He has the DNA of a winner. One of few experts who has been successful in Serie A for many years, and is not Italian. Last season je made the impossible possible in Bologna. Noone could understand how a team that was doomed to oblivion suddenly started bursting with confidence, radiating identity and capturing dignity. They found an answer in Serbian. He managed to keep a club, which was on the verge of abyss, from relegation to the lower rankings, and brought it to the doorstep of the Europa League. Enough for Bologna to bestow him confidence again, and give him its heart in another, this time most important game. He will win, because that’s him. As he said himself: „a born warrior from a country where you are not strong because you want to, but because you need to survive.“ Winner of the 2019 FSS Golden Ball Siniša Mihajlović.
„I promised not to cry.. But thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I want to greet all of you, and express a great gratitude for this, how should I put it, a premium, this honor, because to be the best Serbian coach and to be elected by your own people, from Serbs, is of an utmost importance, this is the biggest recognition to me I could receive”, sad an emotional Mihajlović, and continued…
„I thank the FSS, and congratulate the 100 years of existence. I also thank all these people who showed me love when I was in a hospital for past few months, from people who work in sports, to my teammates, friends, politicians. This is a big deal for me because, as you know, I have been living and working in Italy for 30 years, but I always was, and will remain, a Serb. I hope I haven’t disappointed you, and that I was representing Serbia in a best way – said Mihajlović.
Slaviša Kokeza, President of the Football Association of Serbia, presented a FSS Golden Ball to Siniša Mihajlović.