Doug Utješenović
Doug Utjesenovic (cropped).jpg
Utjesenovic at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Dragoljub Utješenović[1][2]
Date of birth (1946-10-08) 8 October 1946 (age 75)
Place of birth Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 OFK Belgrade 9 (0)
1969–1970 Footscray JUST
1971–1980 St. George-Budapest
1980–1981 Kui Tan 12 (3)
National team
1972–1976 Australia 61 (2)
Teams managed
APIA-Leichhardt
Parramatta Eagles
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dragoljub "Doug" Utješenović (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Утјешеновић; born 8 October 1946)[3] is a former Serbian Australian soccer player who played as a defender. He was a member of the Australian 1974 FIFA World Cup squad in West Germany. He went on to make 61 appearances for the team between 1972 and 1976, scoring two goals, as well as representing both New South Wales and Victoria.[4][5][6]

Utješenović played his club football in both Yugoslavia and Australia, playing for OFK Beograd, Footscray JUST, St George Saints and Hong Kong First Division side Kui Tan, before coaching APIA-Leichhardt in 1988, Parramatta Eagles 1997 and 1998, and Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2000 to 2001.

References

  1. ^ "Dag – zvezda koja ne tamni". Vesti Online (in Serbian). 21 June 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  2. ^ Basile, Vincent (31 May 1969). "Crucial soccer ties await new stars". The Age. p. 22. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Former 'Roos United". MyFootball. Football Australia. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Doug Utjesenovic". Football Australia. 4 February 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  5. ^ Micallef, Philip (28 August 2018). "Socceroos Greats – Where are they now: Doug Utjesenovic". SBS.com.au. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  6. ^ "70 days to go: Doug Utjesenovic's FIFA World Cup story". socceroos.com.au. Football Australia. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2021.