|Full name||Velimir Sombolac|
|Date of birth||27 February 1939|
|Place of birth||Banja Luka, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||22 May 2016(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Gradiška, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|1955–1957||BSK Banja Luka|
|1957–1959||Borac Banja Luka|
|1971–1973||Borac Banja Luka|
|1973–1974||Sloga Gornji Pogradci|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Career[change | change source]
After having played ten matches for the Yugoslav U-21 team, and also five for the national "B" team, he was in the Olympic team that represented Yugoslavia at the 1960 Summer Olympics. There, Yugoslavia won the gold eliminating hosts Italy in the semi-finals, and beating Denmark ( 3–1 ) in the final. Afterward, Sombolac also played five matches for the Yugoslavia national football team.
Right after retiring, in 1973, he took charge of a small regional club called FK Sloga Gornji Pogradci, that provided him with crucial experience for returning, in 1974, to Borac, to become the assistant manager until 1976.
After the break-up of Yugoslavia, he worked at the Football Association of Republika Srpska, helping to form all the youth category teams. From 1998 to 2001, he was the head coach of the Republika Srpska official football team.
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Profile at Worldfootball
- Profile and career story Archived 2016-04-03 at the Wayback Machine at Serbian Federation website (in Serbian)