Born in Belgrade Yugoslavia/Serbis in 1950, Wladislav Bogicevic is married to Mirjana who is a Master Ballet Professor. They have a daughter, Tanja, who is a Scientist in Micro Biology. His preferred past time is now to attend to his grandson Kasper Cloud who is two years old.
Wladislav has a Master Diploma in “soccer” from the Belgrade University of Physical Education and also a degree in Economics from the University of Belgrade. Bogicevic’s playing career included 13 season with Red Star Belgrade where he was part of five Yugoslav league winning teams. Throughout his time at Red Star he was known by nickname Bleki.
With his confident play for Red Star, Bogicevic garnered interest from several European clubs. However, strict sporting rules of communist Yugoslavia stated that no player could move abroad until the start of the calendar year in which he turns 28 prevented the transfer from taking place.
In January 1978, technically still at the age of 27, Bogicevic joined the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. In time, the media would nickname him Bogie. In 203 regular season games, Bogicevic scored 31 goals and 147 assists. He appeared in additional 33 playoff games scoring 8 goals and 19 assists.
“Bogie” was named to either the first or second team all-star team in each of his sevel NASL seasons (second team in 1978 and 1979, and first team in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984). He was also on three NASL championship winning teams. He was the league assist leader in 1981, 1982, and 1983. He is the second Top Scorer in NASL history.
On the international scene, Bogicevic appeared in 23 matches for Yugoslavia, scoring a total of two goals and representing his country at the 1974 FIFA World Cup and in 1976 in the European Nations Cup for Yugoslavia. He also played in the FIFA World All-Star game in New York.
In 2010, Bogicevic coached SC White Eagles from Paterson, New Jersey, a team that competes in the North Jersey Soccer League. Bogicevic was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame on October 14, 2002.