Sergije Krešić

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Sergio Krešić
Personal information
Full name Sergije Jurić Krešić
Date of birth (1946-11-29) 29 November 1946 (age 67)
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
1960–1964 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Hajduk Split 3 (1)
1965–1967 RNK Split (loan) ? (?)
1967–1968 Cleveland Stokers 13 (4)
1969–1970 Beveren 2 (0)
1970–1972 FK Bor 30 (8)
1972–1975 OFK Belgrade 69 (7)
1975–1978 Burgos 70 (6)
1978 Houston Hurricane 0 (0)
Teams managed
1986 Hajduk Split
1987–1989 Burgos
1989–1993 Atlético Marbella
1993–1994 Real Betis
1994–1997 Mérida
1997–1999 Real Valladolid
1999–2001 Las Palmas
2001–2002 Mallorca
2003–2004 Recreativo de Huelva
2004–2005 Real Valladolid
2006 Real Murcia
2007 Hajduk Split
2008–2009 Numancia
2009–2010 Las Palmas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sergije Krešić (born 29 November 1946, in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian football manager and former player. In Spain he is known by the name Sergio Kresic.

Playing career[edit]

He joined Hajduk Split youth team in 1960, becoming a senior in 1965.[1] That same year he played with a neighbouring club RNK Split and a year later returned to Hajduk and became the youth squad coach. After finishing his high-school studies in 1968 he moved to United States where he played indoor football with Cleveland Stokers. Afterwards he returned to Europe to play with Belgian club KSK Beveren. In 1970 he moved back to Yugoslavia and plays first until 1972 with Yugoslav First League club FK Bor, and afterwords between 1972 and 1975 with OFK Beograd. In 1975 he signed with Spanish La Liga side Burgos CF and stayed until 1978. His good attitude and quality exhibitions resulted in him becoming team captain in his last season there, an achievement hard to accomplish in those days for a foreigner. His last season as player was spent back in the States with Houston in 1978.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Krešić started his coaching career in 1983 as an assistant manager in Hajduk Split. In 1986 after Hajduk manager Stanko Poklepović was sacked he took over as manager but he didn't stay there to long. After 20 years of coaching in Spain he returned to Hajduk but after a few months he left the club. Krešić is no longer currently coaching CD Numancia, being appointed on July 2008, on 17 February 2009 was let go with Numancia in the Relegation zone of the primera liga.[3] On 17 June 2009 UD Las Palmas have signed the coach until June 2010.In August 2012 he was appointed sporting director at HNK Hajduk Split.After 9 months working as sporting director he was sacked by Hajduk chairman Marin Brbić in April 2013 because he made a lot of bad decisions which financily damaged the club[citation needed].

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1964-65 season at Hajduk Split official website (Croatian)
  2. ^ Sergije Krešić at Hajduk Split official website (Croatian)
  3. ^ Krešić the new man at Numancia, UEFA

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