Enver Hadžiabdić

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Enver Hadžiabdić
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-11-06) 6 November 1950 (age 66)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Iskra Bugojno
Bratstvo Travnik
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1974 Željezničar 237 (1)
1974–1977 Charleroi 77 (1)
1979–1980 Larissa 24 (3)
Total 338 (5)
National team
1970–1974 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 11 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1995 Iran Olympic team
Al Rayyan youth team
1998–1999 Željezničar Sarajevo
1999–2000 Željezničar Sarajevo
2002–2003 KF Tirana
2007–2008 Željezničar Sarajevo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Enver Hadžiabdić (born 6 November 1945) is a Bosnian football manager and former player.

Playing career[edit]

His first club was Iskra Bugojno. In 1965, he moved to FK Željezničar. During the next nine years, he played more than 450 games for the club. He also won the championship title in 1971–72 season. In 1974, he went to Belgian side Charleroi where he stayed for three seasons. He retired from professional football in 1980 at the age of 35.

He was one of the best European defenders in the early 1970s. That fact secured him a place in Yugoslavia national football team in which he collected 11 caps. He was also a member of the team that participated in 1974 FIFA World Cup and in 1976 European Football Championship.

Managing career[edit]

After retirement, he returned to Sarajevo where he graduated from University of Sarajevo Faculty of Physical Education. In 1993, he became a coach of Iranian olympic football team, and two years later coach of Qatari al-Rayyan junior squad. In 1997, he took over the place of a head coach in his favourite FK Željezničar. He managed to lead the club to the Bosnian championship title in his first season. In winter of 1999. he stepped down because of a disappointing league results and despite winning a Bosnian Super Cup in 1998. against the club's biggest rivals - FK Sarajevo. Nevertheless, he was back again next season in which he guided the club to its first Bosnian Cup title.

After several years working as a stadium director, he yet again became a coach of FK Željezničar on January 10, 2007.

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