Vujadin Boškov

Vujadin Boškov
Trainer Boskov (FC Den Haag) juichend, Bestanddeelnr 927-9293.jpg
Boškov winning the Dutch Cup with Den Haag in May 1975.
Personal information
Full nameVujadin Boškov
Date of birth(1931-05-16)16 May 1931
Place of birthBegeč, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death27 April 2014(2014-04-27) (aged 82)
Place of deathNovi Sad, Serbia
Playing positionRight winger
Senior career*
1946–1960FK Vojvodina185(15)
1962–1964SC Young Fellows Juventus
National team
Teams managed
1962–1964SC Young Fellows Juventus (player/coach)
1964–1971FK Vojvodina (technical director)
1966Yugoslavia (co-coach)
1974–1976FC Den Haag
1978–1979Real Zaragoza
1979–1982Real Madrid
1982–1984Sporting Gijón
1992–1993A.S. Roma
1996–1997Servette Geneva
1999–2000FR Yugoslavia
2001FR Yugoslavia (co-coach)
2006Sampdoria (scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vujadin Boškov (Serbian Cyrillic: Вујадин Бошков, pronounced [ʋujǎdin bǒʃkoʋ]; 16 May 1931 – 27 April 2014) was a Serbian footballer and coach.

Throughout his career as a football manager, he stood out both for his many successes, as well as due to his unique sense of humour and memorable ironic comments, which were used to dissolve tension during post-match interviews; these led him to become a popular figure with football fans during his time in Italy.[1][2]

Club career

Boškov was born in the village of Begeč, 10 km from Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia. He comes from a Serbian family who lived in Novi Sad (he was officially born in Petrovaradin) before moving to Begeč during the Second War where his grandfather lived. His elder brother was also a football player but died early. Vujadin had two sisters Vera and Dada, the latter still living. He remained loyal to his local team and played with FK Vojvodina for most of his career (1946–1960), as well as continuously supporting it. In gratitude the FK Vojvodina training facility in Veternik is named after him.[citation needed] He joined the Yugoslav team that won against the Soviet Union at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. He is still remembered in a photo with the Dinamo Zagreb team in "Charlie's" café in Zagreb, as a great Yugoslav football player.[citation needed] In 1961 he moved to Italy to play for Serie A club Sampdoria for one season (1961–62), before accepting a stint as a player-coach at Swiss side Young Boys (1962–1964).[3] Boškov then returned to the club that made him as a player – FK Vojvodina – and spent seven seasons (1964–1971) as a technical director, leading the club to winning one Yugoslav league championship in 1965–66. Vujadin Boskov was well known in Italy as a gentleman and a cosmopolitan all his life. Corriere dello sport published his quotations e.g. "Quando l'arbitro fischia... it is a penalty". There is a book of his quotations published in Italy. He spoke several languages and lived all over Europe.

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