Stjepan Deverić

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Stjepan Deverić
Personal information
Full name Stjepan Deverić
Date of birth (1961-08-20) 20 August 1961 (age 52)
Place of birth Velika Gorica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1984 NK Dinamo Zagreb 102 (27)
1984–1987 Hajduk Split 68 (28)
1987–1991 NK Dinamo Zagreb 45 (8)
1991–1993 SK Sturm Graz 36 (13)
1993–1994 FC Lebring ? (?)
National team
1982–1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stjepan "Štef" Deverić (born 20 August 1961 in Velika Gorica) is a former Croatian and Yugoslav footballer.

Career[edit]

Deverić began his career with Dinamo Zagreb in the Yugoslav Federal League in 1979. He stayed at the club until 1984, playing in 345 games and scoring 158 goals before moving to Croatian rival Hajduk Split where he stayed from 1984 until 1987 playing in 114 games and scoring 42 goals. He later returned to Dinamo (1987–90). After Croatian independence, he played abroad with SK Sturm Graz (1991–92) and FC Lebring.

Internationally, Deverić was part of Yugoslavia's 1982 FIFA World Cup, but did not play. He was also a member of the squad which won bronze at the 1984 Olympics, as well as the Yugoslavian squad at the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship. For Yugoslavia he played in 6 games.

Stjepan Deverić scored 5 goals at the 1984 Summer Olympics and was a joint Top Scorer with Boro Cvetković.

He has also managed. He formerly managed NK Zagorec, HNK Segesta, NK Marsonia, HŠK Zrinjski Mostar, Belasitsa Petrich and was a Youth Coach in ONS Hitrec - Kacian (Dinamo youth football school).

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