Siniša Mihajlović

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Siniša Mihajlović
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Siniša Mihajlović (2010)
birthday 20th February 1969
place of birth VukovarSFR Yugoslavia
size 185 cm
position Defense
Years station
1984-1986 NK Borovo
Years station Games (goals) 1
1986-1988 NK Borovo 41 0(5)
1988-1991 Vojvodina Novi Sad 73 (19)
1991-1992 Red Star Belgrade 38 0(9)
1992-1994 AS Roma 54 0(1)
1994-1998 Sampdoria Genoa 110 (12)
1998-2004 Lazio Rome 126 (20)
2004-2006 Inter Milan 25 0(5)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1991-2003 Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro 63 (10)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2006-2008 Inter Milan (assistant coach)
2008-2009 Bologna FC
2009-2010 Catania Calcio
2010-2011 AC Florence
2012-2013 Serbia
2013-2015 Sampdoria Genoa
2015-2016 AC Milan
2016-2018 Torino FC
2018 Sporting Lisbon
2019– Bologna FC
1 Only league games are given.

Siniša Mihajlović (born February 20, 1969 in Vukovar , SFR Yugoslavia ) is a former Yugoslav football player and today's Serbian coach . In his career he was best known for his numerous free-kick goals . For example, he holds the record for free kick goals in Serie A. To this day, he is considered the most successful or one of the best free-kick shooters of all time.

On July 13, 2019, he announced at a press conference that he was acutely ill with leukemia . Therefore, he immediately sought treatment. In early August 2020, Mihajlović announced his recovery.



Siniša Mihajlović started his career as a professional footballer at Club Vojvodina Novi Sad . In 1991, Red Star Belgrade noticed him and was able to sign him during the winter break of the 1990/91 season. In the same season he also celebrated his greatest success in club football by winning the European Cup .

He then moved abroad to the Italian club AS Roma , who kept him with him until the end of the 1994 season. Then Mihajlović played, again only for one year, as a loan player for Sampdoria Genoa . In 1995 he went back to Rome to be loaned to Genoa again in the same year. At the end of the 1997/98 season he finally separated from AS Roma and Sampdoria Genoa and signed for five years at Lazio .

Siniša Mihajlović holds the Serie A record for the most free-kick goals. He achieved his masterpiece when he scored three free-kick goals in a championship game against Sampdoria Genoa, which is unmatched to this day.

Mihajlović played 63 international matches for the Yugoslav or Serbian-Montenegrin national football team between 1991 and 2003 .

From 2004 to 2006 the Serb played two seasons at Inter Milan .


Following his time at Inter, he became assistant coach of the club in autumn 2006 and stayed until 2008. On November 3, 2008, Mihajlović took over the post of head coach at FC Bologna , who had previously separated from Daniele Arrigoni . On April 14, 2009, the Serb was released after a 4-1 home defeat against AC Siena ; his successor with the Rossoblù was Giuseppe Papadopulo . On December 8, 2009 he was introduced as the coach of Catania Calcio . There he resigned himself after only half a year.

On May 26, 2010 it was announced that Mihajlovic would coach ACF Florence from the 2010/11 season . On November 7, 2011, he was released after 16 months; Delio Rossi was appointed his successor . From May 21, 2012 to November 20, 2013 Mihajlović took over the position of Serbian national coach for the first time outside of Serie A. He then trained in Sampdoria Genoa until June 2015 . On June 16, 2015, AC Milan announced Mihajlović as the successor to the sacked Filippo Inzaghi . After a 2-1 draw against Juventus Turin , Mihajlović was released on April 12, 2016. In the same year he became a coach at Turin FC . On January 4, 2018, the club announced its release.

For the 2018/19 season , Mihajlović became the head coach of the Portuguese first division club Sporting Lisbon . After only nine days in office, he was dismissed because he would have "brought losses of 300,000 euros" (Sporting President José Sousa Couta ) to the club with the pre-season planning . On January 28, 2019, he became the coach of FC Bologna after the coach Filippo Inzaghi was sacked.


1awarded as a result of the Italian football scandal in 2005/2006

Personal awards

  • Yugoslav Footballer of the Year: 1999
  • Gazzetta Sports Award : 2019 inclusion in the "Legend" category
  • Honorary citizen of the city of Novi Sad , the second largest city in Serbia

Web links

Commons : Siniša Mihajlović  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Mihajlovic: 'Vincerò anche questa battaglia'. July 13, 2019, accessed August 26, 2019 (Italian).
  2. ^ FC Bologna: Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic recovered from leukemia. In: SID , August 4, 2020, accessed August 4, 2020 .
  3. ^ Bologna, addio a Mihajlovic Al suo posto c'è Papadopulo., April 14, 2009, accessed April 14, 2009 (Italian).
  4. Mihajlovic coaches Catania., December 8, 2009, accessed December 8, 2009 .
  5. Mihajlovic new Fiorentina coach., May 26, 2010, accessed on May 26, 2010 .
  6. Change of coach at Florence: Rossi inherits Mihajlovic, November 8, 2011, accessed on November 8, 2011
  7. Confirmed: Mihajlovic takes over as coach at AC Milan ; published and accessed June 16, 2015.
  8. Klassen.html
  9. Torino FC press release on the exemption, accessed on January 4, 2018.
  10. "Primeiro objectivo é fazer melhor do que no ano anterior" ,, June 18, 2018, accessed on June 20, 2018.
  11. SPIEGEL: Sporting Lisbon separates from Sinisa Mihajlovic , accessed on June 28, 2018
  12. ^ Inzaghi sacked as trainer of Bologna ; published January 28, 2019, accessed January 29, 2019.