Srečko Katanec

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Srečko Katanec
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Srečko Katanec (2007)
Surname Srečko Katanec
birthday July 16, 1963
place of birth LjubljanaSFR Yugoslavia
size 190 cm
position Central defender
Years station
1970-1981 NK Ljubljana
Years station Games (goals) 1
1981-1985 NK Olimpija Ljubljana 81 (10)
1985-1986 Dinamo Zagreb 21 0(3)
1986-1988 FK Partizan Belgrade 56 (10)
1988-1989 VfB Stuttgart 26 0(1)
1989-1994 Sampdoria Genoa 87 (12)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1983-1990 Yugoslavia 31 0(5)
1994 Slovenia 5 0(1)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1996-1998 Slovenia U-21 (assistant coach)
1998 ND Gorica
1998-2002 Slovenia
2002-2003 Olympiacos Piraeus
2006-2009 Macedonia
2009-2011 United Arab Emirates
2013-2017 Slovenia
2018– Iraq
1 Only league games are given.

Srečko Katanec (born July 16, 1963 in Ljubljana ) is a former Yugoslav and Slovenian football player.

Career as a player

Katanec started his career at NK Ljubljana at the age of seven . He made the leap into the first Yugoslav league in 1981 when he switched to NK Olimpija Ljubljana .

In 1984 he played his first major tournament with Yugoslavia at the European Championship in 1984 and then reached third place with the Yugoslav team at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles .

In 1987 Katanec became Yugoslav champions for the first time with Partizan Belgrade . A year later, VfB Stuttgart signed him. In 1989 he reached the UEFA Cup final with VfB , but lost to SSC Napoli . Also in 1989 Katanec moved to Serie A for Sampdoria Genua . With Sampdoria he won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1990 , the Italian championship in 1991 and reached the Champions League final the following year , which FC Barcelona won 1-0. In his last full season in Italy, Katanec won the Italian Cup in 1994.

Katanec played for the Yugoslav national team for the last time in the last sixteen game of the 1990 World Cup against Spain . This World Cup was the only one in which he participated as a player. At this World Cup he also saw the red card , even though he was on the bench. The Argentine Claudio Caniggia also achieved this at the 2002 World Cup . For the Slovenian national team he played an official international match in 1994 before ending his active career.

Career as a coach

Since 1996 Katanec worked as assistant coach of the Slovenian U-21 national team. After obtaining his coaching license, he became the Slovenian national coach in 1998. Before that he had only had a short guest appearance as head coach at the Slovenian first division club HIT Gorica .

Nevertheless, Katanec made the team that had lost seven out of eight games in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup into a renowned force in European football. He led the team to Euro 2000 . There Katanec failed with Slovenia in the preliminary round, but achieved at least a 3: 3 against Yugoslavia, in which the Slovenes presented their opponents in the meantime and were 3-0 in lead.

Two years later, Katanec qualified with Slovenia for the 2002 World Cup . After three defeats in the preliminary round and an argument with the star of the team, Zlatko Zahovič , Katanec resigned.

In November 2002 Katanec was coach of Olympiacos Piraeus , but was dismissed after three months due to unsuccessfulness and a dispute with the chairman of the club.

In 2004 Katanec was a candidate for the post of Croatian national coach. In the end, however, he only got a coaching job again in February 2006. Between 2006 and 2009 he headed the Macedonian national team . In April 2009 Katanec resigned as coach of the Macedonian national team after a 4-0 defeat against the Netherlands. From June 22, 2009 to September 6, 2011 he was the trainer of the United Arab Emirates .

On December 31, 2012 he was introduced by the President of the Slovenian Association, Aleksander Čeferin, as the new national coach of the Slovenian national football team.

On October 6, 2017, Katanec announced that he would step down from his position as national coach on October 8.

He has been the national coach of the Iraqi national soccer team since September 4, 2018 .

Success with Macedonia

  • May 28, 2006: Macedonia wins against Ecuador (2006 World Cup participants) 2-1
  • June 4, 2006: Macedonia beat Turkey 1-0 away
  • October 7, 2006 (Euro 2008 qualification): Macedonia beat England 0-0 away.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. "sinners sit on the bench"
  5. Katanec sprejel ponudbo NZS