Ante Mladinić

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Ante Mladinić
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-10-01)1 October 1929
Place of birth Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 13 June 2002(2002-06-13) (aged 72)
Place of death Zagreb, Croatia
Playing position Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hajduk Split
Lokomotiva Zagreb
Teams managed
NK Zagreb
1974–1976 Yugoslavia
1977–1978 FK Partizan
1978 Yugoslavia
1980–1982 Hajduk Split
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Ante "Biće" Mladinić (1 October 1929 – 13 June 2002) was a Croatian football manager.

The Croat had a modest playing career turning out for Hajduk Split and Lokomotiva Zagreb. Later as coach he had spells at NK Zagreb, Hajduk, FK Partizan, and the Yugoslavia national football team in the mid-1970s. He ended his career as a staff member for Bordeaux, where he discovered players such as Bixente Lizarazu.[1] He was considered by many as one of the best coaches ever produced in the Balkans.

He died in Zagreb after a long battle with throat cancer.

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