Famous Coaches from Serbia

List of notable or famous coaches from Serbia, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Serbia and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Serbia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Serbian coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Serbia is included when available.

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This historic coaches from Serbia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Serbian coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Serbia?" These prominent coaches of Serbia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Serbian coaches.

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  • Velibor "Bora" Milutinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Велибор Бора Милутиновић; born 7 September 1944) is a Serbian football coach and former player. He has coached at five editions of the FIFA World Cup, tied for the record alongside Brazilian manager Carlos Alberto Parreira, but did so in five consecutive World Cups with different teams: Mexico (1986), Costa Rica (1990), the United States (1994), Nigeria (1998), and China (2002). He is also the first coach to take four teams beyond the first round – all but China – earning the nickname of Miracle Worker, first given to him by Alan Rothenberg, then president of the United States Soccer Federation. In total Milutinović has coached eight national ...more
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Bajina Bašta, Serbia
  • Dragan Stojković
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    Dragan Stojković

    Dragan Stojković (born 3 March 1965), also known by the nickname Piksi, is a Serbian former footballer who played as a midfielder, and the current manager of the Serbia national team. Stojković was long time captain of the Yugoslavia national team and Red Star Belgrade, and is considered one of the best players in the history of Yugoslav and Serbian football. He was a star player for Yugoslavia at the 1990 FIFA World Cup (where he was selected for the World Cup All-Star Team) and 1998 FIFA World Cup where he captained the team. He is one of only five players to be awarded the title Star of the Red Star. He is widely considered to have never shown his true potential in Europe as injury ...more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Niš, Serbia
  • Dragoslav Stepanović
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    Dragoslav Stepanović

    Dragoslav Stepanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгослав Степановић, pronounced [drâɡoslaʋ stepǎːnoʋitɕ]; born 30 August 1948) is a retired Serbian footballer and current coach.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Rekovac, Serbia
  • Dragutin Topić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгутин Топић, born 12 March 1971 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian high jumper.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Ilija Petković

    Ilija Petković (Serbian Cyrillic: Илија Петковић, pronounced [ǐlija pětkoʋitɕ]; born 22 September 1945) is a retired Serbian footballer and coach and current chairman of OFK Beograd. Since the early 1990s he has been a football manager, his most notable appointment being with the Serbia and Montenegro national football team.
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Knin, Croatia
  • Ljubomir Travica

    Ljubomir Travica is a Serbian volleyball player and coach. Travica was born in Ervenik and started his career with HAOK Mladost in Zagreb. In 1980 he participated with Yugoslavia at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He moved to Italy in 1983, playing for Panini Modena and Padua in Serie A1, and Vimercate and Brugherio in Serie A2. In 1991 he started his coaching career in Series B1 at Valdagno, and subsequently coached different teams in the A1 and A2 divisions, before moving to Olympiacos S.C. in Greece. In 2008-2011 Travica coached ASSECO Resovia Rzeszów in Poland. His son Dragan Travica currently plays for Italy men's national volleyball team.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Ervenik, Croatia