Boško Antić

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Boško Antić
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Personal information
Full name Božidar Antić
Date of birth (1944-01-07)7 January 1944[1]
Place of birth Sarajevo, IS Croatia
Date of death 4 December 2007(2007-12-04) (aged 63)
Place of death Belgrade, Serbia
Playing position Striker
Youth career
–1966 FK Pretis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1972 FK Sarajevo 153 (47)
1972–1975 Angers 103 (44)
1975–1977 Caen 49 (28)
National team
1968 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
Teams managed
1983–1985 FK Sarajevo
Sartid Smederevo
1998 Radnički Niš
2001 Jiangsu Sainty
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Božidar "Boško" Antić (Serbian Cyrillic: Божидар Бошко Антић, pronounced [bôʒidaːr bôʃko ǎːntitɕ]; 7 January 1944 – 4 December 2007) was a Bosnian Serb footballer who played for SFR Yugoslavia.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Being drafted into the youth setup of FK Sarajevo from local side FK Pretis at the age of thirteen, he started his senior career with the maroon-whites in 1966.[2] A young and polyvalent team made up of home grown players such as Mirsad Fazlagić, Boško Prodanović, Vahidin Musemić and Antić would clinch the Yugoslav First League title in 1967, and in doing so become the first championship-winning side in the club's history.[3][4] Antić was one of the most prolific members of said team, finding the back of the net on 14 separate occasions during the title-winning campaign, while scoring a total of 140 goals in 276 appearances for the club.[2] A popular rhyme of the time was "Dva Boška na dva čoška, Musemija u sredini, za pobjedu ne brini" (English: Two Boškos in two corners, Musemić in the middle, don't worry it's a win).[5] During his time with FK Sarajevo he was the team's top scorer in three seasons (65/66., 66/67. and 67/68), while being league top scorer during the 1967-1968 campaign, netting in 53 goals in 53 appearances.[6] He joined Ligue 1 side Angers in 1972, where he remained for three years, going on to score 44 goals in 103 matches for the French side, before joining AS Cannes in the summer of 1975. After two more seasons on the French riviera, he retired from professional football in 1977.[7]

International career[edit]

He was a member of the Yugoslavia team that won the silver medal at UEFA Euro 1968.[8]

Managerial career[edit]

After one year of managing the AS Cannes U-18 team, he moved back to Sarajevo where he spent the next five years as a youth team manager and coordinator.[9] In 1983, he was named manager of FK Sarajevo with whom he clinched the Yugoslav title in 1984-1985, thus becoming the first person in club history to win titles both as a player and as a manager.[3] During the two seasons as first team manager he was assisted by former team mate Mirsad Fazlagić. In 1987, he was named Togo national team manager - a position he held for eighteen months, eventually moving back to Sarajevo with the desire to retire from professional coaching. With the start of the Bosnian war and the Siege of Sarajevo in 1992 he was forced to flee the city and moved to Belgrade, going on to manage Sartid Smederevo and Radnički Niš.[10]


He died on 4 December 2007 in Belgrade, Serbia after a long illness at the age of 63.[11]



FK Sarajevo


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