Tomislav Ivić

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Tomislav Ivić
Tomislav Ivić.jpg
Ivić shortly after taking over as the new coach of Ajax in July 1976.
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-06-30)30 June 1933
Place of birth Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 24 June 2011(2011-06-24) (aged 77)
Place of death Split, Croatia
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
RNK Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1957 RNK Split 125
1957–1963 Hajduk Split 11
Total 136 (?)
Teams managed
1967–1968 RNK Split
1968–1972 Hajduk Split (youth)
1972–1973 Šibenik
1973–1974 Yugoslavia
1973–1976 Hajduk Split
1976–1978 Ajax
1978–1980 Hajduk Split
1980–1983 Anderlecht
1983–1984 Galatasaray
1984–1985 Dinamo Zagreb
1985–1986 Avellino (caretaker manager)
1986 Panathinaikos
1986–1987 Hajduk Split
1987–1988 Porto
1988–1990 Paris Saint-Germain
1990–1991 Atlético Madrid
1991–1992 Marseille
1991–1992 Marseille (advisor)
1992–1993 Benfica
1993–1994 Porto
1994 Croatia (caretaker)
1994–1995 Fenerbahçe
1995 Monaco (assistant)
1995–1996 United Arab Emirates
1996 Al Wasl
1997 Hajduk Split
1997–1998 Iran
1998–1999 Standard Liège
2000 Standard Liège
2001 Marseille
2003–2004 Al-Ittihad
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];[1][2] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

Ivić managed teams in 14 different countries along with four national teams,[4][5][6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

European and international competition[edit]

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.

Ivić has one of the best Champions League win ratios, having won 29 out of 46 matches with a ratio of 63.0%.[10]

National teams[edit]

He was national team selector of Yugoslavia, Iran, United Arab Emirates and even Croatia for one match as caretaker manager subbing in for Miroslav Blažević.[11]

Ivić lost the 1996 AFC Asian Cup final against Saudi Arabia on penalties. [12]

Retirement[edit]

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.[13]

Death[edit]

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.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Split 1967 1968 34 14 6 14 041.18
Šibenik 1972 1973 34 13 10 11 038.24
Hajduk 1973 1976 128 79 30 19 061.72
Yugoslavia Nov 1973 Mar 1974 11 3 3 5 027.27
Ajax 1 July 1976 30 June 1978 84 51 17 16 060.71
Hajduk 1978 1980 80 41 19 20 051.25
Anderlecht 1980 1982 89 54 15 20 060.67
Galatasaray June 1983 June 1984 40 19 12 9 047.50
Dinamo Zagreb 1 October 1984 8 May 1985 24 13 4 7 054.17
Avellino 6 October 1985 27 April 1986 8 2 4 2 025.00
Panathinaikos 10 June 1986 2 November 1986 12 6 2 4 050.00
Hajduk 1986 1987 48 21 11 16 043.75
Porto July 1987 June 1988 54 40 11 3 074.07
Paris Saint-Germain July 1988 1990 86 41 21 24 047.67
Atlético Madrid 3 September 1990 28 June 1991 44 21 13 10 047.73
Marseille July 1991 October 1991 13 8 4 1 061.54
Benfica 1 July 1992 25 October 1992 16 10 3 3 062.50
Porto Aug 1993 30 Jan 1994 28 18 8 2 064.29
Croatia 16 November 1994 16 November 1994 1 1 0 0 100.00
Fenerbahçe 19 December 1994 30 June 1995 23 13 7 3 056.52
United Arab Emirates August 1995 December 1996 29 10 12 7 034.48
Al-Wasl 1996 1996
Hajduk Split 1 October 1997 2 November 1998 4 2 1 1 050.00
Persepolis 29 December 1997 3 January 1998 0 0 0 0 !
Iran Dec 1997 Apr 1998 5 1 2 2 020.00
Standard Liège July 1998 September 1999 46 23 4 19 050.00
Standard Liège May 2000 December 2000 26 13 6 7 050.00
Marseille 9 April 2001 30 July 2001 4 2 1 1 050.00
Marseille 31 August 2001 30 November 2001 11 4 5 2 036.36
Al-Ittihad Club July 2003 June 2004 35 27 6 2 077.14
Total 1,016 549 236 231 054.04

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hajduk Split (Youth)
1970, 1971, 1972
Hajduk Split
1974, 1975, 1979
1972, 1973, 1974, 1976
Ajax
1977
Anderlecht
1981
Porto
1987
1987
1988
1988
Atlético Madrid
1991
Marseille
1991-92
UAE
1996
Al-Ittihad Club
2004
Individual

Orders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tòmislav". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Tòmislav 
  2. ^ "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Ívić 
  3. ^ Staff (22 April 2007). "Il primatista è Ivić: 8 titoli in 6 nazioni". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Milan. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Maxim Olenev (19 July 1999). "Yugoslavia national team coaches (before 1979)". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Staff. "United Arab Emirates". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Staff (1 December 2004). "Al Ittihad win Asian Champions League". espnfc.com. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/podosfairo/484066
  8. ^ Staff (25 June 2011). "Notice of death of Tomislav Ivić". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Staff (24 June 2011). "ADIO, LEGENDO Umro Tomislav Ivić". Slobodna Dalmacija. Split. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  10. ^ Paul Saffer (11 February 2016). "Coaches with the best Champions League win ratio". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Nogometni leksikon Miroslava Krleža Tomislav Ivić". nogomet.lzmk.hr. Miroslav Krleža. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Saudi Arabia Saturday, 21. December 1996 UA Emirates". www.weltfussball.de. www.weltfussball.de. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Interview with Tomislav Ivić: The only Croatian strategist". arhiva.nacional.hr. nacional.hr. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  14. ^ Legendarische trainer Tomislav Ivić overleden, De Standaard], 24 June 2011; retrieved 26 June 2011.
  15. ^ "Za Belgijce je najveći trener u povijesti, za Francuze je revolucionar..." (in Croatian). sportske.jutarnji.hr. 
  16. ^ "ODLUKU KOJOM SE ODLIKUJU REDOM DANICE HRVATSKE S LIKOM FRANJE BUČARA" (in Croatian). hrvatska.poslovniforum.hr. 

Further reading[edit]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Romania Anghel Iordănescu
UEFA Super Cup winning manager
1987
Succeeded by
Netherlands Aad de Mos
Preceded by
Argentina Héctor Veira
Intercontinental Cup winning manager
1987
Succeeded by
Uruguay Roberto Fleitas

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