Vladimir Petkovic Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2014
Facts of Vladimir Petkovic
Date of Birth: 1963 , August-15
Age: 57 years old
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Vladimir Petkovic
Nationality Switzerland Croatia
Birth Place/City Sarajevo
Ethnicity white ethnicity
Profession Bosnian football manager
Working For player-manager at AC Bellinzona
Weight in KG 90kg
Famous for Bosnian football manager
Married Yes
Married to Ljiljana Petkovic
Children Two Children
Awards 1984-85 Yogoslav First League, he won Coppa itallia in 2013
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Vladimir Petkovic, current manager of Italian Serie A club Lazio was born in Sarajevo in August 15, 1963. He is a Bosnian croat and grasp Swiss, Cortian, and Bosnian passports. His parents were a educational workers so they transformed from one school to another and because of their occupation they moved frequently. At first they used to live in Vrelo Bosne and after then, when he became 5 years old, they moved to Hadzici near the place where he was born (Sarajevo). Petkovic is a Bosnian football manager and former Professional player . He played as a Midfielder and  in this coming july 1 of 2014 , he will become head Coach of nation Switzerland.


Being a midfielder with mindblowing technique, Petkovic Begun playing football at the age of Eleven in llidza and after that he joined youth sector of his hometown side FK Sarajevo youth at the age of Fifteen. He started his professional career  at FK Sarajevo in the early 1980s. Petkovic moved from Yugoslavia in 1987, parting FK Sarajevo and moving to Switzerland permanently. After moving permanently to Switzerland he joined second division club FC Chur 97. Petkovic moved to Swiss top division and joined a strong FC Sion side after a season with Chur. Petkovic concluded his playing career as a player-coach with Bellinzona and Malcantone Agno. Because of his talent he became the new manager of Italian side Lazio in serie A on 12th june 2012. On 23 december 2013, it was announced that after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Petkovic was to achieved Ottmar Hitzerfeld as the manager of Switzerland national football team .  And all the way, he was sacked as manager of Lazio on 4 january 2014.

After leaving playing career, he became a coach and did his job as a player-manager at AC Bellinzona in 1997. At the starting of the 2008-09 season, he was appointed as manager of Young boys.  He was choosen as new manager of Turkish side Samsunspor in 2011 and  with the club in the demotion zone ,he leaved that position in January 2012.  Petkovic was titled as as a new temporary manager of Sion on may 15 of 2012 until the end of the 2011-12 season.

Marriage, affairs and personal details

Petkovic’s spouse is Ljiljana Petkovic and they have two children Lea Petkovic and Ines Petkovic. He was a midfielder in his playing career.St present time his height is 1.90m and weight is 90kg.

Awards, achievements and Salary

While playing as a midfielder  in FK Sarajevo , they won the 1984-85 Yogoslav First League.  When he was a manager of youth Boys club, Petkovic installed a 3-4-3 formation and took a second-placed league finish on Bern side. Being a manager of Italian Serie A of Lazio , he won Coppa itallia in 2013. Along wid his Good ability and experience,he is wellpaid and he is satisfy with his Salary.