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Abdulah Gegić (born 19 March 1924 in Novi Pazar, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – died 21 June 2008 in Novi Sad, Serbia) was a Yugoslav football coach of Bosniak ethnicity who also had Turkish citizenship. While in Turkey he went by the name Abdullah Gegiç.
|Full name||Abdulah Gegić|
|Date of birth||19 March 1924|
|Place of birth||Novi Pazar, Kingdom of SCS|
|Date of death||21 June 2008 (aged 84)|
|Place of death||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Gegić began his coaching career as coach of Serbian clubs FK Bor and FK Radnički Niš, and later of the Yugoslav u-21 team, and also the Yugoslavia national football team. He coached Partizan Belgrade where he reached the Final of the European Champion Clubs' Cup (today known as the UEFA Champions League) in 1966 where he saw a 2–1 defeat against Real Madrid. He was named the second best coach of Europe by France Football magazine. If Gegić had won the final, he would have been named the new coach of Real Madrid.
Gegić then went to Turkey to coach Eskişehirspor, where he became very successful and led the club to many victories. He also coached Beşiktaş J.K. (1972–1973), Fenerbahçe S.K. (1975–1976) and the Turkish national football team.
Gegić is nicknamed Futbol Profesörü (Football Professor) by the Turkish press. In 1979, he took Turkish nationality and became a citizen of Turkey. He is still an important figure in Turkish football having mentored most of the top Turkish coaches of today such as Fatih Terim, Mustafa Denizli, and Şenol Güneş.
- Spor Toto Cup: 1967
- TSYD Cup: 1973