Rudolf Belin

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Rudolf Belin
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-11-04) 4 November 1942 (age 76)
Place of birth Zagreb, Independent
State of Croatia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
NK Jedinstvo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1970 Dinamo Zagreb 191 (31)
1970–1972 Beerschot VAC 32 (1)
Total 223 (32)
National team
1963–1969 Yugoslavia 29 (6)
Teams managed
1977–1978 Dinamo Zagreb
1983 Dinamo Zagreb
1989 Dinamo Zagreb
1998 Toronto Croatia
2001 Iraq
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rudolf Belin (born 4 November 1942 in Zagreb) is a former Croatian football player.

Belin started his career with NK Dinamo Zagreb in 1960, where he won the Yugoslav Cup (Toto Cup) 3 times and the UEFA Cup in 1967, beating English club Leeds United and went on to make 410 appearances for the great club until 1970, when he moved to Beerschot VAC in Belgium and he spent two years. He was voted Croatia’s 36th footballer of the century in 2000 chosen by Vecernji List. After retiring, he graduated from Physical Education School at the University of Zagreb and he became a coach, while he also spent a considerable time acting as Director of Dinamo's Youth Football School and also coached Toronto Croatia in Canada in 1998.

On the national level he played for Yugoslavia national team (29 matches/6 goals), and was a participant at Euro 1968.

Belin coached the Iraqi national football team in 2001.


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