Ivica Kalinić

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Ivica Kalinić
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-03-26) 26 March 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
(modern Croatia)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 Hajduk Split 11 (1)
1980–1981 Maribor 29 (3)
1981–1985 Osijek 125 (6)
1985 Hajduk Split 11 (1)
1986–1989 Tirol Innsbruck 32 (4)
1989–1990 Grazer AK 7 (0)
Teams managed
Hajduk Split (youth team)
Hajduk Split (assistant)
1995–1996 Istra Pula
United Arab Emirates (assistant)
Hajduk Split (assistant)
Hajduk Split (youth team)
Hajduk Split (youth team)
Metalurh Zaporizhya (assistant)
2006–2007 Široki Brijeg
2007–2009 Šibenik
2009 Hajduk Split
2010–2012 Hajduk Split (director of football)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ivica Kalinić (born 26 March 1956 in Split) is a retired Croatian football manager and former player.

He has played for Hajduk Split, Maribor, Osijek, Tirol Innsbruck and Grazer AK.[1]

He has coached Istra Pula, Posušje, Solin, Imotski, Uskok, Mosor,[2] Široki Brijeg,[3] Šibenik and Hajduk Split.[4]

Hajduk Split[edit]

Having successfully managed NK Šibenik during his two years at the club (Šibenik finished 6th in the league during the 2008-09 season), Ivica Kalinić landed the job as Hajduk Split manager after Ante Miše resigned because of a defeat against NK Zadar in August 2009. Kalinić managed only one game for Hajduk and that was the third round of the UEFA Europa League against MŠK Žilina on home ground. After Hajduk conceded a goal in the 76th minute of the game, they were losing 1-2 on aggregate. In the late minutes of the game, Kalinić suffered heart problems and was taken to the hospital. He was clinically dead for 20 seconds and reanimated twice. After recovering, he retired from managing and became sporting director at Hajduk Split where he remained until his full retirement in 2012.[5]