2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July


Date of Birth 15 August 1963
Country SUI

Vladimir Petkovic started his career in Yugoslavia, where he was a member of the Partizan Belgrade squad that won the national league title in 1985. He later moved to Switzerland and played mainly in the lower leagues, apart from one brief excursion with Sion in the top flight.

It was also in Switzerland that Petkovic started his coaching career, managing Bellinzona, Malcantone Agno, Lugano, Young Boys and Sion, with two spells abroad, one in Turkey at Samsunspor and one in Italy with Lazio, with whom he won the Coppa Italia in 2013. After the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, he took charge of the Swiss national team and steered them to qualification for EURO 2016 and then Russia 2018.