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Vladimir Petrović
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Personal information
Date of birth July 1, 1955 (1955-07-01) (age 54)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1982 Red Star Belgrade 257 (49)
1982–1983 Arsenal 13 (2)
1983–1985 Royal Antwerp 48 (10)
1985–1986 Brest 37 (5)
1986–1987 Standard Liège 31 (5)
1987–1988 Nancy 29 (1)
Total 417 (72)
National team
1973–1982 Yugoslavia 34 (5)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Red Star Belgrade
1999 Bor
2002–2004 Serbia and Montenegro U-21
2004 Vojvodina
2005–2006 Dalian Shide
2007–2008 China
2009– Red Star Belgrade
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vladimir Petrović (Serbian: Владимир Петровић) (born July 1, 1955 in Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia), widely known by his nickname Pižon (Serbian: Пижон, after the French for pigeon) is a Serbian former football player and current coach of his former team Red Star Belgrade.

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Club career

During his playing career, he mostly played for Red Star Belgrade and is one of only five Zvezdine zvezde (stars of the Star) — the legends of the club.

He started out at Red Star making his début in 1971, at the age of 16. With the team, he won five Yugoslav League Championship titles, six Yugoslav Cups and reached the final of 1979 UEFA Cup, lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 1982 he moved abroad, and briefly played for Arsenal; he joined the London side in December 1982 and made 22 appearances in the 1982-83 season. In June 1983 he left Arsenal and subsequently played for Brest and AS Nancy in France, and Royal Antwerp (1) and Standard Liège (16) in Belgium. In all he played 526 matches for the clubs.[1]

International career

He also represented Yugoslavia 34 times and played in the 1982 World Cup.[2]

Managing career

As assistant coach, he won the 1990-91 European Champions Cup with Red Star, and as head coach when they won the 1996 Yugoslavia FA Cup, Pižon guided the Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 football team to a runners-up finish at the 2004 European U-21 Championship.[3]

As of 2005, Petrović coaches the Chinese Dalian Shide team, with whom he won double title in 2005.[4]

On September 14, 2007, Petrović was named as coach of Chinese national team. After China failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, he was sacked.[5]

On June 2, 2009, the former China national football team head coach Petrović was again appointed for head coach of Red Star.[6] Petrović took his job as part of takeover of Red Star Belgrade by club's veterans, he replaces caretaker/interim coach Siniša Gogić. Petrović is a former Red Star player and has already coached the club in the 1996/97 season.[7]

Statistics

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 1974/75 26 5 ? ? ? ? 26 5
1975/76 12 1 ? ? ? ? 12 1
1976/77 10 0 ? ? ? ? 10 0
1977/78 28 9 ? ? ? ? 28 9
1978/79 27 5 ? ? ? ? 27 5
1979/80 28 5 ? ? ? ? 28 5
1980/81 23 6 ? ? ? ? 23 6
1981/82 29 3 ? ? ? ? 29 3
1982/83 16 6 ? ? ? ? 16 6
All 199 40 ? ? ? ? 199 40
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Standard de Liège 1986/87 31 5 3 1 4 0 38 6

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Preceded by
People's Republic of China Zhu Guanghu
Chinese Football Association Coach of the year
2005
Succeeded by
Serbia Ljubiša Tumbaković
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