Ivić shortly after taking over as the new coach of Ajax in July 1976.
|Date of birth||30 June 1933|
|Place of birth||Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||24 June 2011(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Split, Croatia|
|1968–1972||Hajduk Split (youth)|
|1985–1986||Avellino (caretaker manager)|
|1995–1996||United Arab Emirates|
|2004–2006||Standard Liège (youth academy)|
|2007–2011||Standard Liège (youth coordinatior)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tomislav Ivić (Croatian pronunciation: [tǒmislaʋ ǐːʋitɕ]; 30 June 1933 – 24 June 2011) was a Croatian football player and manager. Often described as a brilliant strategist, Ivić is credited with helping develop the modern style of the game. In April 2007, Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport proclaimed him as the most successful football manager in history, due to his eight league titles won in six different countries.
Ivić managed teams in 14 different countries along with four national teams, and he won titles and cups in seven countries: Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and France. Ivić never won the league title in Greece.
Ivić won seven top flight championships (three in Yugoslavia and one each in the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and France); six national cups (four in Yugoslavia and one each in Spain and Portugal); a UEFA Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.
In Croatia, Ivić coached RNK Split, Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb and the national team; in the Netherlands, Ajax; in Belgium, Anderlecht and Standard Liège; in Turkey, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe; in Italy, Avellino; in Greece, Panathinaikos; in Portugal, Porto and Benfica; in France, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille (the latter, his last club before retiring in 2002); in Spain, Atlético Madrid; in the United Arab Emirates, Al Wasl and the national team; and in Iran, Persepolis and the national selection.
European and international competition
He took Hajduk Split to the European Cup quarter final two times: 1975-76 and in 1979-80, he also reached it with Ajax in 1977-78. His biggest achievement in the European Cup was reaching the semi final in 1981-82 with Anderlecht. With Porto he won the 1987 European Super Cup and 1987 Intercontinental Cup.
In 2001 under the advisement of his doctor Ivić retired from coaching so he could be under less stress. Three years later he coached Al-Ittihad Club for a season before taking up the youth selections of Standard Liège.
Ivić died on 24 June 2011, six days before his 78th birthday, in his hometown of Split. He was reportedly suffering from cardiac troubles, as well as diabetes.
|Yugoslavia||Nov 1973||Mar 1974||11||3||3||5||27.27|
|Ajax||1 July 1976||30 June 1978||84||51||17||16||60.71|
|Galatasaray||June 1983||June 1984||40||19||12||9||47.50|
|Dinamo Zagreb||1 October 1984||8 May 1985||24||13||4||7||54.17|
|Avellino||6 October 1985||27 April 1986||8||2||4||2||25.00|
|Panathinaikos||10 June 1986||2 November 1986||12||6||2||4||50.00|
|Porto||July 1987||June 1988||54||40||11||3||74.07|
|Paris Saint-Germain||July 1988||1990||86||41||21||24||47.67|
|Atlético Madrid||3 September 1990||28 June 1991||44||21||13||10||47.73|
|Marseille||July 1991||October 1991||13||8||4||1||61.54|
|Benfica||1 July 1992||25 October 1992||16||10||3||3||62.50|
|Porto||Aug 1993||30 Jan 1994||28||18||8||2||64.29|
|Croatia||16 November 1994||16 November 1994||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Fenerbahçe||19 December 1994||30 June 1995||23||13||7||3||56.52|
|United Arab Emirates||August 1995||December 1996||29||10||12||7||34.48|
|Hajduk Split||1 October 1997||2 November 1998||4||2||1||1||50.00|
|Persepolis||29 December 1997||3 January 1998||0||0||0||0||—|
|Iran||Dec 1997||Apr 1998||5||1||2||2||20.00|
|Standard Liège||July 1998||September 1999||46||23||4||19||50.00|
|Standard Liège||May 2000||December 2000||26||13||6||7||50.00|
|Marseille||9 April 2001||30 July 2001||4||2||1||1||50.00|
|Marseille||31 August 2001||30 November 2001||11||4||5||2||36.36|
|Al-Ittihad Club||July 2003||June 2004||35||27||6||2||77.14|
- Hajduk Split (Youth)
- 1970, 1971, 1972
- Yugoslav Cup: 4
- Eredivisie: 1
- Copa del Rey: 1
- AFC Asian Cup silver medal: 1
- Hajduk Split golden badge: 1975
- Golden badge and charter by the city of Paris awarded by Jacques Chirac: 1990
- Croatian Olympic Committee trophy: 2003
- Most successful manager in history by La Gazzetta dello Sport: 2007
- Split sports house hall of fame: 2009
- Heart of Hajduk Award: 2011 (postmortum)
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|Awards and achievements|
| UEFA Super Cup winning manager
Aad de Mos
| Intercontinental Cup winning manager