Vladimir Petković

  • Date of birth : 15/08/1963
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Switzerland Switzerland
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Vladimir Petković

Vladimir Petković
Switzerland coach Vladimir Petković ©Getty Images for UEFA

Vladimir Petković


Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: Sarajevo (twice), Rudar Ljubija, Koper, Chur 97 (twice), Sion, Martigny-Sports, Bellinzona (twice), Locarno
Coaching career: Bellinzona (twice), Malcantone Agno, Lugano, Young Boys, Samsunspor, Sion, Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to Basel, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well as the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being appointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16, and to the same stage of the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Sweden. Switzerland did, however, reach the first UEFA Nations League Finals, ahead of Belgium and Iceland.

Last updated: 03/06/19 12.18CET


Match log

Match log
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/04/2020 11:35 CET
06.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0PortugalPortugal
07.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundHungaryHungary2-3SwitzerlandSwitzerland
10.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra1-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland
13.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
25.03.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-0LatviaLatvia
09.06.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland
31.08.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland3-0AndorraAndorra
03.09.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia0-3SwitzerlandSwitzerland
07.10.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland5-2HungaryHungary
10.10.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland
09.11.2017FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland
12.11.2017FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
17.06.2018FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageBrazilBrazil1-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland
22.06.2018FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSerbiaSerbia1-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland
27.06.2018FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-2Costa RicaCosta Rica
03.07.2018FIFA World CupRound of 16SwedenSweden1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland
23.03.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland
26.03.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland3-3DenmarkDenmark
05.09.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland
08.09.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland4-0GibraltarGibraltar
12.10.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland
15.10.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland
15.11.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-0GeorgiaGeorgia
18.11.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundGibraltarGibraltar1-6SwitzerlandSwitzerland

General info

  • Name: Vladimir Petković
  • Date of birth: 15/08/1963
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Team: Switzerland ( SUI)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2019/20
  • Friendlies 2018/20

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    08/09/14: Switzerland 0-2 England
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Second qualifying round)
    14/08/08: Young Boys 4-1 Debrecen

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Switzerland UNL6312

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Young Boys3201
UEFA Europa League
Young Boys14716
Last updated: 29/04/2020 11:35 CET