Petrovi? as Serbia manager in 2010
|Full name||Vladimir Petrovi?|
|Date of birth||1 July 1955|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft in)|
|1972-1982||Red Star Belgrade||257||(49)|
|1996-1997||Red Star Belgrade|
|2002-2004||Serbia and Montenegro U21|
|2009-2010||Red Star Belgrade|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He started out at Red Star making his debut in 1971, at the age of 16. With the team, he won four Yugoslav League Championship titles, one Yugoslav Cup and reached the final of the 1979 UEFA Cup Final, losing to Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 1980, he was named the Yugoslav Footballer of the Year.
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. At Arsenal he had a brief but memorable career and helped them reach the semi finals of both domestic cups (losing both to Manchester United). He scored twice in the league against Stoke City and West Ham United and once in the FA Cup quarter final against Aston Villa. 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.
As assistant coach, Petrovi? won the 1990-91 European Cup with Red Star, and as head coach when they won the 1996-97 FR Yugoslavia Cup. He guided the Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 football team to a runners-up finish at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
In 2005, Petrovi? managed the Chinese Dalian Shide team to the double. On September 14, 2007, Petrovi? was named as coach of the Chinese national team. After China failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, he was sacked.
On June 2, 2009, Petrovi? returned to Red Star Belgrade. As manager, Petrovi? was part of takeover of Red Star by the club's veterans, replacing caretaker/interim coach Sini?a Gogi?. On 21 March 2010, Red Star officials unexpectedly sacked Petrovi? after a league defeat against Metalac.
On June 4, 2010, he was named the manager of Romanian club Politehnica Timi?oara.
On September 15, 2010, Petrovi? was named the new head coach of Serbia. On October 14, 2011, the football association of Serbia announced they had terminated their contract with Petrovi?.
In 2013, he was the head coach of the Iraq national team. On 13 December 2013, he was named the head of coach of the Yemen national team. In May 2014, he resigned following the expiration of the contract. In 2015, Petrovi? managed OFK Beograd.
|Red Star Belgrade||1972/73||27||2||?||?||?||?||27||2|
|Red Star Belgrade||July 1996||August 1997||46||31||7||8||91||37||+54||67.39|
|Serbia and Montenegro U21||2002||2004||16||8||2||6||25||31||-6||50.00|
|Vojvodina||July 2004||December 2004||17||5||5||7||19||22||-3||29.41|
|Dalian Shide||July 2005||December 2006||26||21||2||3||57||18||+39||80.77|
|China||September 2007||July 2008||18||6||7||5||28||16||+12||33.33|
|Red Star Belgrade||June 2009||March 2010||25||20||1||4||47||18||+29||80.00|
|Politehnica Timi?oara||June 2010||September 2010||11||3||6||2||33||8||+25||27.27|
|Serbia||September 2010||October 2011||13||5||3||5||13||14||-1||38.46|
|Iraq||February 2013||September 2013||7||1||0||6||2||12||-10||14.29|
|Yemen||December 2013||May 2014||3||1||1||1||3||2||+1||33.33|
|OFK Beograd||July 2015||August 2015||7||2||0||5||11||9||+2||28.57|
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
Serbia and Montenegro U21