|Date of birth||6 September 1967|
|Place of birth||Metković, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1986–1987||→ Dinamo Vinkovci (loan)||31||(2)|
|1999–2001||West Ham United||43||(1)|
|2005||Hajduk Split (sporting director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Igor Štimac (born 6 September 1967) is a retired Croatian football player.
He played for the Croatia national football team (53 matches/2 goals) and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where Croatia won the bronze medals, and at club level he played for Hajduk Split and, most notably, Derby County.
Štimac arrived at the Baseball Ground on 31 October 1995 for a fee of £1.5 million from Croatian club Hajduk Split. He scored a goal on his debut for the Rams away at Tranmere, but the Rams fell to a heavy 5-1 defeat. The rest of the season was more successful; Derby gained promotion and remained unbeaten in 20 consecutive matches.
In all, Štimac made 84 league appearances for the Rams, in addition to seven FA Cup appearances and two League Cup appearances. In 2009 he was voted into a fans' greatest ever Derby County team, by readers of the Derby Evening Telegraph.
Following his career in football he had a short spell as a pop star releasing a song called "Mare i Kate".
|1||3 September 1995||Maksimir, Zagreb||Estonia||
||Euro 1996 Qualifying|
|2||26 March 1996||Stadion Varteksa, Varaždin||Israel||
Štimac started his managerial career in 2005, when he took over his native club Hajduk Split. In the spring of 2006, he also spent two months coaching Croatian first division side Cibalia. On 14 September 2009 he was appointed as the new NK Zagreb manager. He was sacked on 14 May 2010.
On 5 July 2012 Štimac was appointed as the new Croatia national football team head coach, after departure of his former teammate Slaven Bilić. His first game as Croatia manager came in a friendly game against Switzerland at Poljud Stadium, which ended in a disappointing 2-4 loss. Despite that loss, Croatia entered the 2014 WC Qualifications in decent fashion, taking 16 points from first six games before losing to 78th-ranked Scotland in inexplicable fashion at Maksimir by a score of 1-0. On October 15, 2013, Croatia lost the final World Cup Qualifier for Brazil, 2-0 against Scotland. Only a few days before, Croatia performed extremely poorly against group winners Belgium. Many people claim that his time as coach was the worst coach and worst form the team has ever been since 1990. After the 2-0 loss to Scotland, Štimac tendered his resignation to HNS president, former soccer star, and former teammate of Štimac, Davor Šuker. The following day, Šuker accepted his resignation, stating that even if he did not tender his resignation, he would have been sacked anyway.
- Igor Štimac – FIFA competition record
- Igor Štimac at National-Football-Teams.com
- Igor Štimac at Transfermarkt
- Igor Štimac profile at Hajduk Split website (Croatian)