Full name: Slobodan Despotovski
Date of birth: 14 July 1971
Place of birth: Perth, Australia
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position: Striker
Slobodan "Bobby" Despotovski is an Australian football player, he was born on 14 july 1971 in Perth, Western Australia. Only nine months after his birth his family moved to Yugoslavia because his mother, Valentina, was home-sick. He grew up with his family in the town of Pančevo, 16 km outside capital Belgrade, and played junior level football with Red Star Belgrade. When he was 15 he was selected to play for the reserve team at his first senior club, Dinamo Pančevo.
After a stint with the Yugoslav People's Army during the Balkans war Despotovski in 1992 returned to his birthplace, Perth and continued his professional career in the Western Australian Premier League. He played in Floreat Athena, Heidelberg and Morwell Falcons but his career took off when he received a call from the Perth Glory. Despotovski's inaugural season was satisfying, he scored 14 goals in only 23 NSL games. He is considered a legend of the club, played in Perth Glory for 10 years, and holds today their goal scoring record.
NSL Championship: 2002–03, 2003–04
Johnny Warren Medal: 2005–06 with Perth Glory
A-League Golden Boot: 2005–06 with Perth Glory – 8 goals
Perth Glory Most Glorious Player Award: 2005–06, 2003–04, 2001–02, 2000–01
Perth Glory Player's Player of the Year: 2005–06
Perth Glory Member's Player of the Year: 2002–03
|2004-2005||Bonnyrigg White Eagles|
|2015-||Perth Glory NPL U20's|
|2015-||Perth Glory W-League|
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