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|Full name||Stanko Poklepović|
|Date of birth||19 April 1938|
|Place of birth||Split, Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||24 December 2018(aged 80)|
|Place of death||Split, Croatia|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1989–1990||Borac Banja Luka|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was mostly notable for managing Hajduk Split in four different occasions during his career. He was also the first manager to win the Croatian football league with Hajduk Split in its inaugural season in 1992.
Throughout his whole career, Poklepović played for RNK Split. He played for Split from 1956 to 1976.
He made his impact in the 1984–85 Yugoslav First League as the manager of Hajduk Split when he took over the Croatian powerhouse at the time when a lot of important players left the club and a lot of young players like Asanović, Andrijašević and Španjić joined the club with no experience. Poklepović almost won the league but finished 2nd because of match-fixing that was popular with other clubs in the league. Hajduk broke the record and scored 2 or more goals in every match that season.
In the 1985–86 UEFA Cup, Poklepović lead Hajduk to the quarter-finals. Poklepović won the first leg match against Waregem 1-0 on Poljud but he was then sacked from Hajduk for under-performing in the league so he didn't manage the second leg game against Waregem which Hajduk lost on penalties after a 0-1 defeat.
In 1991, he returned to Hajduk and won the 1992 Prva HNL which was Stanko's first league trophy in his career. In 1992, he took over the Croatian national football team but after 4 games and only 1 win, he left the team.
In 1998, he took over Osijek and won the 1998–99 Croatian Cup which is Osijek's first and only trophy till today. He also finished 4th in the 1998–99 Prva HNL and secured a place in European competitions for Osijek. He returned again to Iran in 2005 and 2009 but unsuccessfully.
In February 2010 he returned to Hajduk Split for the third time. He won the 2009–10 Croatian Cup and finished 2nd in the 2009–10 Prva HNL. He qualified with Hajduk for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after defeating Dinamo București and Unirea Urziceni in the qualifying rounds. In the 2010–11 Prva HNL, he controlled the 1st position for a while and became a favorite of the fans and the media. In the European league, he defeated Anderlecht 1-0 on Poljud which was Hajduk's biggest European victory since the mid 1990-s. After losing a cup game against Istra 1961 in the 1/16 round and losing the 1st position in the league, he was sacked by Hajduk chairman Joško Svaguša on 27 October 2010.
In February 2015, five years later, Poklepović returned again to Hajduk Split for the fourth time in his career, but later in April, he was sacked because of underperforming in the league.
- As of 4 November 2017
|Borac Banja Luka||1989||1990||19||12||3||4||63.2|
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- Alfirević, Slaven (24 December 2018). "Preminuo je Stanko Poklepović". slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
- "Stanko Poklepović Managerial statistics". hrnogomet.com.
- Stanko Poklepović profile at soccerway.com
|Awards and achievements|
| Iran Pro League Winning Manager