Sejad Halilović

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Sejad Halilović
Personal information
Full name Sejad Halilović
Date of birth (1969-03-16) 16 March 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Doboj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Cibalia 46 (4)
1992–1995 Dinamo Zagreb 59 (2)
1995–1996 Real Valladolid 17 (0)
1996–1997 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 23 (3)
1997–1998 Karabükspor 20 (1)
1998–1999 İstanbulspor 31 (0)
1999–2000 Altay 18 (0)
2000–2001 Osijek 8 (0)
2001–2002 Ironi Rishon LeZion 26 (0)
2002–2003 Rijeka 8 (0)
2003–2004 Ljubljana 22 (0)
2003 Mura 05 7 (0)
National team
1994 Croatia 1 (0)
1996–2000 Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2014 Dinamo Zagreb (Youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 July 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 July 2015

Sejad Halilović (born 16 March 1969 in Doboj, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian former professional footballer that has played in several clubs throughout Europe, including Dinamo Zagreb, Real Valladolid and Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

In addition, he represented the Bosnia and Herzegovina after independence, playing one game for the Croatia national team before Bosnia gained independence.

Career as player[edit]

Halilović began his professional career in the Croatian team Cibalia, During the two years played Halilović 46 games and scored 4 goals.

In 1992, signed in Croatia Zagreb (now Dinamo Zagreb) for three seasons, During which he won Championship and Cup. During the three seasons in which the club played Halilović played 59 games and scored 9 goals.

In summer of 1995 signed Halilović in Real Valladolid from Spanish league, but after a season where he played 17 times and did not find the net, Halilović past to Israeli league and signed with Hapoel Be'er Sheva that Eli Guttman trained him. Halilović was a significant part in the season of the team that won the State Cup final 0-1 after defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In summer of 1997 passed Halilović, to Turkish league and played for three years in 3 different teams.

In 2000 he returned Halilović, to Croatian league for one season and signed in Osijek, but played only 8 games.

In season 2001/2002 Halilović returned once again to Israel and played in Ironi Rishon Lezion, and helped the team stay in the Premier League.

After playing other teams in Croatia,Halilović retired from the active game in 2004, In Slovenian Ljubljana team uniforms.

Career as a coach[edit]

Halilović, started in 2008 to train the youth department of Dinamo Zagreb But left in 2014 because of his son Alen Halilović left to Barcelona.

International career[edit]

On 17 August 1994,Halilović attended In Croatia national team's game against Israel team, In Ramat Gan Stadium, Israel. The game ended in victory of Croatia.[1]

In addition, Halilović appeared 15 times in Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Alen Halilović son of Sejad played for Barcelona.

Sejad is an ethnic Bosniak and he is Muslim.[citation needed] During the Bosnian War in 1992 he repaired to Dubrovnik with his Croat wife Vanessa. His son Alen, born in 1996, is a midfielder for Hamburger SV, sold from FC Barcelona in summer 2016, and the Croatian national team. His other two sons, Dino and Damir, plays for FC Barcelona's youth team. After Alen's signing for FC Barcelona, the whole family relocated to the Catalan city.



Dinamo Zagreb
Hapoel Be'er Sheva


  1. ^ "Croatia Vs Israel". Statistike hrvatskog nogometa. 17 August 1994. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Appearances in national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina". SoccerPunter. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

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