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Vujadin Boškov (Serbian Cyrillic: Вујадин Бошков; 16 May 1931 – 27 April 2014) was a Serbian footballer and coach.
Boškov was born in the village of Begeč near Novi Sad, Serbia. He played with FK Vojvodina for most of his career (1946–1960). 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 7 seasons (1964–1971) as a technical director, leading the club to winning one Yugoslav league championship in 1965–66.
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.
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, 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)).
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 the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, after losing 6-1 to the Dutch.
FK Vojvodina (as the club's director of football)
ADO Den Haag
Boškov died after long illness in Novi Sad, on 27 April 2014, aged 82.
Vujadin Boškov managerial positions
- Ugrinić (1920–24)
- Sekulić (1924)
- Zinaja (1924–25)
- Pandaković (1926–30)
- Simonović (1930–32)
- Veljković (1933)
- Simonović (1933–34)
- Šuste, Miodragović & Pleše (1934–35)
- Simonović (1935)
- Simić (1936)
- Popović (1937–38)
- Simonović (1939)
- Popović (1939)
- Simonović (1939–40)
- Popović (1940–41)
- Arsenijević & Tirnanić (1946–48)
- Arsenijević (1948–52)
- Arsenijević, Tirnanić, Lemešić (1952–54)
- Pešić, Tirnanić, Lemešić, Wölfl & Ćirić (1954)
- Tirnanić (1955–58)
- Nikolić, Tirnanić & Lovrić (1959–61)
- Lovrić, Mihajlović & Ruševljanin (1961–63)
- Lovrić & Ruševljanin (1963–64)
- Lovrić (1964)
- Tirnanić, Antolković, Miljanić & Gegić (1965)
- Tirnanić, Antolković & Miljanić (1966)
- Tirnanić & Miljanić (1966)
- Tirnanić, Miljanić, Mitić, Boškov & Stanković (1966)
- Mitić (1967–70)
- Boškov (1971–73)
- Miljanić, Ribar, Rebac, Ivić & Ćirić (1973–74)
- Mladinić (1974–76)
- Toplak (1976–77)
- Valok, Vilotić & Zec (1977)
- Vilotić (1978)
- Luštica (1978)
- Mladinić (1978)
- Jerković (1978)
- Miljanić (1979–82)
- Veselinović (1982–84)
- Milutinović (1984–85)
- Toplak & Osim (1986)
- Osim (1986–1992)