Enver Marić

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Enver Marić
Enver Maric - Hertha BSC Berlin (1) .jpg
Marić as goalkeeping coach at Hertha BSC (2009)
birthday April 16, 1948
place of birth MostarSFR Yugoslavia
size 182 cm
position goalkeeper
Years station
1959-1967 FK Velež Mostar
Years station Games (goals) 1
1967-1976 FK Velež Mostar 223 (0)
1976-1988 FC Schalke 04 47 (0)
1978-1985 FK Velež Mostar 216 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1963-1967 U-16, U-18 Yugoslavia 52 (0)
1972-1976 Yugoslavia 32 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1987-1990 FK Velež Mostar
1993-1998 Fortuna Düsseldorf (TW trainer)
1998-2010 Hertha BSC (TW trainer)
1998-2004 Bosnia (Co- and TW-Trainer)
1 Only league games are given.

Enver Marić (born April 16, 1948 in Mostar ) is a former Yugoslav football player . The native Bosnian was one of the world's best goalkeepers in the 1970s.


During his youth at Mostar, the talented goalkeeper made 16 appearances in the association's U16 and U18 teams. From 1967/68 to 1975/76 Maric stood in the goal of Velez Mostar. In the 1973/74 season he reached the runner-up in Yugoslavia with his club. In Germany , Enver Marić became known through the 1974 World Cup . In this (his only) participation in a World Cup tournament, he was one of the outstanding players of the Yugoslav national team, who qualified in the first final round against the defending champions Brazil , Scotland and Zaire as group winners for the second final round. In the first game of the second round, however, Yugoslavia lost to Germany 2-0. Paul Breitner and Gerd Müller scored the goals against Marić .

After the European Championship in 1976, FC Schalke 04 signed the goalkeeper. Marić made his Bundesliga debut on August 14, 1976 in a 3-2 home win against Werder Bremen. Marić stayed with Schalke until 1978 and played 47 games in the Bundesliga for “Royal Blue”. In his first season with Schalke 04, 1976/77 , he played 31 league games under coach Friedel Rausch and came with his new team to the runner-up. In the second Schalke year, 1977/78, he got a serious rival with Volkmar Groß and only came to 16 more Bundesliga games. He returned to his hometown club in Mostar in the summer of 1978, where he was in goal until 1985. In 1981 he won the national cup as captain with his team and in 1984 the runner-up again.

For Yugoslavia he played 32 international matches. He made his debut in the national team on April 30, 1972 in Belgrade in the European Championship quarter-final against the Soviet Union (0-0). His 32nd international appearance also took place as part of an EM quarter-finals. On May 22, 1976 he reached a 1-1 draw against Wales in Cardiff with Yugoslavia.

Enver Marić was the coach of his home club Velež Mostar , from 1993 to 1998 at Fortuna Düsseldorf and then, until 2010, goalkeeping coach at Hertha BSC . Today he lives in Berlin , is married and has two sons. One of them is former center forward Leo Marić . On October 5, 2010, Enver suffered a stroke in the Charité in Berlin after a heart operation, but was able to recover fully.


  • BF Hoffmann : The great lexicon of the Bundesliga keepers. More than 300 biographies - from the beginning to the present. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-89602-526-0 .
  • BF Hoffmann: The legendary World Cup goalkeepers. A lexicon. Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 3-89533-498-7 .

Web links

Commons : Enver Marić  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Steffen Rohr: '"Ristic only said: The fat man has to go"' . Ed .: kicker sports magazine. Olympia-Verlag, Nuremberg April 19, 2018, p. 54 .
  2. ^ Stroke: Maric struggles with death , sighted November 26, 2013