Marjan Mrmić

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Marjan Mrmić
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-05-06) 6 May 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Sisak, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş (goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
Željezničar Sunja[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Mladost Petrinja 111 (0)
1988–1993 Cibalia 106 (0)
1993–1996 Varteks 94 (0)
1996–1998 Beşiktaş 51 (0)
1998–1999 Varteks 15 (0)
1999–2000 Charleroi 7 (0)
Total 384 (0)
National team
1999 Croatia B 1 (0)
1995–1999 Croatia 14 (0)
Teams managed
2015– Croatia (goalkeeping coach)
2016– Beşiktas (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marjan Mrmić (born 6 May 1965) is a retired Croatian footballer who played as a goalkeeper who is now a coach. He is currently the goalkeeping coach for both Beşiktaş and the Croatia national team.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at hometown in Mladost Petrinja in 1983 and moved to Dinamo Vinkovci in 1988. He left the club in 1993, when it was already renamed to Cibalia, and moved to Varteks Varaždin. In 1996, he left Varteks for Turkish club Beşiktaş Istanbul and spent two seasons there before eventually returning to Varaždin in 1998. By the end of his playing career, he also had a short spell with Belgian club Charleroi, but made only seven league appearances for the club and returned to Varteks, where he finished his playing career in 2000[2] and continued to work for the club as the first assistant coach as well as the goalkeeping coach.

International career[edit]

Between 1995 and 1999, Mrmić won a total of 14 international caps for Croatia, mainly being the national team's second-choice goalkeeper during the period.

He made his international debut on 11 June 1995 in a 1–0 defeat to Ukraine in Kiev during the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying, coming on as a substitute for Dubravko Pavličić in the 27th minute, following a red card to Tonči Gabrić. He made his second appearance in the qualifying on 3 September 1995 in a 7–1 win at home to Estonia, coming on as a substitute for Dražen Ladić in the 29th minute.

Prior to the UEFA Euro 1996 finals, he appeared in three friendly matches, also playing the full 90 minutes in a goalless draw against England at Wembley. During the finals, he was Croatia's second-choice goalkeeper, with Dražen Ladić being the first choice, and made his only appearance in their final group match, a 3–0 defeat to Portugal.

He went on to make three appearances in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying, which included playing the full 90 minutes in the second leg of the playoffs against Ukraine. He was also part of the 22-man squad that won the bronze medals at the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, but did not make an appearance during the tournament.

In January 1999, he won his only international cap for Croatia B in a friendly match against France B. He also continued to be Croatia's second-choice goalkeeper during the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying. His only appearance in the qualifying came in a 2–1 win at home to Malta on 21 August 1999. It eventually turned out to be his final international appearance, as he retired from international football two months later, following Croatia's failure to qualify for the finals.

Coaching career[edit]

On 22 September 2015, Croatia national team manager Ante Čačić appointed Mrmić to his coaching staff. Čačić was sacked in October 2017, but Mrmić stayed in his role, continuing to work with the national team under Zlatko Dalić.

In 2016, he became goalkeeping coach of Turkish side Beşiktaş J.K.





  1. ^ Varaždinski Tjednik 24 at
  2. ^ "Statistika: Marjan Mrmić" (in Croatian). Hrvatska nogometna liga. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
  3. ^ "PREDSJEDNIK TUDJMAN ODLIKOVAO HRVATSKU NOGOMETNU REPREZENTACIJU" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 8 November 2016.

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