The Malta Independent 22 May 2019, Wednesday

Former Sampdoria coach Vujadin Boskov dies

Malta Independent Sunday, 27 April 2014, 19:44 Last update: about 6 years ago

Legendary Coach Vujadin Boskov has died today, international media report.

The news emerged from Serbia that Boskov has died at the age of 82, just three weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.

He won Sampdoria’s only Scudetto title in 1990-91, that side also lifting the Italian Super Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup and two Coppa Italia trophies as well as reaching the European Cup Final.

Boskov found success in Spain and Holland too, winning the Liga with Real Madrid and Dutch Cup with ADO Den Haag.

He spent most of his career in Serie A, coaching Ascoli, Sampdoria, Roma, Napoli and Perugia. He also coached Real Madrid.

Boskov was well loved by fans in Italy and some of his idiosyncratic comments remain legendary, including: “Penalty is when referee whistles.”

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