Miloš Hrstić

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Miloš Hrstić
Personal information
Full name Miloš Hrstić
Date of birth (1955-11-20) 20 November 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Vojnić, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1968–1974 NK Rijeka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1984 NK Rijeka 425 (10)
1985–1986 Deportivo La Coruna 34 (0)
1987–1988 NK Olimpija Ljubljana 32 (0)
Total 491 (10)
National team
1974–1978 Yugoslavia U21 36 (1)
1979–1982 Yugoslavia 10 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Orijent
1989–1990 Rijeka (youth)
1991–1993 Pazinka
1993–1994 Grobničan
1994–1995 Dhofar
1995–1997 East Riffa Club
1998 Sichuan Guancheng
1999 Al-Ittihad Kalba
2000 Sichuan Guancheng
2001–2002 Henan Construction
2003 Chongqing Lifan
2004–2005 East Riffa Club
2006 FC Hunan Shocking
2006–2007 Busaiteen Club
2008 Grobničan
2009 Dhofar
2010–2011 Hunan Billows F.C.
2011–2012 Al Taawon FC
2013 Shaanxi Laochenggen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Miloš Hrstić (born 20 November 1955 in Vojnić) is a former Croatian footballer.

During his club career he played for NK Rijeka, Deportivo de La Coruña and Olimpija Ljubljana. He earned 10 caps for the Yugoslavia national football team, and participated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

NK Rijeka[edit]

Miloš Hrstić started his senior career in HNK Rijeka, where he passed all the young selections and was a member of all Yugoslavia youth team selections, from U15 to U21. First coach that put him in the team was Dragutin Spasojević, who was head of staff when Rijeka won their two National cups in 1978 and 1979. From 1978 to 1984 Rijeka was the best Croatian club in the Yugoslav First League. In 1979, he had the debut for Yugoslavia, in friendly match against Argentina (4-1 win).

In the European competitions from 1978 to 1984 Rijeka was indefeated on her own stadium Kantrida Wrexham A.F.C. 3–0, K.S.K. Beveren 0–0, K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot 2–1, FC Lokomotíva Košice 3–0, Juventus F.C. 0–0, Real Valladolid 4–1, Real Madrid C.F. 3-1. The only two team who managed to get a draw where Juventus F.C. and K.S.K. Beveren. In 1984, with coach Josip Skoblar, Olympique de Marseille best player of all times, they lost the Championship title in the last match against Red Star Belgrade, later winner of the UEFA Champions League.

Yugoslavia National football team[edit]

Made his debut in 1979 in the game against Argentina in Belgrade which was Dragan Džajić's official retirement match. After that he played in the qualifiers for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and on the same World Cup where he played the first match against Northern Ireland.

Coaching career[edit]

He started in the youth teams of Rijeka, coaching after that Croatian clubs Orijent, Pazinka, Grobničan. In 1994, he went in Oman as coach of their best and most trophied club, Dhofar. With them he won the silver medal in the Gulf Club Champions Cup and then was called by Bahrein club East Riffa Club where he stayed two years. In 1998, he was signed by then called Sichuan Quanxing FC, Sichuan Guancheng, biggest club in Sichuan province and achieved best results in club history, 3rd place in Chinese Super League. He was the first Croatian coach ever in China, where he is called Milou Xi or 007 (famous movie character James Bond). He changed lots of clubs in China, in FC Hunan Shocking, he settled the bases of their team, introduced youngsters and nowadays they have the carriers of the clubs successes in Chinese Super League. His name and successes in China contributed that after 5 years away he again signed with Hunan Xiangtao FC, a new club founded in 2007. Every year they made a step ahead, winning the championship of China League Three and China League Two. They want now to make another step and win promotion to the Chinese Super League, and they hired Mr. Milos as head coach who can put the foundations of the squad, introduce young players and at the same time make a good result.

Awards and achievements[edit]

NK Rijeka[edit]

  • Player with most trophies and awards in FC Rijeka’s history
  • Player with most appearances in European competitions
  • Most capped NK Rijeka player ever in Yugoslavia National team

Player of the year[edit]

  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982

Yugoslavia National Cup Winners[edit]

  • 1978
  • 1979

Balkans Club Championship Winners[edit]

  • 1978


Champion of Europe U-21[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]



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