Slobodan Drapić

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Slobodan Drapić
Слободан Драпић
'סלובודאן דראפיץ
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Drapić coaching Beitar Jerusalem in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-02-28) 28 February 1965 (age 52)
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 former Serbian-Israeli football player and manager.

Career[edit]

Drapić was born and grew up in Novi Sad, there 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 November 23, 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 there 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 refused the offer because he wanted to stay in Israel.

On 27 September 2010, Drapić signed in a two years 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. Drapić worked as the manager of the club until on 7 June 2015, then 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 wedded to his Israeli wife Anita. They have 4 children, the youngest is Dolev who is a professional basketball player in Barak Netanya[7]

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