|Full name||Vujadin Boškov|
|Date of birth||16 May 1931|
|Place of birth||Begeč, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||27 April 2014 82)(aged|
|Place of death||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|1962–1964||SC Young Fellows Juventus|
|1962–1964||SC Young Fellows Juventus (player/coach)|
|1964–1971||FK Vojvodina (technical director)|
|1974–1976||FC Den Haag|
|2001||FR Yugoslavia (co-coach)|
| * 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.
The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet is an adaptation of the Cyrillic script for Serbo-Croatian, developed in 1818 by Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić. It is one of the two alphabets used to write standard modern Serbian and Montenegrin, the other being Latin. In Croatian and Bosnian, only the Latin alphabet is used.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
In sports, a coach is a person involved in the direction, instruction and training of the operations of a sports team or of individual sportspeople. A coach may also be a teacher.
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.
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). 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.
Begeč is a suburban settlement of the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is situated on the river Danube, approximately 15 km west from Novi Sad, on Bačka Palanka-Novi Sad road. According to 2002 census, the village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population numbering 3,360 people.
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the administrative centre of the South Bačka District. It is located in the southern portion of the Pannonian Plain on the border of the Bačka and Srem geographical regions. Lying on the banks of the Danube river, the city faces the northern slopes of Fruška Gora.
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He also became a playing member of the Yugoslavia national team, and was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 1952 Olympic football tournament. Also he played at the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World Cups.
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“Penalty is when referee whistles.”
Boškov soon developed a successful international coaching career with stints in Dutch Eredivisie (FC Den Haag (1974–1976), and Feyenoord (1976–1978)), Spanish La Liga (Real Zaragoza (1978–79), Real Madrid (1979–1982), and Sporting de Gijon (1983–84)), Italian Serie A (Ascoli Calcio 1898 (1984–1986), U.C. Sampdoria (1986–1992, 1997–98), A.S. Roma (1992–93), S.S.C. Napoli (1994–1996), and A.C. Perugia (1999)), and Swiss league (Servette Geneva (1996–97)).
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“In addition to being a great coach, he was a great psychologist and a very intelligent person.”— Goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca on his former Sampdoria coach Boškov.
Arguably his greatest achievement as a coach came in 1991, when he steered Sampdoria to the Serie A scudetto. The following season, he led the club to the European Cup final, where they lost 1–0 to Barcelona at Wembley.
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He also coached Yugoslavia at Euro 2000, where they famously lost 4–3 to Spain in Brugge and later went out to hosts the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, after losing 6–1 to the Dutch.
|Vojvodina||July 1964||June 1971||252||93||75||84||36.90|
|Yugoslavia||April 1971||October 1973||27||10||12||5||37.04|
|Den Haag||June 1974||July 1976||81||31||25||25||38.27|
|Feyenoord||July 1976||June 1978||80||32||26||22||40.00|
|Real Zaragoza||July 1978||May 1979||46||19||9||18||41.30|
|Real Madrid||August 1979||March 1982||140||81||30||29||57.86|
|Sporting de Gijon||July 1982||June 1984||79||27||24||28||34.18|
|Ascoli||November 1984||June 1986||63||23||27||13||36.51|
|Sampdoria||July 1986||June 1992||289||139||90||60||48.10|
|Roma||July 1992||June 1993||51||19||18||14||37.25|
|Napoli||October 1994||June 1996||66||22||21||23||33.33|
|Servette Geneva||July 1996||December 1996||22||5||9||8||22.73|
|Sampdoria||November 1997||June 1998||26||10||7||9||38.46|
|Perugia||February 1999||June 1999||14||5||2||7||35.71|
|Yugoslavia||July 1999||July 2000||15||6||5||4||40.00|
|Yugoslavia||May 2001||October 2001||8||4||2||2||50.00|
Boškov died after long illness in Novi Sad, on 27 April 2014, aged 82.
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