Nenad Baćina

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Nenad Baćina (born 1971) is a football coach from Croatia.[1]

Baćina was born in 1971 in Split, Croatia. As a professional football player he played with several Croatian First League clubs, NK Primorac, NK Mladost 127, NK Belišće, between 1989 and 1999.

Between 2000 and 2005 he played at the Singaporean S-League club Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC), and he won two S-League Championships in 2000 and 2002. For three seasons he was the team captain.

During his professional football playing career he graduated at the University of Split as a professor of Physical Education and Sport Science.

In 2005, he started his coaching career as the youth development coach at the NK Spinut Soccer Clinic in Croatia.

Three years later, 2008, he joined Malaysian Super League club PDRM FC as the Head Coach Advisor and Technical Consultant during Malaysian Cup competition. PDRM FC reached the Malaysia Cup quarterfinals.

In 2009, Baćina was appointed as the Head Coach of Woodlands Wellington FC in Singapore professional S-League.[2]

From February 2010 till June 2011 he was the senior team Head Coach Assistant and Head Coach of Football Academy at NK Sloga in Croatia.

In December 2011 he was appointed the Head Coach of FC Hougang United in the Singapore professional S-League.[3][4] [5]

In December 2012 he was appointed as the Head Coach of Tampines Rovers Football Club, defending champion of the Singapore S-League. he was relieved from his job in May 2013 after perceived failure in the AFC Cup, although the club were leading the S.League at the time of his dismissal.[6]

Bacina was named as assistant head coach of Malaysian club Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. on March 2014, assisting his compatriot Bojan Hodak.[7] May 2015 Bacina is appointed as the head coach of Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.. Nenad Baćina holds a UEFA PRO Coaching License.

In 2016, Baćina was appointed as the team manager and head coach of Penang FA.

August 2017 Nenad Baćina was appointed as the assistant coach of Malaysia national under-19 football team.


  1. ^ "Splićanin Nenad Baćina u Singapuru je - bog i batina" [Split native Nenad Baćina rules in Singapore]. Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Woodlands hold Tampines to 2-2 draw in S.League". Today. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Bacina, Nenad. "head coach". The New Paper. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Bacina, Nenad. "head coach". Hougang United Football clun. 
  5. ^ Bacina, Nenad. "head coach". 
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