Veljko Paunović (Serbian Cyrillic: Вeљкo Пауновић; born 21 August 1977) is a retired Serbian footballer, and the current head coach of American club Chicago Fire Soccer Club.
A versatile offensive unit, he could operate as an attacking midfielder or a striker, and spent most of his professional career in Spain where he represented almost ten clubs, amassing La Liga totals of 212 games and 38 goals over the course of 11 seasons and having several spells with Atlético Madrid.
Other than in his own country, Paunović also played professionally in Germany, Russia and the United States.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Aug 21, 1977 (39)
Place of Birth
Serbian, Spanish, Macedonian and English
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
FIFA U-20 World Cup - 2015 (Coach)