Ivan Jovanovic was born on 8 / 7 / 1962 in Dosnica of the former Yugoslavia. At age 10 he began his football career at Dosnica’s academies, where he evolved and soon made the first team. He played 12 years for Dosnica, until 1984. In 1984 he transferred to FK Rad Belgrade, where he played for another 5 years, until 1989, when he came to Greece to play for Iraklis FC of Thessaloniki. After playing 10 years for Iraklis, he ended his football career.
Mr. Jovanovic went on to acquire the Football coaching license UEFA Pro and started his career as a coach in 2001 for Niki of Volos. In 2002 he became coach of his former team, Iraklis until 2003 when he came to Cyprus as coach of APOEL. In APOEL he celebrated winning the 2003 - 04 Pancypriot Championship and kept his position until March 2005, when he returned to Greece as coach of Panachaiki throughout 2005 - 06. In 2007 he coached Iraklis once more until January 2008, when he returned to Cyprus as coach of APOEL.
George Paraskeva graduated from Dimokriteio University of Thrace in 1998. In 2001 he undertook for the first time training of APOEL academy teams. In 2002 he worked as trainer for Doxa of Drama and carried on at Olympiacos and ΑΕΚ FC. Throughout his professional trainer career, Mr. Paraskeva has been constantly informed about evolutions in his field of expertise and attended a series of seminars abroad (in Italy).
As of January 2008, George Paraskeva is the trainer of APOEL’s first team.
Predrag Erak played as right back, before moving to Greece, at Hajduk Split. Then he moved to Iraklis Thessaloniki for 4 years where there has been a teammate with our current coach Ivan Jovanovic. Then played to Aris Thessaloniki for 2 years and then to Apollo Athens. In the last year of his career he fought back to Aris Thessaloniki.
As a coach, began his career in Serbia and then worked in China before moving to Cyprus and APOEL, which is a key member of the coaching team since June 2008.
Predrag holds the UEFA B qualification and now attends seminars to acquire and UEFA A.
Christos Kontis was born on 13/5/1975.
He started his career at Ethnikos Piraeus and he played also for Panionios, Olympiacos Piraeus and AEK Athens.
He won 2 Greek Championships with Olympiacos.
In the summer of 2006 he moved to APOEL and he won 3 Championships: 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-2011 and 1 Cup: 2007-2008.
From 2011 he is an assistant of the head coach of APOEL, Ivan Jovanović.
Cumic Goran was born on 23/04/1964 in Beograd of Serbia. He began his football career as a player in 1975 at the age of 11 years old at Red Star of Crvena Zvezda Beograd. After 10 years in 1985 he transferred to Rad of Beograd when he stayed for 3 years. Then in 1988 until 1989 he played for OFR Beograd. In 1989 and for one year he was in Sloboda- Uzice. Between 1990 and 1992 he played at Zemun. In 1992 he moved to Kavala Greece where he played for 2 years until 1994. After these 2 years in 1994 he went to Portugal where he played at Tirsense for 3 years. Then in 1997 he played for 1 year Falgeiros in Portugal as well. He finished his football career as a player in Uniao Portugal where he played between 1998-1999.
After the end of his football career as a player, Cumic Goran started his career as a coach in 1999-2000 for Nafpaktos Greece. In 2000 he became coach of Olympiacos Volou until 2001 when he moved to Zemun Serbia as a coach and stayed for 4 years. In 2005 he coached Crvena Zvezda of Beograd until 2008. Then in 2008 he transferred to China where he worked for a year as a coach in Shangai. In 2010 he moved to Serbia where he was coach of Cukaricki for one year. In 2011 he came to Cyprus where he works as goalkeeper’s coach of APOEL FC.