Ljubo-Ljupko Petrovic is a former Yugoslavian football player; today a football manager. As a coach and after winning the European Cup in 1991 with Red Star Belgrade, he became an icon in the former Yugoslavian (today Serbia) and in European football history.
Born on 15 May, 1947, in Velika Brusnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia), Petrovic played most of his career for NK Osijek. He's remembered as one of the best players in the late 1970's
and the player who scorred the most goals in NK Osijek's history. After his career at NK Osijek, he spent three years playing in the United States.
As a manager, he has led well known teams from former Yugoslavia such as: NK Osijek Osijek, FK Spartak Subotica, FK Rad Belgrade, FK Vojvodina Novi Sad, and finally Red Star Belgrade, with whom he won the 1991 European Cup.
He has also managed throughout Europe and elsewhere with Spanish league team RCD Espanyol, Uruguayan team C.A. Penarol, Austrian team Grazer AK and Chinese teams Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan.
He had another two spells at Red Star before moving to Bulgaria in 2000 to coach teams PFC Levski Sofia winning the Bulgarian National Championship and later PFC Litex Lovech where he won the 2004 National Cup.
In June 2004, and for the third time, he became head coach of Red Star Belgrade.
From 2005-2007 he was second time FC “Litex, Lovetch Head Coach.
In March 2008 he become the manager of OFK Beograd, Serbia, 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. 2010-March 2011 he coached Croatian side NK Lokomotiva a youth division of Croatian football giant NK Dinamo Zagreb.
He has UEFA PRO License and PHD degree in physical education. He is also UEFA coaching license instructor.
He is married to his wife Snezana and has two children; a son Srdjan and daughter Svetlana. He has two grandchildren, Nikola and Anastasia.
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