Zoran Mamić

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Zoran Mamić
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-09-30) 30 September 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Al-Ain (manager)
Youth career
Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 Dinamo Zagreb 124 (15)
1991 GOŠK Jug (loan) 3 (0)
1996–1998 VfL Bochum 45 (4)
1998–2000 Bayer Leverkusen 15 (0)
2000–2001 VfL Bochum 22 (0)
2001–2003 Greuther Fürth 48 (1)
2003–2004 LR Ahlen 21 (0)
2004–2005 Eintracht Trier 30 (1)
2005–2007 Dinamo Zagreb 47 (3)
Total 397 (25)
National team
1996–1998 Croatia 6 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2016 Dinamo Zagreb
2016–2017 Al-Nassr
2017– Al-Ain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Zoran Mamić (born 30 September 1971) is a retired Croatian footballer who currently manages Al-Ain.

Club career[edit]

He played for Dinamo Zagreb between 1989 and 1996,[1] after which he went on to spend nine years playing for various clubs in Germany. Between 1996 and 1998, he made 45 Bundesliga appearances and scored four league goals for Bochum. In 1998, he moved for two seasons to Bayer Leverkusen, but only made 15 Bundesliga appearances for the club without scoring a goal. He then returned to Bochum for the 2000–01 season and made another 23 Bundesliga appearances for the club.

In 2001, he moved to Second Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth and spent two seasons with the club, making 48 appearances and scoring one goal in the Second Bundesliga. He subsequently played one season apiece for Second Bundesliga clubs LR Ahlen and Eintracht Trier, making 21 league appearances for Ahlen and 30 league appearances for Trier, scoring one goal for the latter club. In his career in Germany, he made 83 Bundesliga appearances with four goals scored as well as 99 Second Bundesliga appearances with two goals scored.[2]

In 2005, he returned to Dinamo Zagreb and finished his playing career at the club in late March 2007, after which he continued to work for the club as their sporting director. He captained the Dinamo Zagreb team that won the Croatian championship in 2006. His last match for Dinamo Zagreb was on 3 March 2007 in their 3–1 away victory over NK Varteks.

It is important to refer that numerous football websites mix another player with same name, Zoran Mamić, however that one born at February 2, 1967, and that played in FK Zemun between 1990 and 1992.[3]

International career[edit]

He also won six international caps for the Croatian national team between October 1996 and June 1998, also being a member of the country's bronze medal-winning squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, although he did not play a single minute during the team's seven matches.

Managerial career[edit]

On 22 October 2013 and following the sacking of Branko Ivanković, Mamić was named caretaker manager of Dinamo Zagreb by the club chairman Zdravko Mamić. This was the second time in only two months that he was appointed as interim coach, as he (together with Damir Krznar) had taken over the team from Dinamo's previous coach Kruno Jurčić after their 2–0 home defeat against FK Austria Wien in the Champions League play-off in August 2013. He ended his first match as interim coach with an away win against Slaven Belupo. A week later, Dinamo faced FK Austria Wien in the second leg of Champions League playoffs. In Vienna, Mamić and Krznar led Dinamo to a 3–2 win, failing to clinch a spot in the Champions League group stage in the last 10 minutes of the match, as Dinamo had a 3–1 lead. After sacking of coach Ivanković, Mamić was again appointed as interim coach. He chose former Dinamo Zagreb players, Damir Krznar and Igor Cvitanović, to be his assistants. In November 2013, after string of positive results, including an 0–0 match against PSV Eindhoven in Europa League, Mamić suffered his first defeat as Dinamo Zagreb coach, in away match against PSV Eindhoven. In December 2013, Mamić led Dinamo to one of their biggest Eternal Derby triumphs against Hajduk Split, when they won 5–0 in the Croatian Cup quarterfinals. Mamic´ was led Dinamo to another Champions League season in 2015-2016, after a total 6-2 aggregate win against KF Skënderbeu Korçë in the playoff round. In the group stage, Dimano started with a shocking 2-1 home win over Arsenal. With Arsenal further losing to Olympiacos, Dinamo Zagreb was favored to at least manage third place in the group, and secure Europa League Round of 32. However, Dinamo lost the remainder of their matches and were eliminated as last in the group. Mamic still hailed the campaign as the most memorable, due to the historic win against Arsenal.

Managerial record[edit]

As of 28 February 2017
Team Nat From To Record
M W D L !GF !GA !GD Win % Ref.
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 22 October 2013 20 June 2016 140 97 23 20 300 115 +185 69.29 [4]
Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia 21 June 2016 28 January 2017 11 9 0 2 21 6 +15 81.82
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 30 January 2017 Present 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 66.67
Career Totals 153 107 24 22 325 124 +201 69.93

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb
Bayer Leverkusen

International[edit]

Croatia

As a manager[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb

Orders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zoran Mamić at povijest.gnkdinamo.hr
  2. ^ "Zoran Mamic" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ POTPUNI KAOS NA INTERENTU 'Zoran Mamić u Zemunu? Nikad nije tamo igrao, bio je u Dubrovniku' at jutarnji.hr, 17-12-2014, retrieved 3-7-2015 (Croatian)
  4. ^ "GNK Dinamo Zagreb matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "PREDSJEDNIK TUDJMAN ODLIKOVAO HRVATSKU NOGOMETNU REPREZENTACIJU" (in Croatian). hrt.hr. 

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