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Ivan Buljan
Personal information
Date of birth December 11, 1949 (1949-12-11) (age 60)
Place of birth    Runovići, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Hajduk Split
Hamburger SV
New York Cosmos
192 (14)
103 (22)
033 0(5)   
National team
1973–1981 Yugoslavia 036 0(2)
Teams managed
Hajduk Split
Hajduk Split
Étoile Sportive du Sahel
Al-Wakrah Sports Club
Al Salmiya Club

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Ivan Buljan (born 11 December 1949 in Runovići) is a former Croatian footballer and currently a manager. He had a successful career as a defender and was capped for the Yugoslavia national team 36 times. He reached the European Cup final 1979-80 with Hamburger SV where the club ultimately lost to Nottingham Forest F.C.. He is also known by his nickname, Iko.

Buljan started his career with local club NK Mračaj before moving to the first-leaguer Hajduk Split in 1967. In 1975 he was selected as Večernji list's top player in Yugoslavia. Buljan finally left Hajduk in 1977 to Hamburger SV where he played until 1981. He then finished his career with one season with the New York Cosmos.

Buljan was a member of the Yugoslavia squad at the FIFA World Cup 1974 and the 1976 European Football Championship.




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