
PAOK
Olympiacos
Red Star Belgrade
Grazer AK
Vojvodina
Al Ahli
Shanghai Shenhua
Levski Sofia
Beijing Guoan
Litex Lovech
Red Star Belgrade
Litex Lovech
OFK Beograd
Croatia Sesvete
Vojvodina

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

Ljubo "Ljupko" Petrović (Љупко Петровић) (born 15 May 1947) is a Bosnian Serb [1] [2] former football player, today a football manager and winner of the European Cup in 1991 with Red Star.

Born in Velika Brusnica village near Bosanski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia, Petrović played for the NK Osijek during most of his career. He is remembered as one of the best player of the generation which achieve promotion for NK Osijek in late 1970s. After his career at NK Osijek he also spent some time in the United States.

As a manager, he has been in charge of NK Osijek, FK Spartak Subotica, FK Rad, FK Vojvodina, and finally Red Star, with whom he won the 1991 European Cup. He has also managed Spanish RCD Espanyol, Uruguayan C.A. Peñarol, Austrian Grazer AK and Chinese Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan. He had another two spells at Red Star before moving to Bulgaria in the 2000s to coach PFC Levski Sofia and later PFC Litex Lovech. He came back to Serbia in March 2008 to become the manager of OFK Beograd, but he resigned from this position one month later. July 2, 2008, Petrović became the head coach of Croatian First League team Croatia Sesvete, thus becoming the first Serbian head coach of a Croatian first division team after the Yugoslav wars. On December 23, 2008 he was appointed for the head coach of his former team FK Vojvodina from Novi Sad, title challengers in the Serbian Superliga for 2008-09 season. Yet, after gaining only one point in the first two matches of the second part of the season, he resigned from this position on March 8, 2009.

Personal life

Petrović is married to Snežana with whom he has two children: son Srđan and daughter Svetlana. He also has two grandchildren: Nikola and Anastasija.

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Preceded by
Italy Arrigo Sacchi
European Cup Winning Coach
1990-1991
Succeeded by
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
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