Miroslav Đukić

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Miroslav Đukić
Miroslav Đukić.jpg
Đukić as Partizan manager in 2017
Personal information
Full name Miroslav Đukić
Date of birth (1966-02-19) 19 February 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Štitar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Mačva Šabac 87 (4)
1989–1990 Rad 31 (1)
1990–1997 Deportivo La Coruña 247 (7)
1997–2003 Valencia 157 (4)
2003–2004 Tenerife 27 (0)
Total 549 (16)
National team
1991–2001 Yugoslavia 48 (2)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Serbia U21
2007 Partizan
2007–2008 Serbia
2009 Mouscron
2011 Hércules
2011–2013 Valladolid
2013 Valencia
2014–2015 Córdoba
2017 Al Shabab
2017–2018 Partizan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miroslav Đukić (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирослав Ђукић, pronounced [mǐroslaʋ dʑǔkitɕ]; born 19 February 1966) is a Serbian football manager and former player who played as a sweeper.

He spent 14 years of his professional career in Spain, notably at the service of Deportivo de La Coruña and Valencia, amassing La Liga totals of 368 games and 11 goals and winning six major titles for the two clubs combined.

Đukić represented FR Yugoslavia in one World Cup and one European Championship. After retiring, he embarked in a managerial career at both club and international level.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in Štitar, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Đukić began his playing career with club FK Mačva Šabac, moving in 1988 to Belgrade with FK Rad after reported interest from both national giants FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade.

In the middle of 1990, Đukić signed for Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain, who purchased him for 40 million pesetas in 1990. He only appeared in five league games for the Galicians in his first season, which ended in La Liga promotion, but, from there onwards, became an undisputed starter, never totalling less than 35 matches and 3,000 minutes of action in five consecutive campaigns, as Super Depor was coming to fruition.

On 14 May 1994, in the league's last round, at home against Valencia CF, Đukić missed a penalty kick in the game's last minute (eventual 0–0 draw), as habitual taker Donato had already been replaced and second option Bebeto refused the responsibility.[1][2] As a result, FC Barcelona were crowned champions instead, and the elegant defender left A Coruña at the end of 1996–97 at the age of 31 as his contract was not renewed.

Subsequently, Đukić joined Valencia,[3] starting in all of the league games he took part in his first three seasons and helping the Che to two consecutive UEFA Champions League finals, both lost.[4][5] Already as a backup, he made 16 appearances as the club won the first national championship in 31 years in 2002.

Đukić returned to Segunda División after 12 years for the last season of his career, playing for CD Tenerife[6] and retiring at the age of 38, having appeared in exactly 400 matches in the Spanish league (both major levels combined).

International[edit]

Đukić made his debut for Yugoslavia on 27 February 1991, in a 1–1 friendly draw against Turkey in İzmir. He went on to win 48 caps scoring twice, and represented the newly formed FR Yugoslavia at UEFA Euro 2000 (all the games and minutes for the quarter-finalists).[7][8][9][10][11]

Đukić was also a member of the squad that competed at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but did not play due to injury.

Coaching career[edit]

Club[edit]

On 23 January 2007, Đukić was named head coach of Partizan,[12][13] being eventually voted Manager of the Year. On 11 June 2009 he signed for R.E. Mouscron in Belgium, replacing Enzo Scifo and being joined at the top division team by former Valencia teammates Amedeo Carboni and Juan Sánchez, who acted as sporting director and technical director, respectively; all left shortly after, as the club folded due to severe economical problems.[14]

In late March 2011, Đukić became Hércules CF manager, after Esteban Vigo was sacked. His first match in charge was a 3–1 away win against Real Sociedad,[15] but the Valencians ultimately suffered top flight relegation.[16]

On 6 July 2011, Đukić was appointed at another second division side, agreeing to a three-year contract with Real Valladolid.[17] In early June 2013, after leading the Castile and León outfit to promotion in his first season – via the playoffs – and the 14th position in the second, he replaced Ernesto Valverde at the helm of former club Valencia.[18]

Đukić was relieved of his duties on 16 December 2013, following the team's eighth loss of the season, 0–3 at Atlético Madrid which left it in ninth place.[19] He was revealed as the new Córdoba CF manager on 20 October 2014, succeeding Albert Ferrer.[20]

In June 2017, Đukić returned to Partizan after replacing Videoton FC-bound Marko Nikolić.[21]

Đukić has made some controversial statements as Partizan manager. Đukić first arose controversy in March 2018 when he used profanities at a press conference, saying that "he was born in f–ing Štitar and not sunny Valencia" and that he is "a bum like all of you here."[22] Đukić also arose controversy in May 2018 when he said "if Marko Janković manages to overcome the Montenegrin in him, he will be a great player."[23] Đukić again made controversial statements in July 2018 when he said that the team of FK Trakai "aren't some Indians with feathers."[24]

International[edit]

Đukić earned his coaching license in Spain, and started his new career with Serbia's under-21 team, which he led to the final of the 2007 UEFA European Championship, lost against hosts Netherlands.[25] This arrived after a dramatic play-off qualification (0–3 home loss against Sweden, followed by a 5–0 away win).[26]

On 19 December 2007, Đukić decided not to extend his expired contract with Partizan and was appointed coach of Serbia, leaving the position on 19 August of the following year without having played any official games, due to various problems with the Football Association.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Yugoslavia national team
Year Apps Goals
1991 2 0
1992 0 0
1993* 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 1 0
1996 5 0
1997 11 1
1998 6 0
1999 7 0
2000 7 0
2001 7 1
Total 48 2
  • Note: Yugoslavia was banned from international football in 1993. Since 1994, FR Yugoslavia became the successor of the SFR Yugoslavia national team.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 August 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Serbia U21 Serbia 1 July 2006 30 June 2007 12 7 1 4 18 12 +6 058.33
Partizan Serbia 23 January 2007 19 December 2007 37 26 5 6 86 31 +55 070.27
Serbia[27] Serbia 19 December 2007 19 August 2008 8 0 3 5 7 15 −8 000.00
Mouscron Belgium 11 June 2009 31 October 2009 14 2 5 7 14 22 −8 014.29
Hércules[28] Spain 24 March 2011 23 June 2011 9 2 3 4 11 13 −2 022.22
Valladolid[29] Spain 6 July 2011 5 June 2013 88 38 25 25 131 103 +28 043.18
Valencia[30] Spain 5 June 2013 16 December 2013 23 10 4 9 33 33 +0 043.48
Córdoba[31] Spain 20 October 2014 16 March 2015 21 3 6 12 15 32 −17 014.29
Al-Shabab United Arab Emirates 7 April 2017 16 May 2017 5 1 2 2 4 7 −3 020.00
Partizan Serbia 5 June 2017 3 August 2018 63 36 15 12 109 56 +53 057.14
Total 280 125 69 86 531 325 +206 044.64

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Deportivo
Valencia

Manager[edit]

Serbia U21
Valladolid
Partizan

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "El Depor perdió la Liga en 1994 ante un Valencia primado" [Depor lost 1994 league against sold out Valencia]. La Opinión A Coruña (in Spanish). 6 May 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Djukic, todo ambición" [Djukic, all ambition] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 July 1997. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Real storm to Cup glory". BBC Sport. 24 May 2000. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Bayern crowned European champions". BBC Sport. 23 May 2001. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Djukic firma por un año con el Tenerife" [Djukic signs for one year with Tenerife]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 4 August 2003. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  7. ^ Santiago Segurola (21 June 2000). "Mucho talento y muchos años" [A lot of talent and a lot of years]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
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  10. ^ "Spain pull off a miracle in seven-goal classic". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  11. ^ "Kluivert stars as Oranje leave Yugoslavia in shade". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  12. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (23 January 2007). "Partizan need more than Djukic spirit". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fudbaleri su vrlo monogamni" [Footballers are very monogamous]. Večernje novosti (in Serbian). 30 June 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Djukic dimite como técnico del Excelsior Mouscron, que podría bajar a Cuarta por las deudas" [Djukic resigns as manager of Excelsior Mouscron, who could be relegated to the Fourth for debts]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 3 November 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
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  16. ^ "Djukic: "El descenso es una decepción para todos"" [Djukic: "The relegation is a disappointment for everybody"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 11 May 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  17. ^ "Miroslav Djukic, nuevo entrenador del Valladolid" [Miroslav Djukic, new Valladolid coach]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 6 July 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Djukic ya es técnico del Valencia" [Djukic is already the Valencia manager]. Marca (in Spanish). 5 June 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "El Valencia destituye a Djukic" [Valencia dismiss Djukic]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "El serbio Miroslav Djukic es el nuevo entrenador del Córdoba en lugar Ferrer" [Serbian Miroslav Djukic is the new manager of Córdoba in place of Ferrer]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 October 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Djukic regresa para meter al Partizan en la Champions" [Djukic returns to put Partizan in Champions]. Super Deporte (in Spanish). 7 June 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
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  23. ^ Mozzart Sport (2018-05-04). "O Jankovićevom skidanju dresa: Kad pobediš Crnogorca u sebi - bićeš igrač" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-07-29. 
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