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Tomislav Ivić
Personal information
Date of birth 30 June 1933 (1933-06-30) (age 76)
Place of birth Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
RNK Split 125
Hajduk Split 11
Total 136
Teams managed
1967–1968 RNK Split
1968–1972 Hajduk Split (youth)
1972–1973 Šibenik
1973–1974 Yugoslavia (co-manager)
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 FC Porto
1988–1990 Paris Saint-Germain
1990–1991 Atlético Madrid
1991 Marseille
1992 Benfica
1993–1994 FC Porto
1994–1995 Croatia (co-manager)
1995 Monaco (assistant)
1995 Fenerbahçe
1995–1996 United Arab Emirates
1996 Al Wasl
1997 Hajduk Split
1998 Iran
1998–1999 Standard Liège
2000 Standard Liège
2001 Marseille
2003–2004 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Tomislav Ivić (born June 30, 1933, in Split, Croatia) is a former Croatian football manager.

Often described as a brilliant strategist, Ivic 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, and he won titles and cups in seven countries (Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Spain and France). He won eight top flight championships (3 in Yugoslavia, and 1 each in Greece, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium and France), 6 national cups (4 in Yugoslavia and 1 each in Spain and Portugal), an UEFA Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.

Throughout his career, he managed in ten countries. At his homeland, he coached RNK Split, Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb and the national team; at Netherlands, he coached Ajax; at Belgium, Anderlecht and Standard Liège; at Turkey, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe; Avellino, his only experience at 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); At Spain, Atlético Madrid; In United Arab Emirates, Al Wasl FC and the national team; And, in Iran, Persepolis and the national selection (which he almost coached at 1998 FIFA World Cup).





1974, 1975, 1979 (all with Hajduk Split)
1972, 1973, 1974, 1976 (all with Hajduk Split)
1977 (with Ajax)
1981 (with Anderlecht)
1986 (with Panathinaikos)
1988 (with FC Porto)
1988 (with FC Porto)
1991 (with Atlético Madrid)
1992 (with Olympique Marseille)


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



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