Risto Vidaković

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Risto Vidaković
Personal information
Full name Risto Vidaković Savić
Date of birth (1969-01-05) 5 January 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Šekovići, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Drina Zvornik
1987–1988 FK Sarajevo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 FK Sarajevo 60 (4)
1992–1994 Red Star 64 (17)
1994–2000 Betis 120 (6)
2000–2001 Osasuna 19 (0)
2001–2002 Poli Ejido 14 (0)
Total 277 (27)
National team
1991 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
1996–1998 Serbia and Montenegro 7 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Serbia (assistant)
2008–2009 Murcia (assistant)
2009–2010 Écija
2010 Cádiz
2011–2012 Betis B
2013 Motagua

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

† Appearances (goals)

Risto Vidaković Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Pиcтo Bидaкoвић; born 5 January 1969), known as Vidaković, is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a current manager.

Club career

Born in Šekovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Vidaković started his career at FK Sarajevo, and played the in the last edition of the Yugoslav First League, appearing in 13 games as the Bosnian team finished in ninth position. Subsequently he signed for national giants Red Star Belgrade, and competed in the inaugural season of the Serbian-Montenegrin tournament, scoring a career-best 12 goals in his second year but eventually leaving the capital side without any silverware won.

In 1994 Vidaković joined Real Betis from Spain, which had just returned from the second division. In his first year in La Liga he appeared in 30 matches and netted twice as the Andalusians overachieved for a final third place, and rarely missed a game in his first three seasons combined.

Also at Betis, Vidaković suffered a serious injury from which he never fully recovered, leaving the club in 2000 after its top flight relegation. He joined another team in the country, CA Osasuna, which had moved in the opposite direction, then saw out his career at 33 after playing one year with modest Polideportivo Ejido.

In the 2008–09 season Vidaković worked with second level side Real Murcia, as assistant to Javier Clemente. In the following years he returned to familiar Andalusia and started his head coach career, with third-tier teams Écija Balompié, Cádiz CF and Real Betis B.

International career

Vidaković played once for Yugoslavia, appearing in a 1–3 friendly loss with Brazil on 30 October 1991.

He then contributed with five matches as Serbia and Montenegro qualified for the first time ever to an international tournament, the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, but was eventually omitted from the final squad.

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