Tuesday, 01.08.2017

Goran Bunjevčević

Goran Bunjevčević was born on 17th February 1973 in Karlovac.

His career started in youth categories of the Split club HNK Hajduk, NK Dinamo from Zagreb, FK BUSJ and FK Grafičar. He started his professional career in FK Rad, a Super League club from Banjica, Belgrade, and he played in that club in the period 1993 - 1997.

He joined then FK Crvena zvezda and stayed there till 2001. Performing in red & white jersey, he played in 169 matches, scored 19 goals, was the team's captain, won four trophies, two of which were of the state's Championship and the other two of the national Cup.

International career of Goran Bunjevčević started in the famous English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. In the period 2001 - 2006 he played in 51 Premier League matches. Injuries kept him out of the field. He ended his career in the 2006/07 season in the Dutch ADO Den Haag. He played on the positions of defender and midfielder.

He wore national team jersey for 16 times. His debut was in 1998 in a friendly match with Israel, while his last one was against Wales in 2003 in the European Championship qualifications.

Upon ending his playing career, he passed exams for the UEFA B coaching licence in 2008, only to get his UEFA A coaching licence in 2010.

In the period from 1st December 2007 till 29th August 2008 he worked at the post of the FK Crvena zvezda sporting director. He was named general director of FK Zemun and worked at the post from 2011 till 2014. As from 1st August 2016 he has been engaged at the post of sporting director of the Football Association of Serbia.

In 2012 he graduated from the "Alfa" University with a degree in sports management. He is fluent in oral and written English. Goran Bunjevčević is married, father of one.