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Vujadin Boškov

Personal information
Date of birth16 May 1931(age 85)
Place of birthBegeč, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Playing positionManager
(Right winger as a player)

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Vujadin Boškov ( , born 16 May 1931) is a retired Serbian football player and coach.

Boškov was born in the village of Begeč near Novi Sad, Danube Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia). He played with FK Vojvodina for most of his career (1946 1960). 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.

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 coached it for 7 seasons (1964 1971) winning one Yugoslav league championship in 1965 66.

He 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, 1998 99), A.S. Roma (1992 93), S.S.C. Napoli (1994 1996), and A.C. Perugia (1999)), and Swiss league (Servette Geneva (1996 97)).

Arguably his greatest achievement as a coach came in 1991, when he steered Sampdoria to the Serie A scudetto. The following season, he got them to the European Cup final, where they lost 1 0 to Barcelona at Wembley.

He also coached Yugoslavia at Euro 2000, where they famously lost 4 3 to Spain in Brugge and later went out to Holland in the quarter-finals.

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