Goran Tufegdžić

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Goran Tufegdžić
Personal information
Full name Goran Tufegdžić
Date of birth (1971-11-15) 15 November 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Požarevac, SFR Yugoslavia
Club information
Current team
Al-Wakrah (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Mladi Radnik Požarevac
National team
1989 Yugoslavia U-23
Teams managed
1999–2000 Mladi Radnik Požarevac
2000–2001 Zvižd Kučevo
2001–2002 FA Serbia Football School
2002–2003 Al-Qadsia (assistant)
2003–2004 Mladi Radnik Požarevac
2005–2007 Al-Qadsia (assistant)
2007–2009 Al-Shabab
2008–2009 Kuwait (assistant)
2009–2013 Kuwait
2013–2014 Al-Ettifaq
2015– Al-Wakrah

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Goran Tufegdžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Туфегџић) (born 15 November 1971) is a Serbian football coach and former player. He is the current manager of Al-Wakrah in Qatar Stars League. He was also the head coach of Kuwait national football team from 2009 until 2013.


He started his playing career at FK Mladi Radnik in the second division in 1987, and was selected to play for the Yugoslav Olympic side in 1989. He coached FK Mladi Radnik in 1999–2000 and worked at the Serbia FA Football School in 2001–2002, before flying off to Kuwait to work as an assistant to Mohammed Ibrahim at Al-Qadissiya. He returned to Serbia to manage former club FK Mladi Radnik in 2003–2004 and helped the club to promotion, before working as an assistant coach at Al-Qadissiya for two seasons in 2005–2006 and 2006–2007. Helped guide lowly Al-Shabab to top flight in 2007–2008 season.

He was appointed head coach of Kuwait on 1 February 2009 on a year contract, on a monthly salary of $11,000 US. His contract was renewed for another 16 months on 6 May 2010 with a monthly contract worth 25,000 US. He had been working as an assistant to Mohammed Ibrahim during the 19th Gulf Cup in Muscat after being released on-loan by his club Al-Shabab for two months from 23 November 2008.

Under Tufegdžić, Kuwait had played 31 matches, winning 13 matches, drawing 14 and losing four matches with a goals record of 53 goals scored and 29 goals against. On 26 October 2013, he was appointed the head coach of Al-Ettifaq, replacing German Theo Bücker.

Managerial Statistics

Team Nat From To Record
Kuwait national football team Kuwait 2009 2013 31 13 14 4 41.94
Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia 2013 2014 16 4 6 6 25.00
Al-Wakrah Qatar 2015 Present 4 1 1 2 25.00