Nenad Kljaić

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Nenad Kljaić
Nenad Kljaić 2014.jpg
Kljaić in 2014
Personal information
Born (1966-12-21) 21 December 1966 (age 51)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Al-Rayan SC (manager)
Youth career
Years Team
1980–1984 RK Medveščak Zagreb
Senior clubs
Years Team
1984–1988
1988–1994
1994–2000
2000–2001
2001–2002
2002–2003
2003
RK Medveščak Zagreb
RK Zagreb
TV Grosswallstadt
RK Zagreb
RK Metković Jambo
RK Medveščak Zagreb
TV Kirchzell
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990
1991–2001
Yugoslavia
Croatia
69
145
Teams managed
1996
2006–2007
2010–2011
2012–2017
2013–
TV Grosswallstadt
RK Zagreb
RK CO Zagreb
Saudi Arabia
Al-Rayan SC

Nenad Kljaić (born 21 December 1966) is a Croatian handball coach and retired player.[1]

Career[edit]

Kljaić won two European Champions Cup's as a player with RK Zagreb in 1992 and 1993.[2] He also won the EHF Challenge Cup in 2000 with TV Grosswallstadt.

Kljaić played for the national team of Croatia from 1991 to 2001. He was part of the Croatian team that won gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He played six games and scored five goals.[3]

After retiring from competitions he worked with RK Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb, and since c. 2012 he is the head coach of the Saudi Arabia national team.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Velimir Kljaić and Jasenka Kljaić (nee Neralić). His ancestors are Tomislav Neralić, Franjo Neralić and Milan Neralić. He is married to Sandra Mejovšek-Kljaić. Together they have one son.

Kljaić speaks Croatian, English and German.

Honours[edit]

As player[edit]

Medveščak Zagreb
RK Zagreb/Chromos/Loto/Badel 1862
TV Grosswallstadt
Metković Jambo
Yugoslavia
Croatia
Individual

As coach[edit]

Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb
Saudi Arabia
Al-Rayan SC

Orders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prof. Nenad Kljaić". bssmanagement.com. 
  2. ^ "O klubu" (in Croatian). http://rk-zagreb.hr/. 
  3. ^ "Profile: Nenad Kljaić". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Nenad Kljaic, new coach of Saudi Arabia. handballspain2013.com. 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "ODLUKU KOJOM SE ODLIKUJU REDOM DANICE HRVATSKE S LIKOM FRANJE BUČARA" (in Croatian). hrvatska.poslovniforum.hr. 

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