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Bandović coaching Hanoi FC in 2023
Personal information
Full name Božidar Bandović
Date of birth (1969-08-30) 30 August 1969 (age 54)
Place of birth Nikšić, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Vojvodina
Youth career
Sutjeska Nikšić
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 52 (22)
1988–1992 Sutjeska Nikšić 71 (5)
1992–1994 Red Star Belgrade 29 (3)
1994–1996 Ethnikos Piraeus 38 (4)
1996–1997 Paniliakos 32 (4)
1997–1998 Olympiacos 18 (0)
1998–1999 PAOK 36 (6)
2000–2001 Paniliakos 45 (6)
2001–2002 Ethnikos Asteras 19 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Akratitos (assistant)
2005–2006 Kerkyra (assistant)
2008 Olympiacos (assistant)
2009 Olympiacos (caretaker)
2010 Olympiacos (caretaker)
2010 Olympiacos (assistant)
2011 Kerkyra
2012 AEL
2012–2013 Baku
2014 Buriram United
2014–2015 BEC-Tero Sasana
2016 Sisaket
2017–2020 Buriram United
2021–2022 Chennaiyin
2023 Hanoi FC
2023 PT Prachuap
2023– Vojvodina
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Božidar Bandović (Serbian Cyrillic: Божидар Бандовић; born 30 August 1969) is a Montenegrin professional football manager and former player who is currently the manager of Serbian Superliga club Vojvodina.

Playing career

Born in Nikšić, SR Montenegro, as a player, while playing for Red Star Belgrade, he won one national cup in 1993.

He is the younger brother of another ex-Red Star footballer, Nebojša Bandović.

Coaching career

Start as assistant coach to the Greek coach Babis Tennes at Kerkyra (6/2005 – 6/2006) and Akratitos (6/2004 – 6/2005) Greek Second Division. Both years with different teams went from the Second to the First division.

In Olympiacos from June 2006 till October 2010, he worked as head of analysis, scouter Olympiacos (July 2006 – January 2010) scouting opponent with team having successes playing Champion League and dominated in Greek Championship. Two times as assistant coach, Olympiacos (January 2008 - June 2008) to the head coach José Segura from Spain (team won championship, Greek Cup) and June 2010 – October 2010 assistant manager to Ewald Lienen from Germany.

Bandović took the technical leadership of the Olympiacos two times (first September 2009 taken control of the team temporarily before Zico's arrival and second at January 2010 with Andreas Niniadis as his assistant after Zico's dismissal. as a caretaker coach after Temuri Ketsbaia's dismissal.

Initially appointed as a head coach in September 2009 during the Champion League and had a successful start including three very credible games with Alkmaar and Championship away games with AEK and PAOK. Second time in January 2010, having taken over halfway through the season with the club playing in Champion League against Bordeaux.

In November 2010 was hired by Kerkyra replacing Babis Tennes. In Kerkyra successful stay in The First Division that proved to be the first time in the history in Super League concerning they dropped down three times in the pas. In November 2011 he left the club.

On 17 January 2012 he was officially announced as the team manager of Larissa, replacing Chris Coleman, but did not sign a contract.

As head coach called to Azerbaijan to manage FC Baku in June 2012. Took over the team 10 days before the Championship started. Under Bandović's guidance, the team played in the first six play-offs and in semifinal of Azerbaijan Cup. First time in history team didn't lose 10 games in a row.

Manage Buriram United in Thailand from January 4, 2014, Start with great win in Champion League against Sangdong, Pohang drew 4 points from 2 games. In championship stayed unbeaten for 12 games, with team going from 13th table position to 3rd. Surprising suddenly terminated contract from the club at 7/2014.

In 2016, as a head coach of Sisaket he made club record managing to stay undefeated at home ground for entire 7 months.

From June 2017, in position of head coach for Buriram United he won Thai Premier League and made league record finishing season with 86 points, most points ever made in Thai Premier League. Also under his guidance club get rewards for "Best developing club", "Best player of the year", "Best foreign player of the year", "Men's player of the year" and "Best youth player of the year".

In season 2018. he led his team Buriram United to another Champions title of Thai Premier League and their dominance is best shown by their making of two new records by winning 87 points in one season, and record of 15 consecutive wins.

He was named Thai Premier League Coach of The Year 2018.

This season they also made great success when they qualified to "Round of 16" of AFC Champions League, after advancing from a very difficult group stage clashes with Guangzhou Evergrande, Cerezo Osaka and Jeju United. Buriram United was eliminated by South Korean champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC after total score 4–3 in two match clash. After Buriram win at home 3–2, they lost in Jeonju match 2–0, but they finished their presentation in Asia's top club competition with proud. Buriram United was named officially 12th ranked club of this competition for season 2018.

Season 2019 they started with another trophy, they won Thailand Champions Cup with a dominant win 3–1 over last year FA Cup champion, Chiangrai United.

On 10 July 2021, Bandović was appointed as the head coach of Indian Super League club Chennaiyin on a one-year deal. Under his guidance, the club began their 2021–22 Indian Super League season campaign on 23 November with a 1–0 win over Hyderabad.

Managerial statistics

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Olympiacos (caretaker) 15 September 2009 22 September 2009 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
Olympiacos (caretaker) 19 January 2010 14 June 2010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040.00
Kerkyra 30 November 2010 9 November 2011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&029.&&&&&029 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.59000027.59
AEL 17 January 2012 30 January 2012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
Baku 19 July 2012 20 May 2013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&037.&&&&&037 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&029.73000029.73
Buriram United 14 April 2014 7 June 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&063.64000063.64
BEC-Tero Sasana 20 November 2014 15 May 2015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030.00
Sisaket 5 January 2016 4 August 2016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&028.&&&&&028.00
Buriram United 14 June 2017 19 October 2020 &&&&&&&&&&&&0134.&&&&&0134 &&&&&&&&&&&&&087.&&&&&087 &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&064.93000064.93
Chennaiyin 10 July 2021 11 February 2022 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.25000031.25
Hanoi 3 January 2023 7 October 2023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
PT Prachuap 11 October 2023 12 December 2023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&028.57000028.57
Vojvodina 29 December 2023 Presset &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&052.38000052.38
Total &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 &&&&&&&&&&&&0163.&&&&&0163 &&&&&&&&&&&&&078.&&&&&078 &&&&&&&&&&&&&098.&&&&&098 &&&&&&&&&&&&&048.&8000048.08

Achievements

  • With Akratitos F.C. - Assistant Coach
  • With PAE Kerkyra - Assistant Coach
  • With PAE Kerkyra - Head Coach
  • With Baku - Head Coach
  • With BEC-Tero Sasana - Head Coach
  • 2015 Toyota Premier Cup - Winner
  • With Buriram United - Technical Director
  • Mekong Club Championship 2017
  • With Buriram United - Head Coach
  • Thai Premier League 2017 - Winner and record with 86 points, most points ever made in Thai Premier League history.
  • Thai Premier League 2018 - Winner and record with 87 points, most points ever made in Thai Premier League history.
  • Thai Premier League 2018 - Record of 15 consecutive league match wins in Thai Premier League
  • Thai Premier League 2018 - Coach of The Year
  • AFC Champions League 2018 - Knock-out stage, Round of 16
  • Thailand Champions Cup 2019 - Winners
  • With Hanoi - Head Coach
  • Vietnamese Super Cup 2022 - Winner against Haiphong.
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