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
1986 Panathinaikos
1986–1987 Hajduk Split
1987–1988 Porto
1988–1990 Paris Saint-Germain
1990–1991 Atlético Madrid
1991–1992 Marseille
1992–1993 Benfica
1993–1994 Porto
1994 Croatia (caretaker)
1995 Fenerbahçe
1995–1996 United Arab Emirates
1996 Al Wasl
1997 Hajduk Split
1997–1998 Persepolis
1997–1998 Iran
1998–1999 Standard Liège
2000 Standard Liège
2001 Marseille
2003–2004 Al-Ittihad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tomislav Ivić (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 the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport proclaimed him as the most successful football manager in history, due to his 8 league titles won in 6 different countries.[1]

Ivić managed teams in 14 different countries along with 4 national teams,[2][3][4] and he won titles and cups in seven countries (Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and France). Ivić never won league title in Greece. [5]

He won seven top flight championships (3 in Yugoslavia, and 1 each in The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and France), 6 national cups (4 in Yugoslavia and 1 each in Spain and Portugal), an UEFA Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.[6]

In Croatia, he coached RNK Split, Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb and the national team; in the Netherlands, he coached Ajax; in Belgium, Anderlecht and Standard Liège; in Turkey, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe; Avellino was his only experience in Italy; Panathinaikos in Greece; in Portugal, he coached FC Porto and Benfica; in France, he managed Paris Saint Germain and Olympique de Marseille (this one, his last club before retiring, in 2002); in Spain, Atlético Madrid; in United Arab Emirates, Al Wasl FC and the national team; and, in Iran, Persepolis and the national selection.[citation needed]

He 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.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Hajduk Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973 1976 128 79 30 19 61.72
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nov 1973 Mar 1974 11 3 3 5 27.27
Ajax Netherlands 1 July 1976 30 June 1978
Hajduk Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1978 1980 80 41 19 20 51.25
Anderlecht Belgium 1980 1982
Galatasaray Turkey June 1983 June 1984 40 19 12 9 47.50
Hajduk Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986 1987 48 21 11 16 43.75
Porto Portugal July 1987 June 1988 54 40 11 3 74.07
Paris SG France July 1988 1990 86 41 21 24 47.67
Marseille France July 1991 October 1991
Porto Portugal Aug 1993 30 Jan 1994 28 18 8 2 64.29
Iran Iran Dec 1997 Apr 1998 5 1 2 2 20.00
Marseille France October 2001 November 2001
Total 480 263 117 100 54.79

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

1974, 1975, 1979 (all with Hajduk Split)
1972, 1973, 1974, 1976 (all with Hajduk Split)
1977 (with Ajax)
1981 (with Anderlecht)
1988 (with FC Porto)
1988 (with FC Porto)
1992 (with Olympique de Marseille)[8]

International[edit]

1987 (with FC Porto)
1987 (with FC Porto)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (22 April 2007). "Il primatista è Ivić: 8 titoli in 6 nazioni". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Milan. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Maxim Olenev (19 July 1999). "Yugoslavia national team coaches (before 1979)". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Staff. "United Arab Emirates". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Staff (1 December 2004). "Al Ittihad win Asian Champions League". espnfc.com. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/podosfairo/484066
  6. ^ Staff (25 June 2011). "Notice of death of Tomislav Ivić". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Legendarische trainer Tomislav Ivić overleden, De Standaard], 24 June 2011; retrieved 26 June 2011.
  8. ^ Staff. "Palmarès Championnat de France". lequipe.fr. L'Équipe. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 


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