Milomir Odović

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Milomir Odović
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-03-26)26 March 1955
Place of birth Ilijaš, FPR Yugoslavia
Date of death 15 December 2020(2020-12-15) (aged 65)
Place of death Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Position(s) Left winger
Youth career
Sloga Ilijaš
0000–1974 Željezničar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1984 Željezničar 230 (22)
1985–1986 Linz 55 (7)
1986–1988 Spittal 31 (4)
Total 316 (33)
Managerial career
2003–2004 Željezničar
2005–2007 Slavija Sarajevo
2007–2008 Borac Banja Luka
2009–2010 Slavija Sarajevo
2011 Velež Mostar
2011–2012 GOŠK Gabela
2012–2013 Zvijezda Gradačac
2013−2014 Rudar Kakanj
2014–2015 Čelik Zenica
2015 Željezničar
2016 Olimpik
2016–2017 Slavija Sarajevo
2018 Željezničar
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Milomir Odović (26 March 1955 – 15 December 2020) was a Bosnian professional football manager and player, best known for his playing and managing days at Bosnian Premier League club Željezničar, where he is a club legend.

As a player, Odović played as a left winger for the already mentioned Željezničar and Austrian clubs Linz and Spittal. As a manager, he managed a lot of Bosnian clubs, among others being Željezničar, Slavija Sarajevo, Borac Banja Luka, Velež Mostar and Čelik Zenica.

Playing career

Born in Ilijaš, a town just outside Sarajevo, in the SFR Yugoslavia on 26 March 1955, Odović started playing football for local club Sloga. As a talented youngster, he was asked to come and play for Željezničar, making his official debut for the club in 1974. Odović would go on to play almost 11 years for Željezničar, making 230 league appearances and scoring 22 league goals for the club. He was part of the Željezničar team that faced Velež Mostar in the 1980–81 Yugoslav Cup final.

He also played in Austria for Linz from 1985 to 1986 and for Spittal from 1986 to 1988. Odović ended his playing career in the summer of 1988 after leaving Spittal.

Managerial career

After the end of an active professional career as a player, Odović became a professional manager. He worked as a manager in Slavija Sarajevo on three occasions, were they were the 2006–07 Bosnian Cup runners-up. Odović also managed Željezničar, Borac Banja Luka, Velež Mostar, GOŠK Gabela, Zvijezda Gradačac, Rudar Kakanj, Čelik Zenica and Olimpik.

He managed Željezničar where he left the position of manager on 27 November 2018 after 4 consecutive league losses in the 2018–19 season, but it was announced that Odović would however stay in the club and would coach the young players in Željezničar's academy.

Death

Odović died on 15 December 2020 at the age of 65, two years after being diagnosed with cancer.

Honours

Player

Željezničar

Manager

Slavija Sarajevo

References

  1. ^ Nedim Kreštalica. "Milomir Odović – Oda". 1921.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Milomir Odović". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Milomir Odović više nije šef stručnog štaba FK Željezničar" (in Bosnian). Sport1.ba. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  4. ^ K.H. (15 December 2020). "Preminuo legendarni igrač i trener Željezničara Milomir Odović" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 15 December 2020.

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