Ljubiša Broćić

Ljubiša Broćić (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубиша Бpoћић; 3 October 1911 – 16 August 1995) was a Serbian football manager.

Ljubiša Broćić
Broćić coaching PSV Eindhoven in December 1959.
Personal information
Full name Ljubiša Broćić
Date of birth (1911-10-03)3 October 1911
Place of birth Guča, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death 16 August 1995(1995-08-16) (aged 83)
Place of death Melbourne, Australia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SK Jugoslavija
Teams managed
1946 Albania
1947–1950 Metalac Belgrade
1951 Red Star Belgrade
1952 FK Vojvodina
1953 Red Star Belgrade
1954–1955 Egypt
1955 Racing Beirut
1956 Lebanon
1956–1957 PSV Eindhoven
1957–1958 Juventus
1959–1960 PSV Eindhoven
1960–1961 FC Barcelona
1961 CD Tenerife
1962 Kuwait
1962–1964 New Zealand
1964–1966 South Melbourne Hellas
1968–1969 New Zealand
1969 South Melbourne Hellas
1970 Kuwait
1971–1975 Bahrain
1976–1979 Al Nassr
1984–1985 Al Hilal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Over the course of his career he was at the helm of some of the top European sides: PSV Eindhoven, Juventus, FC Barcelona, and Red Star Belgrade.[1] He also was the manager of Al-Nasr in Saudi Arabia, OFK Beograd,[2] Racing Beirut, as well as the Albania, Lebanon,[3] Kuwait's and Bahrain's national teams.[4] With Albania Broćić won the Balkan Cup in its 1946 tournament.

1953 the Yugoslav national team was traveling in Brazil, where, according to senior officials in the then Yugoslav Football Association contacted the Chetnik emigrants, why was never allowed to return to Belgrade. The coach did not allow the communist authorities to interfere in his team selection during the World Cup in Brazil and tried to maintain his authority claiming he was defamed for allowing Serbian and Croatian immigrants in Brazil to simply take photos with the national team players.

He also coached Footscray JUST and South Melbourne Hellas[5] in the Victorian State League during the 1960s, and also had stints with the New Zealand national football team.[6]






  1. http://www.fcbarcelona.com/web/english/club/historia/entrenadors/ljubisabrocic.html%5B%5D
  2. "ОФК БЕОГРАД - НЕЗВАНИЧНА КЛУПСКА СТРАНИЦА | БЕОГРАДСКИ ПЛАВИ!". www.ofkbeograd.net. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. "Yugoslav Players and Coaches in Italy". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. "Video". CNN. 17 November 1980.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "National Coaches". NZ Football. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
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