Abdulah Ibraković

Abdulah Ibraković (born 22 July 1970) is a Bosnian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Austrian Football Second League club Kapfenberger SV.

Abdulah Ibraković
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-07-22) 22 July 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Doboj, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Kapfenberger SV (manager)
Youth career
Sloga Doboj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sloga Doboj
Firedrichshafen
Ratia Bludenz
Radnički Lukavac
Gradina
Osijek
National team
1996–1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teams managed
2000–2002 Radnički Lukavac
2002–2003 Sloboda Tuzla
2003–2004 Bratstvo Gračanica
2004–2005 Radnički Lukavac
2006–2007 TOŠK Tešanj
2008–2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 (assistant)
2008–2010 Velež Mostar
2010–2011 Čelik Zenica
2012 Sloboda Tuzla
2013–2015 Sarajevo (Sporting director)
2016–2017 Kapfenberg
2019–2020 Hetten
2020– Kapfenberg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in the town of Doboj, SR Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, Ibraković began his career playing in the local club Sloga Doboj, competing back then in the Yugoslav Second League.

In his career as a player, a part from Bosnia, he also played in Germany, Austria and Croatia.

International careerEdit

Ibraković was a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team from 1996 to 1999.

Managerial careerEdit

After retiring from playing, Ibraković began his managerial career. Initially, he managed Radnički Lukavac at the beginning of 2000, afterwards he worked at many clubs.

His biggest achievements so far are participating in the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Sloboda Tuzla, the Bosnian Cup final with Čelik Zenica in the 2010–11 season.

In the season 2013–14 he was named sporting director of Sarajevo.[1] In his nearly 3 years of work at the club, Sarajevo won the cup title in the 2013–14 season, the Bosnian Premier League in the 2014–15 season and were also in the play-offs of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League season.

After leaving Sarajevo, Ibraković managed Austrian club Kapfenberger SV from 2016 to 2017.[2][3]

When it comes to international level, from 2002 to 2006, he was the coach of the Amateur Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then from 2006 to 2008, the head scout of the "A" national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and from 2008 to 2011, U21 national team assistant coach.

At his scholarship he had internships with Klaus Toppmöller, Ivan Ristić, Georg Zellhofer, Christoph Daum and Roberto Mancini.

Since October 2019, he has been the manager of Saudi Arabian MS League club Hetten.

On 13 July 2020, he returned to Kapfenberg.[4]

HonoursEdit

ManagerEdit

Čelik Zenica

IndividualEdit

Other honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abdulah Ibraković: Borio sam se da dođem u FK Sarajevo" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Ibraković neuer Kapfenberg-Trainer" (in German). weltfussball.at/. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Abdulah Ibraković dobio otkaz u austrijskom drugoligašu" (in Bosnian). radiosarajevo.ba. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ "WELCOME BACK!!! ABDULAH IBRAKOVIC KEHRT IN DEN FALKENHORST ZURÜCK!" (in German). Kapfenberg. 13 July 2020.

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