Dragoslav Stepanović


Dragoslav Stepanović
Dragoslav Stepanović
Personal information
Date of birth August 30, 1948 (1948-08-30) (age 63)
Place of birth Rekovac, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1973 OFK Belgrade 167 (10)
1973–1976 Red Star Belgrade 40 (2)
1976–1978 Eintracht Frankfurt 49 (3)
1978–1979 Wormatia Worms 33 (0)
1979–1981 Manchester City 15 (0)
1981–1982 Wormatia Worms 16 (0)
National team
1970–1976 Yugoslavia 34 (1)
Teams managed
1982–1985 FV Progres Frankfurt
1985–1987 FSV Frankfurt
1988–1990 Rot-Weiß Frankfurt
1991 Eintracht Trier
1991–1993 Eintracht Frankfurt
1993–1995 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1995–1996 Athletic Bilbao
1996 Eintracht Frankfurt
1998 AEK Athens
1999 VfB Leipzig
2000 Stuttgarter Kickers
2000 Kickers Offenbach
2001 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
2003 Shenyang Jinde
2004 El Zamalek
2007–2008 Čukarički
2009 FK Vojvodina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dragoslav Stepanović (born August 30, 1948 in Rekovac, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a retired Serbian footballer and current coach.

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Career

He made his name with OFK Beograd where he was a defensive right back fixture for 11 years between 1962 and 1973, before moving on to Red Star Belgrade for 3 seasons until 1976. Due to the transfer age restrictions in SFR Yugoslavia he had to wait until 28 years of age to move abroad.

Stepanović's first stop abroad was German Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt where he became affectionately known as Steppi. He played in Frankfurt for two seasons (1976–1978). Next came a 1-season stint with Wormatia Worms.

In July 1979 he joined English club Manchester City F.C. for £140,000, and spent 2 seasons there.

He finished out his career back in Germany with Wormatia Worms in 1981–82 season.

International

Stepanovic is a former Yugoslav international, and used to be a favourite of national team head coach Vujadin Boskov.

Coaching career

Stepanović went on to become a successful football coach in Germany. After making a managerial name for himself in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen he was signed to coach Athletic Bilbao in July 1995.[1] He did not survive until the end of the season, however, getting replaced in mid-March 1996.

He was idolized in the US and finally came to Columbus, Ohio in 2002 to Coach the youth soccer club Blast FC. He has since returned to Germany where he for a brief spell was team manager at TuS Koblenz.

In December 2006, Stepanović was a short list candidate for the Bosnia-Herzegovina national team coaching spot, but the job went to Fuad Muzurović instead.

On August 24, 2007, Stepanović was named the head coach of the Serbian Superliga club FK Čukarički. His appointment came two weeks into the 2007–08 season during which Čukarički already played the Serbian powerhouses Red Star and Partizan, managing a draw and a loss respectively[1], on 8 December 2008 was fired by Čukarički.

During summer 2009 off season on June 8, 2009, he was named FK Vojvodina head coach for the upcoming 2009–10 season[2] and was released on 2 October 2009.[3]

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