Slobodan Drapić

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Slobodan Drapić
Слободан Драпић
'סלובודאן דראפיץ
Slobodan Drapić.JPG
Drapić coaching Beitar Jerusalem in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-02-28) 28 February 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Netanya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 FK Novi Sad 36 (0)
1988–1995 Maccabi Netanya 122 (7)
1995–1998 Beitar Nes Tubruk (–)
National team
1988 Israel[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Maccabi Netanya (assistant coach)
2000 Maccabi Netanya (caretaker)
2000–2002 Tzafririm Holon (assistant coach)
2001 Tzafririm Holon (caretaker)
2003–2008 Maccabi Haifa (assistant coach)
2008–2009 Hapoel Kfar Saba
2009–2010 Maccabi Herzliya
2010–2011 Bnei Sakhnin
2012 Partizan (assistant coach)
2013–2015 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla
2015–2016 Beitar Jerusalem
2016– Maccabi Netanya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Slobodan Drapić (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Драпић, Hebrew: סלובודאן דראפיץ'; born 28 February 1965) is a Serbian-Israeli football manager and former player.


Drapić was born and grew up in Novi Sad, where he played for the local side FK Novi Sad for two years in the Yugoslav Second League. In 1988, he moved to play in Israel for Maccabi Netanya and made aliyah.[2] On 23 November 1988, he was called up for the Israeli national team and won his one and only cap for the national side in a friendly game against Romania.[3]

Drapić played with Netanya for seven years in the Liga Leumit until the club got relegated in the end of the 1994–95 season. The following season he moved to play for Beitar Tubruk, where he also retired as a player.[4]

In a long coaching career in Israel he became the assistant coach with Maccabi Netanya, Tzafririm Holon and Maccabi Haifa.[5] When Ronny Levy left Maccabi Haifa, he also wanted to leave the club. Partizan Belgrade offered him a job as a scout and coach assistant, but he refused the offer because he wanted to stay in Israel.

On 27 September 2010, Drapić signed a two-year contract as manager of Bnei Sakhnin.[6]

In the second half of the 2011–12 season he worked for Partizan as the assistant coach of Avram Grant.

In June 2013 he became the manager of Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla. He worked as the manager of the club until 7 June 2015, when he signed a contract as the manager of Beitar Jerusalem. The following season he returned to his former club of Maccabi Netanya.

Personal life[edit]

Drapić is married to his Israeli wife Anita. They have four children; the youngest is Dolev, who is a professional basketball player in Barak Netanya.[7]

Managerial stats[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
P W D L Win %
Hapoel Kfar Saba Israel 26 June 2008 10 June 2009 43 10 15 18 023.26
Maccabi Herzliya Israel 11 June 2009 1 June 2010 38 13 10 15 034.21
Bnei Sakhnin Israel 27 September 2010 4 April 2011 28 5 6 17 017.86
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla Israel 23 June 2013 5 June 2015 81 24 27 30 029.63
Beitar Jerusalem Israel 7 June 2015 1 June 2016 44 21 7 16 047.73
Maccabi Netanya Israel 2 June 2016 116 58 32 26 050.00
Total 350 131 97 122 037.43


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "דראפיץ' חתם לשנתיים בנתניה: חזרתי הביתה" [Derpitz signed for two years in Netanya: I returned home].
  3. ^
  4. ^ TheSportsChannel (7 June 2015). "בוקר ספורט 04.06.15 - אבות ובנים - סלובודאן ודולב דראפיץ'" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Drapic a candidate for Kfar Saba job (hebrew)".
  6. ^ "Haim Levy sacked from Bnei Sakhnin, Drapić signed in a two years contract" (in Hebrew). . One. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  7. ^ "אופס! תקלה".