Zvjezdan Radin

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Zvjezdan Radin
Personal information
Full name Zvjezdan Radin
Date of birth October 28, 1953
Place of birth Rijeka, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
HNK Rijeka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1984 HNK Rijeka 216 (6)
1984–1985 Kickers Offenbach 12 (1)
1985–1986 NK Zadar 17 (0)
Total 244 (7)
Teams managed
1994–1995 HNK Rijeka

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Zvjezdan Radin is a former Croatian football player.

As a player, he was part of HNK Rijeka's golden generation which won the Yugoslav Cup in 1978 and 1979. He was a defender and is the second most capped Rijeka player of all time with 621 appearances in all competitions. He also scored 15 goals during his time in Rijeka as he was a prolific free kick taker. Although one of Rijeka's most talented players, he never made an appearance for the Yugoslav national team due to biases in favour of players from the "big four" (Red Star Belgrade, Partizan Belgrade, Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split).[1] Radin also played abroad in Germany with 2. Bundesliga club Kickers Offenbach in the 1984–85 season.[2]

After retiring as a player at the age of 38, Radin became a coach and has managed HNK Rijeka during the 1994–95 season. Currently, he is the head of Rijeka's youth school.


  1. ^ Lazzarich, Marinko (2008) (in Croatian). Kantrida bijelih snova. Rijeka: Adamić. ISBN 978–953–219–393–0, pp. 387.
  2. ^ Zvjezdan Radin at fussballdaten.de (German)